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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Village People Help the World Go Round

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017

Village People Help the World Go Round

Last weekend some friends and I went to see Of Wings and Feet, the latest show by Saxapahaw’s Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theater in Chapel Hill. Since 1998, Paperhand’s founders and directors, Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman, have been making and mixing many art forms including giant puppets into spectacular shows to inspire people and promote social change, and their 2017 summer show has all of their mission’s trademark passion, artistry, and fun. Though I had read about Paperhand’s shows and...

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Our Place in the World

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017

Our Place in the World

“Food is the one central thing about human experience that can open up both our senses and our conscience to our place in the world.”  Alice Waters It’s easy to forget that every choice we make (as family and community members, as students, teachers, parents, citizens, and consumers) affects not only us, but also our species as a whole. We form our environment, and we are a part of it. There is a give-and-take between our physical body and environment that unites the health and vitality of all living things....

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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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