Category Archives: History

‘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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View farm-inspired functional art firsthand

If you’re in the market for original, beautiful off-the-farm functional art, this weekend is your chance to visit my farm-fresh friend Roger Dinger of Reinbarnation. An artisan and all-around great guy, Roger finds new uses for old barns. He’s one … Continue reading

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In the Smokies, a magical hike through time

A “step back in time” is such an overused phrase accompanying many a historic town or exhibit. But in the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, it’s truly possible. The descendants of Cataloochee, who … 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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