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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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 10, 5-8pm

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017

Join the fun at Saturdays in Sax, where farmers, musicians, weekenders, makers and revelers of all ages and sizes gather to celebrate Summer! Take in a little broken love, hope, and resurrection with your picnic and bubbles when The Pinkerton Raid takes the Haywagon Stage at 6pm. This is a talented, interesting group with a real investment and enthusiasm for their Durham community and for the creative life. Siblings and co-lead singers Jesse and Katie DeConto are deeply involved in Durham, N.C. Jesse is an...

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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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