2014 Riot in the Pasture Tickets
Are you a farmer currently growing or are interested in growing the local foods movement? Or are you thinking about producing local foods and are looking for a market? Then join the Bread Riot and Cooperative Extension on Thursday, April 17 for a brainstorming session on bridging the gap between local foods and you, the farmer! We at Bread Riot have spent the last few years crafting a demand for locally produced food in our area and now we need your help! We can't keep up! Our few wonderful farmers are growing as much as they can but we wish to cultivate new relationships and encourage more farmers to grow local and sell local! Come on down to the Extension Office and let us know what you think!
Farmers from all over the region, of any scale, and any management type are invited! Feel free to download the event flier and email it to your friends.
This is a farmer-focused meeting, but being a farmer isn't required although registration is! RSVP to 704-216-8970
2727 Old Concord Road
Salisbury, NC 28146
Don't be late! There will be a local foods tasting at 6:30.
Riot in the Pasture, a local farm-to-fork dinner, is held annually the Sunday before Memorial Day. Our next Riot will be Sunday, May 18, 2014. Riot in the Pasture is a celebration of local food with a farm-to-fork meal, music, entertainment, kids' activities, and a full afternoon of fun! This year, Riot will again be hosted by Morgan Ridge Vineyards, the NC Wine Grower of the year, in their gorgeous, sun-kissed location in southern Rowan county. To learn more about our venue, read this profile article.
We are gearing up for this year's event! The menu looks amazing and we will feature multiple stations of food items. We've lined up several breweries to participate and are excited that Morgan Ridge has added a brewpub to their offerings so there will be plenty of local wine and beer to enjoy.
We have a wonderful line-up of music that will perform on the newly built stage overlooking the Morgan Ridge pond. Families can spread out on the front lawn and enjoy their afternoon. Tickets go on sale soon - so follow event plans on Facebook and our e-newsletters. But most importantly, reserve the afternoon of Sunday, May 18 on your calendar to enjoy the 4th Annual Riot in the Pasture!
Hello all! This week kicks off our February baskets! Greens will finally appear again in our boxes. Thanks to the magic of tall hoop houses, propane heaters and excellent farming, David Correll has provided Mustard and Bok Choi. He also has provided arugula to mix with the salad greens from John Weddington and a tomato from West High School's greenhouse. These are the first tomatoes from the school ag programs this year. We are adding a another bunch of carrots from Barbee Farms.
Eggs are provided by Bame Farm, Two Pigs Farm and T&D beef and pork. Bread comes from The Bread Basket.
Enjoy this week's basket - and don't forget to put your boxes out on your porch!!
Spring Greens Saute with Carrots, Mint and Chives
3 T extra virgin olive oil
2 to 3 cloves of garlic minced
1 cup of carrots cut to your liking
A bundle of young bok choi (or spinach) – stems removed
A bundle of arugula – stems removed
1 T lemon juice
Mint leaves to taste
Minced chives to taste
Salt and pepper
Heat oil in large skillet or steep sided stir fry pan. Add garlic and carrots, sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the greens slowly stirring them as the wilt and adding additional greens until all the greens are in the pan. If the pan does not accommodate all the greens, cook in batches. Greens should be wilted and bright green. The entire stir fry process should not take more than 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and herbs. Add salt and pepper and serve at once.
We hope you're all home from a happy and healthy holiday! Bread Riot is back with another week of winter harvest! Batten down your hatches and put out your tomato boxes, week number five is on it's way!
Here's what you'll find this week:
Lettuce- Weddinton Farm
Shiitake Mushrooms- Sandy Creek Farm
Carrots, Butternut Squash, and Sweet Potatoes- Barbee Farm
Bread- The Bread Basket
Eggs- Two Pigs Farm, Bame Farm or T & D Farm
Cold, soggy ground provides good conditions for farmers who do not grow cold crops like kale, collards, chard and mustard. This week's Winter Harvest box has only 1 green, the lettuce which John Weddington of Weddington Farm grows for us. Brent Barbee reports the other greens have "taken a bad turn" the past few days. You will find shiitake mushrooms from Sandy Creek Farm in Tyro, Carrots, Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes from Barbee Farm in Concord, Bread from The Bread Basket and eggs from Two Pigs Farm, Bame Farm or T & D Farm.
The butternut squash will keep for up to a month. You can peel it with a good quality vegetable peeler. Cut it into "chunks" or slices and cook until tender in lightly salted water. If you've never cook a butternut squash before try this easy and warming soup recipe from Alton Brown. In the past, butternut squash has been one of our Winter Harvest staples since it stores well and is available when little else is.
Please remember to put out coolers for bread, mushrooms and eggs. It will help insulate from the cold.