Features: Food

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Safety first on Halloween, police advise

Halloween is the only time of the year when it is acceptable to put on a disguise and go door-to-door begging.  However, amid the costumes, decorations, sugar highs and inevitable sugar crashes, it is important to remain safe.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Plant beets now for a fall crop

According to our farm calendar, the week of August 3rd is when we sow beet seeds for fall and winter harvests. Beets seeds will germinate quickly in the warm summer soil and respond well to the cooling temperatures of late summer into fall.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Bacon makes everything better

To say I like bacon is a lot like saying, “The sky is blue. Water is wet. Fire is hot.” Of course I like bacon. Who doesn’t like bacon?


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

Jason DiMatteo

Jason Michael “Jay” DiMatteo, 38, formerly of Monroe, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his residence.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Fresh garlic is harvested in June

Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.