Sustainable food fun all week-end, June 12-13

June 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm 2 comments

Three special events are coming up this week-end, where you can learn to cook healthy local food on a  budget, check out the amazing urban farming scene in Carrboro, and share a farm-fresh potluck supper with with Clyde Edgerton, Kickin’ Grass and local farmers and artists at the famous community college farm lab in Pittsboro.  Plan carefully and you can take it all in. Here’s the schedule:

You bought it so cook it: I love what Linda Watson is doing with her Cook for Good lessons: proving that you can eat fresh, local, sustainably grown food, even on a food-stamp budget — if you cook it yourself and use all of it wisely. She will show you how to save time and money while eating delectable fare in a way that’s good for you and the planet.   Saturday June 12, 2-3 p.m. at Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro. $5 for CM member/owners, $10 general public. You must pre-register, call 542-2643.

Carrboro Urban Farm Tour: More than 15  backyard gardens and food enterprises will be open for inspection for the third annual urban farm tour in Carrboro, the Paris of the Piedmont. I participated last fall and loved visiting community gardens, all kinds of intensive vegetable beds, apiaries, chicken coops, and an artisanal bakery at a co-housing neighborhood.  Saturday June 12, 2-6:30 p.m., including walking and biking tours and a potluck supper at the end of the day. Pick up maps at Carrboro Raw, across from Weaver Street Market.

Potluck in the Pasture: When local artists, foodies and farmers converge, the result is pure pleasure. ChathamArts presents the 5th Annual Potluck in the Pasture, featuring local author Clyde Edgerton, music by Kickin’ Grass, and a chance to meet plenty of other local artists. Stonemason Joe Kenlan and Greek food goddess Angelina Koulizakis (Angelina’s Kitchen) will be running the wood-fired pizza oven with fresh dough from My Neighborhood School and fresh ingredients from the garden. Bring a potluck dish to share or plan to purchase fresh produce at the market on site, and enjoy getting a tour of the sustainable student farm and herb garden. Admission is $8 at the door, $5 online, kids under 10 free. Sunday June 13, 5-7 pm, Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.

— Dee Reid

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Glenn Gossett  |  June 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Hey! I’m recovering from a stroke and JUST out of a wheelchair, beginning to use a walker. I’d like to come on the tour, but don’t suppose you guys have any provisions for ADA access, e.g. Golf Cart??? I have a good degree of stamina and can “walker” into most folks’ back yard. Please advise

    • 2. Sustainable Grub  |  June 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

      I don’t know if they have golf carts or other transport. I recommend calling the tour sponsors directly at 919.951.5200 or to see what can be arranged.


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