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Monday, January 31, 2011

Come to the Table Conference

Piedmont North Carolina Come to the Table Conference: Communities of Faith Relieving Hunger and Supporting Local Farms 2011 Piedmont NC Come to the Table Conference Friday, Feb. 18 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Winston-Salem, NC Saturday, Feb. 19, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm - Various Locations The two-day event will include workshops, networking opportunities, and a local lunch on Friday, Feb. 18th, and tours and volunteer opportunities at local food ministries and projects on Saturday, Feb. 19th. Friday's events will be hosted Wake Forest University at the Benson University Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Registration is $10, or $5 for Saturday only. All are welcome, and free registration is available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. ---------------------------- Friday Schedule 8:00 - 9:00 am: Registration 9:00 - 9:30 am: Welcome 9:45 - 10:45 am: Breakout Session 1 11:00 - 12:00 pm: Breakout Session 2 12:15 - 1:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 - 2:00 pm: World Cafe 2:15 - 3:15 pm: Breakout Session 3 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Breakout Session 4 4:45 - 5:00 pm: Closing Friday Workshops Breakout Session 1: 9:45 - 10:45 am Food Production 101 Understanding Agriculture in Central North Carolina Interfaith Perspectives on Food Accessible Farmers' Markets Breakout Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Community Gardening 101 Campus Kitchen: Students and Agencies Combatting Hunger Planting from the Pulpit: Clergy Leadership in Food and Farming Understanding Food Insecurity in Central North Carolina Federal and State Farm Policy: What You Need to Know Breakout Session 3: 2:15 - 3:15 pm Campus Initiatives for Healthy Food Job Training for Programs for Cooks and Farmers Organizing Across Communities Finding Funding for Your Ministry Breakout Session 4: 3:30 - 4:30 pm Connecting Communities Through Gardens Engaging the Next Generation of Food and Farm Leaders Sabbath Economics and Community Financing The Theology of Farming and Eating Cooking Healthy in Season Saturday Schedule Tour Session 1: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm TS Designs Company Garden, Burlington, NC Covenant Family Garden Work Party, Greensboro, NC Community Garden Tour, Winston-Salem, NC 12:00 - 1:00 - Optional Lunch at Covenant Family Garden, Greensboro, NC - $5 Tour Session 2: 1:30 - 3:30 Interfaith Food Shuttle, Raleigh, NC Mixed Greens and Legacy Garden, Greensboro, NC Peacehaven Farm, Whitsett, NC Come to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee North Carolina Council of Churches, coordinated by RAFI-USA with support from The Duke Endowment.

Evening with 8-- Plus Smitty!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:30 p.m. @ The Piedmont Club - Dean Naujoks, Yadkin Riverkeeper Cost: $25 registration fee plus $20 for a prix-fixe meal consisting of salad, entree and dessert; sunset views are free! Dean Naujoks is the Yadkin Riverkeeper, employed by Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc. since the fall of 2008 to manage and implement a river advocacy program for the Yadkin Pee Dee River watershed in North Carolina that will keep it a healthy and vibrant river for residents and businesses in the long term. Yadkin Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice and champion clean water for waterways and their communities worldwide. A longtime water quality advocate, Naujoks became the first Upper Neuse Riverkeeper in 2001 at the nonprofit Neuse River Foundation. His job there was to monitor conditions and advocate for protection of the Neuse River from Falls Lake to Goldsboro. He was appointed by Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker to serve on the joint government PCB Task Force to address PCB contamination in Crabtree Creek from Ward Transformer. A graduate of N.C. State, Naujoks created his own major in environmental policy and sustainable development. He also worked for the NC Wild Life Federation from 1991-1999. Dean Naujoks received American Rivers 2009 National "River Hero" Award. Naujoks will discuss what is the role of a Riverkeeper and the latest news about the well known dispute between environmentalist and ALCOA which has lead to the State of North Carolina revoking their Water Quality Permit.
This is one of several opportunities, to learn about the others visit their website.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Farmhand Foods

