September 26, 2013
Issue No. 83

Early Bird Pepper Festival Tickets still available. 
Dear Sweet Pepper People, 

Only 11 days left until the 6th Annual Abundance Pepper Festival! 

Some of you may not know what we are talking about and might even think it sounds weird, but let us describe what Pepper Festival is....your ticket includes all the local, gourmet, pepper dishes your heart desires made from 24 of the most creative, wonderful Chefs in the land.  These Chefs love a challenge. 

There is also a plethora of local micro-brews, local soda, coffee, wine (these are cash bar).  There are 3 local bands, a kids zone to keep everyone happy and 25 educational  booths about everything from sustainable t-shirts to sustainable funerals and everything in between!! 

**We want to alert you to a couple of contests....there is the Fueling Flavor BEST DISH contest that Piedmont Biofuels is is involved.
There is the best pepper beer and best overall beer contest.   We'll be picking 5 random beer lovers from the early attendees to be Beer Judges.  They will "have" to taste all the beers and then come to consensus as a group and we'll award during the event.  And of course who ever sells the most tickets becomes the Pepper KING & QUEEN.  A HUGE accomplishment.

Seriously, why do we do this?  It's about Climate Change Adaptation, seed saving & plant breeds, it's about the health of our planet, our people and it's about having a lot of come out and learn and eat and drink and enjoy each other...because this is what it's all about.

hot peppers & cold nights, 

Tami, Jenny, Mary, Beth & Laurel + many volunteers 
The Abundance Foundation
**special thanks to Trace Ramsey and Jon Young for their beautiful photography!
6th Annual Amazing 
Pittsboro Pepper Festival
A celebration of sustainable agriculture,
farmers, renewable energy,
       and the creativity of the Piedmont's
Chefs, Brewers and Artisans!
Only $30 until October 5th! 


October 6th, 3-7 PM
Boulder Park in Briar Chapel, Chatham County, NC
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Groundworkk/Following the Field

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David Weekley Homes
Open NMS
McKim & Creed
Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP
CE Group
Central Carolina Community College
Larry's Beans
Lynn Hayes Properties
Shakori Hills
Southern Energy Management 
Weaver Street Realty
Whole Foods Market
The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us:

The Abundance Foundation is a group of activists working to educate and empower the Piedmont with sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and local economy through hands-on workshops, community building events and by actively engaging youth.  

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We love some WUNC Radio's State of Things and Frank Stasio!  Frank will be emceeing the event along with
Gary Phillips of Weaver Street Realty and keeping everyone informed of important awards:  
The Piedmont Biofuels Fueling Flavor Best Dish award, 
People's Choice Beer Awards and the
King and Queen coronation!

Live Music:       Big Fat Gap

Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends 

News & Observer's "A List of Must-Do Food Events"
Abundance Pittsboro Pepper Festival.  "The Pittsboro Pepper Festival is a feast of peppers prepared by local chefs benefitting The Abundance Foundation, a non-profit that educates the public about sustainability issues"
Participating Non-Profits and Educational Booths:

Briar Chapel Green Thumb Club
Briar Chapel Parent Group
CCCC Sustainability Program
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Chatham Mills Farmers' Market
CEF's 10 % Campaign
Citizens Climate Lobby
Environmental North Carolina
Fatty Owl Farm
Just Bee Apiary
Farmer Foodshare
Holy Trinity Food Bank
NC Compost Council
NC Community Garden Partners
NC Green Power
NC Hops & Roots
Pickards Mountain Eco Institute
Piedmont Biofarm
Piedmont Biofuels
Piedmont Pine Coffins
Slow Money NC
Southern Energy Management
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
TS Designs
Triangle Air Awareness
WUNC Radio (corn hole!)

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