Chopped produce initiative brings greens from farm to school
Collards and cabbages from farms in Warren County are finding their way back into nearby school cafeterias, thanks to Working Landscape's Chopped Produce Initiative.
Bringing It Home conference looks to strengthen NC’s local economies
On March 18th, close to two hundred people gathered at Asheville-Bumcombe Technical Community College to discuss strategies for strengthening local economies. The inaugural Bringing It Home conference brought together new economic pioneers from across North Carolina to share promising initiatives and models that are helping keep money circulating locally.
COOPERATIVE GROCERY STORE TO OPEN IN DURHAM
A new co-operative grocery store in Durham hopes to take "buy local" to a whole new level.
ONLINE SUSTAINABLE GROCERY SERVICE LAUNCHES IN DURHAM
With a strong focus on local and organic products, Relay Foods hopes to give big box retailers a run for their money.
START-UP TO MARKET GLEANED, LOCAL FOOD IN YEAR-ROUND, READY-TO-EAT FORM
Local food is getting increasingly popular in many parts of North Carolina, but seasonality and convenience are still a hurdle for many consumers and commercial kitchens. A new start-up aims to fix that.
HOW TO RELOCALIZE THE APPAREL INDUSTRY
At a recent TEDx event at Elon University, Eric Henry explained the high cost of cheap clothing, and how a network of North Carolina businesses are building something better.
CRAFT DISTILLING TAKES OFF IN NC
Using native varieties and local feed stocks, new distillery hopes to maintain an intensely regional focus.
BUILD LOCAL: IN SEARCH OF BIOREGIONAL CONSTRUCTION
The entire supply chain for Dig Southeast's local bricks, or compressed earth blocks, is sourced within a 70 mile radius.
LOCAL, “EVERYBODY EATS” CAFE NAMED “BUSINESS OF THE YEAR”
Giving food away doesn't sound like a great business model. But Vimala's Curry Blossom Cafe has become known for its delicious Indian food, its support of local, sustainable agriculture, and a commitment to social justice. And it's just been named as the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber's midsize business of the year.