Let's Talk Turkey!
Often times, we do not give much thought to what we are actually eating. If it is on sale, convenient, well marketed and looks good – we throw it in our grocery cart. In our naivety and ignorance, we can actually be putting dangerous, unhealthy substances into our bodies and those of our loved ones to save money and time. This year, when you choose a turkey to grace your holiday table, please consider the following:Read More
Avian Influenza Could Impact National Egg Supply
The Avian Influenza virus that has killed nearly fifty million layer (laying??) birds in fifteen states–consequently gutting the commercial egg industry and driving up prices–has stayed away from North Carolina thus far, but that could change with the seasonal migration of wild birds. And if it does, it could hit small producers as hard or harder than commercial ventures.Read More
Meet Siri Orchards!
Siri Orchards, located in Angier, North Carolina, is a family-owned holistic* orchard that was born out of a passion for growing good food and giving back to the nature and community. “We are working on building and raising a multi-fruit orchard. So far we have blueberries, blackberries, apples, pears (Asian and Native ), persimmon, jujube,…Read More
Ogburn Farm Tour
On Saturday May 16th, the Ogburn family once again welcomed The Community Market Owners for a Spring tour of their farm. It was a gorgeous, warm afternoon perfect for walking the fields and learning about what makes Ogburn Berries & Produce one of the amazing Producers we are so fortunate to have in Wake County.…Read More
The NC 10% Campaign
[Written by Anne-Marie Kaden. Read her bio at the end of this post. photo source: NC 10% Campaign] Did you know that North Carolinians spend $35 billion on food each year? If we, as a whole, spent just 10% of that money on locally grown food, $3.5 billion dollars would be pumped right back into…Read More
Fair Trade…What & Why it Matters!
[A special thanks to our Blog Guest Writer, Taylor Lane. You can read more about her at the end of this post. photo source:Fair Trade USA ] “Life’s not fair”…it’s a mantra we’ve repeated to ourselves a thousand times. Most of us heard this as a child, and we’ve even probably recited to our…Read More
TEDx Manhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”
Every once in a while I have a serendipitous moment where I think “wow, did that really just happen” or “did I really just find this gem?” And yesterday was one of those rare times. If you use any social media channels, then you are familiar with those “suggested connections” based on other people or…Read More
In the Limelight – Ogburn Berries & Produce
As part of our celebration of National Co-op Month during October, we had the pleasure to visit and tour one of our Owner-Producer Farms – Ogburn Berries & Produce in Willow Spring, NC. They were very gracious hosts so we are delighted to feature them “In the Limelight”! When we arrived, we were greeted with…Read More