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'Farm to Fork' Picnic Honoring Carlo Petrini
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
Chapel Hill Creamery
615 Chapel Hill Creamery Rd, Chapel Hill

In a unique collaboration, the region's most acclaimed cooks were paired with Piedmont farmers to prepare a picnic-style supper that celebrates our local foods and the people who grow and make them. The meal featured Piedmont farm food and represented the bounty and diversity of our region and community, including barbecued heritage pigs, the last of the local asparagus and strawberries, deviled eggs from pastured chicken prepared by the farmer herself, an old-fashioned Southern dessert table, farmstead cheese, cabrito - Monterrey-style goat slow-roasted underground on hot rocks, a head-to tail pork tasting and forgotten breads from 18th century sources from a wood-fired oven.

The 'Farm to Fork' picnic was brought to you by NC Choices, Slow Food Triangle and SEEDS and kicked-off Eat Local Triangle - a month long calendar of events and activities in June, 2007 sponsored by Slow Food Triangle, focusing on the connection of local foods to flavor, health, local economies, environment and land preservation.

Contributing restaurants included: Lex Alexander of 3 Cups, Ben and Karen Barker and Glenn Lozuke of Magnolia Grill, Kevin Callahan of ACME, Ashley Christensen of Enoteca Vin, Patrick Cowden of the Weathervane, Phil Evans of the Umstead Hotel, Sara Foster of Foster's Market, Scott Howell of Nana's, Elizabeth Woodhouse and Shane Ingram of Four Square, Brett Jennings of Elaine's on Franklin, Chris Capron of Panzanella, Damon Lapas of the Barbecue Joint, Andy Magowan and Drew Brown of Piedmont, Matt Neal of Neal's Deli, William Rubel, author of The Magic of Fire, Andrea Reusing, Brendan Reusing and Rudy Rodriguez of Lantern, Amy Tornquist of Watts Grocery and Sage & Swift Catering, Todd Dumke of Eastern Carolina Organics and many more.

Contributing farmers included: Ben Bergmann & Noah Ranells of Fickle Creek Farm, Risten Cook of Castle Rock Gardens, Bill Dow of Ayrshire Farm, Alex & Betsy Hitt of Peregrine Farm, Stanley Hughes of Pine Knot Farm, William Brinkley of Brinkley Farms, Mary and Nelson James of Dogwood Farms, Leah Cook of Wild Hare Farm, Joann and Brian Gallagher of Castlemaine Farm, Kathy Jones & Mike Perry of Perrywinkle Farm, John & Cindy Soehner of Eco Farm, Eliza MacLean of Cane Creek Farm, Elise Margoles of Elysian Fields Farm, Portia McKnight & Flo Hawley of Chapel Hill Creamery, Ray Christopher of Timberwood Organics and many more.

Event sponsors included A Southern Season, Weaver Street Market, and Haw River Wine Man.

 
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brought to you by:
Slow Food Triangle