Thursday, September 08, 2005

September 10 - a BIG Slow Food Day!

On Saturday, September 10, three great farm and food events are happening! What to do, what to do? Well, I suggest that we all get up early, eat breakfast and shop at "Farmer's Appreciation Day" at the Greensboro Farmers' Curb Market. Then, either head south for Rising Meadow Farm's "Farm Fest" in Randolph County, or north to Floyd, Virginia for "A Taste of Floyd." Or, if you're a fast slow foodie, maybe you can catch all three!

Farmer's Appreciation Day, Greensboro Farmers' Curb Market
6 am-noon

The market opens at 6:00 AM with a breakfast of locally raised foods being served at 7:00 AM. Take some time this morning to hang out with others that love our farmers as well as the market. There will be information booths, live music and great fellowship! Contributors include Neese's Country Sausage, Old Mill of Guilford, Simple Kneads Bakery, Phillips Brothers Country Ham, and Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex will be the chef. For more information, go to Epicourier.

Farm Fest at Rising Meadow Farm
All day event ($5 per person) with demonstrations, food, artisans and music. See for more information. (It's just down the road from Goat Lady Dairy.)

A Taste of Floyd
Floyd, Virginia
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“A Taste of Floyd” will take place on the grounds surrounding the Harvest Moon building located on Rt.8. It will feature offerings from the local farmers and store suppliers plus samples from the new Over the Moon Bakery & Coffee Shop.

Local wineries, including Villa Appalaccia, Chateau Morissette, and AmRhein, will be participating along with the area's four premier cheesemakers: Meadow Creek Dairy, Lady Bug Microcreamery, Lots-a-Cedars, and Sunny Hill Farm. Fresh artisan breads from Sweetwater Baking Co. and Austin's Fresh Bread will be available for sampling as well as fresh roasted coffees imported by the Honduras Coffee Company. Tastings from Bright's Beef and Brush Creek Buffalo, eggs from Copper Hill Farms, organic produce from Good Food-Good People, and sauces from Hooper's Specialty Foods will round out the local products available. Come spend the day exploring all the delicious tastes they have to offer, and become inspired to slow down and take time to savor the bounty of the land that surrounds you.

Tickets for the tasting are $3.00 with all proceeds going toward Slow Food. They will be raffling off two baskets stuffed with locally produced foods. All proceeds will benefit the Floyd County Food Bank. For more information please call the Harvest Moon at 540-745-4366.

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