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Food News: You can still shop the farmers market

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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It’s going to be nice this weekend, and Spotsylvania Farmers Market manager Elizabeth Borst wants to remind you that the Spotsy market is still open, through Dec. 22, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Gordon Road commuter lot. Find holiday greenery, seasonal produce and more. Stay tuned for information on the winter markets, which begin after the holidays.

Having good food on-hand in the event of an emergency can make a tough situation a tad bit more comfortable. Nutrition columnist Jennifer Motl offers some tips for stocking your emergency pantry here.

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Kybecca will expand its restaurant and build a new bar, continuing the transformation of its downtown Fredericksburg business. Bill Freehling has details here.

The Grog and Tankard, a live-music club that used to operate in Georgetown, will re-0pen as a restaurant, sports bar and late-night venue in Stafford County. Get details here.

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Leftover ingredients in your fridge can take up a lot of space. Learn how to put them to use here.

Pastry chef Nancy Davis offers her cooking tips in this week’s Home Cooking interview. Find it here.

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 Want to raise chickens or bees in Fredericksburg? The permit application process has begun. Get all the details here. Spotsylvania’s Planning Commission also recently took a step toward allowing chickens in residential areas. Read Jeff Branscome’s story here.

A beer festival celebrating Virginia craft breweries will take place Saturday at the Meadow Event Park. Get details here.

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