Sunday, June 8, 2014

Farm to Fork 2014: A glorious feast

Last year, I wrote about my first experience at a local foodie event and fund-raiser, the Farm to Fork Picnic.  Today, a group of us returned to the same location for this year's version of Farm to Fork.

It was grand, a glorious feast on an overcast and breezy day that proved to be absolutely perfect for the event.  The food last year was good, but this year it was even better.  The 33 individual tents paired local chefs with local farms; the dishes they created were delicious.  (You can read the menu here.) A central tent featured another half-dozen places offering great food.

The way it works is simple:  You check in with registration, and then you go anywhere you want and eat anything you want in any quantity you want.  Each plate is small, but with so many delicious goodies on offer, you can easily fill up.  Even if it takes a lot for you to feel full, you will get there with this many things to try. 

I didn't sample everything, but I tried most of it, and every single thing I tasted was at least yummy, with most being way past that. 

You even get to feel good about going, because the event supports a good cause: farmer apprentice and internship programs.

It all happens in the field of a family farm. 

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Though it is expensive--a hundred bucks a ticket--if you can afford it, I highly recommend Farm to Fork.  Everywhere I looked, people were talking and eating and smiling.  I was happy to live here in North Carolina, happy to be enjoying the day with friends, and happy that we have such a great and growing foodie scene. 

So much good food and so much happiness makes the price feel like a bargain.

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