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FLS reporter Katie Thisdell serves up news on local food finds, tales from home cooks and inspiration to help you have fun in your own kitchen.

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Food News: A look at local bakery; money-saving tips for the kitchen

 Catching up on food news from the past week and other tasty happenings from around the region. Look for this  every Thursday morning. Submit events and other suggestions to efreehling@freelancestar.com.

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Peach and apple farmers in our region will have some sleepless nights in the coming days as temperatures are expected to plummet at night. The early spring brought out peach and apple blossoms early, and leaves them susceptible to damage from freezing temps. On the other hand, the early spring could mean June peaches and early August apples. Read Donnie Johnston’s report here.

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The Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton uses local ingredients to produce a variety of sweet and savory treats. Take a peek at a typical Saturday here.

Home Team Grill, in Fredericksburg’s Eagle Village shopping center, has been named one of the country’s best sports bars. More information here.

This week’s review: Taka Japanese Steak House and Sushi in Stafford

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Nutrition columnist Jen Motl has some money-saving tips for your kitchen. Read them here.

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The greenhouse near the King George Birchwood power plant has been bought by a Spotsylvania resident who hopes to turn it into a place for growing flowers, organic vegetables, potted plants and more. Read the story here.

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