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Know your Roots: Preparing the Summer Garden Workshop on May 25 @ Raleigh City Farm

Know your Roots: Preparing the Summer Garden | Thursday, May 25, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for the next workshop of our spring Know Your Roots gardening series at Raleigh City Farm — Preparing the Summer Garden Workshop!

Afraid you’re too late to put in a summer garden?  Already planted your summer veggies, but not interested in spending the summer’s hottest months weeding and watering?  Had trouble keeping your garden thriving through the summer heat in the past?

This workshop is for you!  We’ll guide you through everything you need to plant a summer garden and keep it going through the most brutal parts of the summer heat.  We’ll send you home with a planting guide for June and a handout full of tips for a thriving summer garden.

Information will cover:
-What you can still plant now for harvests THIS summer and how to plant them.
-Strategies to conserve water in your garden and plant varieties that will resist drought and thrive in heat.
-Local history about Raleigh’s plant and garden past!

Reserve your spot here!

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Dairy Fermentation on May 6

The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Dairy Fermentation | Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Want to learn simple techniques to ferment your own dairy products at home? Are you curious about how to reap the benefits of fermented foods but not sure how to get started? Want to make gourmet pantry items without the cost of the store-bought alternative?

Join us by reserving your spot here!

We’ll guide you through three of the simplest, most hands-off, and safest fermented dairy products to start with: kefir, crème fraîche, and buttermilk.

Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM
Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St.)

What to expect:
Hear stories of Raleigh’s famous dairy history and how it affected what we drink today.
Gain a thorough knowledge of some of the easiest dairy fermentation products to try yourself at home – including kefir, buttermilk, and creme fraiche!
Take home handouts and your own kefir grains to start fermenting it yourself!

Reserve your spot here.

We are so excited to be able to use Carolina Farmhouse Dairy milk for this class!  Check them out for a source of milk made from their farm’s friendly herd of Jersey cows grazed on a variety of grasses year-round and supplemented with organic, locally-milled feed.

This workshop is hosted outdoors on site at the lovely Raleigh City Farm in downtown Raleigh (800 N Blount St.).

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Know your Roots: Building Raised Bed + Soil Building 101 on April 27!

SOLD OUT: Know your Roots: Building Raised Bed + Soil Building 101 | Thursday, April 27, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

This class is now SOLD OUT!  Thanks to all those who signed up!  If you want to reserve a spot in one of our other upcoming classes, check out our online store here.

Join us for the next workshop of our spring Know Your Roots gardening series at Raleigh City Farm — Raised Bed + Soil Building 101 Workshop!

Want to put in a garden bed without a lot of expense or hassle? Maybe you’re looking for simple raised bed plans or an easy way to create good garden soil?

We’ll show you how to do both and send you home with plans and a handout to get you started!

Information will cover:
-How to construct a simple raised bed design using wood and galvanized metal. We’ll practice on site and send you home with plans.
-How to create soil easily and inexpensively for any garden bed using the lasagna gardening method of soil creation. We’ll give you a handout to take home.
-We’ll also show you how to plant finished beds with summer transplants and direct sow summer seeds.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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Fish + Foraging Easter Brunch April 16th!

Fish + Foraging Easter Brunch | April 16, 12 – 3 PM | Fair Game Bev Co, Pittsboro

Join us at the Fair Game Beverage Plant in lovely Pittsboro, NC for a very special one-off Easter Brunch with the highly anticipated local seafood restaurant Postal Fish Co.  We will be crafting unique wild cocktails with Fair Game Beverage spirits to pair with the meal highlighting spring flavors by Postal Fish Co.
We’ll gather together at the Plant for an afternoon outdoors with cocktails, foraging, fresh local seafood and a celebration of the Spring season. Proceeds from the brunch will benefit Abundance NC’s work promoting local food and sustainability right here in Chatham County.
We will begin at noon with a cocktail hour that includes a short foraging walk and discussion, where you will help gather fresh wild greens and flowers for the salad. The meal begins at 1pm, family style, with Chefs James Clark and Bill Hartley preparing an incredible feast that portends downtown Pittsboro’s first sustainable seafood restaurant opening later in 2017, with desserts prepared by pastry chef Marcey Clark.
Fair Game Beverage and Piedmont Picnic Project will collaborate on three seasonally inspired cocktails featuring the wine and spirits crafted right next door.

This is a limited seating event, so grab your tickets early!

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Event is rain or shine.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Jelly + Pickles Canning Basics

Want to can your own preserves but not sure how to get started?
Join us! We’ll guide you through two of the simplest and safest preserves to start with: jelly and pickles.

Saturday, April 8, 10 AM – 12 PM
Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St.)

What to expect:
We’ll tell you tales of the history of canning and of our local area along the way.
You’ll have a chance to customize your own jar of pickles with spring veggies and spices to take home with you.
You’ll get a full overview of the jelly-making process and how to make jelly with spring wildflowers.
You’ll leave with a solid knowledge of the water bath canning method, detailed handouts, and a jar of preserves!

