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Monday, October 8, 2012

Reliable Cheese in Durham closing

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Reliable Cheese Co., which sells artisan cheeses and meats from its cozy storefront at 405 E. Chapel Hill St. in Durham, is closing Friday, Oct. 19, according to an announcement in its weekly newsletter. Patrick Coleff opened the store in the summer of 2011. In the Indy's profile of Coleff, the Brooklyn expat discussed one of his reasons for locating his shop in Durham: "We felt that Durham was where the exciting culinary action was happening." The shop sells a variety of cheeses showcasing, as the profile said, "North Carolina's fromage chic." The cheeses are cut to order and chosen...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Community, city efforts slowly move urban agriculture forward

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Eric WatersFarmhands help wash just-harvested produce at Homegrown City Farms. Under a new city proposal, urban farms could not sell on-site without obtaining a $1700 permit. The City of Durham and local food advocates are pushing for reform that will allow for more lenient rules on growing food within city limits. Last night, Durham community members gathered at 801 Gilbert St. for a public information session provided by the Durham City-County Planning Department and community group Durham Food Prosperity Council. As agriculture spreads throughout developing and revitalized American cities, Durham is among the leaders in urban food movements. Current zoning...

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