Category Archives: Media

The Last Barn Dance (and post?)

Greetings and Happy New Year. Perhaps it’s fitting that one of my final posts here will be about “The Last Barn Dance,” a lovely film in the making. Here’s the synopsis: “Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would … Continue reading

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Fall harvest brings more fall events

Wow, the list of fall events keeps growing. Check these out! SEPTEMBER: Sept. 23 and 25: Diane Daniel discusses sustainable farming, agritourism and more on “Bookwatch” with D.G. Martin on UNC-TV. Airs Friday and repeats Sunday. Sept. 24: Terra Vita returns! … Continue reading

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Farm Fresh NC and Fickle Creek share video spotlight

What a great gift for Fickle Creek Farm, my book “Farm Fresh North Carolina,” and the Piedmont Farm Tour. The state’s former (as of June) tourism marketing agency, Charlotte-based LKM, commissioned a video about agritourism in general and the book … Continue reading

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Best Farm Fresh headline ever: ‘Ee- i-ee- i- go’

My book has received great press and I’m very appreciative. But the headlines have been, how can I say … lackluster? As a former headline writer, among other things, I know how challenging it can be to fit a “hed” … 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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Friday night with Bill Friday: a big thrill

I should be saying something erudite about my meeting and interview with University of North Carolina Chancellor Emeritus Bill Friday. Instead, this is my summary: A thrill and a half! I got the call on a Monday asking if I … Continue reading

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Nice ‘Farm Fresh’ article in Asheville paper today

Very nice article in the Asheville Citizen-Times today about “Farm Fresh” events and the book in general. Mars Hill College student and C-T intern Rachel Connor wrote it, and I was impressed by her level of questions and what ended … Continue reading

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Read all about it in News & Observer

Nice story today by Elizabeth Shestak in her Morsel column in the Durham News and Chapel Hill News, the local sections of the News & Observer. I haven’t seen the Chapel Hill version, but the Durham one includes this photo of … Continue reading

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Nice ‘Farm Fresh’ coverage in today’s Herald-Sun

Nice piece in today’s Herald Sun (my hometown paper!) on “Farm Fresh.” About this excerpt: “The Durham writer grew up in Raleigh and returned to the Triangle after several years in Florida and Boston. What she found was an area … 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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