Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, HIPAA-certified technicians boost computers’ performance with upgrade, maintenance, and repair services. Technicians can travel to homes or offices, or customers can bring ailing machines to the shop for same- or next-day repairs. In addition to removing viruses and installing protective software, the technicians can transfer data, upgrade operating systems, and make sure that nobody dies of snakebite on the Oregon Trail.
Apple Crate’s amply stocked nutrition centers abound with healthy goods and specialty products, including organic foodstuffs, vegan and vegetarian staples, and vitamins and minerals to keep bodies nourished and in good condition. Herbivores can bulk up on organic produce, grains, and spices, and those beset by gluten allergies or flaxseed mania can find products to meet their dietary needs. Shelves also brim with health products and body products, including master cleanse ingredients and skincare items ($13–$40) such as MyChelle face cream ($20). Stock up on coconut waters for the coming palm-tree apocalypse, or jumpstart immune systems with a dose of multivitamins ($16–$25) such as the MegaFood Women’s One Daily ($22). In its commitment to the environment, Apple Crate recycles nearly 100% of its waste and requires staff members to take hourly tree-hugging breaks. Both the stores and Apple Crate's website also offer a veritable library of healthy recipes.
HoneyBaked Ham classic sandwiches pile poultry, beef, and more between bread bookends for a quick and quality meal. Barnyard-based sandwiches include the HoneyBaked Ham classic, featuring the meat magnate’s signature honey-crusted ham and a creamy honey-mustard sauce. The HoneyBaked turkey classic matches the Thanksgiving mascot with swiss cheese and savory sauce atop a fresh roll. Choose a side item to accompany the classic sandwich on its digestive journey—options include potato salad, broccoli-bacon-bliss salad, and macaroni 'n' cheese salad—and write an edible epilogue to your tale with HoneyBaked Ham’s dessert cookie or brownie.
Every September, Aw Shucks farms opens its fields to the public and celebrates harvest season with a variety of family-friendly activities. The hallmark attraction is the farm's annual corn maze, a beloved fall tradition that invites guests to navigate the seven foot corn stalks by light of day, or at night, guided by flashlights. But the fun doesn't stop once they find the exit?a grain bin slide, tumbleweed roll, antique train car, and paddleboats are just a few of the attractions waiting to be explored by visitors young and old. Hayrides give passengers a scenic view of the farm grounds during the day, while at night, adventurous souls can gather around a bonfire to devour s'mores and listen to spine-tingling tales told by local storytellers.
Of course, if scary stories aren't enough to raise the hair on your neck, you can always attempt the farm's other blood-curdling attraction: the 13th Acre Haunted House. Beginning at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights, horrific creatures descend upon the farm to terrorize the living as they wind their way through the darkened woods. The scenes are so gruesome, that the event is not recommended for children under age 8 or theater critics who are easily bothered by overacting.
Since its maiden curing of 1947, the Phillips Brothers Country Hams family has been transmogrifying plain old pork into the Southern country-style hams that earned them the National Country Ham Association’s 2004 smoked-ham grand-championship trophy. The magic begins as each lucky leg marches through two pampering cycles of cure-mix massage and relaxation in chilled oak bins for 40–45 days. After a quick dip to remove excess salt, heroic hocks bask in dry heat for at least 25 days before their debut. Customers exercise culinary imaginations with a whole country ham ($49.95) or staple packages of Phillips wafer-thin slices ($8.99/lb.) together to construct an edible self-portrait. The Midnight Snack pack, a down-home treasure chest of biscuit-cut country ham, baking mix, syrup or jelly, and grits, begs to be assembled into a late-night buffet ($37.95). Accent savory tastes using condiments including Saluda honey on the comb ($24) and locally made jellies ($5), with varieties such as garlic pepper and raspberry brandy complementing each ham's flavor, coloring, and collection of novelty shotglasses.
Cured meats line the wall of Beef Jerky Outlet, a Concord shop that hosts a varied kingdom of beef jerkies, deep-fried peanuts, jerky seasonings and cures, and more. Meat suitors can freely enlist the courtship of the cherry-maple turkey jerky ($6.99/4 oz.), honey-barbecue beef jerky ($6.99/4 oz.), or teriyaki jerky ($6.99/4 oz.). Or spicy up a meal or daily vitamin intake with Carolina Blues hot sauce ($6.49, mild or hot), Dave's Insanity Sauce ($7.95), or Satan's Blood ($19.99). Beef Jerky Outlet also supplies at-home flavor mavens with seasoning and cures, such as the barbecue-bourbon jerky cure ($6.99).