Durham Roots Farmer’s Market Makes Eating Local Fun!

(Disclosure: Honored to partner with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Got To Be NC Poultry Promotion to bring you this blog post and recipes using a NC Turkey from Blue Whistler Farm) Hi all, I am very excited to bring you this blog post about the Durham Roots Farmers Market and the health benefits of eating locally sourced meats and and produce. The … Continue reading Durham Roots Farmer’s Market Makes Eating Local Fun!

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at 21c and Counting House

By Sarah Mausert and Johanna Kramer Counting House, in the 21c Hotel Durham, is continuing its Fork + Bottle series this Thursday, September 21, at 6 PM, with a Pork + Bottle: Bourbon Heritage Month Celebration dinner featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork.  Last month, the first time I visited Counting House, I was lucky enough to attend the Fork + Bottle dinner with Lombard Champagne; … Continue reading Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at 21c and Counting House

Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

By Sarah Mausert Sunday, September 24 marks the date for Abundance NC’s 10th Annual Pepper Festival held in Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, from 3 to 6PM.  Admission is $30 for adults, $35 at the door, kids up to seven are free, and $5 for kids up to 14 years old.  You can purchase tickets here or by calling 919-533-5181. As part of the festivities, about … Continue reading Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival Celebrates Eight Years

By Sarah Mausert Details for this fall’s Terra Vita Food and Drink Festival were released at the Blind Pig’s “Eve of the Eighth” dinner in Raleigh earlier this month (more on that dinner in another post). The festival, which focuses on food and drink sustainability, will take place this October from the 18th to the 21st in various locations around Chapel Hill.  It will be … Continue reading Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival Celebrates Eight Years

Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

This sponsored post is brought to you in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Products for the GOT TO BE NC FESTIVAL. Bloggers throughout NC will feature NCMade products and recipes to highlight the #HomeGrownFare17 As part of the Got to be NC Blogger network I was thrilled to have an opportunity to work in conjunction with the North Carolina Department … Continue reading Carolina Fancy Foods Takes NC Food Products to a New Level

Refugee Benefit Dinner with a Syrian Chef on April 8th

by Sarah Mausert, with a wee bit from Johanna All of us have heard about the Syrian refugee crisis taking place.  To briefly sum up events, anti-government protests began in March 2011 during the Arab Spring.  The government responded violently to peaceful protests and armed opposition groups began fighting back.  Things continued to escalate to a full civil war and an estimated 470,000 Syrians have … Continue reading Refugee Benefit Dinner with a Syrian Chef on April 8th

Farm to Fork Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

By Sarah Mausert For ten years, Farm to Fork has celebrated the relationships between local farms, chefs, and culinary artisans. Taking place the first weekend of June, this year’s event promises to be a tasty tribute to ten years of celebrating farmers and food.  Proceeds will benefit beginning farmer training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the W. C. Breeze Family … Continue reading Farm to Fork Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary