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Food News: Got ideas for using a LOT of corn?

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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A federal official recently visited two area farmers markets to see how they were making use of our tax dollars, given as grant money. Read about the USDA undersecretary’s visit and hear him talk about the Fredericksburg market in a video here.

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The former co-owner of the now-closed Longstreet’s restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg has opened a waterfront eatery in Port Royal. Read about the eatery, River Haven, here.

Wise Guys Burgers & Dogs will hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. Friday at 118 East Main St. in the town of Orange. Read more about the restaurant here.

Downtown Fredericksburg’s Foode has been undergoing a makeover of sorts. Bill Freehling has interesting stories here and here about some of the local businesses behind the new look.

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I’m working on getting the CSA column going again for next week. That has involved using up (or giving away) the 84 ears of corn we got in this week’s share (good corn recipes…send ‘em my way, please!). In the meantime, don’t forget that our new Healthy Life Virginia newsletter offers daily recipes and other health tips. Subscribe here.

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