Mark your calendars for these farm-food events in the Tiangle and the mountains:
Thursday, Aug. 4: “Eating the Other: Food, Race and You,” discussion of race as it relates to agribusiness, farmers’ markets and the slow food culture. At Southwest Regional Library in Durham, with Dr. Sharon P. Holland, associate professor of African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Sounds very interesting. Details here.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, 2-6 p.m.: High Country Farm Tour. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, this very scenic farm tour has stops in Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Avery and Alleghany counties. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 if purchased at a farm and entitle the passengers of one vehicle to visit farms on both days of the tour—or pay $10 per farm. Details here. Or, interested in touring farms by bicycle? The guide includes a map with a suggested bicycle route for experienced riders (with those hills, I’ll say!). Pay $10 at the first farm that you visit to receive a ticket that will allow you to visit any of the participating farms on both days of the tour. More information at www.boonebikeinitiative.org.
Saturday, Aug. 20 (with Aug. 13 deadline): Feast of Your Life is putting on a day of writing, eating, and cooking in Durham. Deadline Aug. 13 for Aug. 20 event featuring classes in memoir writing by Miriam Sauls, painting by Vernessa Foelix, and cooking by Amy Tornquist of Watts Grocery. Cost: $140. Details here.
Cool classes coming up in the Triangle, so sign up soon: Earthwise‘s “Living Arts” series focuses on planning, planting, cultivating, harvesting, preparing, and eating a fall organic garden. Details here. And more good stuff from Carrboro Greenspace, on cheese making, grains, wild fermentation and more. Details here.