Share a Meal: The Quiltmaker Café

The month of March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual awareness campaign intended to encourage informed food choices and healthy eating habits year-round. Unfortunately, there are significant barriers to the accessibility and availability of healthy foods, even in Chatham County. Food insecurity affects communities worldwide, emphasizing a lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. The Quiltmaker Café in Pittsboro is working to combat the effects of food insecurity in their own backyard. Support their initiative to make nutritious meals accessible to all!

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Wake Up, Chatham County!

Wake up, people! It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning, where are you stopping for coffee? Before you get back in line to support a national chain, think about drinking local instead. People’s Coffee in Pittsboro, located at 60 Mosaic Blvd., Suite 100, opened their doors in December of 2023. Like their flagship location in Durham, they are committed to fueling your morning routine.

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New Year, New Plans

Out with the old and in with the new! New Year’s Eve is a day to reflect on the good, the bad and everything in between from the past 365 days. Whatever 2023 taught you, take that and use it to make 2024 even better! For those of you ringing in the New Year in Chatham County, we’ve got recommendations for where and how to celebrate!

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‘Tis the Season for Takeout

For those of us who rely on frozen dinners and takeout to make it through the week, holiday home cooking can be a stressor. For those of us that can burn water, opt for an easier recipe. The holidays are not defined by how many hours you spent in the kitchen, but the quality of time spent with loved ones. Leave the cooking to the professionals and order your fully cooked holiday dinner from a restaurant near you!

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(Trick or) Treat Yourself

How did trick-or-treating become a Halloween tradition? The century-old tradition we practice of ringing a doorbell and requesting treats has roots in ancient Celtic festivals, early Roman Catholic holidays and medieval practices. Through the years, the trick-or-treat industry has left its mark on commerce, with Americans spending an estimated $3.1 billion on Halloween candy, according to the National Retail Federation.

An empty bucket in hand, where is your family collecting tricks or treats? Instead of spending hours searching for the house with the good candy, stop by one of these community events for your fill!

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Giving Back: CORA Food Pantry

Back in 2015, the process for renovating and reimagining the Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA) Food Pantry space began. This July, that space reopened to the Chatham County community, continuing its mission of providing access to nutritious food for local families. According to the 2022 census, nearly 12% of Chatham County’s residence live in poverty, making resources such as the CORA Food Pantry a necessity to its residents. Your involvement in your community matters, make it count at CORA Food Pantry!

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Summer Fest this Sunday

The summer season has officially launched and the weekend we have been waiting for is finally here, it’s Pittsboro Summer Fest. It’s July Fourth weekend and the festivities are just getting started in Chatham County. Your vacation days could look like a backyard barbecue, a nighttime firework display or celebrating with your neighbors! No matter how you choose to celebrate, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Summertime Seafood Festival for Father’s Day

According to the American Heart Association, we should be eating at least two servings of seafood each week, which provides essential nutrients to the whole body. The Summertime Seafood Festival hosted by The Sycamore and Postal Fish Company brings the taste, the experience of seafood to you! The perfect gift for Father’s Day, tickets are on sale now for Sunday, June 18. From 2-6 p.m., savor chef-crafted seafood, listen to live music and play lawn games at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills!

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Farm to Fork Picnic Triangle 2023

Yes, you can taste the difference. When it’s grown in North Carolina, when it’s harvested in North Carolina, it’s that much better. On Sunday, June 4 from 4-7 p.m., Fearrington Village in Pittsboro will host the 2023 Farm to Fork Picnic. A collaboration of more than 40 local chefs and farmers, 16 beverage producers and 11 artisans, your attendance supports the next generation of food and agricultural leaders. Buy your tickets online!

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Dinners in December

You have plenty of cooking in your future. Take a seat, unwind and let one of Chatham County’s famed eateries serve you a home-cooked holiday meal. Natural Chef Café: The Central Carolina Community College Culinary Arts Continuing Education and Curriculum program presents the Natural Chef Café, located at 764 West St. in Pittsboro. Support students…

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