Upcoming Slow Food Events

May 22, 2007

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Saturday, May 26, 2007
Spring Festival at Foggy Ridge Cider (Slow Food Excursion!)
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1328 Pineview Road, Dugspur, VA 24325
276.398.2337, cidermaker@foggyridgecider.com

Let’s visit Diane Flynt, Slow Food Piedmont Triad convivium member and heirloom apple farmer, for a picnic and cider tasting on Foggy Ridge Cider’s grand opening day!

Foggy Ridge Cider opens for visitors on Saturday May 26 with a Spring Festival. See Ashmead’s Kernel, Black Limbertwig, Cox’s Orange Pippin and over 30 apple varieties in bloom. Taste Foggy Ridge hard ciders paired with artisan cheese while listening to local musicians.

We’ll carpool from Greensboro and Winston Salem. Foggy Ridge Cider is about one hour from W-S and one hour forty-five minutes from Greensboro, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwest Virginia. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch. The tasting is free and served with a pairing of cheeses, and guests can also purchase a glass (or two) of cider to enjoy on the grounds or in the orchard. There will be bottled water for those who can’t drink alcohol, but do plan to bring your own non-alcoholic drinks.

Please RSVP if possible to lponeill@slowfoodpiedmont.org by May 23 so that I can give Diane a sense of how much cheese to buy. However, if you decide to come at the last minute without RSVPing, she welcomes you! When you RSVP, I’ll let you know where the carpools will meet.

From Diane: “This first year we offer three blends of hard cider, along with tours of the Cider House and orchard tours in the fall. We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays through the fall but available at other times if you call ahead. Our web site is: www.foggyridgecider.com.”

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Monday, June 4, 2007
Slow Food Movie
The Werehouse, 211 E. Third St. Winston-Salem
7:00 p.m. for coffee and socializing, movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sorry! Due to the Easter Freeze, the June cherry picking at Levering Orchard has been postponed to 2008!


 To Our East:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
‘Farm-to-Fork’ Exploration
A Carlo Petrini Lecture NCSU McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh
7:00 p.m.

Presented by: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Carlo Petrini will lead a discussion on the meaning and value of preserving food traditions, defending biodiversity, and protecting food that is good, clean, and fair.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public. Reserved seating is available. For reserved seating information, visit on-line at http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu or contact Lisa Forehand at 513-0954.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
‘Farm-to-Fork’ Reception with Carlo Petrini
NCSU Visitors Center
1210 Varsity Drive, Raleigh
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join Carlo Petrini at a private reception to support CEFS. CEFS develops and promotes food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond through research, education, outreach, and marketing innovations.

Join ‘Friends of CEFS’ at the $250 level and receive two reception tickets plus reserved lecture seating.

Visit on-line at http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu or contact Lisa Forehand at 513-0954.


Farmer’s Market Events

Saturday, June 16, 2007
Crawfish Day
Piedmont Triad Farmers’ Market
Off Interstate 40, Exit #208 at Sandy Ridge Road
10 a.m. – until

Sample one of North Carolina’s newest aquatic commodities. Growers will have them for sale. Prices are $4.00/lb for live crawfish (40lb. max) and $5.00/lb cooked with Cajun Seasonings.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007
VeggieFest – Slow Food Booth
Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market, corner of Yanceyville and Lindsay Sts., Greensboro
7:30 – 11 a.m.

The Market celebrates the start of the fresh produce season with door prizes, music, and fun for the whole family. Slow Food members Pat Bush and Laurie O’Neill will host the Slow Food Booth with tasty samples from local produce.

Saturday, June 30, 2007
Dairy Day
Piedmont Triad Farmers’ Market
Off Interstate 40, Exit #208 at Sandy Ridge Road
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In celebration of June Dairy Month, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Guilford County Extension Service, and the 4-H Club will host “Dairy Day”. There will be an ice cream churn-off contest, educational exhibits, dairy cows, games and lots of goodies from SUDIA and ice cream to the first 300 to participate in a dairy/4-H quiz. Come on out and learn how important milk and milk products play in the health and quality of our life.


More Events for 2007

We keep an updated list of events on our events page, but you can get the latest announcements delivered to you by email if you join our listserv. Our listserv is a free way that we can communicate with our members and other interested members of the community. It is secure and we don’t share your email with anyone! (We don’t like that, either.) You can join by emailing us at info@slowfoodpiedmont.org and entering “subscribe” on the subject line.


Farmers’ Market Events May 12

May 11, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Strawberry Day
Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market
Corner of Yanceyville and Lindsay Sts., Greensboro
6 a.m. – noon

Pancake breakfast with strawberries prepared by Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex (proceeds to benefit projects of the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market). The breakfast begins around 7 a.m. and lasts until 10:30-11 or until the strawberries run out!

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Triad Chili Cook-Off
Piedmont Triad Farmers’ Market
Off Interstate 40, Exit #208 at Sandy Ridge Road
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the NC Epilepsy Medication Fund Association including State C.A.S.I. (Chili Appreciation Society Incorporated). Championship Chili Contest includes arts, crafts, and silent auction. For more information please call Pat Gibson at 1-800-642-0500.