Bread Riot
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April

5, 2015

Catawba Center for Environment

4/7, 6pm, Talk, "Disruptive Forces: How Science and Business are Driving Environmental Progress"

 

Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group

 

Before Mr. Cook's talk starts at 6:30, we'll have a sampling of local food that was available in this year's Winter Harvest program. Come mingle with Center for the Environment folks and try some local foods!


Here's a preview of the talk from the Center for the Environment newsletter:
"New insights from molecular biology are redefining cancer prevention and reshaping our approach to healthcare," Cook says. "And new business models are greening the products we buy and the energy we use."

 

"We're also living in a time when a new, green economy, barely visible five years ago, is exploding in sector after sector," Cook says. "This talk will explore these inspiring new developments and outline their implications for environmentalism in the years ahead."   

 

Riot in the Vineyard

BBQ Duel reprise & cajun(ish) buffet. 

 

Our big annual farm-to-fork picnic is moving along and we've got a menu including great vegetarian items like shiitake mushroom/spinach quiche, and vegan vegetable saute. Plus a cajun themed lineup that will include jambalaya and jalapeno hushpuppies. We'll once again see the faceoff of farm vs. farm and chef vs. chef featuring whole hog barbeque featuring Two Pigs Farm and Wild Turkey Farms. Aaron Goss and Seth Morris will once again face off in the smoke vs. fire style challenge.

So far music wise we've lined up Courtney and the Bourgeoisie, Big Break, and Blue Love. You heard Courtney if you came to the "Meat" and Greet or supported CJ Peter's recovery fund/party. Dave Myers of Big Break joined us at Riot last year and has a fun blend of funky, folky music. Blue Love (with Seth Grigg) was a popular bluegrass feature in their appearances at the farmers' market last year. Blue Love will be joining the farmers' market on opening day, 4/16.

Current top tier sponsors include Freirich Foods, and New Sarum (who will be providing lots of tasty beer again at this event!). Email us if you'd like to learn about sponsorship opportunities for your family or business...
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New Year, New Programs

Share the Harvest gets grant!

 

This January, the Bread Riot board met up for a planning session to consider some future ideas for the organization. With Smart Start's childhood poverty forum and the Health Summit rates are over 20% and fresh food access could help. The "Holiday Harvest" box served 50 families over a week's woth of vegetables in a small pilot program, but we want to do more. Share the Harvest is a planned program that will buy unsold produce (eg. from farmers' market vendors and gleaning efforts) and redistribute it to needy families. We're hoping to keep working with partner agencies like childcare centers, Head Start and St. Jonn's Lutheran Church, who helped us with the Holiday Harvest program. (Partners in Learning, Cornerstone Child Development Center (CDC) and St. John's CDC were the partner childcare centers).

In a vote of confidence for the program and other hoped for food aid efforts, we received a grant from the Burt's Bees Greater Good Foundation in Durham! $5,000 will help us purchase supplies and food to include in the boxes, while also covering a little bit of our other overhead costs.

 Farmers' Market Update

New vendors galore!

 

A whole passel of new vendors are joining the Salisbury Farmers' Market this year. Four new produce vendors (one is also an artist/crafter), a dog treats specialist, a jam/jelly vendor, and more will join our lineup. 

In an exciting move for downtown and local food, the Wednesday evening market (5/25-8/31, weekly from 4-7pm) is moving to the Visitor's Center parking lot on Lee St. Vendors will set up right next beneath the New Sarum Brewery grain silos. Perhaps even more exciting, it's just across the street and up a ramp from the Downtown Bus Station. The location will hopefully dramatically increase fresh produce access for folks working downtown and those commuting on the municipal bus network.

Calendar
April 7 - "Disruptive Forces: How Science and Business are Driving Environmental Progress" Bread Riot snacks start at 5:45pm, talk at 6:30


April 16 - Salisbury Farmers' Market, Opening day, 8AM-noon, kids activities & music

 

April 16 - City of Salisbury, "Touch a Truck", touch fire trucks, construction vehicles & more, 10AM-1PM, MAY CAUSE DETOURS AT FARMERS MARKET


April 16 - New Sarum Brewery, Opening Day, 1-9PM
 

May 1 - Bernhard Backyard Burger Bash, 4-7PM, $15/plate benefitting DogPAWS

May 15 - Riot in the Vineyard, 3-7PM, tickets: 

riot.ticketbud.com/vineyard

May 25 - Salisbury Farmers' Market, Mid-week Summer Markets start. Wednesdays, 8-noon (Fisher & Jackson St) and Wednesdays 4-7PM, (next to New Sarum Brewery)

 

Bread Riot cultivates a thriving local economy by facilitating a supply of locally produced food, utilizing sustainable farming practices and focusing on whole-life issues, education, and environmental concern.


Spring Bread Riot Newsletter

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