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21 Days of Local Food – Chapel Hill Farmers Market

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to… Continue reading 21 Days of Local Food – Chapel Hill Farmers Market

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{Eat Local} 93 Days of Summer

Summer lasts 93 days. During that time, produce season peaks for squash, green beans, butter beans, field peas, blueberries, blackberries, cabbage, cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, okra, peaches, peppers, watermelon... just to name a few. It hardly seems right that all those wonderful fruits and vegetables have only a 93-day +/- window of opportunity at… Continue reading {Eat Local} 93 Days of Summer

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Beat the Gray Gloomies with Pretty Posies

This hasn't been our "normal" Spring. Cooler with more gray than blue skies. At least it feels that way. The one bright spot I've found is in the selection of fresh cut flowers available at the markets this season. I couldn't resist a big mixed bouquet of white ranunculus, purple tulips, iris and sweet peas… Continue reading Beat the Gray Gloomies with Pretty Posies

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You Know You’re a Farmers’ Market Geek When…

It's the little things that excite me. Like the spate of updates from a handful of area farmers' markets announcing upcoming Spring hours and new vendors for the new season. The anticipation of waking early to explore area markets filled with fresh Spring crops equates to similar feelings I had as a child during those… Continue reading You Know You’re a Farmers’ Market Geek When…

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Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

Though the overcast sky threatened to dampen this past Saturday's Tomato Festival at Chapel Hill Farmers' Market, the colorful hues of myriad tomatoes created a cheery atmosphere for market shoppers. The Chapel Hill Farmers' Market (formerly known as the South Estes Farmers' Market) has occupied a corner of the parking lot in Chapel Hill's University… Continue reading Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market