FARMHAND FOODS OPENS FOR BUSINESS New Company To Connect North Carolina Livestock Farmers with Consumers, Retailers and Restaurants October 18, 2010 (Durham, NC) – The Triangle food community will soon welcome an ambitious new company focused on delivering high quality local meats to area food lovers, retailers and restaurants. Farmhand Foods sources from a network of North Carolina pasture-based farms and does the legwork necessary to get fresh cuts of pork, beef and other specialty meat products to market. One aspect of their venture, a mobile Sausage Wagon serving handcrafted sausages and other specialties, makes its debut on October 28th. “We started Farmhand Foods to dramatically increase local market access for North Carolina’s pasture-based livestock farmers,” says Jennifer Curtis, Co-Founder. “Farmhand Foods is the kind of business our state needs—entrepreneurs who can tap into the excitement about local food in metropolitan areas like Durham to support farmers and other businesses in rural communities,” says Henry McKoy, NC Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Community Development. Farmhand Foods’ network of pasture-based farm suppliers initially includes Parker Farm (Orange County), Triple B Farm (Granville County), Leigh Farm (Martin County), and the NC Natural Hog Growers Association based in Duplin County. The company purchases whole animals and handles all logistics, processing, distribution, marketing, and sales necessary to provide local wholesale buyers with a consistent, hiqh-quality supply of local beef and pork. “It’s not always easy to sell all the animals I raise or to find a market for all parts of the animal,” says Bailey Newton, Triple B Farm. “That’s why I joined Farmhand Foods’ Producer Network. It lets me focus on farming but stay connected to the folks enjoying my meat.” “We are passionate about supporting family farms and building a sustainable food system in North Carolina. Farmhand Foods pays farmers fairly and conducts business with transparency so that our customers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was raised,” says Tina Prevatte, Co-Founder. Farmhand Foods will celebrate its opening and the Sausage Wagon’s first night in business with a special event on Thursday October 28th from 5:30-8:30pm at Fullsteam Brewery in Downtown Durham. The public is invited to enjoy free live music with sausages and beer available for purchase. “The Sausage Wagon is a fun and interactive way for us to introduce our brand, our products and our farmers to area food lovers,” says Curtis. The wagon plans to roam Durham and the Triangle with regular weekly stops at the Farmers’ Market, Fullsteam and other high traffic locations. The mobile eatery will serve an assortment of sausage sandwiches and other items created by local chef Drew Brown, co-founder of Durham’s Piedmont restaurant. Area diners can find the whereabouts of the wagon at While the Sausage Wagon may be the public’s first taste of Farmhand Foods, the company will soon offer fresh cuts of local, pasture-raised pork, beef and other specialty items to area retailers and restaurants. The company expects these operations to begin in early 2011. “Farmhand Foods is helping to build our state’s local food economy by opening up market opportunities for small-scale meat producers. We’re excited to be a part of launching this important new business,” says Dr. Nancy Creamer, Director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). In addition to support from CEFS to incubate Farmhand Foods, funding for the launch is being provided by the North Carolina Rural Center’s Economic Innovation Program, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Explanation Of The Blue-Eyed Gene In Goats

In goats, blue eyes are a dominant trait. If a buck doesn't have blue eyes (even though his parents do), he does NOT "carry" the blue-eyed gene. He is no more likely to produce blue-eyed offspring than is a brown-eyed buck with no blue-eyed ancestor anywhere in the pedigree. One parent must have blue-eyes for the offspring to have a chance at being blue-eyed. The fact you can get brown-eyed offspring from two blue-eyed parents show that brown is recessive or the color that can be "carried". A carrier means that even though you can't see the trait, they can still produce that trait. Remember basic genetics. If the goat has two genes for the dominant trait (blue-eyes in this discussion), the goat will have the trait and all of its offspring will also have the trait. If the goat received one dominant gene and one recessive gene, it will have the dominant trait, blue-eyes, but each of its offspring will have a 50/50 shot on whether it gets the dominant (blue eyes) or recessive (brown eyes) gene. If theý get both recessive traits, brown-eyes, they will display that trait and will only pass on the recessive trait for that gene. If two blue-eyed parents produce a brown-eyed kid, you know both fall into the middle type (1 dominant and 1 recessive). Because to be brown-eyed you had to get that from each parent, all you have is the brown-eyed gene so despite the parents, the goat can only pass on what it has which is brown eye genes. Tom E. Rucker

