Local food and agriculture

Orange County is home to many local food vendors. Farmers' markets showcase local agriculture frequently in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is also involved in crafting local beer.

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Staff Writer Laura Brummett tries Trolly Stop's new veggie burger.

First-Years' Guide to Franklin

Among all the new places to master this year, let the Franklin Street food scene be one of them.  When you’re sick of meal swipes and run out of the stolen snacks from FallFest, The Daily Tar Heel has you covered for navigating the wealth of restaurants on Franklin Street. 


A scoop of icecream.

Ben & Jerry's serves up free ice cream, helps Musical Empowerment

For the past two and a half years, the Franklin Street Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with Musical Empowerment, a student organization that provides over 130 youth from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area with free, one-on-one music lessons, for their Free Cone Day. The lessons are provided by students from UNC and takes place at the University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street. 


Chapel Hill honors and celebrates culture in Sunday's international festival

International flags line Franklin Street in preparation for the upcoming Near and Far Festival in Chapel Hill this weekend, which will honor and celebrate the town's global community.  The festival will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 140 West Franklin St. Plaza and will feature performances from Pline Mounzeo to Prema Natya Vidyalaya Dance School. The event will also have interactive exhibits such as UNC Global, the Chapel Hill Chinese School and a tasting tent.