Chef Amy Tornquist of Durham’s Watts Grocery and Durham farmer William Brinkley will join forces at the June 9 Farm to Fork Picnic to produce something delicious. They are among the chef/producer pairs who will team up for this year’s picnic, called “the country’s best all-you-can-eat feast” by Bon Appetit magazine.
For the Farm to Fork Picnic, restaurant chefs are paired with local farmers to create special dishes with seasonal, local ingredients. Tickets are still available for the event 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the W.C. Breeze Family Farm near Hurdle Mills north of Hillsborough.
The popular event is a fundraiser to support new farmer training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the Breeze Farm. CEFS, a partnership of NC State, N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, helps develop and train new farmers through a variety of programs.
The Farm to Fork Picnic is co-hosted by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Friends of Breeze Farm, Slow Food Triangle and the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc. To purchase tickets or learn more about the grower/chef pairings, visit the website.