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Eat, Drink and Be Local July 24-29,  2021

Saturday July 24th Cooking Demonstrations at Conover (109 1st St. E. Conover Post Office) and Hickory (Under the Sails in Union Square) Local Farmers Markets

Monday 26th 6:30 p.m. FarmTour at Raising Roots Farm. They raise hogs, cattle and some produce and have just opened a Craft Butchery featuring NC sourced charcuterie boards, beer and wine. 2711 Snow Creek RD NE, Hickory NC.

Tuesday 27th  6:30 p.m. Farm tour at DeFarm on Blueberry Hill (blueberries and mushrooms) 1489 Hopewell Church Rd., Catawba, NC

Wednesday 28th Local Food Cooking Class at the Cooperative Extension Building 1175 S. Brady Ave. Newton, NC. Mai Yang from Mai’s Farm will be cooking some Hmong food for us. Cost is $10 a person and includes a bag of produce. Please register at

Thursday 29th Cooking Demonstration at The Public Health Farmers Market. 3070 11th Ave. Dr. SE. Catawba County Public Health

Thursday 29th Farm to Fork….Expand the Table Fundraiser for Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) and The Hickory Farmers Market (HFM).
Enjoy a “Take and Bake” picnic basket for two inspired by 5 local chefs and the food grown by our local farmers.
Farm to Fork….Expand the Table:;

Eat, Drink and Be Local is an annual weeklong celebration of local food in Catawba County happening in July. You can join in by enjoying shopping at the farmers market and trying a new recipe at home, or attending one of the many events throughout the week. Events may include farm tours, cooking classes,  gardening workshops, wine, beer, and cider tastings. Find more event details under the events section of this page or contact April Vigardt at 828-465-8243 or

If you would like to be involved with the festival as a volunteer, please contact April Vigardt