Category Archives: Franklin County

Flurry of farm-fresh fall festivities

Wow, there’s so much going on that I feel compelled to do a round-up. Typical fall in the Carolinas! The 8th annual and always entertaining Eastern Triangle Farm Tour is happening Sept. 21-22. Six new farms are included among the 27 … Continue reading

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We already knew they were good; now it’s official

Congrats to the four North Carolina companies named finalists in the second annual Good Food Awards. Escazu Artisan Chocolates in Raleigh (where I cannot believe I haven’t been yet!), Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, Miss Jenny’s Pickles in Kernersville, and Farmers’ Daughter … Continue reading

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Where to find organic U-pick strawberries

2015 Update: In early 2015, I heard from a new certified organic U-pick, in Indian Trail, 30 minutes southeast of Charlotte. Wise Acres Organic Farm welcomes your business in spring of 2015!   2014 Update: Strawberries are late again this … Continue reading

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Area farms to be highlighted on NBC-17 Feb. 25

Update: See the TV segment and radio show, linked below. Went well!    Phew, had a mini-media blitz for the book today, including taping a 3-minute segment on “My Carolina Today” on NBC-17, followed by a very fun and free-wheeling chat … Continue reading

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Pumpkins from the ground, not the paved lot

Around this time people ask me where in North Carolina they can pick pumpkins, as opposed to “picking up” the ones sitting in a lot that were trucked in from who knows where. This list is not complete, but here are … Continue reading

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Global, local day of action is a 10

This is a lot of stuff, so I’ll try to keep it simple: A Triangle woman, Karen Bearden, has organized a multi- farm event as part of’s Global Work Party on 10/10/10. Volunteers will join to work at area … Continue reading

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Fall crops, agritourism star on small screen Sept. 3

This just in from the marketing division of the NC Department of Agriculture. I can’t attest to the quality of the show, because I haven’t previewed it, nor did I see the spring segment, but here’s the skinny: “The second episode … Continue reading

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Small farmers, big headache

Insurance isn’t a topic I typically find riveting, but I was glued to the radio last week listening to Scott Marlow talk about how small farms have a hard time getting disaster insurance. Scott is director of Farm Sustainability programs … Continue reading

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