3rd Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival! Announcing partnership with Farmer Foodshare, Whole Foods 5% Day & Cooking from a CSA Box with Zely & Ritz|
Dear Abundant People,|
We are pretty much all Pepper all the time
the next two weeks...get your tickets today @ $15! They'll be going up to $25 on Oct. 1st. Check out some of the dishes the local Chef's are preparing below and we'll have the King and Queen Crowns
tomorrow! If you want a preview, we'll be at Whole Foods in Cary
tomorrow and at the Briar Chapel Art of Living
event on Saturday from 4-6. Also, check out the Zely and Ritz
cooking class on Saturday...probably one of the most common food problems....HOW DO I COOK ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL FRESH LOCAL FOOD?! Thanks again to you all for reading and for caring about local food, renewable energy and community.
|The Amazing 3rd Annual Pepper Festival! Oct. 3rd
October 3rd, 4-7pm,
come out to celebrate local food, sustainable agriculture, Piedmont Biofarms 40
+ pepper tasting, 12 local Chef's Pepper dishes like:
Angelina's grilled roasted pepper pizzas, Chatham Marketplace's sweet potato biscuits with sweet jemison peppers and cherry chocolate brownies, Crook's Corner's famous hot pepper jelly, cream cheese crackers, Lucky 32's pepper Chow Chow served atop local grass fed beef tongue, Zely and Ritz's sweet pepper sorbet (we'll tell you more as the menu items are sent in)!, & Triangle Brewery's pepper beer. Dance to Holy Ghost Tent Revival
and have some fun! Early tickets are $15 each!! To buy tickets, click here
. A Special thank you
to our Sponsors for making this happen: Briar Chapel
, Whole Foods
, Capital Bank
, Chatham Marketplace
, Larry's Beans
, Piedmont Biofuels
, Triangle Brewery
, The Sustainable Agriculture Program @ CCCC,
& Weaver Street Realty
! We are excited to see the local pepper dishes of
: 18 Seaboard
, Angelina's Kitchen
, Carolina Inn
, Chatham Marketplace
, Crook's Corner
, The General Store Cafe
, Lucky 32
, Market Restaurant
, The Natural Chef Program of CCCC
, and Zely & Ritz!
*We'll have a cash bar with fun reusable pepper pints for $10/includes beer or $3 a beer and $4 for a glass of local winery, Benjamin Vineyards
merlot and chardonnay.
*A tour of the Eco-Industrial park will happen between sets of music!
Late Shift @ The Plant with The Naked Gods
Join us for another evening of outdoor music and outdoor pizza in the new woodfired oven! Tickets are just $5 advance and $7 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.
Farmer of the Year & Plant Breeder Extraordinaire
Doug Jones is a master at what he does...he not only grows pounds of
fresh sustainable food for our community, but he teaches dozens of
interns, classes, other farmers and Children's groups about sustainable
agriculture and seed saving. It's hard enough to farm, especially when
our climate is changing rapidly, but he takes the time out to talk
about the details. We are so fortunate to have him on our project and
to be a part of his Sweet Pepper Project. Doug's vision is to make the
sweet pepper a staple in the North Carolina diet...it not only grows
well here, it is full of vitamin A & C! For more education on
local food, come out to see Doug (aka Dr. Pepper) at the Pepper
tobago peppers and habanero peppers,
The Abundance Foundation
Tuesday, September 21st (THAT's TOMORROW!)
Whole Foods of Cary has generously chosen Abundance for it's 5% day. Come see us and buy some groceries! Buy lots of groceries...stock up! ;) 5% of the days net sales will be donated to us!
We are pleased to partner with the good folks of Farmer
Foodshare...helping the food insecure receive fresh local food while also supporting our local farmers. Perfect. Please support this great effort:Join local farmers, shoppers and volunteers on September 25th from 8 am - 12 noon for the Triangle Farmer Foodshare Challenge-a one-day effort to raise over 4,000 pounds of fresh local food for hungry people in the Triangle. The Carrboro Farmers' Market, Durham Farmers' Market, S. Estes Farmers' Market in Chapel Hill and the Western Wake Farmers' Market (WWFM) in Cary are joining together in this effort to provide fresh, local food for the food insecure in the Triangle and to help support area farmers.
Cooking from a CSA Box with Chef Sarig of Zely and Ritz! September 25th. If you act fast, there are a couple of spots left! Click here.
October 24th: Homemade Bread Quick and Slow with Linda Watson. To register, click Linda's picture.Coming up:
November 6th: Solar Air Heater with Stephen Hren
November 13, 2010 - Creating Life-Serving Communities with Nonviolent Communication with Jesse Wiens and Catherine Cadden
Chatham Arts Sustainable Cinema