Shopkeeper’s Dilemma

We don’t normally sell a lot of stuff on Sunday mornings. Mostly because we are not open. But today my daughter Jessalyn was visiting from the D.C. area and she needed a gift crate as a “Thank you” present.  While she was shopping and “building...

Post Industrial Snacks

We just took delivery of a bunch of Shagbark corn chips from Ohio.  It’s our first “far away” specialty food offering–everything else we handle is from the Carolinas.  We are carrying Shagbark because they make the finest corn chip on earth,...

Persimmon Palooza

Persimmons are unforgiving.  Pick them too soon and you with pucker up with a nasty astringent taste experience.  Get them too late and they have turned to goo. Eat them at the right time and they are the food of the Gods. That’s probably why Stuart wanted to...

Waning Chestnut Pie

Not long ago I would stop at the chestnut tree outside our tasting room and pick up three pounds of nuts in five minutes.  Today I found three nuts. Jen over at Tick Warriors threatened to make a savory chestnut pie the other day.  I had never heard of such a thing....

Chestnut Pudding

It appears our new “Made in NC” Pantry project is getting legs. Today I took delivery of some new infused avocado oils at the tasting room.  Judit, with Neomega is killing it.  She’s busted out of her shared production space at PFAP in Hillsborough...