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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Jerk in a Bottle! Pluto’s Sauce Tasting, October 15, 2pm

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017

Jerk in a Bottle! Pluto’s Sauce Tasting, October 15, 2pm

Before refrigerators and appliance sales, people were mixing and preserving food and flavor with herbs and spices. Carrboro-based Pluto’s, Inc. knows about blending harmony and health in a bottle. They’ve been making delicious, authentic Jamaican seasonings using only the finest, all-natural ingredients available, since 1997 (all 100% vegan, no GMOs or MSG). Come by and taste for yourself!

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WOODLAND BANNERS POETRY WALK (Take a Walk on the Wild Side)

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017

WOODLAND BANNERS POETRY WALK (Take a Walk on the Wild Side)

“My duty is to keep awake The sense of wonder in the world.”    From the words of Marc Chagall When you visit the General Store, be sure to take a turn on the patio, where you will see installations of three banners created by local artist Steven Durland and accompanying poetry by Linda Frye Burnham. In 2015 Steven and Linda, an artist herself (words and performance), launched the Woodland Banners Poetry Walk on their 28-acre Frog Pond Farm in Saxapahaw. The Poetry Walk is a stroll through the woods with stations...

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