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Food News: Farm-fresh ice cream and a cool summer project

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

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Have you joined the udder-to-table movement? Read Cathy Dyson’s story about the “Moo Thru” ice cream shop on U.S. 29 in Fauquier County and you’ll likely be a convert. By the way, I highly recommend the peach ice cream.

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Jersey Mike’s Subs opens June 6 in Stafford Marketplace shopping center.

A new coffee shop called Carme Espresso is coming to the Hilltop Plaza shopping center in Spotsylvania County. Read more here.

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Joining a CSA can completely rearrange your weekly meal plan. Read about what I cooked with this week’s box here.

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Find out how things are going in Fredericksburg’s inaugural community garden. Read the story here.

Volunteers from churches and community groups in King George County are almost tripling their efforts to provide lunches for children when school is out. The effort includes giving families excess produce from the county’s farmers market and providing used books to children. Find out how you can help here.

The Cabot Creamery Community tour will be in Fredericksburg Saturday, with a host of family-friendly activities in Old Mill Park. Find more information here.

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