Reviews and Interviews

Press and Praise for Farm Fresh North Carolina

D.G. Martin interviewed me in the summer for his author-focused show, “Bookwatch,” on UNC-TV. We had a wide-ranging talk about agritourism, farm-to-table restaurants, farmers markets, etc. It first aired Sept. 23, 2011.

Janice Marchok used “Farm Fresh” as a resource in her Green Living column in the North Raleigh News on July 31. She wrote about her visit to the lovely and lively Little Herb House in Wake County.

The venerable Our State magazine, which I’ve freelanced for in the past, praised Farm Fresh in its August 2011 edition.

I really appreciated that Linda Waton of Cook for Good and Wildly Affordable Organic fame gave examples of how she used “Farm Fresh” in her rave. Thanks, Linda. I’m so glad it served you well!

The North Carolina Library Association recommends that NC libraries purchase Farm Fresh in this informative review. Thank you, NCLA!

Farm Fresh shares the stage with other worthy titles in this WNC Magazine shoutout in its July issue.

Book/author writer extraordinaire DG Martin gives FFNC a great shoutout in the Southern Pines Pilot on July 3.  A very all-American activity, indeed!

Liz Biro, food writer at the Wilmington Star-News, wrote this nice piece in advance of my Wilmington stops in June 2011.

Really enjoyed being a guest on the public radio program “Charlotte Talks” with Mike Collins on WFAE 90.7, on May 26, 2011. I shared the hour with Christy Shi, founder of Know Your Farms in the greater Charlotte area and director of Charlotte City Market; and Peter Reinhart of Johnson and Wales University and baker/writer extraordinaire.

Great conversation with D.G. Martin on his “Who’s Talking” show on WCHL 1360-AM. Our show aired on May 12, 2011.

This podcast accompanies Jeri Rowe’s article on me and the book in the Greensboro News & Record. His column ran on May 12, 2011, but isn’t online. I was Jeri’s first editor way back in 1985 in Cocoa, Fla.!

Diane’s clip from “Charlotte Today” TV show, which aired on May 6, 2011.

The nice new magazine “Savor NC” picked out some of its favorite Farm Fresh stops for its May/June 2011 issue.

Lovely review from North Carolina Libraries, the official publication of the North Carolina Library Association.

“Laurel of Asheville” magazine featured “Farm Fresh” in its May 2011 issue.

News & Observer (Raleigh) and Charlotte Observer ran a lovely book-pairing article on April 27, 2011.

“NC People with William Friday” on UNC-TV was shown in April and can be seen here.

Nice piece in Fayetteville Observer on April 20, 2011. It includes the recipe for Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream from Raft Swamp Farms in Hoke County. Yum!

Listen or read interview broadcast on Southern Farm News radio, aired on April 18, 2011.

Travel feature stories ran in April 2011 in the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer with highlights from the Triangle, Asheville, Guilford & Yadkin Counties, Henderson County, Wilmington, and Watauga County.

“This recipe for garlic and basil cream sauce with shrimp is rich but not heavy — perfect for spring.”
Recipe Swap, Winston-Salem Journal
“I love Diane Daniel’s new guide, ‘Farm Fresh North Carolina: The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers’ Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, Apple Orchards, U-Picks, Kids’ Activities, Wineries, and More.’ The book covers many sites and provides a lot of value-added information.”
–Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen-Times

“If you want an easy by-county and by-region resource for locally grown, fresh food, this is your guidebook. Maps, photographs, and an exhaustive list bring to life the state’s burgeoning farm movement.”
Winston-Salem Monthly

“This is one comprehensive and persuasive guide. . . . Daniel paints a charming picture of the attractions of rural life that should motivate even the most dedicated couch potato. . . . A delightful, informative read.”
Library Journal

“I hope Diane isn’t finished traveling because we need a book like this for every state. What a fabulous bridge to North Carolina’s farm-food connections. Thank you, thank you, Diane, for taking localization to a new level.”
Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farm, Swoope, Virginia

“Diane Daniel turns the locavore philosophy into something truly useful and delicious. Her exhaustively researched guidebook will make you want to jump in the car and plan an entire getaway celebrating the family farm. Pick your own okra, choose a Christmas tree, watch sorghum being turned into molasses or goat’s milk into cheese, then eat dinner at a restaurant whose farm-to-fork ideals are more than just hype. Diane brings sustainability to life and entices you to experience it for yourself.”
Joe Yonan, Food and Travel editor of the Washington Post and author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One

“Diane has written a wonderful, must-have guide for travel in North Carolina. I can’t wait to pack the kids in the car and go!”
Andrea Reusing, chef-owner of Lantern restaurant, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“This is a terrific book and a great resource for both travelers and locals who want to explore North Carolina’s culturally rich farms and local foodways. It will stay in my vehicle as a much-used reference guide.”
Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

“Diane has absolutely captured the nature of agritourism and how it partners with the local food movement in North Carolina. This book is like a ‘who done it’–you can’t wait to see what’s on the next page, and you don’t want to put it down! She paints a literal picture of ‘value-added’ agriculture food, lodging, and farm fun in our state.”
Martha Glass, manager, Agritourism Office, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

“This wonderful book is packed with a tremendous amount of information that will be extremely useful to the cultural traveler. Daniel shares her experiences and recommendations in a delightful way, whetting readers’ appetites to see, taste, and explore more. This is a great tool for the hungry and curious North Carolina traveler.”
Greta A. Lint, president, Greta Anita Lint LLC Tourism, Writing, and Consulting Services, based in North Carolina

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