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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 her crate"--a...

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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, and because they were...

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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 throw...

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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....

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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 and is taking her...

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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...

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Wags to Witches!

Wags to Witches!

Save the date for our upcoming fall event, Wags to Witches!  We had such a great time at last summer's Dog Days of Summer event with CARE that we decided to do it one better.  On Saturday October 28, from 3 - 8 pm, we'll be hosting this fun, free admission event and...

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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 pickup...

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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 came...

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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 said,...

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