Farm and Food December 2019

Happy (almost) Winter!

Time to nourish our bodies and souls with warming stews, visiting with friends, and catching up on all those books we’ve been meaning to read. It’s also an underappreciated time for a hike – with all the leaves out of the way, you’ll find that your familiar walks have pulled the curtains back and you can see for miles.

Below you’ll find events in NC and some podcasts I enjoy.

December 1
A Millstone Creek Christmas Hayride

December 7, 14, 21, 22, & 23rd: 5-9pm
Adults: $7, Kids 2 & under: free

Hayrides through the orchard, apple cider donuts and loads of activities for the kids.

December 6-7
Candlelight Christmas Tour and Dinner
Adults: $35, Ages 11-16: $10, Children under 10 are free. Reserve by November 30

Christmas in Historic Murfreesboro always conjures a vision of heavily laden tables offering a sumptuous Southern meal in an amazing fashion.

December 14
Enchantment in the Garden
Mt. Holly
December 14, 4-8pm

The community garden gets gussied up – 52 decorated beds, luminaries, lights and more.

Podcasts that please:

Food Heroes, Katie Jones – A fun podcast that covers everything from Fair Trade to vegan “fish”, Katie interviews people “using food to solve problems rather than creating them.” I love her enthusiasm and the interesting work of the Food Heroes. Hearing how they approach problems and turn them into opportunities helps me reorient my thinking on barriers we encounter with our sustainable seafood work.

Future of Ag, Tim Hammerich – I learn quite a bit from this one! Tim has a wide variety of interviewees, from active farmers and ag funders to tech folks. He finds the key questions and is able to turn sometimes confusing information (blockchain) into meaningful and engaging dialogue.

Eat This, Jeremy Cherfas – A delight. You just never know what Jeremy is going to cover next, and whatever it is, you’ll be intrigued, whether he’s discussing the 180+ apple varieties in an orchard in Ireland, the stigma & joy of eating alone, or the tragedy at the chicken processing plant in Hamlet, NC.

Enjoy December! Eat good food.



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