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21 Days to Shop Locally in Raleigh

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 share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally in Raleigh


{Localista Picks} Halloween 2013 Edition

Time for this week’s “Localista Picks” for your Eat~Play~Shop Local consideration and it's a special super-scary-sized serving of treats around the Triangle as I highlight a few area activities and events for Halloween. All are worthy of a slot on your very busy agenda (though it would be difficult to fit them all in without… Continue reading {Localista Picks} Halloween 2013 Edition

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{Shop Local} All Around Raleigh

***This post wraps up my Localista "Shop Local" tour for 2012, a series focusing on independent retail & dining establishments found in pedestrian-friendly areas of the Triangle. Bring along friends & family and spend a fun day exploring our cities on foot while supporting local small businesses.*** As the largest city in the Triangle region, it… Continue reading {Shop Local} All Around Raleigh

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North Raleigh Farmers’ Market in Lafayette Village

  Update 2013: Since this post in 2012 the formal organization for this market has been dissolved. Sad to see North Raleigh lose a source for local fresh produce. At last count, Raleigh farmers' markets numbered five, including the state farmers' market off Lake Wheeler Road.  Most of those markets are in or near downtown… Continue reading North Raleigh Farmers’ Market in Lafayette Village