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NC Growing Together Events

Visit the NCGT website for details on upcoming events including:

Lunch–N–Learn: Farmer Idea Lab Webinar Series

April 16, 12-12:45 pm; Topic: Farm Transitions 

Postharvest Handling for Enhanced Shelf Life Workshops

April 14: Duplin County (1/2 day) May 21: Catawba County (1/2 day) June 2: Forsyth County (full day)

 

       
       
Farm to Fork picnic    

Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend

June 5-7, 2015 in various locations

CEFS is expanding the Farm to Fork picnic to a whole weekend full of local food events in 2015!

The first two events, scheduled for June 5 and 6, will feature James Beard winner and The New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg. Sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the weekend proceeds will benefit training programs at the Center for Environmental Systems (CEFS) and the W.C. Breeze Family Farm Extension and Research Center.  

The weekend will kick off with a dinner at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Friday, June 5, featuring five acclaimed North Carolina chefs, including Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston and the Peabody Award-winning PBS series A Chef’s Life, Chris Coleman of The Asbury in Charlotte, Amy Tornquist from Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery in Durham, and two additional chefs that will be announced in the coming weeks. Greenberg will be the guest of honor at the dinner and speak briefly about the purpose and importance of addressing overfishing and sourcing from our local shores.

On Saturday, June 6, Greenberg will speak in Durham about the state of the fishing industry, better use of our national resources, and the importance of protecting our waterways, from New York’s rivers to Alaska’s Bristol Bay. After Greenberg speaks, there will be a dynamic panel of half a dozen North Carolina fishing industry experts who will discuss “how we might regain American local seafood.” Following the panel, Greenberg will sign books and there will be a “sustainable” fish fry, prepared by local chefs.

The weekend wraps up on Sunday, June 7, with our Farm to Fork Picnic at Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills, NC. With more than two dozen chefs and farms paired together and another two dozen food artisans featured, the Picnic offers an amazing array of local food and some of the very best we have to offer in the state! In addition, half a dozen craft brewers, wine distributors and coffee producers offer beverages for attendees. 

All proceeds from the three weekend events will provide funding for education and new farmer training programs at the Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills and the CEFS farm in Goldsboro, NC.

For ticket purchases and more information on sponsorships, please go to the website: www.farmtoforknc.com

       
Carolina Meat Conference 2015    

Save the Date: 4th Annual NC Choices' Carolina Meat Conference

October 12-13 in Winston-Salem NC

NC Choices is excited to announce the 4th Annual Carolina Meat Conference, October 12-13, 2015 in downtown Winston-Salem.  NC Choices’ Carolina Meat Conference is a nationally-recognized event, specifically focused on bringing together every part of the meat supply chain, from farmers all the way through to the final consumers. The two-day event includes a pre-conference farm tour followed by two days of hands-on workshops, butchery demos, and a cutting edge class line-up combine for unmatched learning and networking opportunities pertaining to success in the specialty meat industry. Over 30 expert instructors will be featured this year on multiple tracks and a fantastic trade show will take place over the entire two days.

KEYNOTE: NC Choices is honored to present the internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Allan Savory, founder of holistic management and the Savory Institute.   Savory is perhaps best known for his message, “only livestock can save us,” addressing holistic management as a solution to improving pasture land and reversing climate change.

More information at www.carolinameatconference.com
       
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Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Series

Visit the SOSA webpage for details on upcoming workshops!

 

 

 

 

       
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10% Campaign Events

Visit the NC 10% Campaign's website for upcoming events!