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Catching up on food news, including Family Table and a Saturday festival
A few bits of food news to share with you all this morning, in case you missed the articles over the past few days:
The Family Table restaurant week is in full swing, and will continue through Sunday, reports Cathy Jett. Participating restaurants will feature special kid’s meals nightly from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and a ‘two for twenty’ adult menu where diners can select two courses for $20. A list of participating restaurants and their special menus is available at VisitFred.com.
And this upcoming Saturday, Orange will hold its second Edible Food Fest, reports Rob Hedelt. It’s a festival designed to provide a knowledge and an appreciation for sustainable agriculture and the farm-to-table movement, and last year’s event received an overwhelming response. Blue Mountain Brewery’s owners will be speaking about their efforts; last year, Polyface Farm’s Joel Salatin was the keynote speaker. The festival is in downtown, costs $7, and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also Saturday, check out the Taste of King George event at the county’s YMCA. Tickets will include vouchers for several tastings from local restaurants and cooks. Find more in this blog post. The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Finally, if you’re in need of a good melon, visit the Ochoa Family produce stand at the Spotsylvania Farmers Market in the Gordon Road commuter lot. Find out how Nancy Ochoa learned from her father to ‘thump’ for the best melon in my Farm & Garden story.
If you have other food news to share with readers, shoot me an email to email@example.com. Always happy to hear from you all!
(I was in South Carolina last week, so I’m still catching up on happenings around here. Traveling so frequently this summer has meant I’ve tried plenty of great food!)