Eating Like a Locavore

Sustainable Sandhills, a nonprofit organization based out of Fayetteville, believes global change begins with local initiatives. Just one example of that is the Sustainable Saturdays Film Series we shared last month. This organization’s latest initiative is the Locavore Dinner series, popping up monthly in unique venues around the greater Fayetteville area. Defining a locavore as “a person who… [...] “Eating Like a Locavore”

America’s Hometown Happenings:
September 16 – 18

A visit to the greater Fayetteville area this weekend means a visit to either the fair or the farm. Cumberland County makes no secret of its agricultural pride, and finds every reason possible to celebrate the history of this area. The Cumberland County Fair offers just such a reason, but so do a couple of other treasured events. Kicking off the autumn season, the Gallberry Corn Maze and the Heritage Festiv… [...] “America’s Hometown Happenings:
September 16 – 18”

Cumberland County: Destination Adventure

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Fall brings with it relief from the heat and an increased number of opportunities to seek adventure in the greater Fayetteville area. One look at a Cumberland County map reveals that this area is blessed to have several community parks, all of which offer a diverse range of recreational trails and activities to choose from. Whether you are attracted to the water, prefer getting around on wheels, or like fa… [...] “Cumberland County: Destination Adventure”

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Pick-Your-Own Farms

Pick-your-own farms have been taking the farm-to-table concept to a new level in North Carolina, where agriculture is still the number-one industry. Visitors do not have to look hard to find one of these sites in the greater Fayetteville area. Here, locals enjoy shopping straight from the source, at farms that produce acres of the fruits that grow so well in the Sandhills region. From April to October, vi… [...] “Shop Like a Local at
Pick-Your-Own Farms”

Pursue Family

The Fayetteville area is home to the U.S. Army’s most populous base, Fort Bragg. The community wears this distinction proudly, and shows its appreciation by actively pursuing the freedoms that those soldiers protect. During your visit, experience the area like a local – from parks and museums to breweries and zip lines – and relish in the excitement that’s found around every turn.  ZipQuest Waterfall a… [...] “Pursue Family”

Veterans Open Brewery in Hope Mills

The DirtBag Ales partnership began when Dirtbag’s brewmaster Vernardo “Tito” Simmons-Valenzuela made a bargain with a fellow medic at  Womack Army Medical Center. Tito promised free beer for life in exchange for a home-brew kit the friend received for his wedding. That’s when Tito started his path to becoming a brewer. Partner Eric Whealton, a nurse who worked the same shift, attended tasting session… [...] “Veterans Open Brewery in Hope Mills” is owned by the
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