Events on September 8

There’s one big day on our calendar for September, and it’s coming up on Saturday!  There will be a breakfast to raise funds for the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market at their annual Farmer’s Appreciation Day on Saturday, and Slow Food will have a table there.  After that, you can head out to Rising Meadow Farm for their fifth annual Farm Fest!  This event will be especially interesting for the knitters, crocheters, and weavers among you, but they will also have great music and local food!  Please check out the details below.

October and early November will be huge months for Slow Food and related organizations, so get ready for some big Slow Food fun next month!  Curious?  A few of these events are listed on the events page now, and more will be added in the next few days.  Please send me any food-related event announcements (non-commercial) to send to the list and put on our events web page.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Farmer’s Appreciation Day
Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market, corner of Yanceyville and Lindsay Sts., Greensboro
6 a.m. – noon

The Market celebrates its anniversary and salutes the local farmer. This event features live music, exhibitors, free food tastings, door prizes, and more! Slow Food Piedmont Triad will have an information table at this event.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Farm Fest Five
Rising Meadow Farm, Randolph County
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

A celebration of the Fiber Arts and “Good Living” featuring:

  • Great Local Food – see description below!
  • Fiber Animals
  • Fiber Artists and other Fine Artisans
  • Hands-On Demonstrations
  • Sheep Dog Demonstrations
  • Live Celtic Music- “Seamus Stout” from Fort Worth, Texas (www.seamusstout.com) including a couple of Pipers from the North Texas Caledonian Pipe Band

From Ann Fay: “We will have plenty of food to eat at Farm Fest as well as some things to buy and take home. On the menu will be two lamb offerings from Rising meadow Farm. Sliced leg of lamb and kefta (a Moroccan “burger”), both served in pita with homemade tzatziki sauce and homegrown tomatoes – hamburgers from TT Grassfed Beef, all beef hot dogs, and Middle Eastern fare from Zaytoon Restuarant in Greensboro. (hummus, spanokopita, felafel, Greek salad). For beverages there’ll be homemade apple cider (made right here by Windy Hill Orchards, Ararat, VA), homemade root beer (Three Waters Farm, Graham) and homemade lemonade by Girl Scout Troop #578, Grays Chapel. To top it all off there’ll be ice cream cones from Homeland Creamery and homemade coconut cake from “Sisters” (a couple of neighbors who bake wonderful goodies).

“As folks leave they can buy apples, jams and jellies from Windy Hill Orchard, honey and gourmet honey vinegar from Honeybee Harvest, Julian , grassfed beef from TT Grassfed Beef, Trinity and of course our Rising Meadow lamb.

“The whole idea about Farm Fest is that everything is homemade, handmade, homegrown, etc. The food goes right along with that!”

Directions at www.risingmeadow.com.

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