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21 Days of Local Food – Midtown 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 – Midtown Farmers Market

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{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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{Localista Picks} Sept 25 – Oct 1

It's that time again! Time for this week's "Localista Picks" for your Eat~Play~Shop local consideration. Each week I highlight a few area activities and local businesses you might want to consider fitting into your very busy agenda. So, without further ado, here are the Localista Picks for Wednesday, Sept. 25th -  Tuesday, Oct 1st: Eat Local This week's… Continue reading {Localista Picks} Sept 25 – Oct 1

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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} For the Dads

My Dad's responsible for my deeply instilled appreciation for farming and farmers. He grew up on a farm in central Mississippi, where the family business was raising cattle and pig. Though he earned his Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and worked in corporate America for most of his adult career, when he retired from corporate life… Continue reading {Eat Local} For the Dads

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{Eat Local} A Season of Pinks and Greens

I've been waiting and watching for the familiar colors of my two favorite Spring produce items: deep pink shades of strawberry and the pale mossy green of asparagus shoots. I've been pestering my mom in Elon, inquiring about the status of the small asparagus patch in their back yard. Last weekend my mom told me… Continue reading {Eat Local} A Season of Pinks and Greens