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.
Food News: How’s the food at IKEA? Riverfest this weekend.
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 email@example.com.
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The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market has extended its popular First Saturdays program by one month. The market will host a final expanded market across a closed block of Prince Edward Street in front of Hurkamp Park on Oct. 6. It will be a “Harvest Festival,” celebrating the work of the farmers. Check back for more details.
Ever thought of joining a CSA? Here are my thoughts after my first summer as a member of one.
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Brock’s Riverside Grill in downtown Fredericksburg has unveiled its expanded bar area. The larger bar area, which is to the left from the front entrance, was open for Sunday’s opening slate of National Football League games. Click here for more details and pictures.
This week’s review: IKEA’s cafeteria in Woodbridge
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I used to hate okra, but this summer I found a recipe that changed that attitude. Find it here.
Donnie Johnston offers some useful tips on summer vegetables, including how to tell if a watermelon is ripe and the best way (in his opinion) to freeze sweet corn. Check out his column here.
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Fredericksburg’s City Council voted this week to allow city residents to keep chickens and bees (unless your HOA says otherwise). Click here for details on the specific rules that would govern these hobbies.
Riverfest, Friends of the Rappahannock’s 22nd annual all-you-can-eat crab feast celebrating the Rappahannock River, takes place this Saturday. Find details here.