Friday, January 28, 2011

Surry County Bee School

Surry County Bee School The Surry County Beekeepers will be presenting a Bee School for beginning bee keepers. Classes will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension building from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.every Monday night from February 7th to March 7th. Registration cost is $20.00 which includes book and classroom instructions. The class will include: Introduction to beekeeping, equipment needed to get started, how to assemble equipment, Hive management of the colonies, harvesting and processing honey, pests and diseases of the bees, a field day to work with the bees, and an assigned mentor for you. Please call the Cooperative Extension to register. Event Location NC Cooperative Extension 210 North Main St. Dobson, NC 27017 Contact Sally Southard at (336) 401-8025

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Southern Farm Show

Southern Farm Show Wednesday, February 2 - Friday, February 4 2011 Filling most of the NC State Fairgrounds each February, the show also hosts key industry meetings, and is known as the region’s annual meeting place for farmers and agricultural leaders. Free admission and parking make the show a can’t-miss for farmers, as well as allied professionals including landscapers and excavation contractors.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coyotes and Feral Dog Educational Program

COYOTES AND FERAL DOGS IN OUR FUTURE? Announcing a Two-Part Educational Program aimed for the Northern Piedmont of North Carolina and Neighboring Counties in Virginia PART I - Thursday, February 3 Professional Coyote Trapping and Tips on Successful Coyote Hunting Location: Dumaine Farms - 725 Barnes Road, Eden, NC 27288. 8:30 am Registration and Refreshments. Ben Chase, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Area Livestock Extension Agent. Refreshments and Facilities provided by Dumaine Farm Trust, James Moore, Caretaker 9:00 am Introduction Dr. Pete Bromley, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Science, North Carolina State University, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Trustee Dumaine Farms 9:15 am Trapping Basics Todd Menke, Assistant Director, USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Services, Raleigh, NC, Certified Wildlife Biologist 10 am Running the Trap Line - Tips on Successful Coyote Calling and Hunting Todd Menke 11:30 am Wrap-Up, Questions and Answers Pete Bromley PART II - Thursday, March 10, 2011 Managing Coyotes and Feral Dogs Location: Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 HWY 65, Wentworth, NC 7:00 pm Introduction. Ben Chase, Area Livestock Extension Agent 7:15 pm Laws affecting Coyotes and Feral Dogs. Barry Joyce, Master Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Rockingham County, NC. 7:45 pm History of Coyotes in the Northern Piedmont Perry Sumner, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Wildlife Management Division, Section Manager Surveys/Research & Wildlife Diversity 8:15 pm Ecology and Management of Coyotes and Feral Dogs on the Landscape. Dr. Chris DePerno, Associate Professor of Wildlife Science and Wildlife Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. 8:45 pm Wrap-Up, Questions and Answers Ben Chase and Dr. Pete Bromley SPONSORS : North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service – Rockingham & Guilford Counties USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Services, North Carolina Office North Carolina Trappers Association Hunting Advisory Committee, Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Dumaine Farm Trust, Wentworth, NC Area Cattlemans Associations, Area Sheep and Goat Producers, Area Poultry Producers, Area Horse Owners For additional information, call Ben Chase, Rockingham & Guilford County Extension Livestock Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at 1-800-666-3625, 342-8235 or email - In case of inclement weather, please call 1-800-666-3625 or 342-8235 for a recorded message.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ewe/Doe Management Series

Ewe/Doe Management Series A series of weekly programs will be broadcast over the internet. The broadcast will be shown at the Forsyth County Ag. Building. However anyone with high speed internet, will be able to view on their own. These programs are designed to help small ruminant producers manage ewes and does from gestation through weaning. Feb. 3-Parturition (Delivery) Feb. 10-Neonatal Feb. 17-Lactation Feb 24-Weaning Time: 7pm Where: Forsyth County Ag. Building 1450 Fairchild Rd Winston Salem, NC Please call Annette at 336-703-2850 if you plan to attend. Visit their blog for the most current information

Monday, January 24, 2011

NC Agritourism Networking Association's Winter Conference

The Fifth Annual Agritourism Networking Association Winter Conference will be held Feb. 17 and 18 at the Little River Golf and Resort near Carthage. The conference is designed for agritourism entrepreneurs and others who may be interested in starting an agritourism venture and those who support rural tourism in North Carolina. “Agritourism opportunities continue to grow in North Carolina, to the benefit of farm families, local communities and North Carolina’s economy,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “When it comes to starting an agritourism venture, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, so events such as this conference give folks an opportunity to learn more about the many different types of agritourism adventures in the state.” Optional mid-afternoon farm tours will be held Feb. 17, with a reception to follow. Seven workshops will be held Feb. 18, focusing on marketing the local food movement, successfully marketing your niche farm products, success with media along with information sessions on community supported agriculture ventures and successful agritourism farm shops and stores. “This conference allows participants plenty of time to network and to ask questions of presenters and other agritourism operators,” said Martha Glass, agritourism manager at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Early registration by Feb. 3 is $70 for ANA members, $85 for non-members and $60 for cooperative extension staff. The registration fee increases to $100 after Feb.3. For more information or a registration form, go to, or call Martha Glass at (919) 707-3120.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

2011 GC Extension Horse Management Short Courses

2011 GC Extension Horse Management Short Courses Monday, January 31 - Preventative Health Care – Lameness - Causes & Prevention Dr James Meeker, Davie County Large Animal Hospital Monday, February 7 - Horse Psychology Dr Mike Yoder, NCSU Extension Equine Specialist Monday, February 14 - Dressage Equitation & Hunt Seat Equitation Cindy Sydnor - Braeburn Farms, Snow Camp NC Monday, February 21 - Barefoot Hoof Health Sandy Judy, Gibsonville NC Monday, February 28 - Saddle Seat Equitation – Mary Orr, High Caliber Stables, Kernersville NC Western Equitation – Kim & Dee Joyce Destiny Hill Farm, Greensboro NC Monday, March 7 - Trail Riding & Safety Shannon Hoffman, St.Clair Red Mule Farm, Zebulon NC Monday, March 14 - Therapeutic Riding Jan Clifford at Horsepower/ Piedmont Saddle Club, Colfax NC Monday, March 21 - Natural Horsemanship James & Kate Cooler, Cooler Horsemanship, Summerfield NC Horse Management Committee – Randy Boles, David Dick, Sara Jo Durham, Steva Allgood, Rita Nott, and Georgianne Sims - Registration Fee: $30 for entire series or $5.00 per session. - Registration Fee will be waived for 4-H members presenting an official current 4-H Program Membership ID Card. For additional information, call Ben Chase, Rockingham & Guilford County Extension Livestock Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at 1-800-666-3625, 342-8235 or email - In case of inclement weather, please call 1-800-666-3625 or 342-8235 for a recorded message. Directions to The Guilford County Agricultural Center, Located at 3309 Burlington Road phone: (336) 375-5876 and can be found at

Friday, January 21, 2011

Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods Landscaping Workshop

Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods Landscaping Workshop January 28th, 2011 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Karen Neill, Urban Horticultural Agent, will teach how to design, install and maintain a Carolina yard at the Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods Landscaping Workshop. This workshop is scheduled for January 28, 2011 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library at 1420 Price Park Road in Greensboro. Flyer with COST and additional info: MORE INFO Kathleen Clay Edwards Library 1420 Price Park Road Greensboro, NC Contact: Pam Marshall at (336) 375-5876

