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Archive for May, 2012

You can hardly swing a market basket anywhere in the region without hitting a table of homegrown vegetables or pasture-raised meats. Farmers markets are a Saturday social hub in Charlotte and surrounding counties and are so popular that small growers are jostling to get in. Read more about the trend – and what growers and […]

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Elderberries are flowering now across the Carolinas Piedmont, and their lacy, white flowers are easily spotted along highways, especially in wet ditches. The flowers soon will be followed by dark-purple berries which, while rank-tasting when raw, make rich preserves when cooked. Even the blossoms can be eaten: Trimmed flower heads, cleaned of insects, can be […]

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