Reserve your spot here.

This workshop is hosted outdoors on site at the lovely Raleigh City Farm in downtown Raleigh (800 N Blount St.).

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Know your Roots: Inside-Out Guide to Seed Starting on 3/30 at Raleigh City Farm!

Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Know Your Roots: Inside-Out Seed Starting Workshop!

Interested in starting seeds indoors for your summer garden?  Or maybe you’d like to start a container garden of spring veggies that can go straight outside?  We’ll show you how to do both and send you home with the starter package of your choice!

We’ll cover how and when to start your seeds indoors versus outdoors for summer versus spring crops.  We’ll provide a planting guide for the month of April for you to take home.  You can choose to plant and take home a starter kit of your choosing: the salad patch kit to put out this spring or the pizza garden kit to start inside now and plant out this summer.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW.

Tickets provided at a discounted rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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Wild History Walk + Wild Food Tasting with TLC!

Wild History Walk + Spring Equinox Celebration:  Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers | Saturday, March 18, 2-4 PM | TLC Walnut Hill Forest

Take a walk on the wild side with us and Triangle Land Conservancy! This beginner level foraging class will cover foraging basics (including rules and etiquette) and provide a solid knowledge of a handful of practical Piedmont plants to enjoy incorporating into your table._MG_5393

The tour will take place at Walnut Hill in Wake County, closed to the public but abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foraged and hyper local wild edibles!

Reserve your spot through TLC here.

TLC Members receive a $5 discount for this event. Not a TLC Member? Your $30  admission price includes a year long TLC Membership, eligible for future discounts and other benefits!

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Veggie Fermentation

The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Introduction to Veggie Fermentation | Saturday, March 11, 10-12 AM | Raleigh City Farm

We’ve all heard about the benefits of adding probiotic-rich fermented foods to our diets.  Buying them at the store can get expensive, but how do you know how to make sure you’re safely getting the most out of these foods when making them at home?  Fermentation can seem like a mysterious process, but we’ll make it easy for you and break it down step-by-step by:
  • Providing the story, benefits, and process behind vegetable fermentation
  • Tasting an array of home-fermented veggies
  • Guiding you through a hands-on demonstration of home fermentation using two different methods
  • Sending you home with handouts and a fermentation vessel filled with a prepped veggie of your choice to get started right away at home!

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Join us Feb. 19: Citrus Remix Workshop at Ramble Supply Co!

Citrus Remix Workshop | Ramble Supply Co., Raleigh | Sunday, February 19, 2-4 PM

Can’t get enough citrus this winter?  Want to preserve that peak citrus flavor to enjoy all year long?  Ever wondered how to reinvent citrus into new preserves and liqueurs?  

Join us at Ramble Supply Co for our upcoming workshop on preserving citrus!  Learn three techniques to preserve citrus at its peak to enjoy all year long: (1) infused liqueurs, (2) marmalade, and (3) candied peels!  We’ll also throw in several more bonus techniques for reinventing your citrus peels into useful or tasty new things.

Cost: $40

RSVP at Ramblesupplyco@gmail.com to hold your spot today!

What you can expect:

  • Learn:
    • In-depth instructions for how to transform citrus peels into liqueurs, marmalade, and candied peels.
    • Fun history behind citrus fruits and the things that can be made out of them.
  • Taste:
    • At least 3 different ways to preserve citrus, including one complimentary cocktail made with our citrus liqueur!
  • Take Home:
    • Recipes to make a citrus liqueur, marmalade, and candied peels.
    • An infusion kit to make your own citrus liqueurs at home.
    • A handout on 10 Ways to Reuse Citrus Peels at home.
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Join us for Hot Nuts & Cider!

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December 3, 2016

Was there a time when the end of fall meant sitting around the fire with your family and friends… chatting, telling stories, or listening to someone play music… sipping a hot drink… while you cracked and picked the nuts you gathered all fall long… looking forward to preparing decadent treats with them for the holiday season? We will recreate that time here in downtown Raleigh!  Reserve your ticket here.

The evening around the fire with us includes:

4-5 PM – Crack-Off Nut Cracking Competition – fun, family-friendly competition with proceeds donated to Raleigh City Farm

5-8 PM – The Main Event, including…

+Make-your-own hot spiked cider bar with wild foraged add-ins and spirits fromFair Game Beverage Company and others!

+Crack and roast wild foraged nuts around the fire.

+Holiday breads and pastries for sale on site by Yellow Dog Bread Company.

+Make and take crafts for sale by Ramble Supply Co.

+Make your own historic decorations for our Christmas tree.

Raleigh City Farm will also have their Christmas Tree Lot open for tree sales from High Country Firs during this time, so you can purchase a sustainably-grown Christmas tree while you’re there!

Special thanks to CompostNow for collecting all of our compostable cider cups and nut shells!

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