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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Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmer Santiago Perez holds signs in protest at the Cary Publix. The workers are fighting for fairer produce prices and wages.

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.