Category:  Events

 

2016 Dinner

The Year-End Dinner was held on September 29th, 2016 at the Orchard at Altapass – a 2016 grant recipient. Forty three people were in attendance, including representation from 14 of the 33 projects, members of Cooperative Extension, WNC Communities and the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Photographs from all the year’s projects were shared and […]

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2015 Dinner

  The annual dinner was hosted by 2014 WNC AgOptions past grantee Jason Davis of North River Farms in Henderson County. This year’s grant recipients, along with NC Cooperative Extension Agents, representatives from WNC AgOptions, A.S.A.P. and WNC Communities and the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission dined on a meal made with ingredients from the 2015 recipients’ projects: beef from Reeves Home Place Farm; potatoes from […]

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2014 Dinner

The dinner was hosted by 2014 WNC AgOptions recipients Dawn and Stephen Robertson of East Fork Farm in Madison County. This year’s grant recipients, along with NC Cooperative Extension Agents, representatives from WNC AgOptions, A.S.A.P. and WNC Communities, dined on a meal made with ingredients from the 2014 recipients’ projects: peppers, tomatoes, rosemary from The Farm at Gwynn Valley; […]

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2013 Year-End Dinner

The dinner was hosted by 2013 WNC AgOptions recipient Addison Farms Vineyard at the farm’s new winery. Pizza Love baked pizzas with ingredients from local farms, including sausage from Calee’s Coops. Other food at the dinner included: salad greens from Walnut Cove Farms, cheese from English Farmstead Cheese, apples from Coffey’s Orchard, blackberries from Stepp’s Plants, and cider from Fruit of the Spirit Orchard […]

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2012 Year-End Dinner

The dinner was hosted by community group recipient Jackson County Farmers Market at the newly renovated Community Table. Ingredients from recipients’ projects included English Farmstead and High Mountain Meadow Farms cheese, Hominy Valley Farms beef, Mt. Mitchell Produce salad greens, and Axios Apiary honey. Bill Teague, Chairman of N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, presented the funding for the 2013 WNC AgOptions program to Linda Lamp […]

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2011 Year-End Dinner

Hosted by Yancey County recipient Nicole DelCogliano, Green Toe Ground

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2010 Year-End Dinner

Hosted by Haywood County recipient Sunburst Trout Farms

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Year-End Dinners

At the end of each grant cycle, WNC AgOptions recipients gather to hear stories from the year, share products from their projects and enjoy a dinner made almost solely from their farms’ produce. The magical evenings receive rave reviews from attendees. See: 2013 dinner 2012 dinner 2011 dinner 2010 dinner  

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Events

Current Events for the Agricultural Community Check your NC Cooperative Extension Center for local agricultural meetings and events. Cooperative Extension Agents are available to answer questions about the next WNC AgOptions award cycle. Other Links to Agricultural Events WNC Vegetable and Small Fruits News Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Calendar Center for Environmental Farming Systems – […]

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