Neecole Bostick

Made in NC: Sangha Tea

A bartender by trade, Alisa Wilcher decided to take on a different kind of beverage with Sangha Tea. Alisa blends teas using ingredients and promotes not only healthy alternatives to coffee but a healthy lifestyle. Sangha Tea products can be found at Durham Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Alisa spoke to Neecole Bostick about her teashop over a cup of iced gunpowder green tea.   Neecole Bostick: What are the health benefits of tea drinking? They’re vast. Going from helping with metabolism, tooth decay, to allergies —some of the herbal teas, which are good for your kids, they have vitamins...

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Made in NC: Double M Bakeshop

Raised by a family of cooks and bakers, Mary Moyer graduated from Wake Tech in culinary arts in 2013 and created Double M Bakeshop. Moyer uses organic and local ingredients in the granola and nut butters she produces to keep the recipes as pure as possible. Double M Bakeshop products can be found in various locations around the Triangle, including Cocoa Cinnamon and Beer Durham, as well as online. Mary spoke to Neecole Bostick about her bakeshop. Neecole Bostick: How did you originally come up with the idea of baking granola? Mary Moyer: I went to culinary school in...

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Made in NC: Heirloom Goodness Applesauce

Inspired by their mother’s recipes, Durham sisters Mary Goodwin and Patty Downey started Heirloom Goodness Applesauce after taking on cooking applesauce as a hobby. Mary and Patty took the time to speak with Neecole Bostick over a bowl of applesauce. “Now this is the Fuji Pink,” said Goodwin. “Usually, we only use one apple in our jars. Fuji Pink is the only one we put two apples together. The Fuji is so sweet that it has a runny texture to it, so we put the Pink Lady in to thicken it up. Texture is a funny thing with applesauce.” The...

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Made in NC: Box Turtle Bakery

Abraham Palmer left a job in IT to start Box Turtle Bakery, a home-based bakery. Palmer uses locally grown ingredients and sustainable baking practices, including milling his own flour from grain. Box Turtle Bakery sells at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Palmer spoke to Neecole Bostick about his bakery. When did you start baking? I started out-of-the-oven late summer 2009. I was definitely coming at this from another field. I had been doing IT work before, but I had always been interested in lots of different things and I wanted to try something...

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