Wild Tasting Tuesdays

I came home from my Hurricane Florence evacuation to a yard full of prematurely downed chestnuts.When I kicked the outer husks off, the nuts were greenish white and the interior crust was like light brown paper rather than the usual hard chestnut shell. I had just...

New CSA in Town

For those of us accustomed to “eating out of a box,” there seems to be a shortage of CSAs around Pittsboro these days.  Eva is fixing to change all that.  She operates Heartstrong Farm over in Randolph County, and she is going to use our tasting room as a...

Fair Game Chocolates at Blue Dot Coffee

When people started using Fair Game Amber Rum and Fair Game Apple Brandy in homemade chocolates, we started buying them and selling them in our gift crates.  Our Valentine’s Crate was designed around the Brandy Alexander (We called it Alexander the Crate), and...

It’s Not Too Late

The other day I delivered one of our Brandy Alexander gift crates to a customer on a construction site.  He described last year’s Valentines Day.  He finished work, ran to the Big Box store and bought a box of commodity chocolates and a sorry looking rose. He...

Use Yer Crate

When you sell gift crates, the issue arises of what to do with them once the contents have been consumed. Our answer:  bring them back.  We put a 10.00 deposit on each one.  You can either collect a peachback, or get your crate re-filled with 10.00 off. We know this...