It's that time of year again! There are four available seats on our Board of Directors, and we are seeking qualified, passionate candidates to help guide Tidal Creek's future!
The spring strawberry season is relatively short-lived, and the first taste of the year is long-anticipated and a signal that warmer days are finally here. Now that we've had the pleasure of strawberries for a few weeks, we might need some inspiration on what to do with the extra berries we have on hand. Tidal Creek has a bunch of sweet and juicy berries from Cottle Organics for just $2.99 a pint (while they last!), so now is the time to stock up on fresh, ripe strawberries, preserving the season (and we're not just talking about preserves) so that we have them in our fridge and freezer for the coming weeks.
As a co-op, supporting local farmers and producers is intrinsically linked to our principle of concern for the community. Local farms are at the core of our produce department. With over 30 local vegetables and fruit varying seasonally, we champion the farmers of the greater Cape Fear region. We believe in knowing where your food comes from and incorporating the farm-to-table ideology into every day life. In that spirit, we'd like you to get to know Black River Organic Farm.
From time to time, we get some weird looking produce on our shelves (remember burdock root?) Today, it’s celeriac. Referred to by some as celery root, this knobby, globular vegetable is a bit of a wallflower, getting passed over next to the turnips, rutabega, and other spherical roots in the produce bins, but it has a fresh, bright, and delicate flavor that is great in a variety of preparations, and definitely deserves some quality time in your kitchen.
This Saturday, May 14th, is World Fair Trade Day, bringing awareness to the movement of farmers, farm workers, businesses and consumers working to create justice in our global supply chain.
When we support fair trade products, we are acting as conscious consumers armed with informed purchasing power. We are creating positive change and promoting economic justice.
The fleeting spring season is here! Time to bask in the beautiful, mild weather before the heatwaves of summer descend upon us. Here in North Carolina, even though we enjoy a year-round growing season, some of the most anticipated fruits and vegetables are available only in the spring and summer seasons, and for a brief window of time. Over the past few days, we've been getting in sweet and juicy organic strawberries grown locally at Cottle Organics. They're so good we can't stop eating them! But we're not here to talk about strawberries. We want to talk about another bright red beauty of the spring season - rhubarb!
"The earth is what we all have in common."
Earth Day is this Friday, and there are a ton of fun things to do around Wilmington to get outside, enjoy nature, and celebrate the earth. Any excuse for people to get together and have fun is cool in our book, and Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and bring our attention back to important issues, but here are some ways we can celebrate Earth Day EVERY day by leaving a smaller footprint and doing our part to protect our planet.
Coloring Easter eggs is a tradition loved by children and adults alike. It's a great way to get crafty and get in some quality hang time with the family. Sure, it can get a little messy, but that's part of the excitement! Plus, if you ditch the chemical-laden artificial food coloring in favor of an all-natural method, the mess doesn't have to equal stress.
If you live in Wilmington, NC, you know you’ve got it made. With the beach and heart of Downtown a mere 20-minute drive from one another, we have the best of both worlds. Being so spoiled for choice, at times it can even be a little overwhelming to decide what to do! Outside of all the great events the city of Wilmington puts on, we’ve narrowed down a list of fun activities you can do all year round. Let’s take a look.
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