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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} Pig Pickin’ Anyone?

Last weekend I had high hopes of snagging some strawberries and asparagus. Alas, I just didn't arrive early enough on Saturday morning at my nearest market. BUT the Durham Farmers' Market Wednesday afternoon market was my salvation, at least partially. Though I was still too late to secure a pint of Lyon Farm strawberries, I… Continue reading {Eat Local} Pig Pickin’ Anyone?

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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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Farmers’ Market Hap’nin’s this Saturday

Here's a quick run down of what's up at some of the Triangle area Farmers' Markets, for Saturday, June 25th:  It's Crawfish Day at the State Farmers' Market in Raleigh.  Beginning at 10:00 am, and continuing until they run out, market shoppers can purchase live crawfish for $5.00 per pound (five pound minimum), or cooked crawfish for $6.00 a pound… Continue reading Farmers’ Market Hap’nin’s this Saturday