Farm & Food Friday

Howdy all and happy Friday! Can you believe it’s September already? Some exciting events coming up as we head towards cooler weather.

September 6
Are you ready to farm?
Peaceful River Farm
Chapel Hill, NC
www.peacefulriverfarm.com
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.

Brew your own…kombucha!
9am-12noon at the Plant in Pittsboro
“This workshop will go through a crash course detailing what Kombucha is, its history and interesting spread from China to the West, and the health benefits of this “remedy for immortality.”
http://abundancefoundation.org/brew-your-own-history-healthfullness-and-production-of-kombucha

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 20-21
9th Annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour
1-5 PM both days
Tour tickets, good for both days, are $25 per vehicle in advance and $30 on the tour weekend.  Or, you can choose to pay $10 per farm (available for purchase at all of the farms during the tour). Cycle groups count as one vehicle.  Tickets can be purchased online now at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft or at any Triangle Whole Foods Market.

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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