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Farm Fresh Orange County — in print!

I had a great time (but it was work, too!) organizing and writing content for a special 8-page guide to finding farm-fresh food and fun in Orange County. The booklet is first appearing in the March/April issue of Chapel Hill … Continue reading

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Do not miss this year’s TerraVITA food festival

Food and farm-fresh friends, I don’t mean to harp on this, but if you haven’t gotten your tickets to TerraVITA,  one of the state’s leading food and beverage festivals, you’d better do it soon. The three-day spectacular is in Chapel … 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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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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Coming up: farm tour, party, picnic, local fish — and more!

No surprise that spring is positively bursting with farm/food news. At the top of my list is the Piedmont Farm Tour in the Triangle this weekend, sponsored by the awesome Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). Everything about this yearly happening … Continue reading

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Andrea Reusing, season by season

Andrea Reusing’s first cookbook, “Cooking in the Moment,” will make Triangle residents proud. Over the years, Andrea, chef/co-founder at the Asian-inspired Lantern in Chapel Hill, has made quite a national name for herself through her creative cooking and reliance on … Continue reading

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Walk, talk, eat with Taste Carolina

Saturday was a lovely day for a gourmet food tour! I hopped aboard Taste Carolina’s downtown Durham tour, led on this day by local resident Dean Michaels. (Tours also are held in Raleigh and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, and starting in March, … Continue reading

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Mushroom magic at Pickards Mountain

If you can identify the mushrooms we have illustrated this with, you get a shoutout and a link, if you want. Thanks!  The folks at Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute in Chapel Hill/Orange County are starting in on their fall bounty of … 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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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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