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Vol. 15   Issue 6
September 28, 2015
Rally in Raleigh on Thursday, October 1st!!!
Join us at 11:30am on Thursday, October 1 as we meet at the North Carolina State Capitol Building for our Rally in Raleigh and deliver our petitions in support of North Carolina farm families to elected officials.
What? NC Farm Families' Rally in Raleigh
When? Thursday October, 1, 2015 @ 11:30am
Where? North Carolina State Capitol Building (1 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601)
For more information on where to park at the NC State Capitol, please click here. For information on alternative transportation, please call James Pearce at 919-345-3119.
North Carolina Barbecue Experience is Back Again!
For the second year, the sights and smells of barbecue will engulf downtown Raleigh during the International Bluegrass Music Association's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. With events Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, you'll have the opportunity to experience NC's rich barbecue tradition in all its glory, all in one weekend. 
Friday, October 2, Dinner:
Back for the second year, Chef Matthew Register of Garland's Southern Smoke BBQ, will be preparing a barbecue feast on Friday night.
Saturday, October 3, Lunch:
Following the judging of the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship, all of the award-winning barbecue will be collected, chopped, and sold for lunch. Proceeds will benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Saturday, October 3, Dinner:
Linwood Parker of White Swan is back for the second year with the traditional eastern North Carolina barbecue dinner.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit this link on the Whole Hog Barbecue website.
Whole Hog Barbecue Championship October 2nd & 3rd!

Each Fall, the best whole hog barbecue chefs in North Carolina square off to become our state champion. The

Whole Hog Barbecue Championship is the culmination of a qualifying series that includes more than 25 N.C. Pork Council-certified local barbecue competitions statewide.


This year, the Championship will return to Downtown Raleigh as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.  After the judging is complete, the mouth-watering barbecue will be chopped and sold in sandwiches to festival attendees on Saturday, October 3rd.

Season 3 of A Chef's Life Now on PBS
That's right, A Chef's Life is back with a whole new cupboard full of Southern ingredients!
A Chef's Life has returned to PBS for Season 3. Follow Eastern North Carolina's own Chef Vivian Howard as she continues her journey to highlight Southern cuisine and local ingredients, all while managing two restaurants with husband Ben Knight, a bustling young family and newfound fame. 
NCPC is pleased to support the third season of the series as Chef Vivian travels out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms hunting down the ingredients that inspire her seasonal menus. Using a chef's modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present - one ingredient at a time.
To find out when it airs in your area, click here.

Calendar of Events 

October 2 - 3 - Barbecue Experience and Whole Hog Barbecue Championship in conjunction with the International Bluegrass Festival - Downtown Raleigh


October 15 - 25 - NC State Fair


Continuing Education

To view a complete list of continuing education classes, please click here.

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