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Best Places For Hand-Picked Summer Fruit In The Charlotte Area

For nature lovers and those who want things as fresh from the farm as can be, the prospect of picking your own fruit or vegetables can be possible without driving very far. You and your family would be welcome to come and pick your own at any of the farms listed here.

07/18/2014

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Teen Goes Under Water In NC Quarry, Body Recovered

(CBS Charlotte) — Police and fire crews were dispatched to Carrigan Farms in Iredell County this afternoon, amid reports of a drowning. Five people were believed to be swimming in a quarry when a teenage […]

CBS Charlotte–06/11/2013

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Best Places For Apple Picking In Charlotte

Take a weekend drive through the open farmland and hillsides of North Carolina. Not far from Charlotte metro, enjoy meadows speckled with wildflowers and roadside stands brimming with apples. Explore lush fields of apple trees — the picking season kicked off Labor Day — and pack a picnic lunch for a budget-friendly fall weekend. Don’t forget homemade, hot apple pie or apple cider donuts for dessert.

09/14/2012

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Best Spots to Spend A Hot Summer Day In Charlotte

If the hot summer day doldrums have got the kids down, recharge their batteries with high-octane activities. Rev up their engines at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, or ride the waves on a rafting adventure at the world’s biggest man-made whitewater river. Cool down with a day of swimming in Charlotte’s largest lake, and end those toasty days with cool, silky ice cream. Charlotte’s best spots to spend a hot summer day promise this and so much more.

07/06/2012

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Best Pumpkin Patches!

October is the month for Halloween! When it comes to the festive holiday, pumpkins take center stage! So where do you go for the best in pumpkin picking? Here are a few places we think provide “orange pearls of perfection”!

CBS Charlotte–10/03/2011

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