NC food program to expand, providing food boxes to more people and investing in farms | Business Local

“When the shutdowns were happening, there were farmers markets and restaurants closing down, and a little bit of panic was setting in,” Miller said. “It put farmers in a bind. They were now without those immediate markets to sell their products.”

CFSA organizers also began considering those who had lost their jobs during the pandemic. Eventually, the association partnered with the Piedmont Culinary Guild, a forum for farmers and culinary professionals. Soon thereafter, they began working with local food hubs to sign up laid-off restaurant and hospitality workers to receive produce boxes.

Jesse Leadbetter, co-founder of Charlotte-based foodhub and delivery

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Construction at Jackson’s fast-food restaurants chugging along | Business

Jackson residents and visitors craving a quick burger or bite to eat will notice some significant changes to two of the town’s fast-food restaurants: McDonald’s and Wendy’s.

Both are undergoing major overhauls to their interiors and exteriors, with work at both restaurants expected to be completed soon.

At Wendy’s, dine-in customers will experience an overhauled interior and upgrades to the bathrooms, general manager Doug Hutmacher said. And passersby may notice an improved exterior facade.

The upgrades at

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Trending Today Features the Business and Future of Food on Fox Business

Meet the “Avocado Queen,” Natalia Merienne, a female trailblazer in the produce industry. Natalia sources avocados directly from growers in Michoacán, Mexico, a region rich in volcanic soil that yields avocados packed with nutrients and known for their unrivaled taste and texture. Natalia’s avocados are in demand at grocery stores and appear on a major restaurant chain menu. “I travel to Mexico every month to check on my growers and handpick the quality avocados I need for my customers. I believe I have a

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