Celebrating Local Food & Local Farms


Farm to Fork is Now Celebrating Local Food Year-Round!

North Carolina has a year-round growing season, and Farm to Fork is celebrating by spreading our 2019 events out over several seasons. This year's lineup begins with the perennial favorite Farm to Fork Picnic, where the area's best farmers and chefs are paired together to create delectable bite-size dishes that inspire and amaze. The event is a celebration of our local food community and the people who work so hard to bring delicious local foods to our plates year-round.

Not only are the Farm to Fork Events delicious, they also benefit a great cause. All proceeds support beginning farmer programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and Breeze Farm. Please join us at one, two, or all three events - we look forward to seeing you there!

Photos from the 2016 picnic, courtesy of the Rachel Mcclain Photography.

10 Year Anniversary video, courtesy of Big Dog Little Bed Productions.


4 - 7 PM

Farm to Fork Picnic

Fearrington Village in Pittsboro

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!

Music by Big Fat Gap and The Holland Brothers.

Tickets for the picnic are $100 per adult, $50 for ages 13-20 (no alcohol), and kids 12 and under are free.


6 - 9 PM

Celebration of Southern Food with Monica White

Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill

On September 5th, we'll present our final event of the year amid the fragrant setting of Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill with guest speaker Monica White, Fellow and Professor of Environmental Justice, Wisconsin-Madison & author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement.

This celebration of Southern food will be a sort of moveable feast, with dishes prepared by prominent area chefs at different stations, libations by local beverage producers and live music. More details coming soon!

Tickets are $45 per person.


Farm to Fork is an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and a fundraiser for the beginning farmer programs at CEFS 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.