Agriculture: The Pumpkin Update


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

Agriculture: How to Grow Pumpkins


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

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

Strawberry Fields Forever

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.