Creating a Food Co-op in Cary

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Cary, NC – Downtown Cary has been growing fast in the last few years, but one thing downtown’s renovation hasn’t brought in is a grocery store. A new initiative is looking to change that, not with a recognizable supermarket chain but with a resident-owned food co-op. Read more

Photos: Farmers Fall Festival

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Cary, NC – This past weekend was the 2017 Farmers Fall Festival in Downtown Cary, with local vendors, farmers, arts and crafts, music and more. Here are some photos from the event if you missed out or want to relive it. Read more

Downtown Farmers’ Market Feeding Cary Residents Through Summer Outreach

Cary, NC – While Cary and Wake County are some of the best places to live in the entire country, there are still many people who are food insecure. And over the Summer, the Downtown Cary Farmers’ Market is working on programs to help get more food to the people who need it. Read more

Cary Businessman Brings Locally Sourced Vodka to NC

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Cary, NC – You do not need to look far to find local beer brewing in North Carolina, or wine for that matter. But one Cary businessman, together with two other entrepreneurs from around the Triangle, are looking to add vodka to the list of North Carolina originals. Read more

Southern Women’s Show Encourages Local Eating

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Cary, NC – North Carolina is known as an agricultural state but how many of us eat food grown locally around us? At the upcoming Southern Women’s Show, visitors can learn about all the ways to eat local and even try food from vendors in the Triangle. 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

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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Cary 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Shop Local

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen prides itself on covering what’s happening locally, so when it comes to shopping, that means we support our local independent merchants. Every November, we highlight these local folks with a #ShopLocal story in time for Small Business Saturday – the day after Black Friday.

This year, that date is Saturday, November 25. Take a break from the big box stores, Amazon and malls to “shop small” at locally owned retailers.

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2015 Cary Holiday Gift Guide


Cary, NC — Enjoy this guide of great places to find gifts from locally-owned stores in Cary. It’s our way of supporting “Small Business Saturday.” Read more

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen Spring 2015 Fashion Show

Peachy Keen

Karly Hankin ( in white) with show models from Peachy In Paris at Peachy Keen

Cary, NC — Locally-owned, independent retailer Peachy Keen held its Spring 2015 fashion show, “Peachy in Paris,” on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The house was packed. Read more