Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: Gourd Society of America

Cary, NC – In 1937, Ms. Esther Ivey of Cary established the oldest chapter of the Gourd Society of America. It was probably the oldest society of its kind in the world. In a few years, members began to hold gourd festivals in Cary. The first ones took place in the school’s cannery, then in a dry cleaner’s, and then in a furniture store. Today, there are gourd societies in many states, including North Carolina. Read more

Gardening: Fall Vegetables to Plant Now

Cary, NC – You’d think that Fall vegetables should be planted in the Fall. But, here in the North Carolina Piedmont, July and August are prime months for planting fall garden vegetables. Read more

Cary History

Cary Residents Consider the Future of Historic Properties

Cary, NC – Cary’s history goes back hundreds of years and the town owns buildings and property from the early 20th and 19th Centuries that still stand. During May, local residents were asked to give their thoughts on what should be done with these pieces of Cary’s history. Read more

West Cary Whole Foods with La Farm Bakery Now Open

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Cary, NC – Now open in Alston Town Center, a new Whole Foods is bringing its approach to produce and groceries to West Cary, including unique features such as a La Farm Bakery and a station for making your own growlers. Read more

Cary Downtown Farmers Market Spring Opening

Cary, NC – This past Saturday, Cary Downtown Farmers Market had their Spring grand opening. FoodCary was there to take a few pictures. Read more

Good Hope Farm Looks to Educate and Provide Local Produce

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Cary, NC – Bringing a cultivator farm to Cary has been a long process but Good Hope Farm is in the process of clearing land and bringing in farms to use the land. The goal is to have new, affordable farm land in Cary while also educating people about agriculture.

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Western Wake Farmers Market Raising Funds for New Location

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Morrisville, NC – Last month, the Western Wake Farmers Market moved to its new location in Morrisville. Looking ahead to the busier Spring and Summer, the market is starting a fundraising campaign.

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Photos: Western Wake Farmers Market in Morrisville

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Morrisville, NC – This Saturday, December 3, 2016 was the first day of the Western Wake Farmers Market in Morrisville. We have a full article on the move but here are some photos from the fresh, local food market in its new location.

And read our article on the Western Wake Farmers Market’s move to Morrisville.

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Western Wake Farmers Market Opens New Location

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Morrisville, NC – Wake County shoppers have known Carpenter Village as a destination for fresh, locally grown produce and other North Carolina goods. But now, Morrisville is the home of the Western Wake Farmers Market.

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Specialty Stores: Porter Farms

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Cary, NC – For professional chefs and casual cooks who love to eat fresh, local produce, Porter Farms has been a go-to destination for decades just outside the boundaries of Cary. Read more