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Unearthed: Meadow Lane Farm

With a passion for local food and a vision for future farming generations, Martha Mobley serves as a pillar of North Carolina’s agriculture community.
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Food

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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Sweet potatoes transform from a side dish to a hearty meal in the second place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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Penny Cunningham: Gingerbread House Champion

A Charlotte woman has developed a knack and a passion for making gingerbread houses, whether they’re designed after traditional cottages or historic hotels.
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Chestnut Revival at High Rock Farm

After being ravaged by disease, the chestnut’s luster has returned at High Rock Farm in Gibsonville.
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Log Cabin Cooking

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a place to learn, nourish, and gather. A cooking instructor in Asheville hopes to keep it that way.
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Farm-to-Table Restaurants Worth a Visit This Winter

When making plans with family and friends to break bread this holiday season, consider doing so at one of North Carolina’s farm-to-table restaurants. If you’ve never tried farm-to-table before, here are just a few of many great restaurants to get you started. Fresh, local, and sustainable, winter has never tasted so good.
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Sippin Sweets: Sweet Potato Cocktails

When it comes to sweet potatoes, North Carolina’s got top crop, and now the vegetable is making its way into cocktails across the state.
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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: The Season’s Superior Celebration

Why Thanksgiving — eaten on plywood or mahogany tables, from paper or porcelain plates, while wearing jeans or jewels — deserves the “most favored” holiday designation.
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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Planning Thanksgiving dinner can prove to be quite the ambitious undertaking. Make it easier on yourself with a round-up of our tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes.
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Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches

There are few things greater in life than Thanksgiving dinner — well, except maybe the leftovers.
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Cranberry Bourbon Martini

The balanced sweet and smoky flavors of this cranberry bourbon martini are sure to bring some added cheer to your next holiday gathering.
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