We are very excited to announce that Funds to Farms will be in Burlington on Sunday, June 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Company Shops Market!
Company Shops Market is a cooperatively owned, full-service grocery store and cafe in Burlington, NC. Conveniently located in historic downtown, Company Shops is committed to local, organic and sustainably produced food! Their vision as a community-owned grocery and gathering place is to provide exceptional food products utilizing – as much as possible – our local, small, and sustainable farmers. Company Shops Market provides outstanding products to people who want to know where and how their food is raised, a fulfilling workplace and shopping experience, and an incentive for the preservation and initiation of small, local farms thereby supporting the well-being of our entire community. For more information please visit www.companyshopsmarket.coop.
Enjoy delicious food from Roots: Good.Local.Food
& support local farmers!
Sunday, May 12 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Tickets are $20 ($15 for farmers) and are available online and at the door.
How it works:
- Three beginning farmers and food entrepreneurs have been selected through an application process to present their idea for a project or needed tool for their business at Funds to Farms.
- The three selected beginning farmers and food entrepreneurs will present their ideas during dinner to attendees of Funds to Farms.
- Funds to Farms attendees will vote at the end of the presentations and the winner will receive a micro-grant generated from the money raised from ticket sales and donations.
- Free Range Local Chicken Provencal
Roasted free range local chicken, thyme, rosemary and oregano, grilled local veggies, and fusilli pasta,topped with shaved parmeson
- Vegetarian Lasagna
Lots of fresh local veggies layered with handmade pasta, ricotta, fresh herbs and a bright tomato sauce
- Local Greenery
Lots of local greens and fresh herbs tossed with local beets and carrots in a simple black pepper vinaigrette
Thanks for an amazing turnout at the first Funds to Farms!
$2,900 was raised through ticket sales and donations.
1st Place – Emmaus Farm – $1,000
2nd Place – Root Down Farm – $600
Runner Ups – $200
Edible Earthscapes, Old Milburnie Farm, Gold Finch Design & Gardens
Thanks to the amazing support from our sponsors and the Triangle community all five presenters were able to take home funds for their projects. Plus, some money was kept to help sustain future Funds to Farms events.
The strength of this community and its commitment to local foods is the reason that these farmers now have some extra money to help improve their businesses. Thanks to each of you for all that you do for local food!
Thanks especially to our five presenters; it was wonderful to hear each of your stories, ideas and passion for sustainable agriculture. Continue reading