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stokes County Cattlemen's Assoc. Meeting

Stokes County Cattlemen's Assoc. Meeting January 24th, 2011 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dukes Restaurant 1075 N. Main St. Walnut Cove, NC 27052 Topic: Stocking Rate, Getting It Right. Please click on "More information" for further details. NOTE: The livestock blog keeps a more detailed current listing of events.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NC Dairy Artisan Network and Value-Added Dairy Workshop

NC Dairy Artisan Network and Value-Added Dairy Workshop Monday, January 24 · 10:00am - 3:30pm Statesville Civic Center 300 South Center St. Statesville, NC This workshop is geared towards current cheesemakers and value-added dairy producers in North Carolina. Those with a strong interest in value-added dairy as well as aspiring dairy artisans are encouraged to attend. Pre-Registration is required by calling Matt Lange, NC Dairy Advantage, at 919-740-1762 by January 19. For more information pertaining this workshop, please visit 10:00AM “Welcome & Introduction” Matt Lange, Dairy Development Coordinator, NC Dairy Advantage 10:15AM “Value-Added Dairy Equipment Choices” Ted Thuli, Darlington Dairy Supply, Creator of Cheese on Wheels 11:15AM “Aging Cheese” Tom Torkelson, Master Cheesemaker, Ashe County Foods 12:15PM – 1:00PM Lunch 12:30PM “Dairy Artisan Promotion” Steve Lathrop, Dairy Marketing Specialist, NC Department of Ag. 1:00PM “Food Safety and Regulations” Melanie Moore, Food Compliance Officer, NC Department of Ag. 1:50PM “Product Liability & Insurance” Leon Brown, Nationwide Insurance 2:05PM “Specialty & Artisan Cheese Marketing, A Retailers Perspective” Michele Lacatena, Regional Cheese Manager, Whole Foods 3:00PM “NCSU Dairy Enterprise System and Growth in Meeting Value-Added Needs” Gary Cartwright, Dairy Enterprise System Director, NC State Univ. 3:15PM Upcoming Announcements and Workshop Adjourned Matt Lange

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How I Built a Formal Garden

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 am in the office/classroom of the Arboretum at Tanglewood, Master Gardener Al Birch will present a 1 hour lecture on “How I Built a Formal Garden.” Al will be presenting on how he designed and built a formal garden in Vancouver Washington. The presentation features photographs of the garden. Contact Rachel Herring with the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office to for more information concerning this presentation. Phone: 336-703-2867 or email Tangelwood Gardens

The North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council 2010 Winter Conference Series

Nashville, N.C. will be the site of the NCFGC 2010 Winter Conference on Jan 19, 2010. This meeting and similar ones in Monroe on Jan 20th, and Fletcher on Jan 21st make up the North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council’s 2010 Winter Conference Series. At the conferences local pasture managers will discuss their operations and experiences. In addition, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Fred Provenza. Dr. Provenza is based at Utah State University. He is an international expert on animal behavior and forage choices. He is a world authority on understanding the behavior of grazing livestock; how they interact with their environment and the implications for management. To make sure you have a meal, please preregister with the NC Forage and Grasslands Council at 2228 N. Main St., Fuguay Varina, N.C. 27526. Phone: (919)-552-9111 Fax: (919)-552-9216 Email:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fun with Guitars Seminar

Ken Mickey is a Germanton native, a super nice guy and a Krankies Farmers Market regular. Anyone interested in guitars would be sure to enjoy this seminar! Fun with Guitars Seminar at the High Point Public Library 902 N Main St High Point NC 27262 Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm Join Ken Mickey for a Fun with Guitars Seminar : open to all ages; it’s an informal look at Guitar styles and functions. Ken discusses Guitar playing techniques and genres. Basic Music Theory is discussed as well and Classical, Jazz, Country, Blues and Rock playing styles.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Germanton Music & Coffee

