All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, December 17 for an evening of holiday cheer, togetherness, and celebration at the Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main Street in Salisbury. We will gather with friends, supporters, farmers and have time to raise a glass in celebration of 2015 - an important year with the selection of our first executive director!
Please make plans to join us. Bread Riot will provide cheese and crackers and you will be able to purchase drinks from the wine shop. Spread the word - all are welcome! Thanks for a great year and we look forward to seeing you on the 17th!
Every year Bread Riot is proud to partner with local farmers to offer bulk meat purchases. We strive to conduct at least 2 bulk beef purchases per year - one in the early spring and one in the fall.
We are currently working to identify our supplier for the next beef purchase which we hope will take place in December.
By Deirdre Parker-Smith for the Salisbury Post
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Entering the kitchen just a couple hours before Riot in the Pasture can be a dangerous undertaking. Knives are furiously chopping, sweet potatoes fly through the air, cries of "Hot behind you!" break out.
For the second year, chef Jason Nain and Morgan Ridge Vineyards played host for the Sunday afternoon event of music, games, beverages and, most importantly, local food.
Amid the chaos of last minute prep, Nain says "Come here, let me show you something." He leaves the kitchen and walks into the constantly-cool barrel room where the wines age. "We got so much produce, so many lettuces and stuff, I didn't have anywhere to put it." So there with the wines are boxes of fresh greens of every sort, from leaf lettuce to collards to kohlrabi. And there's three enormous bowls of prepared salad, multiple lettuces topped with strawberries, radishes and goat cheese, waiting to be set up.
"The produce we got this year is just amazing. It was clean and beautiful. Last year, I was scrubbing dirt off some stuff," Nain said.
David Correll of Correll Farms is out in the pasture, relaxing at his vendor booth, filled with the same fresh vegetables. "I like coming out here and seeing people I usually only see at the Farmers Market. We're happy they're using our stuff."
Back in the kitchen, Scott Graden is wrist-deep in the chicken filling for the crepes with wild mushroom sauce. Nain offers a taste of the sauce, full of plump shiitake mushrooms grown by the woman who happens to stick her head in the door, Brenda Garner of Cedar Creek Farm in Davidson County.
Riot in the Pasture, a local farm-to-fork dinner, is held annually the Sunday before Memorial Day. Our next Riot will be Sunday, May 18, 2014. Riot in the Pasture is a celebration of local food with a farm-to-fork meal, music, entertainment, kids' activities, and a full afternoon of fun! This year, Riot will again be hosted by Morgan Ridge Vineyards, the NC Wine Grower of the year, in their gorgeous, sun-kissed location in southern Rowan county. To learn more about our venue, read this profile article.
We are gearing up for this year's event! The menu looks amazing and we will feature multiple stations of food items. We've lined up several breweries to participate and are excited that Morgan Ridge has added a brewpub to their offerings so there will be plenty of local wine and beer to enjoy.
We have a wonderful line-up of music that will perform on the newly built stage overlooking the Morgan Ridge pond. Families can spread out on the front lawn and enjoy their afternoon. Tickets go on sale soon - so follow event plans on Facebook and our e-newsletters. But most importantly, reserve the afternoon of Sunday, May 18 on your calendar to enjoy the 4th Annual Riot in the Pasture!