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On any given Saturday morning, at virtually any farmers market, you’ll see locals drinking coffee, listening to folksy acoustic tunes, and chatting over produce.

When you visit a farm, you’ll likely see tomatoes, corn, goats frolicking on bales of hay, and pastureland with horses, cows, and sheep peacefully grazing. But you probably don’t expect bamboo, industrial hemp, a hydroponic garden, and a vertical wall of watermelon plants.

Community gardens, mobile markets, and fresh food pantries share a social conscience mission with farmers markets. Not just feel-good gardens and programs, they bring freshly grown produce to those less fortunate or in a food desert, where options for fresh food are scarce or unavailable. He…

Dozens of trays of plump, ripe blueberries sit stacked on metal racks waiting to be sorted and weighed before going to the press. Thousands of them roll into buckets and bounce off the sides, creating a melodic, rain-shower drumming. The press — large, tall, and sitting in the middle of its …

Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable. For a gardener, it’s rather easy to grow, it can be picked as a baby or matured into a behemoth, and it’s versatile enough to work well in many different cuisines. Remembering a few tips will help you get the most out of zucchini this summer.

You don’t have to be a professor or agricultural professional to grow a great tomato. Then again, some advice from one never hurt, either.

Summer's almost over, but there's plenty to do to get ready for the school year — and we aren't talking about buying new clothes or devices. Get ahead of the curve with these tips.

Even if you don't want to see a tutor in person, you can still get the help you need. Here are a few websites to use when you're stuck or want to go a little beyond where you are now.

Start with the part you like. Doing what you enjoy first will make your brain happy — and will make you more likely to finish the task.

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has seen a lot of history in its 60 years, including a campaign appearance by Richard Nixon in 1960, N.C. State’s national basketball championship in 1974, and an unprecedented five-night stand by country music superstar Garth Brooks in 2014. A “Holiday on Ice…

Tucked onto a side street on the outskirts of downtown lies a modest-sized shop that’s unique in the Southeast. Famous in music circles and a double bass player’s musical mainstay, the Bass Violin Shop is the only one of its kind in the region devoted entirely to one of music’s great crossov…

When it comes to beer, there’s a lot of jargon to contend with. Some words can be defined with a quick web search. “Brett,” for instance, refers to Brettanomyces, a yeast that lends a funky flavor to any beer made with it.

Summer finally arrives this month, and you know what that means — it’s going to get hot, really hot. And on those days when the mercury rises and the humidity makes the air feel like a steaming bowl of soup, you’re going to need some relief.

Patio season, the best time of the year, is officially here. There’s something to be said about downtown Greensboro coming out of hibernation; the warm tendrils of big, spring breezes has awakened Elm Street. The patios are officially out and sidewalks have filled up with humans and their ca…

Deviled eggs never go out of fashion. That childhood treat is easy to whip up for a potluck dinner, family reunion, or office party, and can be humble or fancy — dusted with paprika, topped with caviar, or anywhere in between. There’s never a wrong time to enjoy deviled eggs.

It’s not like they’ve declared “Yappy Hour” yet, but North Carolina’s wineries — most of them — are decidedly pet friendly.

Our May Taste Of explores the variety of pet food and treats found on the shelves at All Pets Considered. 

Olive, an 11-year-old black Labrador, has been a big part of Taylor’s life for a long time. She’s been around for a lot of important milestones. So Taylor knew Chris was the one when he also fell in love with Olive.

    Experience lakefront living with more than $1 million in superior renovations. Multiple archways accent dramatic two-story great room and kitchen with high-end finishes, including a huge island with stunning countertop and bar and a built-in refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen also includes a …

    At the recent North Carolina Winegrowers Association’s annual conference, Ian Taplin, professor of sociology, management and international studies at Wake Forest University, covered wine market trends.

    Spring is the time for new habits, new growth and setting yourself up for the long summer ahead. With all that new growth comes the dreaded deep clean: sorting through your wardrobe and donating old outfits to a charity, throwing the windows and doors wide open, deep-cleaning the home and re…

    The green trim adorning the magnificent, two-story house on Gorrell Street in Southside provides a hint of its past: You will find the Magnolia Hotel listed in six mid-’50s to early-’60s editions of “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book,” the travel guide essential to black families looking for s…

    SAY WHAT YOU WILL about “Green Book,” this year’s big Oscar winner. It’s just another “white savior” movie. It’s a marginally more updated version of the tone-deaf pleasantries in 1989’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” which was old-fashioned even 30 years ago.

      THERE IS NOTHING BUT ELEGANCE and sophistication in this custom-built Phil Thomas home. Panoramic views of Buffalo Lake are throughout. Pamper yourself in the extravagant main-level master suite, which includes a lavish bath and private office or library. Each of the spacious four bedrooms h…

      If Justin Washington’s first attempt to gain support for an Easter egg hunt in east Greensboro had been successful, there’s a good chance his non-profit foundation would have never taken flight.

      In October 2014, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to make judgments in five cases from appellate courts legalizing same-sex marriage, the ban on those marriages in North Carolina and other states was struck down.

      I think “Peak Kale” has come and gone. There was a time when everywhere you looked at the farmers market, kale was in everyone’s bags. Magazines and cooking shows were extolling its virtues and people couldn’t get enough, but this particular cruciferous vegetable didn’t always have it so goo…

      Liz and Jack Grimes first met in junior high school, but it wasn’t until several years later when Liz was a junior and Jack a senior at Smith High School that the two discovered an unmistakable chemistry.

      Perhaps my choice of setting for my first 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine portrait was prophetic.

        Do you have a treasured holiday tradition — a family ritual, memorable meal, hilarious habit? Do you remember how it began? What makes it special?

        If you hear the words Merry Christmas and immediately start running through your to-do list and stressing over all there is to do, just breathe. ¶

        “I kept seeing his name on Facebook,” says Kolika Gray. She was happy being single and being mom to 11-year old Khamani, but Donovan Gray was persistent.

        Dr. Beth Mulberry founded and continues to grow Mustard Seed Community Health Clinic along with supportive community partners. The clinic’s holistic approach to community health care through healthy housing, healthy diets and healthy lifestyles reaches a broader audience with more immediacy …

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