Local Food

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

If you've ever had to make a big move in your life, you can probably relate on some level to WFAE listener Julianne Wooten. She moved to Charlotte two and a half years ago from Austin, Texas, and upon arriving here, realized she couldn't find one of her favorite dishes.

Cutting Handmade Goat Milk Soap On Local Farm Tours

Sep 28, 2014
Tasnim Shamma

Since 2009, a group called Know Your Farms has been organizing tours of local farms in the Charlotte area. Their mission is to promote local organic food and connect people to the farmers who live near them.

There aren't many farms in Mecklenburg County. But one of the few remaining farms is in south Charlotte called "Wish We Had Acres" and it's a goat farm. It was the only farm in Charlotte on the "Know Your Farms Tour" this weekend.

Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord

Jul 14, 2014
Tasnim Shamma

Say you want to become a farmer. If you didn't grow up on a farm, where do you start? In Cabarrus County, you can go to farm school.

The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm was launched in 2009 to give first-generation farmers an opportunity to learn the trade.

And earlier this month, it was the subject of a funding controversy that led to the organic farm being shut down for a week in the middle of the growing season.

One of the best - and most exclusive - restaurants in Charlotte is one you’ve likely never heard of.

There’s no bar, no valet parking, no sign. It’s tough to get a reservation, and you can forget sweet-talking your way in or bribing the maitre d’.

It’s the Greenway Restaurant at Central Piedmont Community College.