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

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm
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. Read more...
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Watauga County Democratic Party’s ‘Buy Local’ Cash Mob Movement Visits Rutherwood, Deep Gap

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm
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. Read more… Photo by Lonnie Webster
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Next Farm to Table Dinner Sept. 19; Don’t Miss the Carolina Mountains to Sea Dinner at Camp Sky Ranch

Published Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Sept. 13, 2012. Plan to join High County Local First for their next Food for a Change Farm to Table Dinner coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The dinner includes fresh clams from the Carolina coast, bass, trout, lots of local veggies and more. Read more...
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Food For a Change Dinners Start Wednesday, Aug. 15 with a Whole Hog BBQ and Swanky Fixin’s

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:18 am
Aug. 8, 2012. Local food has gotten a lot of press lately and for good reason. Sustainability, health and local economic strength are just a few of the positive effects that purchasing, preparing and consuming locally grown and raised produce, meat and grain products achieve. Read more...
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High Country Local First Debuting “Local First!” Rewards Card June 1 at Art Crawl and Boone Businesses

Published Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm
May 28, 2012.Area non-profit High Country Local First will be increasing their efforts in driving area consumers to shop at independent local businesses this summer through their new, “Local First!” Rewards Card. Read more...
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