Local Food

Local News
11:10 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Cutting Handmade Goat Milk Soap On Local Farm Tours

Wish We Had Acres is a goat and herb farm in South Charlotte. It participated on the Know Your Farms Tour for the first time this year.
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.


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Local News
8:34 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord

Joe Rowland joined Lomax as a farmer-in-training in 2010. He now owns an 18-acre poultry and produce farm in Gold Hill.
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.

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WFAEats
2:11 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Culinary Delights At CPCC

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.

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