Raw Chocolate for the Soul….enough said….

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

Raw Chocolate for the Soul….enough said….

Steven Lambeth’s sweet creations are a thoughtful pleasure (chocolate with intention!) first motivated by a lost love, a girlfriend who loved chocolate. He first began eating chocolate to fill the hole left by the Lost One. His obsession took over, and he realized he could craft his own chocolate, and so began this “spiritual journey”- Raw chocolate for the Soul—vegan, no-cane sugar, hand-crafted, made from entirely organic, whole foods and raw cacao from Peru. He makes his small batches right up the road in...

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Hell’s Belles, Dirty Blonde, & Sonnie Plakotaris: Which of these is not a craft beer?

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017

Hell’s Belles, Dirty Blonde, & Sonnie Plakotaris: Which of these is not a craft beer?

Last week I met someone who was visiting the Village after a while away. She was happy to see familiar faces and old friends, and she mentioned the “Bubble” that exists in Saxapahaw. She said, it’s hard for people to leave here, and when they do, they always come back. I’ve heard this before, and it is something to remember. Today, I talked a little with Sonnie Plakotaris, our laid-back beer-buyer, people-appreciator, natural-product-creator, Nature-lover, and all-around cool presence. Here are a few tidbits:...

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Switchels! Stop by and taste Family Naturals’ Summer Water!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017

Switchels! Stop by and taste Family Naturals’ Summer Water!

You know about kombucha- ever met Switchel? Switchel is a fermented drink made with apple cider vinegar, water, and a natural sweetener like molasses. Ginger root, honey, maple syrup, Seltzer, and other variations are used too. Switchel answers to Haymakers’ Punch, Switchy, Farmers’ Relief, and the names grow as mixologists pour. (I’ve been drinking variations for a long while, but didn’t know this name for it!) Switchel came from the Caribbean, most say, and our colonial ancestors had theirs too. Delighted to...

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Just Bee Local Honey–Home is where the Honey Is…!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Stories about the plight and life of bees and how they help us have been told often, and we’re glad to have honey from Chapel Hill’s Just Bee Apiary on our store shelves.  Learning more about all that feeds the art of what we sense and what we call home is a gift that keeps on giving. As Marty Hanks puts it, The idea that we do not need pollinators in greater numbers is like removing one of the spokes from a 5 spoke wheel and hoping it will continue to roll. Things are being written, experiments...

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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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