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
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
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
Cary, NC — On Friday, May 15, 2015, I visited the Upchurch Farm. While I was there, Mrs. Upchurch took me on a tour of her antique treasures from days long ago. Read more
Cary, NC – Good news for local agriculture: farmers who do business in Cary are on the rise. Here are three of their stories: a cheese maker, a grower of fresh produce and a farmer of lambs and turkeys. Read more
Story and photos by Hal Goodtree
Apex, NC – Nothing beats the pleasure of fresh strawberries in May on farms across in the Triangle.
I’ve certainly been eating my share of ‘berries. But driving past DJ’s Berry Patch on Saturday morning, I had to consume the experience with a camera.
This, by the way, is a strawberry flower.
The fields were lush with berries, some completely ripe, others still white and green for future harvest.
I walked away from the parking lot, to the farthest end of the field. The air smelled like strawberries. How do you capture that in a photo?
Springtime, and the picking is easy.
If you have a clever recipe that makes use of fresh strawberries, send it to food@carycitizen,.com.
Story by Leslie Huffman, photos provided by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Cary, NC – The 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour takes place next weekend and it’s just a short drive from Cary, NC. Billed as America’s Largest Farm Tour, on the weekend of April 16-17, you can take a carload of folks to visit 40 different Piedmont farms. Read more