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I’m Hooked – New romantic comedy inspired by tomatoes: “Heirloom”

Sucked in by tomatoes. Yep, that's right, one recent morning I navigated to to check out the new series, "Heirloom". Captivated by Episode 1,...
Scuppernong Produce

Scuppernong Produce, on the Scuppernong River

Columbia, NC - Last week I stumbled upon the most delicious strawberries (dark red and sweet all the way through) at a road-side stand...
Hand sorting the corn

Stoned Happy Grits: Labor of Love for Barkley’s Mill

Weaverville - Just outside Asheville, nestled in the rolling hills of Western North Carolina, a modern family with deep ties to the area is...
Coon Rock Farm

NC Farmer Grown & Owned Market Offers Multi-State Home Delivery

A NC farmer-grown & farmer-owned market introduces weekly home delivery from MD to SC Bella Bean Organics, the online farmer’s market specializing in fresh, locally grown,...
Local Food Guide 2014

ASAP’s 2014 Local Food Guide Set to Hit Stands

The growing season is in full bloom in WNC and the Southern Appalachians. Tailgate farmers markets are opening, restaurants are featuring local food, and...
Grandad's Apples

How ’bout them apples!

And pumpkin patch, corn maze, country store, bakery, farm animals, and cow train! You'll know your at Grandad's Apples when you see the tractor-topped silo. and trademark barn at...
Cobblestone Farmers Market

Walking Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

Thinking about Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market, two women come to mind - mother and daughter, Margaret Norfleet Neff and Salem Norfleet Neff. These two...
NC Mountain State Fair 2013

NC Mountain State Fair = Farmers & Local Food

Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes and Turkey Legs. Rides that swing, whip and flip. Bingo, Ring Toss and Whack-a-Mole. This year's NC Mountain State Fair...
Elodie Farms

The Many Facets of Elodie Farms

Just half an hour North of downtown Durham in Rougemont, NC, feeling more like a million miles away, Elodie Farms sits on 27 picturesque...


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