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Episode One: Meadow Lane Farm

With a passion for local food and a vision for future farming generations, Martha Mobley, owner and operator of Meadow Lane Farm, serves as a pillar of North Carolina’s agriculture community. Click here to learn more.


Episode Two: Feast Down East

Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Feast Down East is a nonprofit that ensures the livelihoods of small-scale farmers through community outreach. Click here to learn more.


Episode Three: Fullsteam Brewery

Fullsteam Brewery emphasizes local ingredients in its beer. Learn about what’s on tap with our guide and in our video, which highlights the making of the sweet potato Carver. Click here to learn more.


Episode Four: Moravian Baking Traditions at Winkler Bakery

Moravians first settled in North Carolina in the 18th century, and today their distinctive baking tradition is preserved through the making of a simple sugar cake. Click here to learn more.


Episode Five: Kinship Takes Root at Lee’s Trees Choose-and-Cut Farm

Lee and Mannon Eldreth of Lee’s Trees in West Jefferson know how to trim a Fraser fir, but what they cherish most are the connections made during Christmas. Click here to learn more.


Episode Six: Poinsettias Get Their Due in NC State Program

Poinsettias hold a fleeting place in our hearts and on our mantles at Christmastime, but there’s so much more to the plant than what meets the eye. Horticulture researchers at North Carolina State University explore their botanical charms and quirks as part of a North American trial. Click here to learn more.


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