Jodi Helmer

North Carolina-based journalist Jodi Helmer writes about food, farming, and the environment. Her latest book, Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World, is out this month.


Around Town: Southern Pines

Shop for handmade creations, take a peek into the past, and play a round in this paradise in the pines.


Makers with a Mission

At R.Riveter in Southern Pines, each handbag represents a commitment to changing the lives of military families.


Highland Avenue in Hickory

In Hickory, a city that prides itself on craftsmanship, Highland Avenue restaurant’s thoughtful take on Southern cuisine fits right in.

Home & Garden

Gaia Farm in Brevard

Medicinal herbs are indigenous to western North Carolina; Gaia Herbs in Brevard takes a modern approach to ancient traditions.