Farm to Fork Picnic tickets now on sale
Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Farm to Fork Picnic being held June 9, 4-7 p.m. at the PLANT @ Breeze Farm Enterprise Incubator near Hurdle Mills. The popular event, which pairs local farmers with Triangle area chefs, has been called “the country’s best all you can eat feast” by Bon Appetit magazine.
Agroecology Farm will provide produce for University Dining
For the first time, N.C. State's Agroecology Education Farm will provide fresh produce to campus dining facilities. As part of the university's Earth Day celebration, community members, students and more gathered to plant the plants that will feed the campus.
N.C. State’s Earth Day celebration focuses on sustainable food
Everyone eats and just about everyone could do it fresher and healthier – while also strengthening local economies. That’s the benefit of local food and the focus of North Carolina State University’s annual Earth Day celebration April 13-18.
Wiley will give CEFS lecture Feb. 27 in Durham
Civil rights attorney and policy advocate Maya Wiley will be the featured speaker at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Annual Lecture, Feb. 27 in Durham. Wiley will speak on the topic, “Unmasking Inequities: Building Toward a More Just Food System for All.”
More than 380 attend meat conference
More than 380 meat producers, butchers, Extension agents and chefs turned out Dec. 3-4 for NC Choices’ second Carolina Meat Conference held at the WinMock Dairy Barn and Event Center in Bermuda Run.
Shellie Pfohl to visit with young food justice leaders in Goldsboro
Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, will visit Goldsboro on Thursday, Nov. 1, to learn about community food systems efforts and youth-led food justice initiatives. News media are invited to cover any events and are encouraged to contact Shorlette Ammons to let her know where they plan to join the tour.
Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton
The third day of Dean Richard Linton’s cross-state trek took him to eastern North Carolina for a tour of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, bookended by stops in Clinton and Wallace.
N.C. 10% Campaign reaches $25 million mark
Break out a bottle of your favorite North Carolina wine and raise a toast: the N.C. 10% Campaign has hit a big milestone. The 10% Campaign, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) initiative, encourages all North Carolinians to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on locally grown and produced foods. The campaign has now recorded more than $25 million in local food purchases since its launch in July 2010.
Whole Foods Triangle stores join North Carolina’s 10% Campaign
Whole Foods Markets has pledged its support to the NC 10% Campaign, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems that encourages consumers to purchase locally produced food.
CEFS receives regional Magrath Award
Two North Carolina land-grant universities affiliated with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) – N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University –were among those named regional winners of the C. Peter Magrath University Engagement Award for 2012, presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).