The annual Farm to Fork picnic is expanding beyond a one-day event to a full weekend of events.
The guest of honor during the weekend will be sustainable seafood expert and James Beard award-winning author Paul Greenberg, who wrote “American Catch” and “Four Fish.”
On June 5, a dinner will be held at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. The chefs cooking for the dinner include Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston and star of the PBS series “A Chef’s Life,” Chris Coleman of The Asbury in Charlotte and Amy Tornquist from Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery in Durham. The dinner will be 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets cost $165, which includes a paperback copy of Greenberg’s book, “American Catch.”
From 5-8:30 p.m. June 6, there will be a clam and mullet bake by Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood in Durham and James Clark of The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. The dinner will be followed by a talk by Greenberg and a panel discussion featuring North Carolina fishing industry experts. Tickets cost $45 for the event and a paperback copy of Greenberg’s book, or $35 to attend the event without a copy of the book. This event will be held at The Rickhouse in Durham.
Then on June 7, the annual Farm to Fork picnic will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the W.C Breeze Family Farm, 4909 Walnut Grove Church Road, Hurdle Mills. The event pairs local chefs and local farmers. Tickets include $100 for adults, $50 for ages 13-20, and free for ages 12 and younger.
You also can buy a weekend pass to all three events for $275.
For more details and tickets, go to farmtoforknc.com.
The events raise money for farm apprentice and internship programs at the Center for Enviromental Farming Systems farm in Goldsboro and Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills.