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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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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