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Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:14

Eat Drink & Be Local May 18-24

“Eat Drink and Be Local” will take place in Catawba County during the week of May 18 through May 24. The event is intended to raise awareness regarding the importance of supporting the local food system and to celebrate the farm-to-table movement in the county.

Events planned during the week include a farm tour, gardening & cooking classes, a local beer & wine tasting and a local foods feast.

Partnering restaurants that feature local food products on their menus include Youssef 242, Highland Avenue, Bistro 127 and the Olde Hickory Station.

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Extension. Local Food is the Cooperative’s flagship program. For more details, contact Kellyn Montgomery at 828-465-8240 or kellyn_montgomery@ncsu.edu. Additional information is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eatdrinkandbelocal.

Following is a schedule of events…

Sunday, May 18

TASTE OF HICKORY at L.P. Frans Stadium, 4-7 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Monday, May 19

FILM SCREENING- "INGREDIENTS" at the Carolina Theater, 7p.m., free

Tuesday, May 20

CATAWBA COUNTY FARM TOUR at the Ag Resources Center in Newton, 8 a.m. – 1p.m., free

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 2 p.m., free

COOKING LOCAL with CASSIE PARSONS at the Health First Center in the Valley Hills Mall, 6-8 p.m., $10

Wednesday, May 21

KID’S FARMERS MARKET TOUR at the Hickory Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-noon, for ages 4-10, free

Thursday, May 22

N.C. BEER & WINE TASTING at Bootleggers Whiskey Bar, 5-7 p.m., free

Friday, May 23

BUNKER HILL GREENHOUSE DEMONSTRATION at the Claremont Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., free

THE FARMER’S FEAST at the Highland Avenue restaurant, 5-8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door, kids under 10 free

Saturday, May 24

CHEF DEMONSTRATION with RICK DOHERR of YOUSSEF 242 at the Hickory Farmers Market, 9 a.m., free

KID’S SCAVENGER HUNT at the Conover Farmers Market, 9 a.m., free

HOPE GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAY at the Hickory Foundation YMCA, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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