Potluck in a pasture: where locavores and local artists meet

August 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

“Potluck in a Pasture” is paradise for “locavores” and local arts lovers, presented by ChathamArts Sunday Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 pm. It’s a chance to enjoy locally grown food, visit a sustainable farm and meet several artists, at Castle Rock Gardens. The farm is located at 3232 Castle Rock Road in north Chatham, west of N.C. 87 between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill. Visitors are asked to bring a pot-luck dish that includes at least one locally grown ingredient (and the recipe to share, noting the origin of local items), as well as a beverage, lawn chair or blanket, and a donation to ChathamArts. 919.219.9840.


The second and final potluck of the season features: Travis Cohn, a “reptire” artist who creates reptilian forms and furnishings from retired rubber; Gwen Higgins, a potter, jeweler and culinary artist; Ramona Leftwich, a dancer specializing in African traditions; writer Tim McKee, managing editor of The Sun magazine and author of No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa; and bluegrass musicians Doug and Stacey Stuart (from the group “Coyote Ridge”).


Castle Rock Gardens, owned and operated by Ristin Cooks and Patrick Walsh, offers a variety of heirloom vegetables and fruit, shitake mushrooms, heritage chickens, dairy goats and honeybees.


“Our potlucks celebrate our farmers and artists, which are crucial to Chatham’s rural economy and culture,” said Daryl Walker, founder of the potluck project for ChathamArts.  “What better way to spend a summer evening than sharing a home-grown meal with artists and friends on a beautiful farm?’


Local food ingredients for your pot-luck dish may come from your own garden or neighboring farms; from local farmers’ markets at the Chatham County Fairgrounds or Southern Village (Thursdays), Fearrington Village (Tuesdays), or Siler City and Carrboro (Saturdays); or from Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro, or Weaver Street in Southern Village and Carrboro.


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