Agriculture: How to Grow Pumpkins

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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

Agriculture: Big News from Cary’s Upchurch Farm

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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: This Weekend in Carrboro

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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

Strawberry Picking in Cary: Where to Go

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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

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: Local Food at Your Doorstep

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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

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

Farmers Markets Open in Cary this Weekend

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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

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

Meet The Farmers: 3 Cary Stories

farmers-caryCary, 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