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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: Pumpkins and farms

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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Looking for a pick-your-own pumpkin patch? See our list here to peruse the many local options for this family-friendly outing.

Emmett Snead offers an interesting history of the community-supported agriculture concept in our area in this column. It’s a good read that looks at the concept from both the farmer’s and the consumer’s perspective.

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This week’s review: The Inn at Montross

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It’s prime time for a good, simple loaf of pumpkin bread. Find one of my favorite recipes here.

Get cooking with fresh fall ingredients to create healthy dishes that will provide a good foundation to help you through the Halloween candy onslaught and holiday eating season. Find suggestions from a local dietitian here.

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Blenheim Organic Gardens owner Lawrence Latane won honorable mention for an essay he wrote about farming life. Read about it here.

Proof that there are no absolutes when it comes to finding the healthiest food, this story from the New York Times about how eggs from backyard chickens in the city were found to have high lead concentrations asks some interesting questions about whether home-grown is always better.

 

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