Please join us for a amazing weekend celebrating sustainable farming, the bounty of local agriculture, and the relationships that continue to bloom in our food community between farms, restaurants, fishermen, beverage producers, and consumers!
WC Breeze Family Farm, 4909 Walnut Grove Church Rd., Hurdle Mills, NC
The return of the highly acclaimed Farm to Fork Picnic will feature more than 30 chefs and 30 farms paired together and another two dozen food artisans, craft brewers, wine distributors and coffee producers offering the best the Triangle has to offer.
Picnic (Adult) - $100
Picnic (Age 13 - 20) - $50
Picnic (Child 12 & Under) - Free
The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St., Durham, NC
James Beard award-winner and The New York Times best-selling author, Paul Greenberg will speak about the state of the fishing industry in the United States, how importing and exporting impacts consumer health and economics, and the importance of protecting our waterways. After Greenberg speaks, there will be a dynamic panel of North Carolina industry experts who will discuss how supporting local seafood impacts our environment, our economics and our health. The panel will include: John Day, Jon Haag, Barbara Garrity-Blake, Pam Morris, Bradley Styron, and Eddie Willis. Their expertise ranges from being a fourth generation fisherman to a cultural anthropologist, professor and author. Following the panel, Greenberg will sign his paperback American Catch, releasing June 9, and there will be a sustainable fish fry prepared by two chefs known for their commitment to local seafood - Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint and James Clark of The Carolina Inn.
Panel, Dinner & Book - $45
Panel & Dinner - $35
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC
The weekend will kick off with a dinner featuring five acclaimed North Carolina chefs, including Vivian Howard from the PBS series A Chef’s Life, Chris Coleman of The Asbury in Charlotte, Amy Tornquist from Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery in Durham, Jay Pierce from ROCKSALT in Charlotte, and David Bauer from Farm & Sparrow in Asheville. 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.
There is something for everyone within this three-day weekend, so please join us to raise money for our farm apprentice and internship programs at the CEFS farm in Goldsboro and Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills.
Weekend Pass (Admittance to all three events - includes one copy of new paperback release of American Catch by Paul Greenberg) - $275
Photos from last year's picnic, courtesy of the Raleigh Telegram.
Farm to Fork is an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the WC Breeze Family Farm. Farm to Fork fundraising efforts operate under the auspices of the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.