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Food News: Feb. 7, 2013

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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 Spotsylvania’s second winter farmer’s market is on for Saturday. Details here.

The most-requested items at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank are canned tuna, salmon and chicken; peanut butter; dry beans; vegetables; pasta and sauce; macaroni and cheese; instant potatoes; stuffing and rice. Click here for information on a major gift that will help the Food Bank keep these in stock. And keep this list in mind the next time you find yourself with more than you need.

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Amy’s Cafe in Falmouth will be adding a new deck. Details here.

Jake & Mike’s in downtown Fredericksburg was sold last week, and is scheduled to re-open under new management Friday. More details here.

This week’s review: Joe’s Place in Louisa

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Spruce up your weeknight meal planning by looking in an unexpected place–your own pantry. Read more here.

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Nutritionist Jennifer Motl gives us many reasons to eat chocolate–just in time for Valentine’s Day–in this column.

Not-from-concentrate orange juice is quite an industry. This article from Bloomberg Businessweek provides an interesting look at how you make a natural product taste exactly the same everywhere, all the time.

The Meals on Wheels program, which provides food for area seniors, needs a volunteer coordinator. More information here.


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