Heirloom tomato day, wine dinner & more

Raleigh’s Irregardless is hosting a four-course dinner featuring heirloom tomatoes paired with delicious wines from Spain, Sicily, Portugal and Argentina. Diners will meet author Craig LeHoullier of “Epic Tomatoes.”
Raleigh’s Irregardless is hosting a four-course dinner featuring heirloom tomatoes paired with delicious wines from Spain, Sicily, Portugal and Argentina. Diners will meet author Craig LeHoullier of “Epic Tomatoes.” JOHN D. SIMMONS

Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food events, cooking classes, food tours, wine tastings and farmers markets across the Triangle.

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Events and Classes

Portable Summer Feast: Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare fast, fresh, and elegant summer dishes for entertaining on your porch, at the pool, or at a concert. 6:15-8:15 p.m. July 1; $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. 1:30-5 p.m., 4-7:30 p.m. July 3-4, July 10-11, July 17; $50-$65.

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants and the Carrboro farmers market, where traditional and modern farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. The 11 a.m. tour includes food at three restaurants, substantial tastings with farmers and vendors at the market, and beer and coffee tastings and demos. The 3:15 p.m. tour includes visits to four to five restaurants with wine or beer pairings, plus coffee and dessert. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. July 4, July 11; $50-$65.

Annual Pig Pickin

We’ll have live music by Mary Selvidge from 2-6 p.m. and $13 BBQ plates with pulled pork, ribs and three sides.2-6 p.m. July 4; $13 for food. Driftwood Southern Kitchen, 8460 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh. 919-977-8360,

Teens Cooking Summer Camp

We will show your children simple techniques on how to create delicious and healthy meals. We will focus on a new knife skills, cooking technique, ethnic cuisine, create a three-course menu and take a field trip.9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 6-10. $359. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430,

Vietnamese Kitchen: Cooking Class

Set up your Wind Down Wednesday chairs, then walk upstairs to prepare fresh and delicious Vietnamese specialties to snack on during the show. 6:15-8:15 p.m. July 8; $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Heirloom Tomato Wine Dinner

Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner featuring heirloom tomatoes paired with delicious wines from Spain, Sicily, Portugal and Argentina. Also meet author Craig LeHoullier of “Epic Tomatoes.” 7-9 p.m. July 8. $60. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898,

Charleston Low Country Shellfish Boil: Cooking Class

Menu includes: honey-glazed pecans, dill pickled okra, Charleston low country shellfish boil, pimento cheese baked stuffed potatoes, Tangy coleslaw, and peach crisp topped with toasted almond ice cream. 6:30 -8:30 p.m. July 10. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina

During our festival, we not only crown a champion in our barbecue cook-off but a new queen during our tobacco queen pageant. Visitors can buy from local sauce makers, peanut, and pickle vendors, and pick their own people’s choice from barbecue competitors. Visitors can also enter our pie competition. 10 a.m. July 11. Free. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 919-477-5498,

DIY Pantry and Homemade Condiments: Cooking Class

Join this interactive class to learn how to make modern versions of your favorite condiments. 1:30-4 p.m. July 11. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

West 94th Street Pub’s 2nd Annual Grill Off Competition

Show off your grilling skills to help raise funds for the food bank. Contestants will grill 2-3 whole chickens prepped and provided by the pub. Each contestant will need to bring grill, seasoning, sauces, butters, marinades, condiments and cooking utensils. All food must be prepared at the event and ready for judging at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee: 5 non-perishable canned goods. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11; free. West 94th Street Pub, 4711 Hope Valley Rd., Durham. 919-403-0025,

Soaps, Salves and Sassafras

Learn how plants are currently used for medicine and hygiene. Sample sassafras tea, and take home recipes and tips.1 p.m.-4 p.m. July 11. North Carolina Museum of History, Five E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900,

Tomato Day

Shoppers can try dozens of varieties of freshly sliced tomatoes. Chef Brendan Cox of Oakleaf will serve samples of his favorite tomato dish. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. July 11. Free. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro.

Cookbook Signing: Steven Satterfield

Join Steven Satterfield for a cookbook signing. 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 13. Free. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Healthy Lifestyle Changes for a Better You

This two-part series will focus on how to eat healthy for life and how to stay active. 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. July 15. Free. Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main St, Durham. 919-560-7648.

Garden-Fresh Southwestern Feast

Join cookbook author and food writer Sheri Castle to gain some new techniques and menu ideas to enjoy and impress family and friends. 6 p.m. July 16. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Wine tastings

Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge

8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886,

Wine Down Wednesday at Unvined Wine Bar

4 p.m. Wednesdays, Unvined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881,

Music in the Vineyard Independence Day Celebration

Raffaldini Vineyards will be hosting a performance by a local musician. Wine and food will be available for purchase. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4; free. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463,

WineAway Fridays

Relax and “WineAway” at Chatham Hill Winery with live music. 7-10 p.m. July 10; Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.

Cloer Family Vineyards

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760,

Wine Authorities

Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the web site for classes which provide more in-depth wine study. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays; free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; 2501 University Dr.,

Farmers Markets

Wake County

Apex Farmers Market

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex,

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary,

Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina

3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina,

Holly Springs Farmers Market

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs,

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand

2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh,

Knightdale Farmers Market

2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale,

Midtown Farmers Market

8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh,

Plantation Point

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh,

Quail Corners Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726,

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza),

State Farmers Market

5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh.

The Saturday Market at Rebus Works

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,

Wake Forest Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,

WakeMed Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons),

Waverly Place Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary,

Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary,

Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary,

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon,

Chatham County

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro,

Fearrington Farmers Market

4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village,

Pittsboro Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro,

Siler City

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City,

Durham County

Duke Medical Center Farmers Market

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings),

Durham Farmers Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.comSouth Durham Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham,

Franklin County

Franklin County Farmers Market

9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg,

Johnston County

Clayton Farm and Community Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square),

Lee County

Sanford Farmers Market

9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford,

Orange County

Carrboro Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro,

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill,

Eno River Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion).

Hillsborough Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85),

Southern Village Farmers Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green),

Vance County

Vance County Regional Farmers Market

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson,

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