Farm to Fork tickets now on sale

Posted on May 9, 2014 

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A mini “Royale with Cheese” dressed with marinated tomato and pickled okra, topped with goat cheese prepared by Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh during the 2009 Farm to Fork picnic in Hurdle Mills, N.C. This year’s picnic is June 8. ROBERT WILLETT -robert.willett@newsobserver.com

ROBERT WILLETT — Staff Photo by Robert Willett

The annual Farm to Fork picnic, one of the Triangle’s must-attend-at-least-once food events, is set for June 8.

The event pairs Triangle chefs and farmers. The chefs make dishes using food grown on the farmer’s land. The chef and the farmer stand side-by-side serving the picnicgoers. It’s a rare opportunity for all these chefs and farmers to come together in one setting.

Some of the participating restaurants and farms include Lantern restaurant with the Breeze incubator farm, Mandolin with Rare Earth Farm, One restaurant with Cane Creek Farm, and Mattie B’s Public House with Ever Laughter Farm.

The picnic raises money for farmer apprenticeship and intern programs.

It is 4-7 p.m. June 8 at the W.C. Breeze Family Farm, 4909 Walnut Grove Church Road, Hurdle Mills, a few miles north of Hillsborough. It will happen rain or shine.

Tickets cost $100 for adults, $50 for ages 13-20, free for ages 12 and younger.

For tickets and more info: farmtoforknc.com.

To see a full list of restaurant chefs and farmers, go to farmtoforknc.com/food.php

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