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Farm To Fork 2011 in NC

Does anyone have any information on the date of this event and when tickets will become available?

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  1. The 2011 NC Farm to Fork Picnic will be on Sunday, June 26 at the Breeze Farm.
    Watch the CEFS and Farm to Fork websites for the official announcement and ticket info - maybe in about 3 weeks.
    http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/
    http://www.farmtoforknc.com

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    1. re: boaviagem

      I was afraid of that (meaning I can't attend). Thanks for the info as I'm sure lots of others will have a grand time. I kinda wish they'd do one in the Fall and one in the spring to celebrate the different crops that are out at that time.

      1. re: boaviagem

        Do you happen to know if this is going to be another event where no one under drinking age is allowed? I understand why they have to do it, just wondering if this is the same thing. I'm solo with Lulu that week; my husband will be traveling, so I'll only get to go if she's allowed to come too. But I'd really like to.

          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

            Ok great. I guess it was the other big food gathering where kids weren't allowed (because one ticket allowed you tastes of several beers, etc.).

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              Oh, yes. My little monster and one of her classmates nearly wiped out Jason Smith's non-alcoholic drinks. There were many under-agers and the ones that I saw had a great time. We haven't broken the date to my kid yet since she will be at camp and we still intend to go without her. She will be soooo ticked off.
              The beer tent was separate and you paid by the drink.

            1. re: durhamois

              The tickets for 2011 have not gone on sale yet. www.farmtoforknc.com is still showing last year's info.

              1. re: anne7134

                Thanks for the info. Just last week I was told it would be three weeks before they went on sale.

                1. re: anne7134

                  Thanks so much - just go my tickets.

                2. Has anyone been to this in the past? How was the food?

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                  1. re: durhamois

                    Absolutely incredible would be a serious understatement.

                    1. re: durhamois

                      There are (like a restaurant) hits and misses, but more based on personal likes than the dish being awful. For instance, Herons had a gazpacho shooter that I liked, but my fiancee wouldn't try because it had some spice to it. I had a fish dish that Magnolia brought and I thought it was pretty awful, but someone else may have loved it.

                      I would say go. Yes it is 60 dollars which you could pay at a known great restaurant for 3 courses.. However here you are giving it to a good cause, if you don't like something you don't have to feel guilty about eating it, there is alcohol, it is outside (weather could be great), and the food is usually simple and tasty. Especially if they have lamby joes or Saxpahaw's shortrib sammich.

                      1. re: durhamois

                        Now that I am sure we have purchased our tickets, I can safely say that Farm to Fork is our favorite foodie event of the year. It is worth rearranging your calendar to attend.

                        Our favorite dish was the roasted pig tails from a few years.

                        1. re: Tom from Raleigh

                          The roasted pig tails - I still regret not trying one in 2009. They looked so good and they were not served last year.

                          1. re: boaviagem

                            I think they try to switch it up each year.. though I guess like if the lamby joes are a signature come check us out kinda dish.. then stick with it.

                            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                              We are so excited to be going this year! I seem to recall a comment about bringing your own chairs? I can not find any postings about this. Any suggestions, comments people have to make our afternoon there more enjoyable are greatly appreciated!

                              1. re: winedine

                                Last year there was a large tent that had the silent auction items and the beer and such. ISTR there were some chairs in there.

                                There are some hay bales scattered about, but most people bring chairs or a blanket. It was HOT last year and I was envious of those with beach umbrellas!

                                Be aware that parking is far enough away from the event that you will want to watch the weight of what you pack in. You may want to bring bug spray. This is in the middle of a field which can be mucky if wet, so appropriate footwear is best. I saw a woman having a rough time with her high heels last year!

                                1. re: meatn3

                                  Thanks for this post. These are the sorts of details that I usually fail to get before attending an event for the first time.

                                  1. re: rafeco

                                    Oh, this caused a little confusion last year for us 1st timers - they didn't send out tickets. They just had a checkoff list when you arrived.

                                    I'm unable to attend this year so not sure if that is still the ca!se

                                    1. re: meatn3

                                      I just received an email from Farm to Fork that clarifies things quite a bit; about tickets, parking, time frame, what is in what tents, what to bring, etc. So excited to be going!

                                  2. re: meatn3

                                    It will be a scorcher again this year with a chance of showers. High is going to be around 89. I went last year and you should act like you are going to a big picnic. If you don't mind standing than don't bring a chair. YOu can bring a blanket just as well, but do bring something to sit on is my recommendation.

                        2. Hi,
                          Does anyone have an extra ticket for sale or know where or how I might obtain one.

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                          1. re: LindyD

                            Last year there was a last minute post by someone who couldn't attend with tickets to sell. Perhaps it will happen again.