Sugar and Spice

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

Sugar and Spice

A little bit of history is like a little bite of dessert, whether before or after the meal. A little bite is a usually sweet, satisfying and enticing step from the staples into another art form, a treat. A special taste of art, craft, hand, work integrated into a new form that delights. At least that’s the idea. When the idea comes to life, Ah! Wow, we say. That’s delicious! The memory lingers exquisitely. This holiday season Emily Hicks has been busy baking with a flourish infused with her excitement: tortes,...

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Commitment, Community, and Value

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

Commitment, Community, and Value

“To fashion powerful art is to realize the God within and thus to feel connected with enduring vitality and abundant generosity.” Eric G. Wilson “I must Create a System, or be enslav’d by another Man’s; / I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.”   William Blake Holidays remind me how interesting and important it is to absorb views beyond our daily routines, as wonderful as they might be. Weave in threads of voices, sounds we hear in a day—partners, spouses, children, teachers,...

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Happy Thanksgiving! Kitchen closed Wednesday, Store closed Thursday

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Kitchen closed Wednesday, Store closed Thursday

When my siblings and I were growing up, sometimes at the dinner table one or more of us would complain about someone or something we didn’t like. We might shake our ruffled feathers and squawk about a slight or greater disturbance in our field.  Our parents were often amused by our expressions and antics, and after the ruffling settled into the silence our parents created, another message appeared. One of my father’s constantly relevant statements was “we have a lot to be grateful for.” ...

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Prodigal Farm and the Field of Creams

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

Prodigal Farm and the Field of Creams

Dig, structure, develop, sustain, respect, practice, exceptional, flow, flavor The quality of landscapes goes beyond words. Still, well-grounded humans are able to observe, to absorb and to reflect the quality of nature exquisitely. Farming is a way of cultivating and appreciating the rhythm, wildness and beauty of nature and its density of life. The quality of relationships matters. The great conservationist Aldo Leopold wrote, “The sadness discernible in some marshes arises, perhaps, from their once having...

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Community Benefit Concert For Recycling In Haiti With Gabe Pelli & Will Ridenour

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

Community Benefit Concert For Recycling In Haiti With Gabe Pelli & Will Ridenour

Johnson Desauguste created Kay Blada Recycling in 2015. Like Saxy villagers, he knows the creative value of community and the impact direct action can have on the quality of life anywhere. On October 22nd (this Sunday!), Gabe Pelli and Will Ridenour are performing  at the Haw River Ballroom to support Kay Blada Recycling in Haiti. The show starts at 3pm! Blending American folk and West African kora music, Pelli and Ridenour create music for all walks of life and are known by many in our local community. Their...

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