Foster's launching food truck

Apr. 10, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

Foster’s to launch food truck: The Durham location of the gourmet food market and café Foster’s Market is launching a food truck called “Fosters on the Fly.”

Patrick Edwards, general manager of the gourmet market and café location on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, said the project is in the early stages.

Edwards said the truck, an old bread truck that has been renovated, has been purchased. He said they’re waiting on inspections and licenses.

The truck is slated to serve some of their favorite items from the Foster’s menu, he said, as well as specials.

“For a long time we’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a smaller, take-out version of Foster’s and this kind of became available, and we just kind of went for it,” Edwards said.

The Durham market and café was founded by Sara Foster and her husband Peter Sellers in 1990. It’s at 2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Last year, Foster sold the location in Chapel Hill.

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Free Cone Day: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is coming up April 9. Customers get a free scoop of ice cream in a cone or in a cup.

The Ben & Jerry’s locations at 609 Broad St. in Durham and 102 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill are both participating.

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Lilly Pulitzer at Southpoint: The target opening of the Lilly Pulitzer store at The Streets at Southpoint is at the end of May, according to an email from Ro Schuler, director of new stores for the women’s clothing retailer.

Lilly Pulitzer is a brand that dates to 1959, when Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau started a juice stand in Palm Beach, Fla. Her line of colorfully printed clothing launched after she had a dress made with colorful printed cotton to hide the dress stains on her clothing, according to the website, http://www.lillypulitzer.com/content_slides.jsp?groupName=OurStory.

The clothing line is now one of the brands of the publicly traded, global apparel company Oxford Industries Inc., which also designs, sources and distributes products of its brands including Tommy Bahama, Oxford Golf and Arnold Brant.

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Durham Farmers’ Market spring hours: The downtown Durham Farmers’ Market is returning on Saturday to its weekly summer hours of 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Chef Amy Tornquist and sous-chef Kyle Wilkerson of Watts Grocery will do a cooking demonstration and tasting from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the beginning of the new season Saturday.

At 10:30 a.m., the Duke women’s a capella singing group Deja Blue will perform.

The Durham Farmers’ Market’s regular summer vendors include farmers, bakers and crafters. Ever Laughter Farm and Farmers’ Daughter Brand Pickles and Preserves are joining the summer market line-up.

April 17, the Wednesday Market is opening for its sixth season. The Wednesday Market is open weekly from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. This year, the Wednesday Market has four new vendors: Big Spoon Roasters, Imagine That Gluten Free, Tempeh Girl and Waterdog Farms.

The Durham Farmer’s Market is at 501 Foster St. in Durham in the Durham Central Park Pavilion. It’s open on Saturdays year-round from 8 a.m. to noon April through November and from 10 a.m. to noon December through March.

The Wednesday Market is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Mid-April to September. For more information, go to the website www.durhamfarmersmarket.com.

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Great Human Race: The Volunteer Center of Durham’s Great Human Race is slated for Saturday, starting at Northgate Mall, according to a news release from the mall.

The 5-kilometer run or walk supports nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups. It’s in its 18th year.

Runners’ pre-registration pick-up is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and again from 4:30 to 7 p.m. near Northgate’s Hibbett Sports.

Day-of-the-race registration begins at 7 a.m. The run begins at 8:30 a.m., with walkers immediately following runners.

The race is routed through the Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood near Northgate.

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