Beer & BBQ Fundraiser for the North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project
Many thanks go out, but let us begin by thanking our farmers: Hickory Nut Gap Farm and East Fork Farm for providing pork and lamb. Luellas, Corner Kitchen, and Zambras will be cooking the meat. Sides will be provided by: Early Girl Eatery, Jack of the Wood, Laughing Seed, Laurey's Catering, Sunny Point Cafe, Earthfare, and more! Beer will be supplied by Asheville Brewing, and the French Broad Food Coop has supplied the tents, enabling us to do this event outside.
Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.
The North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project is an initiative of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association with funding from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. With the goal of linking the farmer and baker in North Carolina, NCOBFP is laying the groundwork for the future Carolina Ground Flour Mill, dedicated to grains grown and ground on Carolina ground. Although North Carolina has not traditionally been a hard (bread) wheat growing state, since 2002 the USDA has been conducting hard wheat trials throughout the state and the results have been quite encouraging, both in the field and in the bakery. For the last year and a half this project has been driven by a core group of seven bakeries in the WNC region-- Annies, West End, Farm & Sparrow, Flat Rock Village Bakery, Loafchild, Wildflour, and Wake Robin.
Funds raised at this event will go specifically toward production-level testing and product development. Funds will be used to bring in up to 14,000 pounds of NC grains from this year's harvest (hard wheat, both heritage and modern, soft wheat, and rye), replace the motors on the mill (they have an incredible European mill), run a rough electric service to the mill, procure bags, bag sewer, and grain totes. Samples of flour will be distributed to interested area restaurants as well as interested bakeries statewide.
If you cannot make it to the fundraiser but would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this endeavor, please go to the CFSA website http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/, click on the store tab on the left hand side which will take will take you to a place where you can donate directly to the North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project. For more information, check out their blog, http://ncobfp.blogspot.com/.
West End Bakery
757 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806-3132
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