locally sourced

Jun 22, 2015

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.

Mar 31, 2015

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.

Jul 7, 2014

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.

Jun 10, 2014

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.

May 28, 2014

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.

Apr 8, 2014

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.

Feb 20, 2014

CRAFT DISTILLING TAKES OFF IN NC

Using native varieties and local feed stocks, new distillery hopes to maintain an intensely regional focus.

Feb 3, 2014

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.

Jan 30, 2014

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.