Category Archives: Farmers’ markets

‘Farm Fresh Georgia’ joins the family

I’m very excited to announce the arrival of “Farm Fresh Georgia,” another sister book, after Tennessee. This one has a North Carolina component — it was researched and written by Charlotte journalist and travel writer Jodi Helmer. Jodi is as … Continue reading

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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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Tribute to a gentle giant in farming

Bill Dow, one of the state’s sustainable-farming pioneers, passed away this week at the age of 67. Bill was a kind and gentle man whose humility served him well, first as a doctor and then as a farmer advocating a … Continue reading

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TerraVITA triples the fun (get your tix now)

Wow, in only its third year, TerraVITA has become a leading Southern food and wine event, with a focus on farm-sourcing, artisanal producers. This year’s event has expanded over several days, with activities running Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 in … Continue reading

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Celebrate Farmer’s Market Week with more markets

It doesn’t surprise me a bit that the US Department of Agriculture announced a 9.6 percent increase in National Farmers Market Directory listings. Oh, and happy National Farmer’s Market Week! I’m also sure that plenty of markets are not even … Continue reading

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It’s a Farm Fresh weekend! (holiday gifts, anyone?)

I don’t usually post my own events here (which are always listed under Author Appearances, above), but it’s such a big FFNC weekend that I thought I would. On Saturday, Dec. 3, I’ll start the day bright and early at … Continue reading

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Farm Fresh NC on UNC-TV’s ‘Bookwatch’

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 was a fun show, and I’m grateful for the opportunity! It first aired Sept. … Continue reading

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Summer, and Farm Fresh tour, are winding down

It must be the end of summer — tomorrow is my last day of Farm Fresh promotion for a month. Now that’s a switch, after a busy schedule from March through July. So tomorrow please join me for the farewell-to-summer … Continue reading

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Wilmington wakes up to good food

The last time I was in Wilmington, dining options were mostly pretty standard fare. What a difference a few years make. The only restaurant I have from there in my book is Catch, but here are the ones I’d add … Continue reading

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‘Farm Fresh’ tour visits Hendersonville and Flat Rock

Loads of fun planned in western NC, specifically Henderson County, starting  Thursday, May 19, at the cute Flat Rock Tailgate Market and ending Saturday, May 21 at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, with several stops in between. Hope you can make one … Continue reading

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Lucky seven in Charlotte, starting May 5

Here’s my seven-stop lineup in Charlotte, starting today! If you’re in or near the Queen City, please stop by and say hello. All the restaurants and markets below are also entries in my book. Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m. Rooster’s … Continue reading

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Saturday’s stops: Southern Season, Barnes & Noble Burlington

Saturday is a big day for Farm Fresh! I’m excited to start the festivities at the renowned gourmet/cooking store A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. I’ll be there from 11:30 to 1:30. While I’ll be doing a basic “sit-and-sign,” the … Continue reading

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Eat greener, cleaner, and local in 2011

During this week of resolutions, here are a few suggestions for folks wanting to eat real food from real people:   JOIN a CSA. A Community Supported Agriculture program is the best way to ensure that you’ll have local food every … Continue reading

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Are you up to the ‘Farmer Foodshare Challenge’?

I’ve been reading a lot about the “Farmer Foodshare Challenge” this Saturday at these Triangle farmer’s markets: Carrboro Farmers’ Market, Durham Farmers’ Market, South Estes Farmers’ Market in Chapel Hill and the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary. The challenge … Continue reading

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Bon Appetit anoints Scratch Baking in best-of list

  Scratch Baking got a nice shout-out in the October issue of Bon Appetit (page 38) as being among the nationwide “Hot 10 Best Places for Pie.” The text mistakenly calls baker Phoebe Lawless a Durham Farmers’ Market “alum.” Luckily … Continue reading

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A Prodigal feast at Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

The 5th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour was this past weekend, featuring a record 24 sites. While the Piedmont Farm Tour is larger, the Eastern version is growing yearly. Both are sponsored by the hard-working folks at Carolina Farm Stewardship … Continue reading

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