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Sunday 'Farm to Fork Picnic' moved indoors for rain

Posted June 5, 2016

Heavy rains across central North Carolina caused extensive damage to crops, especially strawberries.

Farm to Fork Picnic organizers announced that the Sunday event, which features dishes from three dozen local chefs, has been moved indoors due to heavy rain.

Although the outdoor picnic was originally advertised as a "rain or shine" event, Sunday's severe weather prompted event staff to move the event inside to the barn and garden terrace at Fearrington Village.

"When Fearrington Village heard [of our decision], they telephoned us and graciously offered their space to us without charge," said an event organizer. "They know this is an important fundraiser supporting beginning farmers."

The picnic is the third and final event in Farm to Fork N.C.'s weekend-long celebration of sustainability, farming and local foods. The picnic features over three dozen chefs producing bite-size dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients grown by a local farm paired with that chef.

The event also spotlights fourteen local food artisans and breweries; each providing samples of their products, and local wine, coffee and tea companies. Live music will be provided by local bands Big Fat Gap and the Holland Brothers. The picnic starts at 4 p.m. at the Pittsboro venue.


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