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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Nothing tastes like summer quite like a fresh, home-grown tomato. In fact, I embark on a tomato sandwich diet each summer. While I’m still patiently waiting for my own garden plants to get ripe enough for picking, I’m enjoying the vegetables from my CSA share each week (and of course, our locally-sourced café ingredients). Good […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.9.2014 – 6.13.2014

“The act of sitting down with friends over a great meal while bragging about our dogs, taking stock of our good fortune, and passing along to our children the value of our traditions, land, resources, and importance of conversation is what we call ‘memory cuisine.’” –Chris and Idie Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook […]