Thursday, June 4, 2009

Farm to Fork Picnic on June 14th

So if you would like to participate in one of the best food offerings of the year (proceeds benefit future farmer apprentices at the Breeze incubator farm program), be sure and get your ticket for this event.  If you check out the restaurant and farm list, you immediately know the food is going to be incredibly delicious as well as farm fresh.  We both definitely plan on leaving this event with a full-belly.  So come on out and enjoy some great food and great company.  

On Sunday June 14, we are joining many of North Carolina's most acclaimed chefs and a group of incredible Piedmont farmers to cook a picnic-style dinner at W.C. Breeze Family Farm, a 270 acre educational farm devoted to sustainable agriculture just a few miles north of Hillsborough. All proceeds from the evening will help grow new farmers across North Carolina by supporting farmer apprentice programs hosted by the Center for Environmental Framing Systems and PLANT at Breeze Farm Enterprise Incubator program. Over 70 restaurants, artisans and farmers are working together to prepare the all-you-can eat feast celebrating the bounty and diversity of our region, including the season’s first field-ripened tomatoes; heritage pasture-raised pork including whole hog BBQ, Tuscan-style porchetta and carnitas; a North Carolina shrimp boil; a tasting tent filled with handmade craft food, including farmstead cheese, pickles, preserves, breads and cured meat; Monterrey-style cabrito with homemade tortillas from old-variety corn last grown in the Carolinas in the 1940's; all-local sno cones, spit-roasted lamb, herb sorbets hand-churned by the teen gardeners from SEEDS; grilled pizzas and flatbreads made with vegetables grown in the field next door; and the last strawberries of the year. This family friendly evening will also feature activities for the kids including sack races, a honey-bee demonstration, goats, rabbits and chickens; and of course a tour of the Breeze Farm. We hope that you can join us! Sunday, June 14th 4-7pm WC Breeze Family Farm 4909 Walnut Grove Church Road Hurdle Mills, NC (5 miles north of Hillsborough) Tickets: $50 per person; kids 12 and under are free. Wine and beer will be available to taste and also to purchase. Tickets are available online at A $2 processing fee will be added to all tickets. Organized by: Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Orange County Cooperative Extension and Economic and Development, and Slow Food Triangle Contact or 919-755-3804 for more information and volunteer opportunities.

Participants as of May 25th include: 
18 Seaboard
 Acme Food & Beverage
 David Auerbach
 The Abundance Foundation
 Ayrshire Farm
 Bluebird Meadows
 Brinkley Farms 
Cane Creek Farm 
Carolina Crossroads 
Castlemaine Farm 
Celebrity Goat Dairy 
Chapel Hill Creamery 
Contrarian Farm 
Coon Rock Farm
 Counter Culture Coffee
 Durham Inner-city Gardeners at SEEDS
 Dutch Buffalo Farm
 Eco Farm
Elaine’s on Franklin
Farmer’s Daughter
Fickle Creek Farm
 Foster’s Market
 Four Leaf Farm
 Four Square
 Fowl Attitude Farm
 Fullsteam Brewery 
 Harland’s Creek Farm
 Haw River Wine Man
 Irregardless CafĂ©
 Lil’ Farm
 Lucky 32 
Maple Spring Gardens
 Neal’s Deli
 Peregrine Farm
 Perry-winkle Farm
Piedmont Biofarm
 Plant @ Breeze Farmers
 Poole’s Diner
 Sage & Swift
 Scratch Baking
 Southport Seafood 
The Barbecue Joint
 The Weathervane
 Fred Thompson
 Timberwood Organics
 Tiny Farm
Triple B Farms
 Watts Grocery 
Wild Hare Farm
 Zely & Ritz

1 comment:

Will said...

Thanks for supporting the PLANT@Breeze program! Hope to see you cats there!