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Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend – Friday Sustainable Supper & Live Music

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June 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Friday, June 2nd: Sustainable Supper and Live Music at Market Hall in Downtown Raleigh’s City Market

Join us for a thought-provoking and family-friendly evening at historic Market Hall in downtown Raleigh’s City Market. The evening will provide family-friendly entertainment for children while grown-ups enjoy remarks from Michael Twitty, whose long awaited book, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South, will be published in August. Since he launched his Southern Discomfort research project in North Carolina in 2012, the award-winning writer and TED Fellow has been on a personal mission to preserve and promote African American foodways through both its diaspora and its profound legacy in the food culture of the American South.

Twitty’s talk will be followed by a delicious dinner prepared by Billy Kotter of Dashi, Gray Brooks of Pizzeria Toro and littler, and John May of Piedmont, all from Durham; Vimala Rajendran of Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill; Isaiah Allen of The Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw; Jason Smith of 18 Seaboard, Cheetie Kumar of Garland, and Jesse Bardyn & Jeff Seizer of Royale, all located in Raleigh.

Live music will be provided by local acoustic band The Guilty Pleasures, whose song list is steeped in North Carolina’s strong musical tradition. Kids will enjoy the antics of our costumed Dancing Vegetables.

Tickets for this event are $35 for adults, $15 for children ages 8-12 and free for children ages 7 and under.

For tickets and more info: http://farmtoforknc.com/

All proceeds benefit farmer training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the W.C. Breeze Family Farm Extension and Research Center.

Farm to Fork fundraising efforts operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID number 56-6049304.