Germanton Music & Coffee has recently moved to a larger location. They are now in the old Germanton Mercantile Building in downtown Germanton, which is just a few minutes from our farm.
Germanton Music & Coffee 3561 Germanton Road Germanton, NC 27019 336.970.3205 Grand Opening Saturday, January 15, 2011 Live music begins at 7:00 pm

Musical Instrument Sales & Lessons Buy - Sell - Trade - Consign

Another great opportunity to shop local!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nigerian Dwarf Kids

Showing off some of new Nigerian Dwarf kids!
This year we've had a lot of kids being born from our naturally polled buck and other AGS bucks. We spent several hours last week making pictures of all our new Nigerian Dwarf kids. They were very uncooperative, especially the bucklings! We tried a new way to show them off this year. For more details and pricing, please visit our web site: Buffalo Creek Farm For quickest response to your questions or to view the goats, please call 336.969.5698 8AM - 9PM Only. There is NO shipping on animals, all must be picked up on farm in Germanton, NC 27019.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Big Eat 2011

The Big Eat is back for it's third year in 2011. As with the last two years, the specials will be Tuesday evenings, 50% off the signature dish at participating restaurants. The prices listed below are the 50% off special price. PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN ESTABLISHMENTS: 6th & Vine: 209 W. Sixth St. - 725-5577 Signature Dish: Pan-roasted Tilapia, Baked with a Garlic Citrus and Herb sauce, served with our sides of the night, $10.50 Bayberry Bistro: 420 High St (at Hawthorne Inn) - 777-3000 Signature Dish: Fish & Chips, $4.50 Bib's Downtown: 675 W. Fifth St. - 722-0007 Signature Dish: Jumbo Smoked Chicken Wings with our House Special Wing Sauce. This is a 5 Wing plate with 5 famous hushpuppies, $4.99 Breakfast of Course, Mary's Too!: 723 N. Trade St. - 723-7239 Signature Dish: Breakfast Burrito, $4.50 Brew Nerds: 305 W. Fourth St. - 724-0707 Signature Dish: 50% off coffee drink Caffé Prada: 390 N. Broad St. - 793-2468 Signature Dish: Buy one, get one Free gelato of the day Chelsee's Coffee Shop & More: 533 N. Trade St. - 703-1503 Signature Dish: Buy one, get one Free coffees or cakes * Available during daytime hours (12:00 pm- 6:00 pm) Christopher's: 712 Brookstown Ave. - 724-1395 Signature Dish: 3 Course Wine Dinner for $25, normally $45 Main course options include: Pan Seared Chicken, Honey Lavender Glazed Salmon with a Dijon peppercorn sauce or Cast Iron Skillet Seared Ribeye Steak Downtown Thai: 202 W. Fourth St. - 777-1422 Signature Dish: Pad Thai: Stir fried small rice noodles with egg, bean sprouts, scallion, and our special tamarind sauce with ground peanuts. Choose Beef, Chicken, Pork, or Tofu, $9 Finnigan's Wake: 620 N. Trade St. - 723-0322 Signature Dish: Shepherd's Pie or Veggie Shepherd's Pie, $6.25 Foothills Brewing: 638 W. Fourth St. - 777-3348 Signature Dish: Fish & Chips (Full or half order), Full- $7.50 Fourth St. Filling Station: 871 W. Fourth St.- 724-7600 Signature Dish: Shrimp and Grits, $9.00 Hutch & Harris: 424 W. Fourth St. - 721-1336 Signature Dish: White bean cake w/ tomato sauce, $9.95 Kernel Kustard: 300 W. Fourth St. - 793-8888 Signature Dish: Traditional Chicago Dogs Mellow Mushroom: 314 W. Fourth St. - 245-2820 Signature Dish: 50% off full order of pretzels AND 20% off specialty pizza of your choice Meridian: 411 S. Marshall St. - 722-8889 Signature Dish: Shrimp and Grits, $13.00 Mooney's Mediterranean Cafe: 101 W. Fourth St. - 722-4222 Signature Dish: Create your own SAMPLER by choosing four items from of our Mezza Menu: Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Falafel, Jeweled Coucous, Tabouli and more, $4.25 Mozelle's Bistro: 878 W. Fourth St. - 703-5400 Signature Dish: Mozelle's Famous Tomato Pie, $8.00 Noma Urban Bar & Grill: 321 W. Fourth St. - 703-5112 Signature Dish: Sweet Potato Chicken: Chicken Breast Breaded with Shredded Sweet Potatoes, and Fried. Topped with a Chipotle Raspberry Sauce, $10.00 Rana Loca: 411 W. Fourth St. - 722-9911 Signature Dish: Pork Braised in red mole sauce served with sautéed spinach, chipotle mash potatoes topped with crema fresca and chiles, $8.00 Soup's Orchid Vietnamese: 219 W. Fourth St. - 917-3000 Signature Dish: Pho Tai -Rice noodle soup w/ rare steak, $7.00 Screaming Rooster: 301 Brookstown Ave. - 722-9090 Signature Dish: “Meadows Family farm” all beef Mushroom Swiss burger with fries and slaw, $5.00 * Available during daytime hours (10:00 am- 2:00 pm) Sweet Potatoes... a restaurant: 529 N. Trade St. - 727-4844 Signature Dish: Catfish NOLA- Pan-fried catfish fillet topped with spicy Creole sauce served over rice, $7.50 Twin City Chop House: 115 S. Main St. - 748-8600 Signature Dish: Boneless pork tenderloin w/ goat cheese in a peppercorn demi glaze w/ choice of side, $17.95 Willow's Bistro: 300 S. Liberty St. - 293-4601 Signature Dish: Cilantro pesto crusted organic salmon, $9.00 Wolfie's Frozen Custard: 420 W. Fourth St. - 245-2400 Signature Dish: Small cup of custard WS Prime- A Cafe: 425 N. Cherry St. - 722-5232 Appetizer Signature Dish: Mini Crabcakes with Grilled Pineapple Slaw & Spicy Rémoulade, $3.25 Entree Signature Dish: Scottish Salmon, Semi Cured in Citrus & Coriander, Pan Seared with Carolina Panzanella, $10.00 -complimentary valet parking For more details, maps of the restuarants, parking maps, and more visit The BIG Eat.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pickin at Priddy's in February

