Farm Fresh North Carolina: The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, Apple Orchards, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More

Farm Fresh North Carolina: The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, Apple Orchards, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More

by Diane Daniel
     
 

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In the first statewide guidebook of its kind, Farm Fresh North Carolina takes readers on a lively tour of more than 425 farms, produce stands, farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin patches and corn mazes, pick-your-own orchards, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, agricultural festivals, and more, all open to the public and personally vetted by

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In the first statewide guidebook of its kind, Farm Fresh North Carolina takes readers on a lively tour of more than 425 farms, produce stands, farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin patches and corn mazes, pick-your-own orchards, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, agricultural festivals, and more, all open to the public and personally vetted by travel writer Diane Daniel.

Daniel's animated, knowledgeable recommendations will give food lovers, families, locals, and travelers the inspiration and resources they need to cut a fresh Christmas tree, pick a peck of apples, take a fall hay ride, sample wine from locally harvested grapes, or spend the night on a working farm. Sidebars offer information about the state's agricultural history, politics, and eccentricities, while twenty recipes gathered from North Carolina farmers, innkeepers, and chefs provide delicious ways to use the day's pickings. Emphasizing farms and establishments that are independent, sustainable, and active in public education and conservation, this delightful guidebook will help North Carolinians and visitors discover how the burgeoning farm movement has become a bridge between North Carolina's past and present.

The publication of this book was supported by a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Editorial Reviews

The first response a non-Carolinian will have to this guide is likely to be something like, "I only wish that there would be a book like this for my home state." There is justification for that envy: This 300+-page paperback contains essential information about North Carolina's farms, farmer's markets, apple orchards, and all the other homegrown destinations mentioned in its mouthful subtitle. If you ever wanted to take a hayride, attend an agricultural festival, or sample wine from a local vineyard, Farm Fresh North Carolina should be your next stop. Delightfully diverse.

From the Publisher
This is one comprehensive and persuasive guide. . . . Daniel paints a charming picture of the attractions of rural life that should motivate even the most dedicated couch potato. . . . A delightful, informative read.—Library Journal

Library Journal
Rev up your transportation and head for the North Carolina countryside—this is one comprehensive and persuasive guide. Local travel writer Daniel paints a charming picture of the attractions of rural life that should motivate even the most dedicated couch potato. Were you aware that poet Carl Sandburg's home in Henderson County includes a park and a farm you can visit? Interested in picking your own okra? If you've always wanted a powder puff made from sheep's wool, you can get one at the Good Stuff market in Madison County. You'll find details for all these activities and more among the locations Daniel has visited and evaluated, organized here by county and into five regions that range from apple country in the mountains to the sandy soil of the Coastal Region and Sandhills. The guide also includes a glossary, information sources, recipes, and an alphabetical list of county-by-county offerings. VERDICT Although the limited focus of this exceptionally good guide won't make it an essential purchase for many public libraries, it is a delightful, informative read.—Janet Ross, formerly with Sparks Branch Lib., NV

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871829
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/07/2011
Series:
Southern Gateways Guides Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,236,486
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Diane Daniel turns the locavore philosophy into something truly useful and delicious. Her exhaustively researched guidebook will make you want to jump in the car and plan an entire getaway celebrating the family farm. Pick your own okra, choose a Christmas tree, watch sorghum being turned into molasses or goat's milk into cheese, then eat dinner at a restaurant whose farm-to-fork ideals are more than just hype. Diane brings sustainability to life and entices you to experience it for yourself.—Joe Yonan, food and travel editor of the Washington Post and author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One

Meet the Author

Diane Daniel writes about travel, food, the environment, and fascinating folks. She lives in Durham, N.C., and can be reached at http://www.farmfreshnorthcarolina.com.

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