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21 Days of Local Drink – Starrlight Mead

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 inner Localista to come… Continue reading 21 Days of Local Drink – Starrlight Mead

Eat Local · Farmers' Market · Uncategorized

{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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Triangle Staycation Suggestions for Labor Day Weekend

Another summer season's end is upon us.  If you're reading this, you might be staying in the Triangle this weekend and looking for some thing or some place "new to you" to explore, outside your usual neighborhood.  Feels like a mini-vacation when you venture beyond your normal haunts, doesn't it?  We're lucky to have so… Continue reading Triangle Staycation Suggestions for Labor Day Weekend

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Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market

Once a textile mill producing high-quality woven labels for well known brands like Saks Fifth Avenue and Mercedes Benz, Chatham Mills has been redeveloped and repopulated with a coop market, a performing arts and special events center, a meadery and most  recently a farm-to-table restaurant. In April 2011, Chatham Mills Farmers' Market took up residence… Continue reading Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market