Topics: 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.

Business owner proposes to end hunger in half of a decade

Ruffin Slater, general manager of Hillsborough's Weaver Street Market, has challenged local government and businesses to eliminate world hunger in the next five years.

FoodFirst draws mixed reactions from Carrboro community

On March 23, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a text amendment to the land use ordinance that would allow social organizations to provide food services to the community.

Carrboro Aldermen unanimously approve amendment for IFC's FoodFirst kitchen


In order to allow the Inter-Faith Council to build a community kitchen for their FoodFirst initiative, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted to allow organizations that provide social services to provide food services to the community.

Students want real food to be real issue


Only in recent years has the university known where the food they are serving comes from.

Student-founded frozen food company is heating up

Seal the Seasons, a locally-sourced produce startup, will be stocked at local Whole Foods Markets in the upcoming weeks.

From food truck to restaurant

The food truck craze is thriving, and restaurateurs are taking advantage of their popularity.

Exploring faces of Franklin Street international food

Chapel Hill, a town home to a number of restaurants with an international focus, offers cuisine from various corners of the world and new perspectives for the town community.

Local pickled produce take high honors in nationwide good food awards

Pickled veggies are a staple of Southern culture.

UNC dining hall hopes to fry NC State in culinary cookoff

UNC students are passionate about two things: beating N.C. State and Lenoir Dining Hall cookies. These two passions will come together tonight when Carolina Dining Services will face-off against N.C. State’s University Dining to a culinary competition at the Top of Lenoir.

Honey, it's cold outside: Winter brings slower season for beekeeping


Winter is coming, and the honeybees are hunkering down.

ABC Commission ratifies offer of suspension, fine for La Residence

The ABC Commission ratified the offer in compromise for La Residence at their November meeting today. 

In the offer, the ABC permits for La Residence will be suspended for 50 days, beginning on Dec.

RSVVP Day: Eating out while giving back


Scott Boyd, a bartender at Mellow Mushroom on Franklin Street, said around half the customers who came into the restaurant Tuesday asked about RSVVP Day.

111 restaurants pledge support for RSVVP Day


If you eat out on Tuesday, a portion of the proceeds from your meal may be donated to support hunger-relief programs.

Farmworkers protest comes to Cary


More than five years into a farmworkers’ campaign against Publix, a protest by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers lasted just one hour in Cary on Sunday — where store management refused to accept a letter outlining the workers’ demands.

Chapel Hill grocery stores make reducing food waste a priority

This September, the United States initiated its first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50 percent waste reduction by 2030. 

On campus, religious dietary restrictions hard to meet


Saarah Khan’s food options in the dining hall are limited.

She mostly eats pasta, salad and an occasional veggie burger.

TOPO Distillery sells first bottle of liquor outside of ABC system in 106 years


Scott Maitland, owner of TOPO Distillery, sold the first bottle of liquor outside of the ABC Commission system in North Carolina since 1909 on Thursday.

Columbia University finds new ways to feed campus

Columbia University­ came up with new plans to combat student hunger with an emergency meal fund and a new student-developed app called Swipes.

PORCH Food for Schools program funds snacks for hungry kids

PORCH, a local nonprofit organization, has partnered alongside 23 schools and 1 pre-school to offer all children snacks.

CSA program brings Chapel Hill employees together with local produce

A local organization is teaming up with a North Carolina farm to provide easier access to healthy produce for Chapel Hill town employees.

The Chapel Hill Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program allows town employees to invest money in Brinkley Farms, and receive a weekly “share”, which are boxes of fresh produce from the farm. 

The town’s Wellness@Work program partnered with Brinkley Farms to facilitate convenience for the employees by delivering these boxes weekly to the heart of the town, at the Town Housing Office at 317 Caldwell St.

Farmers Market kicked off Friday

Farmers and vendors set up tents in the rain Friday morning in front of Davis Library at the first farmers market of the fall semester, organized by student group Fair Local Organic Food.

Moe’s to open on Franklin in November


The next time students walk into the building at 110 W. Franklin St. they should prepare themselves to hear the famous line, “Welcome to Moe’s!”

Let’s taco ’bout it: New breakfast at Daily Grind

The Daily Grind Espresso Cafe is trying to add a new breakfast food to students’ morning routines. 

Food Truck Rodeo drives charity

On Saturday, Chapel Hill residents can experience good food, contests, live performances and more — all while supporting a cause.

RSVVP event raises record amount $26,004 for IFC food pantry


The totals are in — higher customer participation is to thank for the 2014 RSVVP Day reaching a record high in fundraising for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.