On Saturday, October 9, we will host a harvest dinner and evening celebration honoring 35 years of Toxic Free NC’s movement to protect our air, water, and soil from harmful pesticides and chemicals.
Toxic Free NC's mission is to engage North Carolina in the initiatives that advance environmental health and justice by advocating for safe alternatives to harmful pesticides and chemicals.
We are excited about this partnership and the ground breaking work that Toxic NC is doing within the local community.
Guests will tour the land, and then enjoy a three-course family-style meal with ingredients sourced from Grass Grazed as well as other local farms, and join in conversation about efforts to build a more just and sustainable system of agriculture in North Carolina.
Our menu will be presented by Chef Amy Tornquist of Sage and Swift Catering, with fresh local ingredients provided by Grass Grazed and nearby farms.
Chicken on a biscuit with sriracha mayo
Crostini bar with toppings: classic bruschetta, bacon pieces, roasted butternut squash, homemade pesto, parmesan, sauteed shitake mushrooms
Family Style Meal
Butternut squash fall salad with mesclun lettuce, toasted honey roasted pumpkin seeds and Creole mustard vinaigrette
Cider braised pork with apples over goat cheese polenta and wilted green (use pork shoulder or butt)
Balsamic roasted root vegetables with garlic
Walnut crème caramel with candied apples and walnuts
(Vegetarian options available upon request. Menu subject to change and substitutions based on seasonal availability.)
Some things to keep in mind:
The event is outdoors on a farm – please dress for the weather and wear appropriate (practical) footwear.
Arrive starting at 5 pm for cocktail hour and to join a tour of the farm if interested!
All guests will receive one complimentary drink. There will be a cash bar for additional drink sales.
We’ll have lots of exciting items for raffle!
In case of rain, the event will be held under a tent. In case of extreme inclement weather, we will post updates on this site and email guests.
Let’s keep everyone safe! Use social distancing and precaution.
We look forward to seeing you soon!