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Western Wake Farmers Market Raising Funds for New Location

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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Eating Fresh at the Farmers Market

Story originally appeared on CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – Many people do their food shopping on Saturday. Why not drop by one of Cary’s farmers markets this Saturday and get a few farm-fresh items for the family dinner table? Read more

Agriculture: The Pumpkin Update

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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

History: Cary, the Gourd Capital of the World

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Cary, NC — Did you know that Cary used to be known as the “Gourd Capital of the World?” I talked to Kris Carmichael from Page-Walker to learn more about this odd piece of history. Read more

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

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

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