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                                        April 22, 2013

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These Farmers are Charmers - Farmers Market Opens Wed. at City Plaza


Get to know the farmers behind those beautiful plates of summer eats you've been craving since last October.  NC produce is plentiful this time of year and summer suppers just taste fresher, healthier and better.  


The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is hosting its 2013 kickoff with a Pig Pickin' Celebration on Farmers Market Wednesday, April 24 from 10am till 2pm at City Plaza located on Fayetteville Street.  Each year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance hosts the kickoff event for the public to celebrate and raise awareness of the flourishing farm-to-fork movement, healthy lifestyle, and sustainability.


This year's event welcomes festival goers for a true Eastern North Carolina pig-pickin featuring The Pit's famous authentic North Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, available for $5. BBQ expert and author of 

Bob Garner's Book of Barbecue, Bob Garner will discuss the historic and cultural aspects of Brunswick stew, The Pit BBZ as well as provide samples of The Pit's version of the historic dish.

The event will feature family-friendly activities, exciting raffles and giveaways, and live entertainment from local blue-grass and classic rock band, Old Habits. 


The 2013 season welcomes back returning vendors and a new and exciting list of participants.  New vendors include REW's Kitchen, Black Hoof Run, Hillsborough Cheese Company and Carolina Bee Company.  In response to customer demand, the new season will highlight vendors offering local lunch options, grab-to-go lunch boxes.  The grab-to-go selections will showcase local and seasonal ingredients.


Local Strawberries Eat local because it tastes better:  and it's fresher!  Food travels on average 1,300 miles from farm to table.  At the Farmers Market, your food travels within the boundaries of North Carolina, most from 90 miles or less.  It reaches you within a day of being picked, compared with week-long journeys across the country.  


Eat local for your health: The nutritional value of produce declines as more time passes between farm and fork.  Buying directly from your farmer allows you to know where your food comes from and how it was raised.  You have the choice to buy from someone you trust.  Take the opportunity to learn how your food was grown.  Ask about what chemicals, pesticides, hormones, or genetically modified seed, if any, were used in the production of your food.  

Eat local because it's your regional economy: Spending locally keeps dollars circulating in our community.  You'll be supporting endangered family farms and maintaining the rural character of NC.

Shopping at NC farmers markets puts dollars directly in the farmers' hands, rather than paying for shipping Local Tomatoes and packaging costs, your dollars support the family farm.


Eat local to preserve biodiversity and enjoy unique varieties: Many varieties grown for supermarket shelves were selected for their ability to withstand long distance shipping and to have a long shelf life. Locally grown and sold produce varieties are selected for their taste!  In addition to the opportunity to taste heirloom varieties long forgotten by industrial agriculture, you are preserving and enhancing genetic diversity.  


Eat local to support the environment: Buying produce locally reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emissions and packing materials needed to transport produce vast distances.

So what are you waiting for?  Go meet your neighbors... NC Farmers are southern charmers!  You'll agree they are the salt of the earth!      



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Gimme a Beat - Back to the 60's Music Events
 Who cares if you once fell off the table during your rendition of "Footloose."  It seems like everything is reverting back to the 60's ... from Mad Men to last weekend's Colorado pot smoking festival.  Thankfully, one thing that has never fallen out of favor is the music from the 60's and the way it lifts your spirits.  So throw on those dancing shoes and face the music at one of these upcoming music events.   


Give It A Spin: 11th Annual Triangle Beach Music Festival - Saturday, April 27th

Are you ready for the Biggest Beach Music day of the year?  Believe it or not, the largest Beach MusicBeach Music    Festival of the year is not on the coast ... but inland at Bryan Farms in Garner, NC on April 27th.  Once again, the The Triangle Beach Music Festival ("TBMF") will return to Garner with a day of great music, great food, and tons of fun in the sun!  Last year over 12,000 TBMF attendees had the time of their lives.  Featured acts include Band of Oz, Jim Quick & Coastline, Spare Change, and the Craig Woolard Band.  Gates open at 9:30 am and gate tickets will be $35 Cash - But you can save money and get your Tickets Online in advance ($30).  It may be only April but it's never too early to get those "Summertime Blues!"  Website 


Forever Young: Bob Dylan Comes to Raleigh Amphitheater, Thursday May 2

The smash of the snare drum at the start of "Like A Rolling Stone" awakened a whole generation.  It Bob Dylan Album  was the rim shot felt around the world.  Before that, a young Bob Dylan had taken the folk music scene by storm and was one of the founders of "folk rock".  But nobody could have predicted the influence this poet, singer-song writer, and philosopher would have on the generations.  Every major performer (before and hence) has paid homage to him.  Flash forward 50 years and it is clear that Dylan has never stopped evolving (performer, author, internet radio host, and painter).  His "Never Ending Tour" commenced in 1988 and since then he and his band have performed over 2300 shows.  Now it's Raleigh's turn to feel "Forever Young".


On Thursday, May 2 Bob Dylan with special guest, Dawes, will play the Red Hat Amphitheater inBob Dylan Image Raleigh.  The show starts at 7pm.  Tickets are still available online.  Here's your chance to see the original.


Red Hat Amphitheater: 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh; Contact: (919) 831-6400; Website 



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 'Like' Performance Edge On facebook!  

Performance Edge is trying to get 500 "likes" on facebook by May 5th.  For every 'like', Certain Things will donate $1 per like to Performance Edge to help fund our program.  Certain Things is a fabulous ladies clothing boutique located in Raleigh's Cameron Village.  As an added incentive, Certain Things will give you a 10% discount on your entire purchase through May 5th!  Go to Performance Edge's facebook page and 'Like' us!!  Like us on Facebook 

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Bailey's Fine Jewelry -  BIG Sale with up to 60% Off begins on April 25th.  Stop by Bailey's Cameron Village store or at  Bailey's Crabtree Valley Mall and take advantage of some Huge savings!  After all, Mother's Day is just around the corner. Website.    


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