Pumpkin

Agriculture: The Pumpkin Update

Pumpkin

Cary, NC — Pumpkins are already starting to grow in the vast fields of the Upchurch Farm – which are just minutes away from Cary and Morrisville. Read more

Gourds

History: Cary, the Gourd Capital of the World

Gourds

Cary, NC — Did you know that Cary used to be known as the “Gourd Capital of the World?” I talked to Kris Carmichael from Page-Walker to learn more about this odd piece of history. Read more

Upchurch

Agriculture: How to Grow Pumpkins

Upchurch

Cary, NC — Last week, you heard that the Upchurch Farm in Cary will be the place to go for pumpkins this October. This week, I’ll share the special process Dr. Ganyard uses to grow the best pumpkins in the Triangle (and some pictures of the growing plants). Read more

Upchurch

Agriculture: Big News from Cary’s Upchurch Farm

Upchurch

Cary, NC — To me, it’s the middle of summer, but fall is already here for my friends at the Upchurch Farm. As of last week, they started preparing their Cary fields to harvest pumpkins for Halloween, and I paid them a visit to find out what’s in store for later this year. Read more

Tomato Day

Tomato Day: This Weekend in Carrboro

Tomato Day

Editor’s Note: We found news of an exciting event in Carrboro this weekend (just a short drive from Cary) thanks to our friends at The Better Sleep Store in Chapel Hill.

Carrboro, NC — It’s a big weekend for fresh produce in Carrboro. On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Tomato Day will return to Carrboro with over 75 tomato varieties in different sizes, shapes and colors. Then, throughout the whole weekend, enjoy a town-wide Summer Harvest Sale. Read more

Yoga & Drums: Saturday at the Farmers’ Market

western wake

Cary, NC — This Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary’s Carpenter Village is mixing up their usual routine with yoga and a drum circle. Read more

Strawberry Picking in Cary: Where to Go

strawberry

Cary, NC — If you’re planning to go strawberry picking this season, right now is the time to do it. I rounded up a list of some great spots in and around Cary. Read more

farmers markets

Cary Farmers Markets Open This Weekend

farmers markets

Cary, NC — The Cary Downtown Farmers Market and the Western Wake Farmers’ Market both open this Saturday, April 4, 2015. Another favorite, the Waverly Farmers’ Market, opens at the end of the month. We got some details about what’s new at the markets this year and about what shoppers can expect on opening days. Read more

Papa Spud's

Papa Spud’s: Local Food at Your Doorstep

Papa Spud's

Rob Meyer, Founder of Papa Spud’s

Cary, NC — Eating a variety of healthy foods (and knowing where they come from) is becoming increasingly more important to families and households. That’s why Rob Meyer founded Papa Spud’s–a farm-to-fork operation that brings locally grown, raised, and made food right to the doorsteps of Triangle residents. Read more

Upchurch Farm

The Upchurch Farm: Stories from 3 Generations

Upchurch Farm

Three generations. From left: William, Billy, and Will Upchurch.

Cary, NC — Right off of High House and Davis, just minutes away from shopping centers and housing developments, is a lot of land with a big story. There, I got to meet the Upchurch family–the folks behind the incredible history of the farm on Carpenter Upchurch Road in Cary. Read more