THINK (RE)THINK: THE FACTORY CAFÉ

From time-to-time, we write about the business of running a business: about how we make decisions, about how many times decisions just make themselves from lack of decision-making, and about how those decisions sometimes work—and often don’t. The truth of the matter is that running a business (or a life, or a family) is about […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.18.2014 – 8.22.2014

“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” – Grace Coddington Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22: STORE Beginning Tuesday, we will highlight some of our all-time favorite wardrobe essentials. Ranging from basic layering staples to fully embellished statement […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.11.2014 – 8.15.2014

“Art enables us to find ourselves, and lose ourselves at the same time.” –Thomas Merton Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15: STORE Lose yourself in our DIY space this week. Start a new project with a One-of-a-Kind DIY kit (available for a limited time), or […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.4.2014 – 8.8.2014

“The most simple things can bring the most happiness.” –Izabella Scorupco Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8: STORE Explore our selection of 100% organic cotton jersey garments—the versatility of our fabric is great for the changing seasons. Beautiful alone or layered, basic or embellished, our […]

FRIENDS OF THE CAFÉ, SOUTHERN FOODWAYS, AND VIVIAN HOWARD

Last Friday night, we hosted our second “Friends of the Café” dinner, which also served as our first Piggy Bank Dinner fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). Chef Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer restaurant and the Peabody-award winning television series A Chef’s Life traveled to The Factory from North Carolina for an evening of delicious food, cocktails, much […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.21.2014 – 7.25.2014

“Savor the ritual of the table. Mealtime is a time for empathy and generosity, a time to nourish and communicate.” —Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food Here is what we have going on at The Factory this week, Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25: STORE Enjoy our newly updated retail space, view our […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.14.2014 – 7.18.2014

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read. –Abraham Lincoln Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18: STORE Beginning Monday, we will highlight some of our favorite books and other summer […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.7.2014 – 7.11.2014

“Once you have eaten—shared food with a person, there’s a deep psychological system that means, you know, we are like family.” –Jonathan Haidt, On Being Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11: STORE Visit us this week for the launch of The Factory Sale. We will […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.30.2014 – 7.4.2014

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” —William Faulkner The Factory will be closed Friday, July 4th, that our staff can observe Independence Day. (Please note, CSA boxes will be available for pick-up at Jack-o-Lantern Farm on Saturday morning.) Here is what we have going on this week, […]

HOT AND HOT TOMATO SALAD

This month, we launched our “Friends of the Café” Dinner Series with James Beard award-winning chef Chris Hastings. When searching for like-minded chefs and restaurants to collaborate with for our ongoing chef series in the café, Chris was one of the first people who came to mind. His dedication to locally-sourced ingredients is something we […]