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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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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Saturdays in Saxapahaw, July 8!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017

Keep the good times rolling with the Saturdays in Sax fun! Local farmers, crafters, food trucks, big bubbles, AND music by local Sarah Shook & the Disarmers  (6-8pm)“…the interplay between Shook and guitarist Eric Peterson made you think you might be hearing Neil Young & Crazy Horse about to break out in a jam. And then there are those moments when you just drop your jaw in awe of the devastating one-liners around which Shook builds narrative.” NO Depression. Hard-core country from a...

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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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