The LandTrust for Central North Carolina will host its premiere fundraising event, RiverDance, on Saturday, August 9th at 7 p.m.
The theme this year is Local Farms, Local Foods, Local Spirits. They have planned a terrific event featuring music by a group from Union County, The Flatland Tourists with additional performances by Grace and Gabe Bemus and R. J. Adams. Catering is by Morgan Ridge Vineyards, along with local chefs who will be preparing the meal using locally sourced products. In keeping with the tradition of RiverDance, their notable beverage selection will focus on local brews, Yadkin Valley wines and North Carolina produced spirits. Poppin' John's Homemade Ice Cream from Albemarle will be on hand with their unique "hit n' miss engine" ice cream churn for a cool, summertime dessert.
This will truly be the end of summer event you won't want to miss!
Market Chef series off to good start; come back for Round 2 on Aug. 9th at 10 am!
By Danelle Cutting, NC Cooperative Extension
Ready, set, cook! That was the beginning of the Market Chef Cook-Off series that began Saturday, July 19. It started off a little gloomy with rain, but things quickly heated up. And, let me just say that it wasn't from the sun.
The first two competitors to join the competition were Quinn Scarvey, with her 4-H partner, Eli Sherrill (age 9), and Becky Ulrich, with her partner, Autumn Ulrich. Each contestant brought their own pots, pans and pantry items. Ingredients and appliances were at the market.
Each cook had to use sweet Italian sausage and homemade Tuscan bread. Then, they had to choose three out of four mystery items that included squash, cucumbers, peaches and tomatoes.
Winter Harvest is officially in the works for this winter, revamped, revised and ready to rock. Winter Harvest will continue to be delivered straight to participant's doors! Fees and add-ons have been eliminated to streamline and simplify the program and there will no longer be a mandatory volunteer component! There aren't even bags and boxes to handle! And the cost for the whole kit and caboodle has stayed very close to the same as it was in years past.
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 taking orders for our next Beef purchase that has a tenative pick-up date of August 25. Our supplier this time will be Big Oak Farm of Kannapolis.