The farm on the hill where blueberries grow

The farm on the hill where blueberries grow

Moravian Falls, NC – In the mountains of North Carolina there is a farm on a hill where blueberries grow. The Brushy Mountain Berry Farm is a u-pick ‘em treasure trove of farm fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and seasonal produce.

Plump, juicy, and sweet, with vibrant color ranging from deep purple-blue to blue-black and highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom, blueberries are one of nature’s greatest treasures.

The farm is located just off Route 16 in the northwest corner of the state and is home to brothers Austin and Cody Brodfuhrer, best friends who share a passion for sustainable farming.

“Cody and I share a passion for environmental sustainability and for as long as I can remember we shared the dream of owning a farm,” Austin said.

A small store on property features products from local merchants, including a blueberry facial scrub, jams, jellies, seasonal produce and assorted canned goods.

Visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which run from the southwest to the northeast and dominate the western and northern horizons.

For more visit http://www.brushymountainberryfarm.com/

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1st Annual Palmetto Bluff Buffalo Trail Run

Bluffton, SC – The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy hosted the inaugural “Buffalo Trail Run” at Palmetto Bluff Plantation this morning. Members, staff and guests participated in a 10K, 30K or 50K trail run through parts of the property normally off limits to everyone but staff. Special thanks to Conservancy Director Jay Walea, who let me jump into the back of his ATV for a ride along the course of a 10K loop normally reserved for Wild Turkey and White Tail Deer. “It’s the Conservancy’s main  charge to develop programs where people and nature can coexist in harmony,” Walea said. He has managed wildlife activities on the 20,000 acre property for 26 years. For more, look for my story in the November issue of Hilton Head Monthly Magazine.

 

What in the world is foot golf?

Hilton Head Island, SC – Heritage Golf Group is bringing the family friendly sport of Foot Golf to the Low Country. The new sport combining soccer and golf is a fun way to introduce kids and non-golfers to the sport. Using all the same principle as a round of golf, a foot golfer encounters all the same hazards and obstacles found on a golf course. Players kick their way around a strategically designed 9 or 18-hole layout. I came away from yesterday with three thoughts: (1) Anyone can kick a soccer ball; (2) It’s not as easy as you’d think; and (3) I’m definitely going back! Look for my full story in Hilton Head Monthly Magazine next month.

Lowcountry Thrill Rides

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You’re eight stories up, standing atop a platform resembling a fire watchtower that you’d seen out west. You’re dressed in active gear, wearing a helmet and a climbing harness. And you’re about to jump.

Hilton Head Island is no longer just attracting people to play tennis and golf. Today’s eco-friendly destination traveler is searching for adventure.

Read my story: Lowcountry Thrill Rides

Flatstock Rock Poster Show

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One of my favorite discoveries during #MySXSW was the Flatstock Rock Poster Show at Austin Convention Center. This is work from the legendary screen printer Gary Houston @VoodooCatBox

[Written by CK while working at Content Manager for RJR Interactive]

Daytona Beach “Beat the Heat” Sprint Triathlon – 10 November 2013

Daytona Beach “Beat the Heat” Sprint Triathlon – 10 November 2013

Daytona Beach “Beat the Heat” Sprint Triathlon – 10 November 2013

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