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21 Days of Local Food – Durham 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 – Durham Farmers Market

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{Eat Local} A Week to Celebrate Farmers Markets

  This past week has been National Farmers Market Week (August 4th - 10th), a week dedicated to celebrating markets of all sizes in our communities. As stated by the Farmers Market Coalition, "Now more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American communities, positively influencing community health and wealth. Markets result in more viable… Continue reading {Eat Local} A Week to Celebrate Farmers Markets

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{Eat Local} Must Do this Weekend – Shop Your Local Farmers Market

Farming is hard work even in the best of conditions. We've had a pretty damp Summer so far, dampening spirits as well as farmers' crops. Yields may be lower as muddy, saturated fields make harvesting difficult. Those same conditions create a breeding ground for just plain yucky stuff (pardon my language) and prevent planting of new… Continue reading {Eat Local} Must Do this Weekend – Shop Your Local Farmers Market

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{Eat Local} Savoring Summer’s Fruits

As we enter this last weekend of June, we're committed fully to Summer and the fruit it bears. This weekend, markets promise to be brimming with juicy berries, peaches and melons to quench warm weather appetites. Watermelon is my absolute favorite seasonal treat. I can recall many a family summertime gathering where we enjoyed a… Continue reading {Eat Local} Savoring Summer’s Fruits

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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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{Eat Local} Of Picnics and Cookouts

As we prepare for a long holiday weekend, market shopping lists fill with ingredients to make dishes suitable for the outdoor dining season. If you've not yet dusted off the grill, this weekend promises to be just about perfect grilling weather (i.e., no rain gear will be needed - woot!). The farmers' market will be… Continue reading {Eat Local} Of Picnics and Cookouts

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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…