Cozy up in a 121 year old general store for some old fashioned fun for the whole family. Sip on hot cider, eat something from the big black pot and listen to Bluegrass music at its finest. A great way to enjoy a cold winters evening. Featuring... Blues Creek (Friday, February 4 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm) One Special Blend (some of the greats come together) (Friday, February 11 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm) Henry Mabe & Friends (Friday, February 18 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm) Snow Creek Old Tyme Band (Friday, February 25 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm) Priddy's General Store 2121 Shepherd Mill Rd Danbury, NC 336-593-8786

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Young Farmer's Roundup

Young Farmer's Roundup is dedicated to growing a sustainable and ethical local food economy in the NC Piedmont and supporting young farmers, food artisans, local food retailers and farmers markets. Young Farmers are young people farming, the young-at-farming, and farmers who are young at heart and want to help promote and encourage young farmers here in the Piedmont and around the country!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Krankies Farmers Market

Come out Tuesday from 11 until 1 to a mini version of Krankies Farmers Market. We will be outside on the patio of Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem.
Crosscreek Farm will be selling grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork and poultry and more! Grace Meadow Farm and Mountain Memories Farm are also scheduled to attend.
We'll have our Buffalo Gal's goat's milk soap gift sets and bars--including some special ones for Valentine's Day! Support your local farmers!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011