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20 July, 2014

TerraVita 2014 Tickets Now on Sale!

TerraVita 2014 Tickets Now on Sale!
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Readers, I know I’m not in North Carolina anymore (though I will be in Raleigh the weekend of 9/13–let’s get together, locals!), but I had to make sure you knew that tickets for Chapel Hill’s TerraVita went on sale today. Why? Because TerraVita is an amazing conference focused on food, drink, and ways to enjoy
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28 December, 2012

The Carolina Table: East Meets West Dinner

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The Carolina Table: East Meets West Dinner We have finally made it, dear eaters. It’s the last of my posts on TerraVITA 2012, which you may find funny because I passed up the Grand Tasting on the Square, which is TerraVITA’s main event. It did not take place until the day after this meal, and
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21 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom #4: Wine and Cheese

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The Sustainable Classroom: Wine and Cheese The trio of organizers for my final session at the Sustainable Classroom, a day of intensive discussion and tasting of sustainable foods at TerraVITA 2012, knew their crowd. They knew we were seasoned foodies; the concept of pairing cheese and wine was not revolutionary to us, though it will
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14 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom #3: The Cultivation and Culinary Possibilities of Figs

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The Sustainable Classroom #3: The Cultivation and Culinary Possibilities of Figs  For my third session at the Sustainable Classroom as part of my bloggers’ free pass to TerraVITA 2012, I chose to take a class on figs and wine pairings. My reasoning was simple. I adore figs. I adore wine. I often think of figs
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7 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist

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The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist  It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to blog. That’s what a vacation in New Orleans will do for you. But I’m back, and I have a few more posts coming your way from the TerraVITA 2012 food and wine festival. This one is a summary of
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16 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Final Stop, Coon Rock Farm

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It was a whirlwind day on the media farm tour, but our last stop still arrived sooner than expected. I may have been lulled into laziness by the delicious food at Boxcarr, the previous stop. Coon Rock Farm was our final destination, and it’s owned by Richard Holcomb and Jamie DeMent. The farm is organic,
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16 November, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom: Coffee & Chocolate

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The Sustainable Classroom: Coffee & Chocolate As part of my whirlwind weekend at TerraVITA 2012, I participated in the Sustainable Classroom on a free press pass. Each of the four sessions I attended was jam-packed with information and tasting experiences. There is no way I can share everything I learned with you, so instead, I’m
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12 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 4, Boxcarr Farms

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Boxcarr Farms is both a farm and a food truck that uses ingredients from that farm. The farm can be found in Cedar Grove, NC, and the food truck visits Fullsteam Brewery every other Thursday night and 3 Cups every other Friday night. I’ve reviewed the food truck before, and I was thoroughly impressed —
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9 November, 2012

TerraVITA Media Farm Tour: Stop 3, Whitted Bowers Farm

TerraVITA Media Farm Tour: Stop 3, Whitted Bowers Farm
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After learning about different methods for processing coffee beans and getting our buzz on at Joe Van Gogh’s coffee roastery, the TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour group headed on to the next stop in our jam-packed day. That stop was Whitted Bowers Farm in Cedar Grove, NC. It’s owned by Rob Bowers and Cheri Whitted
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6 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 2, Joe Van Gogh Coffee Roastery

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Time for more on the TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour! After taking a fast, furious, and intriguing tour of the redesigned Southern Season, our group of food-loving media members hustled into our complimentary shuttle, provided by Performance Subaru, to make the journey out into the wilderness for our next stop. Okay, the wilderness was a
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