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Food Notes: April 3, 2013

Spring at the marketCapitol Market has begun its spring hours, which are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Some outdoor vendors have set up shop, offering mostly bedding plants and shrubs. Capitol Market, 800 Smith St.Taste of PutnamOrganizers are seeking participants for the Taste of Putnam. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. May 19 at Valley Park in Hurricane. Admission and parking are free.Restaurants or vendors who register before April 19 will receive a discount on booth space. In the booths, restaurants and chefs will offer sample-sized portions to patrons in exchange for event tickets.
The Taste of Putnam is open to anyone who would like a commercial booth space. To register and for information, contact Michael Henshall at 304-993-7650.Chocolate FestivalThe Lewisburg Chocolate Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 in the downtown shops and restaurants. New participants include Blue Moon Teeth Whitening presenting Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites, The Livery Tavern presenting Chocolate Pecan Clusters with Caramel and Sea Salt and the Family Refuge Center presenting Teal White Chocolate Fudge and Chocolate Covered Pretzels with teal accents and sprinkles.The event also features free entertainment, including music, storytelling, comedy, theater and film.Tickets for tastings are sold in $5 packets of 5 tickets. All tastes are valued at one ticket. Tasting tickets for the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival are limited and on sale now at

Reach Julie Robinson at or 304-348-1230.


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