Yoga & Drums: Saturday at the Farmers’ Market

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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


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

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Cary Farmers Markets Open This Weekend

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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

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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

Tour D'Coop

10th Tour D’Coop Takes Flight This Weekend

Tour D'Coop

Cary, NC- Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about chickens in Cary. Michael and Alissa Manfre spearheaded the campaign to legalize chicken coops in Cary and were some of the first in Town to build a coop and raise chickens on their property.

They open their coop, along with 25 others in Wake County, as part of the 10th Annual Tour D’Coop ( this Saturday,  May 17, 2014. Read more


Farmers Markets Open in Cary this Weekend


Cary, NC- We are fortunate in Cary to live where we can easily shop for healthful food selections. We have organic grocers, international grocers and giant grocers. We also have 3 (count ’em) farmers markets. Two of them open this weekend, with the third opening later this month. Read more

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Eat Well with a Share of the Harvest

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Cary, NC – Want to eat locally? Want to eat well? You may be able to own a share of the harvest from your favorite local farm with a program called CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. Read more


Gleaning: Helping with the Harvest to Feed the Hungry


Cary, NC — For this month’s post, First United Methodist Church in Cary sent in a story about “gleaning” – harvesting food left in the fields by farmers. Read more

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Gracious Harvest Grows Food in Downtown Cary

gracious harvestCary, NC — If you’re not careful, you’ll miss it – the Gracious Harvest Community Garden across the Waldo Street parking lot from the First United Methodist Church in Downtown Cary. First started in November of 2009, the Garden is now well-established and producing a bounty of food for the community. Read more