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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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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