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21 Days of Local Food – Western Wake 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 – Western Wake Farmers Market


{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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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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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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Springtime Farmers’ Market Favorites

Last weekend, I visited Western Wake Farmers' Market, intent on finding some kale and perhaps Irish soda bread.  Thanks to Annelore's German Bakery and to Fickle Creek Farm, my "mission" was a success and I was able to prepare a proper dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day using some locally sourced ingredients.  By the way, that picture shows one of… Continue reading Springtime Farmers’ Market Favorites