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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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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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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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Reserve your tickets here.

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Wild History Walk at Triangle Land Conservancy’s Brumley Forest on Saturday, October 15

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Fall is in full force now, and we couldn’t be happier. Wild nuts are falling, and cool-weather greens are sprouting up again. Join us to enjoy a beautiful fall setting this Saturday, October 15 at Triangle Land Conservancy’s Brumley Forest.

We’re hosting a Wild History Walk to teach you foraging basics, how to identify a list of specific edible plants, and a slew of local history to go along with our very special locale. We’ll conclude with a light picnic that showcases the plants we’ve seen in the forest that day.

You can sign up through Triangle Land Conservancy here.

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Dishtory Dessert Potluck THIS Saturday 10/1!

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Share your favorite family dessert and its story!

Saturday, October 1, 7-9 PM

Raleigh City Farm

Every dish has a story.  What’s your Dishtory?

Do you have a favorite dessert that you love to make for your family or friends?  How about a dessert you ate growing up that is weird or delicious that you’d love to share?  Maybe a dish that generations of your family has made, and you’d love to tell us its story?  

Let us know what you’re bringing on our event page wall!

Join us for an evening on the farm to celebrate our best family dessert traditions and record them for posterity!  Bring your dish, and we’ll take your portrait with the dish and then (if you want!) we’ll record the story behind the dish in our Dishtory Story Booth.

We’ll have vintage inspired cocktails for sale that you can sip while we all sit down to a big dessert potluck with each other on the farm!

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Free Program! Pollinators in the Piedmont Intro to Mead

It doesn’t get better than a mead tasting with Honeygirl Meadery! Come drink like the bees with us THIS Wednesday (7/20) at our FREE monthly Pollinators in the Piedmont workshop series at Raleigh City Farm. Honeygirl will provide a mead tasting and an overview of the importance of bees in the work they do. Program made possible by Honeygirl Meadery and Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation! 🐝🍯🐝 #BringBackTheBees

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Blackberry Brigade: Competitive Foraging for a Cause

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July 9, 2016

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
to enter your team in the Blackberry Brigade blackberry picking competition!

Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways and then bring their berry haul to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage!  Winners win prizes, and berries get sold to local chefs to raise money for the Raleigh Food Corridor.  Celebrate afterwards with the Second Saturday Jamboree!  

WHEN: Saturday, July 9.  You can pick all morning, but Weigh-In is from 2-4 PM.

WHO: You! And your team of 1-5 people.

WHERE: Pick berries all around town (we’ll provide you with a map of berry hot spots!). Weigh-In and Jamboree at Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St, Raleigh).

WHAT:

FANTASTIC PRIZES YOU SAY?
Special thanks to our prize sponsors for making this event possible!

Oak City Cycling Project

Wine Authorities

Kimbap Cafe

Ramble Supply Co.

Fair Game Beverage Co. 

Larry’s Coffee

Yellow Dog Bread Company

BREW coffee bar

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Location Announced! Wild History Wild Berry Ice Cream Social

Wild History Walk  – Wild Berry Ice Cream Social | Lake Raleigh, Raleigh, NC | June 26, 2-4 PM

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Want to feel more connected to a little piece of your Raleigh landscape? Maybe you’ve been curious about foraging wild edibles in the past, but didn’t know how to get started? Or maybe you’re just a history buff, a foodie, or like taking walks through lovely natural settings! We’ve got the perfect Sunday afternoon activity for any or all of these reasons!  Reserve your spot today.  

Piedmont Picnic Project will host a Wild History Wild Berry Walk + Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 26, 2-4 PM. We’ll learn more about edible wild plants growing along a stretch of Raleigh greenway, hear stories about Raleigh’s local history, and then slurp down some wild berry ice cream together!

Our walk location is on Lake Raleigh – a lovely natural setting full of interesting historical tidbits and wild delights!

Purchase your ticket here.  

Notes:
lake raleigh map+Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the walk to check in. The walk departs at 2 PM.
+Parking is available at the Lake Raleigh Fishing Pier at 2298 Main Campus Drive as well as along Main Campus Drive (see red star on map on left).
+Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking outdoors [insert weather-specific advice here].
+Your confirmation email serves as your ticket, but no need to bring it along – we’ll have a list of pre-sale ticket holders.
+Walks are rain or shine.
+Any persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
+All participants will be asked to sign a Raleigh Parks and Recreation liability waiver for the event.
+By purchasing your ticket, you also agree to the following: “By purchasing my ticket, I release Piedmont Picnic Project and its staff of any responsibility, liability, or claim arising from any injury of any nature incurred during or as a result of a Piedmont Picnic Project activity or event. I also agree to allow Piedmont Picnic Project to use photographs where I am pictured in their promotional materials.”

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Free Program! Top 10 Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Your Home Garden

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us by joining us for this FREE program at Raleigh City Farm to learn ore about pollinators!  RSVP via our facebook event page to let us know to expect you.  Special thanks to the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation for helping us provide this programming free of charge.

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Join us! Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop

Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop | Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, June 11, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop!

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese – labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt or labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide a variety of mix-ins for you to choose from to make your very own ball of yogurt cheese to take home with you.

Reserve your spot here.

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