Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2015

Celebrating Local Food & Local Farms

Please join us for a amazing weekend celebrating sustainable farming, the bounty of local agriculture, and the relationships that continue to bloom in our food community between farms, restaurants, fishermen, beverage producers, and consumers! There is something for everyone within this three-day weekend, so please join us to raise money for our farm apprentice and internship programs at the CEFS farm in Goldsboro and Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills.

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Photos from last year's picnic, courtesy of the Raleigh Telegram.


The weekend will kick off with a dinner at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Friday, June 5, featuring five acclaimed North Carolina chefs, including Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston and the Peabody Award-winning PBS series A Chef’s Life, Chris Coleman of The Asbury in Charlotte, and Amy Tornquist from Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery in Durham. Greenberg will be the guest of honor at the dinner and speak briefly about the purpose and importance of addressing overfishing and sourcing from our local shores.

On Saturday, June 6, Greenberg will speak in Durham about the state of the fishing industry, better use of our national resources, and the importance of protecting our waterways, from New York’s rivers to Alaska’s Bristol Bay. After Greenberg speaks, there will be a dynamic panel of half a dozen North Carolina fishing industry experts who will discuss “how we might regain American local seafood.” Following the panel, Greenberg will sign books and there will be a “sustainable” fish fry, prepared by local chefs.

The weekend wraps up on Sunday, June 7, with the highly acclaimed Farm to Fork Picnic at Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills, NC. With more than two dozen chefs and farms paired together and another two dozen food artisans featured, the Picnic offers an amazing array of local food. In addition, half a dozen craft brewers, wine distributors and coffee producers offer beverages for attendees.

Please consider attending all three events for a discounted, all-inclusive ticket!


Weekend Pass (Admittance to all three events - includes one copy of new paperback release of American Catch by Paul Greenberg) - $275

FRIDAY - 6/5/2015

6:30 - 9 pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St.
Durham, NC 27705
An Evening Affair at Duke Gardens (includes new paperback release of American Catch by Paul Greenberg) - $165


SATURDAY - 6/6/2015

5 - 8:30 pm
Location TBD
Clam & Mullet Bake with Speaker & Panel Discussion (includes new paperback release of American Catch by Paul Greenberg) - $45
Clam & Mullet Bake with Speaker & Panel Discussion (no book) - $35


SUNDAY - 6/7/2015 (4 - 7 PM)

W.C Breeze Family Farm
4909 Walnut Grove Church Rd.
Hurdle Mills, NC
Farm to Fork Picnic (Adult) - $100
Farm to Fork Picnic (Age 13 - 20) - $50
Farm to Fork Picnic (Child 12 & Under) - Free


INGREDIENTS FOR 2009 FARM TO FORK PICNIC

Listen to an interview with Jillian Mickens as she discusses Farm to Fork.


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Farm to Fork is an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the WC Breeze Family Farm. Farm to Fork fundraising efforts operate under the auspices of the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.