Tag Archives: Asheville

A (terrific) taste of TerraVITA

There were some happy hundreds of people at Saturday’s TerraVITA food and wine event in Chapel Hill. This is why I am not a food writer – I got so caught up in sampling food that I forgot to take … Continue reading

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Their True Nature is down-home fun

2011 news flash: The fifth annual True Nature Country Fair will be held October 8 at Highland Lake in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The farmers, homebuilders, craftspeople, restaurateurs, social and political activists and alternative health care practitioners of the southern … Continue reading

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Sunswept Farm hosts Rosenstein dinner

Slow Food Asheville just posted some great events, the highlight being the Terra Madre fundraiser at Sunswept Farm in Spring Creek, Madison County, on Sept. 18. Terra Madre is Slow Food International’s big confab in Italy, attended by local Slow … Continue reading

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How much would you pay for a farm-to-fork dinner?

Tomorrow I’m writing about a farm dinner outside of Asheville to be held Saturday night. Cost: $45. A few days ago I stumbled upon info about two other farm dinners in North Carolina this weekend. One is in the Triangle … Continue reading

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Stay, play, and learn on a farm near you

Want to spend a night, a weekend, or longer on a farm? My book will give you more than two dozen options in NC. In the meantime, you can read about five of them in the September issue of Southern … Continue reading

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Eat your yard, or the nearby farm

Two North Carolina women I admire have recently come out with local-foods books I admire. Buy them! (please…) “Eat Your Yard!” by Nan K. Chase is uber-local. It’s about trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and flowers for your yard and your … Continue reading

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