Category Archives: Triad

Meaty events in Winston-Salem and Chapel Hill

A couple meaty events are coming up Sunday and Monday from chef and writer Deborah Krasner, author of “Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat” ($40, Stewart, Tabori & Chang). On Sunday, Dec. 5, Vermont resident … Continue reading

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‘Farm Fresh’ talk on Rockingham radio

Listen to Diane chat with “Let’s Talk” radio host Mike Moore on Rockingham County Radio about choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms (and a few other things). This 10-minute segment aired on Dec. 2.  Diane will regularly report on farm-fresh happenings across the … Continue reading

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Apples of yore, scenery galore

David Vernon is holding his annual November open house every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at his gorgeous Century Farm Orchards, 1614 Rice Road, in Reidsville. Details and directions here. His is as picturesque a place as you’ll … Continue reading

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On-farm fiber fun and more on Oct. 3

Two wonderful Triad farms are holding joint open-farm days on Sunday. Neither are regularly open to the public (though Goat Lady does have dinner dates), so this is a great chance to see them. Both events are free! So, Sunday, Oct. 3, … Continue reading

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Veggie love remains low, but there is hope

A story in Saturday’s New York Times is mostly discouraging but not at all surprising. Cleverly titled “Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries,” writer Kim Severson tells us that “despite two decades of public health initiatives, stricter government … Continue reading

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Jump on these Goat Lady dinner openings

In a most unusual turn of events, Goat Lady Dairy south of Greensboro has openings at two upcoming dinners, this Friday evening and Sunday, I think for brunch, though I can’t figure it out. Meals are served in the farm’s … Continue reading

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Farming for newbies, pros, and the curious

Old-timers know all about the wonderful Sustainable Agriculture Conference put on yearly by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. So for the newbies, here’s the deal: for a weekend you get a lineup of farm-related workshops (like cheesemaking with Steve Tate … Continue reading

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Mayberry, Mount Airy, what’s the difference?

This has nothing to do with farms, but it’s soooo North Carolina that I had to keep it here. (I wrote it for my travel blog). I about keeled over when I peeked through the large window on Main Street … Continue reading

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Paint this hotel bright green

Below is a little ditty I wrote for “The Boston Globe” (it ran Feb. 8, 2009) about what could these days be called North Carolina’s most famous lodging: Proximity Hotel in Greensboro. The farm connection? Its Print Works Bistro menu contains lots … Continue reading

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What in tarnation? It’s Reinbarnation

Wessel and I have been doing a lot of bicycling lately in rural areas of North Carolina. If you’re not from these parts, you’re probably thinking, isn’t that all there is? While if you live in an NC metro area among … Continue reading

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