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Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

1.5 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt

Finely grated zest of 3 lemons

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 325. Lightly oil a 9" springform pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda. and salt in a medium bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer for 5 mins. Add yogurt… Continue

Added by D Jennings on March 22, 2014 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Farm to Table Dinners Announced!

Spend an evening at Poplar Ridge Farm! We host elegant Farm to Table Dinners each year with area chefs and guest speakers. We will meet, greet, eat, and learn. The dinner events are held from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, for up to 60 attendees in our farm pavilion and outdoor dining area. Each dinner will feature a wonderful dining experience with seasonal vegetables from the farm!…


Added by Poplar Ridge Farm on May 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Food Demo Rep Needed - Part Time

We are looking for a reliable, outgoing person to represent our Dogwood Hill pickles and salsas in upscale Charlotte food retailers. Position is part-time on Friday eve, Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon, three hours per session. We make our products ourselves near Greensboro. Our salsas are all low sodium with no added sugar. All products, pickles and salsas are preservative, gluten and GMO free. We use North Carolina grown produce. We've tried Craigslist with lots of unqualified…


Added by Eric Dunlap on February 6, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tea Lovers -- Sip Your Garden!

"Sipping My Garden" by Dr. Marcia E. Herman-Giddens of Pittsboro, NC is now available through Seed Pod Press Seed Pod Press.  This charming, beautifully illustrated book will inspire and teach its readers how to "go local" with wonderful homemade herbal tea blends.  Makes a great gift, too!   

Added by Bre Giffin on February 13, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

Heritage Turkeys?

I'll be coming to Charlotte to visit family for Thanksgiving and am wanting to purchase an NC heritage turkey, well raised/fed, etc...
Does anyone know who I can call to preorder?

Added by jason Schwartz on October 30, 2010 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Online Store Open for Charlotte and Waxhaw Orders

High Country Grass-fed is a co-operative of farmers who raise their meat animals sustainably on pastures. We never use antibiotics, hormones or medicated feeds. Ruminant animals-cattle, sheep and goats-are completely raised and finished on grass. Pigs and poultry are raised on pasture and whole grains, whey, milk and vegetables.

Although we started out in the North Carolina mountains, our network of family farms now ranges from the piedmont area, through the foothills to the…


Added by Stacy Martin on September 16, 2010 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

Recipe: Grilled Portobello Mushrooms With Red Wine Reduction

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms With Red Wine Reduction

by Nicholas Domingo

For the Sherry Vinegar Marinade:

1 cup aged sherry vinegar

1 Tbsp. whole black peppercorn

4 fresh bay leaves, julienned

5 sprigs fresh thyme

6 garlic cloves, slivered

1 Tbsp. kosher salt

1 cup olive oil

• In a large bowl, mix the vinegar, peppercorns, bay leaves, thyme, garlic, and salt. Set aside for 15 minutes.…

Added by Eco Friend on August 31, 2010 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

The CEFS 10% Campaign Kicks off in Charlotte August 17th to Encourage Local Food Consumption (at Atherton Market)

Local food and the local economy are about to get a local boost. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council is organizing a festive and informative event on Tuesday, August 17th from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Atherton Market at Atherton Mill to kick off the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) 10% Campaign in the Charlotte area.

CEFS is partnering with organizations and communities throughout NC to encourage consumers to consider how they spend their food… Continue

Added by Sarah Hada on August 9, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

Poplar Ridge Farm Invites you to a Farm to Table Dinner!

Poplar Ridge Farm…


Added by Poplar Ridge Farm on July 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why is everything packaged in plastic?

One of the things I love about farmer's markets is that produce is "naked", that is, not wrapped within an inch of it's life in plastic, or sitting in a plastic box. I use homemade string produce bags to put the produce in. They are lightweight so as not to add to the weight of the produce and see-though to help identify the item during the check out process.

I am now buying bread at a local bakery - taking a cotton dishtowel with me to wrap the bread in instead of plastic. I…


Added by Julie Mansius on June 11, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

My Favorite Organic Farm back home

This is a great history about my friends farm in Nichols NY

Added by Genevra on February 23, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

About Cuban Cigars

Cuban Cigars originate from Cuba. There are lots of things you'll find fascinating Cuba and what it is famous for. It is a small island that is located just few hundred miles away from the Florida coast. It is mostly famous for its rum, dancing and women.

Cuba is very famous for its world-wide famous cigars. They are considered to be the best as well as expensive ones. They have become a style icon as well and these have also been labelled as the forbidden fruit; it is because of… Continue

Added by Sam Alien on January 29, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Tips for Saving on Gardening

Does anyone out there grow their own food? Now is the time to find great deals on plant pots, composter materials, and other plant containers among other things. Bargain hunting is something that has become a hobby for me and… Continue

Added by Howard Strang on December 31, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Someday I wanna be..

I am Sam Keith a 22 year old chick from Lemont IL. I am a simple girl with so many dreams about having a nice career in the future. I wanted to be an essay writer and be hired in an exclusive and private publishing company in the United States. I am just an amateur writer but hopes to be professional by making lovely essays and fascinating articles that can capture peoples attention.

Added by Sam Keith on September 30, 2009 at 4:38am — No Comments

Introducing Myself..

Hi there, Slow Food Charlotte followers. I am a newbie here.. Please to meet you all.. By the way, I wanna first introduce myself. I am Michelle Clifford, writer in a small publishing company in Portland. I wrote so many news before. And have published it all in a public newspapers. I am also good in writing articles and custom essay. The articles and essays I written… Continue

Added by Michelle Clifford on September 30, 2009 at 4:25am — No Comments

Organic Farm School now in Charlotte Area

Learn to grow your own locally at a certified organic farm and greenhouse in Monroe, NC. The "Learn & Grow" program at Windcrest Farm is offering eleven core classes for organic and sustainable farming and gardening. Great information for both… Continue

Added by Mary Roberts on September 28, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Review of Food, Inc.

Just wanted to share my friend's review of Food, Inc. from her blog The Chronic Critic:

Added by Bre Giffin on August 18, 2009 at 7:10am — No Comments

In case you missed this

Josh Dorf, who owns the Stone-Buhr flour brand, runs FindtheFarmer, which enables buyers to enter a code from their bag of flour and find the organic family farmers who produced it.

While the thrust of the NYT story was how even mass producers can behave as locals, it resonated with me as a former 4-H member whose grandparents farmed. Spending most weekends on the farm taught me the interconnectedness of all things. I didn’t… Continue

Added by Tamela Rich on May 10, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: "Food Inc." this Friday!

The documentary film FOOD INC. directed by Robert Kenner will be screened at Full Frame at 7pm this Friday. I thought members of the group might appreciated knowing about this film and maybe consider making the trip to Durham to check it out. Here's what its all about:

"Looking beyond the pastoral images gracing grocery store shelves, director Robert Kenner serves up a revealing look at the way food is produced in America. From factory farms to cornfields to patented seeds, this film… Continue

Added by Lisa C on March 31, 2009 at 9:24pm — No Comments


As we look to expand C'est si Bon's! Teen-Chef Programs (
I am looking for suggestions from folks in the know in Charlotte area. We use a small farm b and b as our home base and then couple that with visits to artisanal producers. Write dorette at cestsibon dot net. Merci! Dorette

Added by Dorette Snover on March 28, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

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