Farm & Food Friday

Fall Vegetable Gardening:Extending the Harvest

Registration is required.  Contact Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or
Be sure to indicate class choice, date and location.

Sun., Aug. 17, 4:00pm; Arboretum Education Building; 401 Ashland Drive
Tues., Aug. 19, 6:30 pm; Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Road
Thur., Aug. 21, 6:30pm; Wildlife Education Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road
Mon., Aug. 25, 6:30pm; Edwards Family Library, 1420 Price Park Drive

Vegetable gardening for the year does not have to end when the tomatoes and cucumbers do! This workshop will focus on strategies and timing to maximize yields and extend the harvest from your vegetable garden by growing fall and winter crops. We’ll talk about season extenders and other tips and techniques to keep your garden producing well past the first frost. 

Coming up on the horizon:

September 6
Are you ready to farm?
Peaceful River Farm
Chapel Hill, NC
Tony Kleese is leading a class on at Peaceful River Farm. The cost is $50 and will be from 8:30 – 4:00pm including a tour of the farm and a healthy lunch prepared by Lee Newlin. Check out their website for photos of their lovely farm (and delicious food).

Farmer Appreciation Day
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC
Southern traditional breakfast of eggs, grits, fried potatoes & onions, biscuits, sausage gravy, red-eye gravy, sliced tomatoes, and a choice of sausage or country ham–$8 per plate–proceeds are to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. Music on the lawn from 8-11.

September 11
13th Annual Gardening Gala & Seminar, 8:30-4pm
Guilford County Extension Office
3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, NC
Container gardening: From flowers to vegetables; how much fun can you have?

September 28
Open Farm Day
Goat Lady Dairy – 12 to 5 pm
Rising Meadow Farm – 11 am to 4 pm
Free Event – Rain Or Shine – No Pets Please

Twice a year we open our doors and invite you to bring family and friends to enjoy a beautiful afternoon on two local farms. Meet the farmers, goats and kids, sheep and lambs. Tour the gardens, taste the cheese, feel the fleece, hear about local food and farming.  You can even “throw a pot” with local potters at Goat Lady Dairy.  Enjoy live music, sheep dog and shearing demonstrations at Rising Meadow Farm.  Come learn with us as we seek to create a sustainable future together. In addition to selling artisan cheese, wool and yarn, there will be a dozen or more other local farmers at the two farms offering pasture raised pork and beef and a wide variety of artisan fiber products.  

And if you have an upcoming event, let us know (just comment below).

If you know of a place consolidating food or farm info, please let me know! Until then, I’ll provide periodic updates of the happenings in the Piedmont Triad.


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