Time to Make the Hamantaschen

Making Hamantaschen

Hamantashen is the traditional cookie of Purim and is named after Haman, the holiday’s villain. Some say the triangular cookies resemble the three-cornered hat of Haman, while others say the filled cookies are a reference to “Haman’s pockets” and symbolize the money Haman offered to the King of Persia in exchange for permission to destroy…
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Now Showing in Our Carrboro Cafe

winter tree art

Art:K12 is an exhibition program at our Carrboro store’s cafe that focuses on artwork created by local children and youth. This month’s exhibit features works from Annie Cramer’s and Kris Fox’s classes at Seawell Elementary School and will be on display from Monday, February 20 through Sunday, March 26, 2017. Kindergarten: Shapes Crayon resist and…
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Breakfast Burritos Are Here

burrito on plate with vegetable ingredients

We now offer breakfast burritos, served hot and wrapped to go. All of our burritos are made with a whole wheat tortilla and filled with a blend of potatoes, peppers, onions, local eggs, Cabot sharp cheddar cheese, and rich cheddar chipotle sauce. We then add a signature flavor. Spice up your busy morning with one…
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Riojana Wine Is on Sale

bottle of Riojana rose

Riojana wine is on sale! For one and a half years now, we’ve been carrying fair trade, organic wines from the farmers of La Riojana cooperative in Argentina. Working together with other co-ops, we’ve imported the wines directly, a win-win for all parties. Fair trade premiums from the sales have funded projects in the growers’…
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Local Microgreens


We now carry microgreens from Open Door Farm in Cedar Grove. What exactly are microgreens? Microgreens are baby plants, grown in a shallow container of soil. They are harvested just above the soil line when the plant is 1 to 2 inches tall, usually within a few weeks. Microgreens include the cotyledons and one set…
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Time for Onions!

onion seed packet

It’s onion sowing time! Homegrown onions are nothing to cry about: Growing your own allows you to grow them organically and to choose your favorite varieties. When choosing onion cultivars, consider the following: Storage Bulbing onions are classified as “sweet” or “storage.” Sweet onions are softer, sweet, and best used within a few weeks to…
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King Cake for Mardi Gras

king cake with plastic baby

Our pastry bakers will be making king cakes from February 24 to 28. Order yours today! One of the wonderful traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the king cake. King cakes are decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors—purple representing justice, green representing faith, and gold representing power. A small plastic baby is…
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EcoFarm Conference 2017

barren field

This January I had the privilege of attending the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, California. While the conference was inspiring and uplifting, learning among almost 1500 other attendees passionate about sustainable food, there was also an underlying sense of anxiety for the uncertain future.

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