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21 Days of Local Food – Holly Springs 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 – Holly Springs 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} 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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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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Holly Springs Farmers’ Market

The town of Holly Springs, in southern Wake County, hosts a seasonal, producers-only market in the Village District (a quasi-downtown section found on South Main Street).  The Holly Springs Farmers' Market was voted one of America's Favorite small farmers' markets in 2011, and when you visit it's easy to see why the market is popular.  On… Continue reading Holly Springs Farmers’ Market

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National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug 7th – 13th

The United States Secretary of Agriculture has officially proclaimed next week to be a week to "celebrate the benefits of farmers market and the bountiful production of our Nation's farmers".  I'm sure many of you enjoy your local farmers' markets and farmers each week, just as I do, and you've voted for your favorite Triangle area farmers'… Continue reading National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug 7th – 13th