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Wild Berry Mead Making with Honeygirl Meadery June 24!

Join us for an introduction to mead making!  The Honeygirl Mead Maker will show you a step-by-step process for making small-batch meads.  Along the way, Piedmont Picnic will teach you wild edible ingredients – like berries and flowers – to add to your mead batch and some boozy local history!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

All participants will receive hands-on instruction and handouts to get them started on their mead-making journey at home!

You can choose to purchase a ticket with or without an introductory, small-batch mead-making kit.

Kit Included Option: You’ll take your kit and and a portion of the unfermented mead we make in class home with you to finish the fermentation process on your own! Kit includes 2, 32-oz swing-top bottles, 1 airlock with rubber stopper, siphoning cane and tubing.

Pick Up Later Option: You’ll leave your unfermented mead with Honeygirl’s Mead Maker to finish fermenting and pick up your bottle at a later date at the Meadery.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Summer Garden Preserving Workshop!

Join us for August’s Second Saturday as we harness the magic that’s growing in your summer garden or overflowing the farmer’s market tables!

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Learn how to preserve all this yummy produce so you can continue tasting these sweet days of summer all year long! We’ll guide you through step-by-step and send you  home with your own bit of “summer in a jar!”

We’ll be back at Raleigh City Farm for this workshop, and we hope you’ll join us! Tickets available here, or you can purchase on-site.

 

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Want to know how to keep spring flowers all year long?

Flower Power Preserving Workshop | Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, April 9, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Flower Power Preserving Workshop!

Interested in learning to make and preserve syrups and jellies? Want to know which wild or home-grown flowers you can actually eat and what to do with them? Either way, we’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make syrups and jellies out of edible flowers. Techniques generalize easily to herbs or fruit! You will leave with a solid overview of how to preserve your jelly using the water-bath canning method. We’ll send you home with a jar of jelly or syrup of your choosing that you help make!

Reserve your spot here.

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What better way to spend the Spring Equinox?

UPDATE:  Our March walk is SOLD OUT but please check back for more information about our next walk on April 24!

Wild History Walk + Equinox Celebration – Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers | Anderson Point Park, Raleigh, NC | March 20, 2-4 PM

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Piedmont Picnic Project will host a Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting to celebrate the Spring Equinox. We’ll forage edible wild plants together, learn more about the local history, and then taste dishes made from the same plants!  Reserve your spot here!

Our surprise location has been announced!  We’ll be meeting at Anderson Point Park (20 Anderson Point Drive) and walking to picnic at a lovely spot along the Neuse River.

We will review foraging guidelines and safety as well as instruction on plant uses and identification. Along the way, we’ll share history about the local area and this month’s theme: Spring Greens + Tiny Flowers.

For the light picnic you can expect wild teas, local bread, local cheese, homemade wild jams and jellies, wild greens, and a wild treat for dessert!

Reserve your spot here!

Notes:

+Park in the parking lot to the left off the roundabout at the entrance to Anderson Point Park.
+Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking outdoors. [weather-specific advice].
+All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver for the event.
+Any persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
+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, but in the event of storms, our make-up date for this walk is Saturday, March 26, 2-4 PM. Please check your email the morning of the walk for notice if there is a chance of storms.

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Inside-Out Gardening Workshop

Join us for the first in our Spring Class Series at Raleigh City Farm for an Inside-Out Gardening 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!  Reserve your spot here.

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Elixir of Life: Fermented Sodas Workshop @ Ramble Supply Co.

Fermented Sodas Workshop | Ramble Supply Co., Raleigh | February 20, 2-4 PM

Looking for that magic elixir to help you live eternal?  Or maybe just a little something to help you be healthier in the New Year?  We have a couple of elixirs chock-full of beneficial probiotics that will get you started on your path to health in 2016.  

Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Ramble Supply Co for our upcoming workshop on fermented sodas!  Learn two techniques for fermenting your own sodas at home: (1) fermenting using a kombucha SCOBY which we will provide, and (2) fermenting by growing your own ginger bug.  

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What you can expect:

Taste fermented sodas flavored with locally foraged fruit and herbs, including one spiked fermented cocktail!  

