October 11, 2012
Issue No.61
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The Abundance Foundation's
 5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival is here!   
O' Pepper People,    

We've been preparing for months now and it's here!!  Pepper Fest is this Sunday! 
Early bird discount tickets CLOSE on Saturday, October 13th @ midnight. 
SO, go ahead and get those tickets now!  Weather is going to be perfect!!!  The Pepper Gods are shining down on us + we are an INDY pick!

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. 

Our goal is to bring sustainability to central North Carolina quickly, innovatively and while enjoying the journey.

sunshine and crisp air, 

Tami, Jenny and Mary 
The Abundance Foundation 
5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival!
Celebrate the sustainable agriculture, local food and community of the Piedmont with our growers, chefs, brewers, food artisans, artists and musicians!
...the main ingredient?  
- 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


Live music from... 

Diali Cisshoko and Kairaba!

Justin Johnson

The Free States
 + Vegetable Circus &
The Flowjo Family Circus +
Big Bubbles by Geoffrey & Holly 


Local Chefs, Food Artisans & Breweries:

18 Seaboard & Cantina 18

Angelina's Kitchen

Bean & Barrel

Benjamin Winery

Bobby's Water Ice

CCCC Natural Chef Program


Capp's Apizza

Carolina Brewery

Chapel Hill Country Club

Chatham Marketplace

Crook's Corner


Edible Earthscapes


Galloway Ridge


Green Planet Catering

Heron's Restaurant @ The Umstead Hotel

La Residence

Lilly Den Farm

Little Dippers Italian Ice

Lucky 32

Market Restaurant


Mystery Brewing Company


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


Transplanting Traditions Farm

Fall Festival

Sunday, October 28 4pm 

TTC Farm at Triangle Land Conservancy's Irvin Nature Preserve


Tickets are $15 and include:

 -Traditional Karen Burmese hors d'oeuvres with

ingredients sourced from the farm and hot cider

 -Live traditional Karen Folk music
-Farm tours
-Presentation about Karen culture and Burma 


Tickets and info: 



Pecha Kucha Night 
- November 5th -
*On the eve of Election Day*
Doors open @ 6.00
Presentations begin @ 6.30!  

Want to present at Pecha Kucha? 
Email us your presentation title & a photo of you/your topic BY OCTOBER 26th. Presentation slide shows due to pknpbo@gmail.com no later than Nov 2nd!
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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Tomorrow night Performance, Friday, October 12th:  7.30pm @ Davenport Winkleperry in Pittsboro.  More info & tickets, click here!
2012 Menu
Pepper Festival
All we can say is YUM......


18 Seaboard & Cantina 18 pickled pepper spicy short rib quesadillas
Angelina's Kitchen Chile Shack John's Frito Pie w/ extra pepper boost
Green Chile Falafel (GF, V)
Bean & Barrel Roasted Pumpkin & Yellow Pepper Soup (V)
CCCC Natural Chef Program surprise!
Cackalacky Cackalacky sweet potato & pepper dipping sauce
Capp's Apizza Jalapeño Pizza and SUPER HOT Ghost Chile Pizza (Veg)
Chapel Hill Country Club Braised Shredded Pork & Pepper Stew on Tortilla Chips
Chatham Marketplace Jalapeño Brownies (Veg)
Maurice's Famous Cornbread w/ Jalapeños & Cheese (Veg)
Crook's Corner Famous Hot Pepper Jelly w/ cream cheese & crackers (Veg)
Crumb Spicy Chocolate Cake w/ Habanero Ganache & Candied Tobago Peppers (Veg)
Edible Earthscapes Sautéed Shishito Peppers (V)
Red Mushroom Peppers & Thai Golden Hot Pepper Sauce Tasting (V)
Escazu Tobago-Serrano-Poblano Hot Chocolate (Veg)
Galloway Ridge peach-habanero jam, hot pepper jelly, & pepper jelly w/ crackers (V)
Glasshalfull Pepper Ice Cream w/ Tobago, Habanero & Sweet Italian Peppers (Veg)
Green Planet Catering Sweet Pepper Upside Down Cake (Veg)
Heron's Restaurant @ The Umstead Hotel Heirloom Pepper Soup w/ Crab & Miso
La Residence surprise!
Lilly Den Farm Beef & Veal Chili Stew
Little Dippers Italian Ice Jalapeño-Pineapple-Mango-Cilantro (V)
Spicy "HOT" Chocolate (V)
Spicy Pumpkin Pie (V)
Lucky 32 Green chile pork stew & butterbean hummus w/ pepper chowchow (V upon request)
Market Restaurant surprise! (probably Veg)
Mez surprise!!
Oakleaf Chilled Mussel Salad w/ Hot Pickled Peppers & Saffron Vinaigrette
Organics & Sounds Millet w/ sautéed Anaheim-Tobago-Poblano Peppers (V)
Elixir using hot peppers (V)
Six Plates Tabago Polenta "Crostini" w/ Roasted Tri-Pepper Salsa & Basil Habanero Chevre (Veg, V upon request)
This & That Jam surprise!!! (V)
The Granary @ Fearrington surprise!
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery Carved beef, fresh rolls & pepper condiments
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm Traditional Karen "Looking at the Sky Pepper" fish paste over rice (Pescatarian)
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe Roasted sweet potato fries w/ Cayenne & Habanero dipping sauces (V)
Virlie's Grill Creamy roasted poblano pepper & local chicken soup

 Chef Colin Bedford of The Granary @ Fearrington  

Find out WHO WILL BECOME the 2012 Pittsboro Pepper King and Queen @ 3.40pm on Sunday!


 Soapmaking with Alan Russo, October 20 in Pittsboro, click here for more info.  soap 


Starrlight Mead bottles 


October 27th: Wine and Cheese Pairings with Laurel Shulman held in Burlington. Click here to register.  


Living Earth Ecology Plant Walk

October 20th - 9 am-12 noon at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill.  

More info, click here.

October 27, Beer Making with Kevin Lindley in Pittsboro. 
Oct 28-Meadmaking with Starrlight Mead in Pittsboro! 
Nov 3-The Transformative Life with Ron Veitel & Jaime Powell in Pittsboro!
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Nov 4-Walking the Wellness Aisle with Ron Veitel in Burlington
Nov 4-Beginning Cheesemaking
with Laurel Shulman in Pittsboro 
Nov 10-Making Greek Chicken Soup with Angelina! in Pittsboro!
Nov 11-Canning 101 with This and That Jam, Pittsboro.
Nov 17-Beyond the Lightbulb with Adrienne Bashista
Jan 12-Backyard Chickens with Jim Adkins 


A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor, Whole Foods of Chapel Hill for donating the ingredients for our Cheesemaking and Bread Baking Workshops and another big *Thank You* to Larry's Bean's for their ongoing support!   Thank you to the Feather Foundation for their ongoing support! 


Register for workshops here

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