Local Flavors: Small Farmers, Food Artisans and Top Chefs in Central North Carolina
Autumn bounty: Sun-ripened sweet red Italian peppers from Wild Hare Farm at
the Carrboro Farmer's Market.
If you’re a foodie, central North Carolina is the place to be.
Farmer’s markets are thronged with shoppers stuffing their baskets with gorgeous seasonal produce, heritage breed meats, artisan cheeses, locally made wines and breads made from home-grown, hand-milled grains. Restaurants are thriving, winning national kudos for market driven menus starring Cane Creek pork, Fickle Creek eggs and Chapel Hill Creamery cheeses. The near-ravenous craving for local fare is fueled by our amazing small farmers—over 120 within a 50-mile radius of Chapel Hill—who’ve increasingly turned to the sustainable production of heirloom fruits and vegetables and heritage breed livestock.