Learn how to make two kinds of fermented sodas on your own at home:  

  • Kombucha
  • Ginger Bug Soda

Take home a kombucha fermentation kit that includes:

  • fermentation vessel + swing-top bottle for the finished product
  • personalized fermentation cover cloth
  • SCOBY starter
  • your first batch of tea!  

Learn a little about the history of fermented drinks and North Carolina sodas + the health benefits of drinking naturally fermented sodas!  

Tickets are $40 and include a take-away DIY Kombucha Fermentation Kit and one cocktail made with fermented soda! Space is limited! RSVP at ramblesupplyco@gmail.com.

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Wild Pizza Night in Pittsboro, NC

Join Piedmont Picnic Project with Fair Game Beverage Co for a night of foraging, wild pizzas, and locally-distilled cocktails!

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  • Forage your own Wild Pizza toppings from the expansive wooded and field areas surrounding the Fair Game Distillery, just outside of Pittsboro, NC.
  • Sip cocktails made from Fair Game’s wines and sample their spirits.
  • Make customized, wood-fired wild pizzas with the toppings you foraged that night plus wild pickles and sauces we’ve been stock-piling throughout the year!
  • Eat your wild dinner and sip your cocktail in the picturesque scenery of rural Pittsboro, NC.

TICKETS are on sale now!

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Get Cultured: Intro to Dairy Fermentation Class

Upcoming Class Schedule - Fall 2015

Join us for our upcoming class on dairy fermentation at Raleigh City Farm!

Location: Raleigh City Farm, 800 S Blount St., Raleigh

Time:  9-11 AM

Be sure to check out the Raleigh City Farm Stand (open 9-12) before you leave!

 

Get cultured: Intro to Dairy Fermentation + Fall Veggie Smoothies

Reserve your spot HERE for a place in our Intro to Dairy Fermentation class at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn some of the easiest dairy fermentation products to try yourself at home – including kefir, buttermilk, and creme fraiche! Receive kefir grains to take with you to try fermenting it yourself at home. Hear stories of Raleigh’s famous dairy history and how it affected what we drink today.  Enjoy smoothies made from kefir and fresh farm fall veggies while you learn.

And don’t forget to reserve your spot for our next class in November…

Ferment all the things: Intro to Veggie Fermentation + Pickle Bar

Reserve your spot HERE for a place in our Intro to Veggie Fermentation class at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn how to ferment your own vegetables at home! Hear stories about southern ferments…  is sauerkraut a southern tradition?  Find out!  We’ll use fresh farm fall veggies to make salty, sour, pro-biotic-rich fermented vegetables. Leave with a jar of your own to let ferment at home!

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Monthly Planting Guide: August in the Piedmont

If you’re not too buried in a pile of tomatoes or zucchini this time of year to think about planting more in your garden, August can be an exciting time to plant!  There are still a few “quick maturing” crops you can get in the ground for summer – like bush beans and cucumbers.  But I think the really exciting things are the fall crops!  Think of almost everything you might have put in your spring garden – peas, cabbage, broccoli, greens…  All of this has another chance to be planted now for a fall (and even into winter) harvest!

See our Monthly Planting Guide for August below for the details.  If you don’t have an empty bed, stick fall crops in around your summer ones – they’ll appreciate a little shade.  When it’s time to pull out the no-longer-productive summer crops, your fall crops can have all the space and all the light!

August Planting Guide

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Location announced! Wild History Wild Berry Ice Cream Social

Wild History Wild Berry Ice Cream Social | Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh | June 21, 2-4 PM

Wild History June

Piedmont Picnic Project will host a Wild History Ice Cream Social + Berry Foraging event where we’ll forage wild berries along the Rocky Branch trail that runs along Dorothea Dix campus in downtown Raleigh.  Then we’ll make those berries into ice cream on site!  We’ll show you what edible berries (and more!) are growing in the area and guide you step by step into how to turn them into a delicious frozen concoction.  Then…  we’ll chow down!  Ice cream will be accompanied by sodas, cookies, and syrups! GET YOUR TICKET HERE.

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