TerraVita’s Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour

The Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour debuts on October 19th with an exploration of downtown Carrboro and West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, as an alternative and equally engaging experience to the standard Sustainable Classroom. The tour will begin at 8:30 am at Open Eye Cafe, home of Carrboro Coffee Roasters and will end at Crook’s Corner. Places in between will include Fifth Season Gardening Co. CarrboroAcme Food & Beverage Co.Lantern Restaurant & Midway Community Kitchen. Participants include Kevin Callaghan, Andrea Reusing, Justin BurdettGary CrunkletonSean UmsteadKathleen PurvisJason SmithClark BarloweMelissa Green KatrincicWyatt Dickson and more! Click on the following link to see the details for the Walking Tour, including locations and participants: http://www.terravitafest.com/classroomsmoving.php

Willow Way Creations Acoustic Show

Hugh, from Willow Way Creations, will be back at the Open Eye on October 13th at 8 pm bringing his Americana/Indie Folk blend of fine originals and fan favorite covers.

Hurricane Florence Hours

To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we will be closing at 6pm on Thursday, September 13th and remaining closed all day Friday, September 14th. However, our current plan is to resume our 7am-midnight hours on Saturday, September 15th.

Be safe, everyone!

Carrboro Music Festival

Stop by the Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday, September 30th to hear over 200 acts across 29 venues, completely free of charge! We are a main host for the event, which will feature various food vendors for you to try.

For more information, check out their website here.

We hope to see you there!

Lucy Isabel at Open Eye Cafe

Come hear a voice described as “pure folk” at Open Eye Cafe on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:00-11:00 pm! Lucy Isabel is a Nashville-based Americana singer and songwriter, and she has toured extensively across the world. Her newest release, “California Coming Down,” is a new approach for the young artist, but she still stays true to her strong lyrics and driving melody.

You can learn more about Lucy and her tour dates at lucyisabelmusic.com.

See you there!

Come check out Dead Birds on Saturday, September 15th!

Come by to hear Chicago musician Erica Johnson unfold her project, Dead Birds, on Saturday, September 15th! Her folk music set emerged from her time spent traveling across the country, evoking a feeling of nostalgia through the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and banjo. Stop by from 8:00-11:00 pm to check them out!

Check out their website here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Carrboro Coffee Roasters Memorializes Direct Relationship Farmer Tomas Sosa Calderon

We were saddened to learn that we recently lost a member of our coffee family when long term Direct Relationship farmer Tomas Sosa Calderon passed away in Honduras.

To memorialize Tomas, Carrboro Coffee will donate a percentage of sales of his Finca El Aguacate coffee to his family, to continue his legacy of producing world-class coffee on their farm in Comayaugua. Funds will go to build new drying beds for next years harvest, with an eye towards future programs in their community.
Finca El Aguacate is a past Good Food Award and Cup of Excellence winner and features an orange, floral aroma and subtle apricot acidity. The coffee is available at Open Eye Café, Caffe Driade and Weaver Street Market, at select cafes and restaurants who carry Carrboro Coffee and online at www.shopcarrborocoffee.com. A percentage of sales of this coffee will continue until this, his final crop, has been roasted and packaged.

Join us for music from Matthew Sabatella this Friday, July 27th!

Join us for live music from Matthew Sabatella this Friday, July 27! Matthew Sabatella follows threads of traditional folk song, with vocals, a guitar, a banjo, and a mountain dulcimer. Stop by from 8:00-11:00 p.m. to enjoy this free music experience!

Check out his website here.

We hope to see you there!

Introducing East Durham Bake Shop Goods!

We’re so excited to now be offering baked goods from East Durham Bake Shop! East Durham Bake Shop makes fresh, handcrafted pies, croissants, cookies and other baked goods right in Durham. They specialize in seasonally inspired baked goods and were voted best pie in Durham County in Indy Week Best of the Triangle 2018.

We know offer East Durham Bake Shop’s morning buns, hand pies, sweet and savory scones, cookies, and evening buns.

To find out more about East Durham Bake Shop and their baked goods, check out their website here.

Come try some for yourself!

Come hear live music from Christen Blanton and Jeremy Glasgow Friday, July 28th!

Come by to listen to live music from Christen Blanton and Jeremy Glasgow this Friday, July 28! These two multi-instrumentalists specialize in American folk music. Their set ranges from rowdy fiddle and banjo tunes to intimate arrangements of traditional folk songs and original music. Stop by from 8:00-11:00 p.m. to check them out for free!

Be sure to visit their Facebook here.

We hope to see you there!