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21 Days of Local Food – Eno River 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 – Eno River Farmers Market

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{Eat Local} A Month for Peaches

August is National Peach Month - 31 days to savor those slightly fuzzy, ripe and juicy fruits of summer (and hey, remember this rockin' ode to the versatile fruit). How do you take your peaches? In pie or ice cream, paired with blackberries or blueberries, canned or jammed, grilled or "straight up"? Yes, peaches go both ways -… Continue reading {Eat Local} A Month for Peaches

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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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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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Eno River Farmers’ Market

When I visit Eno River Farmers' Market in downtown Hillsborough, I don't feel as though I'm in a downtown area surrounded by municipal buildings. Although the Orange County Sheriff's office is just a few feet away, the market's lush green, park-like surroundings make it feel like an oasis. The crafts under the market pavilion are just… Continue reading Eno River Farmers’ Market

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New Faces at Local Farmers’ Markets

As the Spring market season begins, we can often find a new-to-the-market vendor or two at our favorite farmers' market.  I subscribe to all the area farmers' markets email lists (you could say I have a little OCD issue regarding farmers' markets, I suppose 😉 ), so I can keep up with seasonally available items and learn… Continue reading New Faces at Local Farmers’ Markets

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Gifts from the Farmers’ Markets

Any regular attendee at one of the Triangle's farmers' markets knows that in addition to fresh produce, meats, cheeses and baked goods, speciality items are widely available from craft artists and food artisans.  The December 7, 2011 issue of the "Independent Weekly" includes a special "Dish" section that features some of our local food artisans, and… Continue reading Gifts from the Farmers’ Markets