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The Barbara Lorie is a variation of a creole with bitters (I’m not saying anything about you, Barbara), once famously known as the Barbara West, after one of the last…
Farmer Doug Jones offering tastings at a Sustainability Tour.   The very first official meeting of the Chatham Community Food Council (CCFC) convened last week in the Agriculture Building just…
We are thrilled about the PepperFest headliner this year.  Phil Cook has wowed us for years, from his days playing keys in Deyarmond Edison, to his years as the banjo…
We have since grown too large for this diminutive office, but this tiny house was the home of Abundance NC for a few years. Besides being adorable and small, it…
The Amazing Pepper Festival got its start six years ago as a celebration of the seed saving work of Doug Jones at Piedmont Biofarm and a taste test of his…

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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda