October 4, 2012
Issue No. 60
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5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival early tickets + Death, Love & Rock'n Roll performance...all in one weekend!
Dear Abundant People,    
It gets really exciting in the Abundance office this time of year as all the preparations happen to put on a beautiful and meaningful festival that focuses on sustainable agriculture, local food and community.  We love the outpouring of help and we love hearing what all the Chefs are going to make for you all to eat!! 

If you have not bought your ticket, the early bird tickets are available until October 13 for $30.  Kids 12 and under are free.  The line up of music, entertainers, Chefs, Breweries is so rich this year.  We will have record attendance and cool, crisp beautiful fall weather....so come on out!

Follow the buzz on Twitter at #PBOpepperfest.

We have PRE-Pepper Entertainment on Friday, October 12th 7.30 at Davenport Winkleperry Pittsboro with Death, Love & Rock & Roll.....a touching and funny one-man-act paired with storytelling & live music. 

Again, we thank you for allowing us to do the work we love to do. 
tobagos and ghost peppers, 

Tami, Jenny and Mary 
The Abundance Foundation 
5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival! Oct. 14!
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Thank you to Trace Ramsey
and Jon Young 
for their photography
Celebrate the sustainable agriculture, local food and community of the Piedmont with our growers, chefs, brewers, food artisans, artists and musicians!
...the main ingredient?  
PEPPERS!  Come hungry!
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- Sunday, October 14th, 2012 - 
Briar Chapel Community Park
Advance tickets $30/ $35 at the door. 


Come Hungry!

Kids 12 and under free. No pets or farm animals, please.

Cash Bar


Pepper Tasting! Photo booth, Bubbles, Kids Activities, Pepper King & Queen Crowning Ceremony



The Abundance Foundation 
 919-533-5181 * 220 Lorax Lane #5 * Pittsboro, NC 27312
The Abundance Foundation is a group of activists working to educate and empower the Piedmont about sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and local economy through hands-on workshops, community-building events and by actively engaging youth.
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Our Vision: The Abundance Foundation sees strong communities in harmony with nature, where all people are eating local and healthy food, using sustainable energy and enjoying a clean and vibrant environment.

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Friday night Performance, October 12
7.30pm @ Davenport Winkleperry in Pittsboro.  More info & tickets, click here!
Thank you to Carolina Brewery, all our Volunteers and all the runners for making the 

For photos, click here and also here
 Thank you Patrick Sinclair for taking pics!!!

Live music from... 

Diali Cisshoko and Kairaba!

Justin Johnson

The Free States

 + Vegetable Circus and The FlowJo Family Circus


Local Chefs, Food Artisans  

& Breweries:  

18 Seaboard & Cantina 18   Angelina's Kitchen     Bean & Barrel     Benjamin Winery    CCCC Natural Chef Program   Cackalacky    Capp's Apizza    Carolina Brewery   Carolina Crossroads,  Chapel Hill Country Club,   Chatham Marketplace,    Crook's Corner,   Crumb,   Edible Earthscapes,   Escazu,  Galloway Ridge   Glasshalfull,    Green Planet Catering ,   Heron's Restaurant @ The Umstead Hotel,   La Residence,  Lilly Den Farm,   Little Dippers Italian Ice,    Lucky 32,   Market Restaurant,    Mez,   Mystery Brewing Company,   Oakleaf,    Organics & Sounds,   Six Plates,    This & That Jam,   The Granary @ Fearrington,   Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery,    Transplanting Traditions ,  Community Farm ,  Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe,  Virlie's Grill 


HUGE thanks to our  

2012 Pepper Festival Sponsors:  

Briar Chapel 

Sanford Contracting, Inc. 


Jalapeno Sponsors

The OpenNMS Group 

Russell, Goetcheus & Associates  



Tobago Sponsors

Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP 

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association 

CE Group 

Eco Products  

Larry's Beans 

McKim & Creed 

The Joy of Movement 

Whole Foods Chapel Hill 

Sides, Seeding & Sod Company  

Shakori Hills Community Arts Center 
Southern Energy Management  


Pimiento Sponsors

Alicia Ravetto AIA

Burt's Bees


Central Carolina Community College

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Chatham Economic Development Corp

Chatham Mills Farmers' Market

Country Farm & Home Supply

Eastern Carolina Organics

Farmer Foodshare

Garlick & Murray Family Medicine

Hobbs Architects, PA

Kimley-Horn & Associates

Krombach, Dunn, Pappalardo & Turchetti

Lynn Hayes Properties

Lowe's Home Improvement

NC Hops & Roots

New Horizons Trading Company

O.Henry Hotel

Pickard's Mountain Eco Institute

Pittsboro Farmers' Market

Pittsboro Toys

Piedmont Biofuels

Piedmont Grown

Sixth Sun

Slow Money NC


Weaver Street Realty