Rochelle Sparko: lawyer by day, urban farmer at every other hour. Photo taken at Darko Urban Farm, Durham, NC, by Eric Waters.
As we finalize our Barn Storm Tour stops, we’ve got the Triangle ready to go. For those of you in Raleigh, Durham, Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Cary, Hillsborough, Garner and throughout the Triangle — we’d love to see you this weekend! All events are free, fun and open to the public (and on Sunday, even your pooch can come!)
SATURDAY, July 7, 1:30 pm
We will be tabling at the Chatham Mills Farmers Market all morning and talking to community members and farmers about the Farm Bill and our brand new Local Food Finder. Stop by to say hello, and stick around for our Local Food Meet-up at City Tap. Come hang out with us and your local farmers and friends to learn how you can help make local food in Chatham Co. thrive even more. City Tap owner Steve Cote will graciously prepare free finger foods for meetup attendees using the most fresh ingredients he can find at market that morning. And all NC beers will be $1 off!
SUNDAY, July 8, 2 pm
Meet your urban farmers (we’ll have at least 6 farms representing) and learn about the beautiful, abundant fields they’ve created in their own backyards to bring you the most fresh, most local food you can get. Learn how to sign up for a CSA share, and find out how to utilize CFSA’s new Local Food Finder to discover what’s growing just down the street from you. Grab a plow-to-pint Fullsteam beer, mingle with farmers and friends and stay for the live music on Olde Timey Funday. Plus, Olde North State BBQ truck will be parked outside. Makes for a perfect, old-fashioned Southern Sunday. If you plan to attend this one, identify this plant
and win a bag of produce from Darko Urban Farm!
Participating farmers include:
Homegrown City Farms (Durham)
Darko Urban Farm (Durham)
Angier Ave. Neighborhood Farm with Bountiful Backyards (Durham)
Raleigh City Farm (Raleigh)
Woodfruit Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms (Carrboro/Durham)
We can’t wait to meet you all! We’re ready to hear how CFSA can help with what matters in your community and at your table. The best organic methods, how to provide equal good food access for all or even if you want to pass along your favorite pickling recipe — let’s talk!