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{Eat Local} Must Do this Weekend – Shop Your Local Farmers Market

Farming is hard work even in the best of conditions. We've had a pretty damp Summer so far, dampening spirits as well as farmers' crops. Yields may be lower as muddy, saturated fields make harvesting difficult. Those same conditions create a breeding ground for just plain yucky stuff (pardon my language) and prevent planting of new… Continue reading {Eat Local} Must Do this Weekend – Shop Your Local Farmers Market

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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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{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

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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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Frosty Mornings at the Farmers’ Markets

One Saturday in late October, in the early morning chill, I watched vendors and market volunteers at the Durham Farmers' Market scurry around, setting up their tables with produce and wares for sale before the opening bell.  Bundled in jackets, wearing hats, scarves and gloves, the extra layers didn't appear to weigh down anyone's activity. The… Continue reading Frosty Mornings at the Farmers’ Markets

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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

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Find Your Food Independence at the Farmers’ Market

I suspect that this Saturday will be one of the best farmers' markets shopping days of the season.  Why?  Because it's a holiday weekend, and some people travel out-of-town.  Just maybe the market crowds will be a bit smaller.  Plus, this is peak season for summer produce:  melons, berries, peaches, corn, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumbers, to name a… Continue reading Find Your Food Independence at the Farmers’ Market