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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

From food stamps to farmers markets: How the farm bill may affect you

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 4:26 PM

On New Year’s Eve, Congress quietly passed the extension of the 2008 farm bill, with drastic ramifications. Funding was slashed for healthy eating programs for food stamp recipients. Money was cut for organic agriculture. Specialty crop grants for a rural development program were axed altogether. These are among the issues Jared Cates wants to see supported in the next farm bill that Congress is scheduled to pass this year. At a talk at the Irregardless Café in Raleigh, Cates, who works for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, a nonprofit focused on local, organic food, discussed how federal agriculture policy affects...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How will the farm bill affect you? Find out tonight at Irregardless Cafe.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Jared Cates of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association speaks tonight on the environmental, agricultural and nutritional implications of the federal farm bill. The 2008 Farm Bill expired last year; although Congress failed to renew it, lawmakers extended it until a new agreement can be reached. The event runs from 7—8 p.m. at Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. It is free....

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fortnight Brewing has big plans for Cary

Posted By on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 3:19 PM

When a serial entrepreneur, an industrial engineer, a restaurant owner and two Englishmen share a love of British hops, they join forces to present Cary's first full-scale brewery. Fortnight Brewing Company, scheduled to open at the end of the summer, is finalizing a location on the west side of town. Named for the two weeks it takes for their brews to ferment, Fortnight Brewing Company was conceived by IT specialist Stuart Arnold and salesman Mo Mercado. The team has since grown by three, most recently with the addition of Cary Mellow Mushroom owner Will Greczyn. His wife, Kate, plans to...

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Monday, January 21, 2013

3Cups in Chapel Hill closing Feb. 2

Posted By on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

3Cups, a popular purveyor of wine, beer coffee and tea, is closing on Saturday, Feb. 2, owner Lex Alexander announced today. In a blog post on the eatery's website, Alexander said the "business model is no longer financially sustainable." The business at 227 S. Elliott Road has been open for eight years....

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Durham in the running for Southern Living's Best Food Destination

Posted By on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Durham, we’re at it again, making national headlines with our hard work and pride in local cuisine. Southern Living Magazine just named Durham one of the Tastiest Towns in the South in 2013. I’ll bet you a steaming Watts Grocery grits bowl, a glazed Monut and an Old Havana pork sandwich (pulled and pressed just right) that most of us saw this coming. Sam Poley, longtime chef and now director of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, praised the city’s food scene in an official statement: "Durham's food scene is on par with the best in the nation. Chefs here...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wilmoore Cafe sold to Ashley Christensen

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

The Wilmoore Cafe in downtown Raleigh is being sold to chef Ashley Christensen. David Fowle, who co-owns the Wilmoore, confirmed the deal. The eatery will close temporarily on Jan. 18 and remain shuttered until Christensen re-opens it. Fowle said daytime business at the South Wilmington Street restaurant has increased as much as 40 percent each month. Although the Wilmoore is open three nights a week, business at that time is slow. "I don't have the energy to do nights," Fowle said. The Wilmoore will be fifth local venture for Christensen, who is the culinary mastermind behind Poole's Downtown Diner, Chuck's,...

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