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Celebrating local food at ‘People, Power, Pork’


(from left) Adrian Muoio, Jenn Burns, and Abbey Thibeault

Davidson College Food Club members serving at "People, Power, Pork" included, from left, Adrian Muoio, Jenn Burns, and Abbey Thibeault. (Katie Lovett/DavidsonNews.net)

By KATIE LOVETT
DavidsonNews.net

As the sun disappeared and the air began to chill Saturday night, Davidson College students gathered behind Vail Commons Dining Hall for a free meal – a locally-sourced barbeque dinner. Dubbed “Power, People, Pork,” the meal encouraged diners to think critically about the modern food system. Read the full story

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Peaches are back, and so is states’ rivalry


peachesPeaches are back in season across the South, and especially in The Peach State. Wait, which state is that anyway?

Georgia goes by The Peach State – you can see it on Georgians’ license plates. But the true title of Peach State really should go to South Carolina, which traditionally ships more peaches than its neighbor to the west.

The New York Times examined the longtime rivalry between the two states in a July 28 article “Peach Rivalry Becomes a War Between the Tastes.” Read the full story

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Local food movement offers hope for small farmers


Owners Tommy and Anna Barbee with Brent Barbee, right, the farm manager. (Barbee Farms photo)

Owners Tommy and Anna Barbee with Brent Barbee, right, the farm manager. (Barbee Farms photo)

By CHRISTY SHI

commentary bugThe other night I received a photo from Tommy Barbee, showcasing his supper. “Look at what a farm boy can create,” he said. The picture displayed a bright green salad, replete with cucumbers, tomatoes, and more; all of which he had grown there at Barbee Farms, in Concord.

As a locavore (someone who eats a local diet), this notion of sharing stories about where one’s food came from is the norm.

But this exchange was special. You see, this time last year we weren’t sure Barbee Farms would exist today.

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