Eat Local

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Looking to increase your consumption of locally grown, raised and produced foods? Join us as we explore local farmers' market, pick your own farms and more.

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Play Local

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It's important to make time to play. We love our local sports teams, live music venues, indie movie theaters, art museums, parks, fun places and spaces all around the Triangle.

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Shop Local

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Prefer to think outside the "big box"? We do too! You'll find us shopping at independent retailers, art galleries, craft fairs, coop and specialty markets, wine and bottle shops in each corner of the Triangle.

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What Would a Localista Do in Carrboro This Weekend?


Carrboro Farmers Market

Sure, it’s a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here’s how I’d answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 15 – 17, in Carrboro. Friday night I’d leave work […]

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Have a Slice of Strawberry Grand Marnier Pie


It is a coincidence that Mother’s Day and graduation celebrations fall during the peak of strawberry season? Nope. Spring’s first fruit is a natural addition to any brunch menu, cocktail or dessert. This simple pie prominently features strawberries and is spiked with a Grand Marnier to add a little something […]

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Celebrate Our Locals on Independent Bookstore Day


Perhaps you’ve heard of Record Store Day, a day in April set aside to call attention to indie record shops around the country, featuring special record releases and live music events. Several of our local record stores have participated in the annual event that grows bigger each year.  Borrowing from that idea, […]

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