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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 efreehling@freelancestar.com.

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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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