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21 Days of Local Food – Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

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 – Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

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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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In Anticipation of Strawberries

Pick. Your. Own.  P. Y. O. Merely a day or two from April. April, the month during which P. Y. O. transitions from anticipation to actuality. In our state, P.Y.O. season typically starts with the Strawberry.  In late 2011, as apple and pear seasons were fading, the next available locally-grown fresh fruit opportunity seemed so distant.  I "survived"  the fruitless… Continue reading In Anticipation of Strawberries

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Drinking in Spring at the Markets

Last Saturday I made it back to Durham Farmers' Market, enticed by the allure of rhubarb.  Chef Katie Coleman of Durham Spirits Co. was present this past weekend, sharing rhubarb's finer points as she demonstrated how to make a ginger-rhubarb chutney.  Earlier in the week, I found this recipe for a rhubarb sparkler and the week's warmer temps have been simply divine for… Continue reading Drinking in Spring at the Markets