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Archive for August, 2012

By Amber Veverka   Paw paws- those mysterious forest fruits that taste like part-banana, part-mango –  are ripe across the Carolinas Piedmont. The fruits look a bit like knobby, misshapen mangoes, and when ripe are quite soft. Inside, they have a custardy yellow pulp with large, shiny black seeds. “These are an understory forest tree […]

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By Amber Veverka State scientists say they’re seeing a surging number of western North Carolina deer dead or dying of hemorrhagic disease, a condition transmitted by biting gnats. Hemorrhagic disease enters the deer’s bloodstream and causes emaciation, loss of motor control, fever, lameness, and swelling of the neck and head. Often the sick deer seek […]

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Charlotte-area locavores have a new online resource to help them find homegrown food – and learn a little about the farmers who produce it. A local branding firm has launched GrowCharlotte.com, a new website that ultimately will let users track locally raised fruits, vegetables and meats from their farm source to the market, store or […]

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