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Farmers’ Markets Around the High Country Provide Local Products for the Summer Residents and Visitors

May 30, 2013. Summertime in the High Country means fresh local produce, soft artisan breads, right-from-the farm eggs and much more. Farmers’ markets all around the mountain region are gearing up for the 2013 summer to share their local wares with the residents and visitors that eagerly await the opening of the markets from the start of our famously harsh winters.

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Watauga County Democratic Party’s ‘Buy Local’ Cash Mob Movement Visits Rutherwood, Deep Gap

May 28, 2013. The Cash Mob first visited Earthwood Farm, a recently opened organic 2-acre hobby farm in Rutherwood. The farm has numerous unique and creative outbuildings and barns crafted by the owners themselves, often with recycled materials. Mobbers bought fresh eggs, herb plants, carrots, radishes, a variety of fresh lettuces, and handmade hypertuffa pots. The children were more interested in the tractors, and the farm’s chickens, pygmy goats, and Ophelia the donkey. Photo by Lonnie Webster

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