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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Good Hunt, Good Health, Fresh Harvest

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

Good Hunt, Good Health, Fresh Harvest

“Native Americans believe that plants and all living beings are our allies and helpers if we learn to listen to their medicine.  …Thus good intentions and spirit go into the production of food, material and handiwork on which the tribe depends. This good spirit is passed on from the maker to the end-user when the product is used or consumed resulting in good health and a good hunt, or harvest.”  Sun Butler Meet Sun Butler, one of our wonderfully reliable purveyors of fresh, organic “Community Greens.” He is part...

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Heirlooms, Veggie lore, local Joys, and Telling Stories

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Heirlooms, Veggie lore, local Joys,  and Telling Stories

It’s not easy to let go of our often-frustrated attachment to perfection, but heirloom produce can help. Heirloom produce, like comedy, is not pretty. Someone wrote that heirlooms have made “ugly” a good thing—many of us eagerly collect offerings of lumpy, scarred, multi-colored tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and more for higher prices because we love their taste and we delight in their differences. Without them, we may believe that all such produce is the same. (Our chefs use these amazing heirloom tomatoes in...

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Celebrity Dairy Tasting!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017

Celebrity Dairy shares their homemade pleasures in wonderful ways: to visitors and guests at their 300-acre dairy farm, at Farmers’ Markets, and here at the Saxapahaw General Store! Their Celebrity goat herd is made up of 100 Alpine and Saanen goats, and their farm is so much to love–low-impact, sustainable, and welcoming. Award-winning farmstead goat cheese, delicious goat’s milk gelato, and now Cud-Zu Goat’s Milk Soap…...

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Saturdays in Saxapahaw! June 3, 5-8pm!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017

Lots going on this Saturday! Farmers’ and craft market begins at 5pm, and Django Haskins will be playing on the Haywagon Stage (music begins at 6pm). Haskins is well-known in the local music scene and his talents are displayed in multiple ways, including his music and writing. He has written for magazines as well as crafted songs with a variety of others, making music all along the way. He appreciates a good story, however it comes. There is no substitute for live music. Margaret Slater from Larry’s...

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