Staff Holiday Party 2013

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Staff Holiday Party 2013

Many, many thanks to the SGS staff, the catering crew, our families, and the dear friends of the store for a remarkable year.  You are creative in your work, generous with your care, and bright in your presence.  Our cups runneth over. The happiest of holiday seasons to all.  –Cameron, Jeff and Ella...

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Let there be. . .CHEESE!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Let there be. . .CHEESE!

At SGS, we have really beefed up our cheese selection for the winter–because a cold day needs a fire, a warming drink, and an amazing cheese plate.  You’ll find a range of prices, from a great everyday provolone and a smashing cheddar from Ashe County Cheese to Thomasville Tomme, a piquant semi-soft cheese from Georgia’s Sweetgrass Dairy, and Chapel Hill Creamery’s Carolina Moon brie-style variety. For the winter, these delights are available in our produce case, next to accoutrements for your plates, including apples,...

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New Products December 2013

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Products December 2013

We’re proud to link up with these high-integrity companies to offer the following products, available now at SGS: Roots and Branches Crackers from Asheville. Perfect for your cheese plates. Delicate and flavorful. Skinfare from Asheville.  Responsible, clean skin care products.                                                                                                                                                                        Legendary Sunshine,  a locally produced energy drink from...

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Nothing says “I love you” like a gift from the gas station. . .

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Nothing says “I love you” like a gift from the gas station. . .

At holiday time, SGS is sticking to our mission to provide local, fresh, well-made and consciously sourced items for our guests—whether they’re dining in or buying treats to share.  Here are just a few of the options for your winter holiday needs: Custom or Pre-made holiday gift baskets!  Wines, beers, local sweets, chocolates, and more. The perfect beers and wines for your holiday party needs, stocked at a range of prices and profiles. For host gifts, stocking stuffers and small holiday presents, check out our new cheese boards and knives,...

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Yoked

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yoked

For similar reasons the neighborhood grocer used to give for living upstairs atop his store, Jeff and I live in a cottage across the street from Saxapahaw’s general store—the front shingle in clear sight—catching the strongest of the glare from the gas pumps’ nighttime awning lights and noticing, if we will, the comings and goings of folks around the village. This vantage point affords me a most thorough experience of the general store—sometimes to my dismay, and sometimes to my great delight. I experienced both emotions in quick succession...

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Why TS Designs T-shirts?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why TS Designs T-shirts?

I have a two year old at home, and she has recently taken our household into that oft-discussed childhood rite of passage, the Age of “WHY?” As anyone knows who has ever interacted with a wee person in the Age of Why, this is a delightfully-amusingly-endearingly-and-yet-sometimes-maddeningly-unending challenge to my ability to communicate. And of late, I have realized it also an important existential challenge to my own understanding of purpose. When I am hard put to explain myself to my Age of Why dweller, I’ve asked myself...

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Invitation to Supper–and, on community

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This note went to our newsletter group on 5/5/12.  Its message about community is valuable to me, and I’m posting it here to remember the message. Greetings Friends,As I write you, folks gather for the Haw River Festival and for the first Saturdays in Saxapahaw event, signaling the start of a heightened energy in the village that will last through the end of August.  As folks visit us from “out of town” — Saxapahaw’s hinterlands of Graham, Burlington, Mebane, Chapel Hill, and even a little beyond — I am thinking today of my gratitude...

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A baby, a ballroom, and a front porch freezer

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Along with the just fading azaleas and the fully resplendent irises, the village of Saxapahaw struts her colors in the high spring season of the North Carolina piedmont. My partner Jeff and I are entering our fourth Saturdays at Saxapahaw season as proprietors of Saxapahaw General Store, but it’s this among all years that I am most struck by the bloom in this place. I have to admit that though I grew up on a farm and spent much time outside as a child, I became a rather unseeing traveler through the natural world in my...

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On Hallow’s Eve

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Halloween Sunday, I sit outside the cashier’s window at the General Store in Saxapahaw, close enough to hear the chirping of the register and the crackling of sauces on the stove top and the clinking of forks on plates. A breeze tickles the remaining tree leaves and threatens to scatter the sheet music as Lisa and Gordon play Satie and Brahms and Debussy for fiddle and piano on the patio that overlooks the fuel pumps. Their music is punctuated and occasionally overshadowed by motorists rumbling over to fill up–and between...

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Saxapahaw General Store on UNC-TV

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

April 10, 2010 — The Saxapahaw General Store, Saxapahaw, NC Its a gas station. A general store. its also a gourmet restaurant that Bob Garner can’t stop raving about. Originally broadcast on UNC TV, April 4, 2010. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIm0e8ge9D0[/youtube]

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