Forest as Farm

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Hickory Nut Gap Farm | 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730
$50 per person - SOLD OUT

 

Forest as Farm

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Hickory Nut Gap Farm | 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730

$50 per person - SOLD OUT

This event will be held in a large covered, open air pavilion. 

Event Style: Flights & Bites

This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples.

The forests of Appalachia can host an incredible diversity of delicious foods, making our region ideal for the practice of forest farming--a sustainable production system which helps keep a forest healthy by introducing more biodiversity. This practice introduces cultivated crops into forest settings by integrating trees and shrubs, offering up inventive ingredients to the food system while also offering environmental, economic and social benefits. Almost any plant or fungus that needs shade can be grown in a forest farming system. Join Chow Chow for mouth-watering tastes of the forests as you learn from Craig Mauney, local forest farmer and paw paw ambassador, and Bill Whipple, of the Acornucopia Project and Asheville Nuttery. 

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Tyler Slade - Bargello/District 42, Adam Bannasch - Copper Crown, Susannah Gebhart - OWL Bakery, Tony Franco -  Food Experience, Eric Morris - Cultura

Event Sponsor: SEVENYA HEALTHCARE

Venue Sponsor: HICKORY NUT GAP FARM 

This event will be held in a large covered, open air pavilion. 

Event Style: Flights & Bites

This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 delicious bites for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples.

The forests of Appalachia can host an incredible diversity of delicious foods, making our region ideal for the practice of forest farming--a sustainable production system which helps keep a forest healthy by introducing more biodiversity. This practice introduces cultivated crops into forest settings by integrating trees and shrubs, offering up inventive ingredients to the food system while also offering environmental, economic and social benefits. Almost any plant or fungus that needs shade can be grown in a forest farming system. Join Chow Chow for mouth-watering tastes of the forests as you learn from Craig Mauney, local forest farmer and paw paw ambassador, and Bill Whipple, of the Acornucopia Project and Asheville Nuttery. 

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Tyler Slade - Bargello/District 42, Adam Bannasch - Copper Crown, Susannah Gebhart - OWL Bakery, Tony Franco -  Food Experience, Eric Morris - Cultura

Event Sponsor: SEVENYA HEALTHCARE

Venue Sponsor: HICKORY NUT GAP FARM 

Adam Bannasch

Executive Chef/Co-owner of Copper Crown

Tony Franco

Chef/Co-owner, Food Experience Catering

Susannah Gebhart

Owner, OWL Bakery

Eric Morris

Executive Chef, Cultura by Wicked Weed Brewing

Tyler Slade

Chef de Cuisine, Bargello & District 42

Craig Mauney

Forest Farmer, Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Production, NC Cooperative Extension

Bill Whipple

Founder, The Acornucopia Project

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Le Bleu Water

Noble Cider

Savor Shrub

Chris Faber

Owner, The Times Bar

Hillman Beer

Beam Suntory