Orange County Local Fest – September 29th – Free Event 10am-6pm
Orange County LocalFest is a diverse, family-friendly festival that celebrates and promotes local food, local music, the local economy, and the county’s heritage and culture. LocalFest is sponsored by Orange County Government. The event will be held at the Blackwood Farm Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Live music, cooking demonstrations, local artists and crafters, and educational and kids’ activities will highlight the daylong event.
TerraVita Festival – Sustainable Classroom- October 19th
In ways realized and unrealized, consumers greatly benefit from the relationship between chefs and small farmers. Their constant dialogue informs what food is grown and in what quantities, which trickles down to what’s available to shoppers at farmers’ markets. In this class, we’ll examine how chefs and farmers partner in order to offer more people access to local food, create new, innovative revenue streams, expand product lines, and meet the demands of a population that’s increasingly adventurous when it comes all things culinary. Acme’s Chef Kevin Callaghan and chef Jason Smith from 18 Seaboard and the 18 Restaurant Group will be joined by farmers Elise Bortz, Portia McKnight, and Eddie Moore to give a little perspective – and a few delicious bites!
Confirmed Participants: Kevin Callaghan from Acme Food & Beverage, Jason Smith from 18 Restaurant Group, Portia McKnight from Chapel Hill Creamery, Elise Bortz from Elysian Fields Farm, Eddie Moore from Moore Brothers Beef, and moderator Monica Willis from Modern Farmer
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TerraVita Festival – Grand Tasting – The Green at Southern Village – October 20th
TerraVita’s ninth year will wrap up with our signature event. The Fall Fêteincludes a lot of amazing food and drink with live bluegrass! It gets larger this year, featuring both an Artisan Tent and more than 40 chefs and food artisans from across the state of North Carolina – representing the coast, the mountains, and everything in between. In addition, two dozen beverage producers will offer sustainably-sourced beverages from across the globe – including microbrews; spirits; craft sodas; organic coffees; drinking vinegars; and biodynamic, organically-grown, and natural wines.
Featured participants for 2018 will be announced by September 7!
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Orange County Living Wage BUY-cot!
Support our Creamery & #LivingWages SATURDAY June 2 at two local farmers markets!
Find Chapel Hill Creamery at Eno River Market and Carrboro Farmers Market!
Find OCLW at both markets for our latest & greatest living wage employer roster! Thanks, Orange County.
Farm To Fork Picnic June 3rd
This year we are paired with our good friends at ACME Restaurant in Carrboro. Can’t wait to see what Chef Callaghan puts together!
Where: Fearrington Village in Pittsboro 4-7 pm
When: June 3rd 4-7 pm
The Farm to Fork Picnic will launch our year-round celebration on Sunday, June 3. A joyous tribute to local foods and the people who produce and create them, Bon Appétit magazine called it “the country’s best all-you-can-eat feast”! We’ll return to the beautiful grounds of Fearrington Village, where dozens of our area’s best chefs, farmers, artisan producers and beverage providers will create a dizzying array of delectable dishes highlighting the bounty of the season. The Picnic also features fun activities for children, live music, and surprises!
Watch this video from last years event