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Eat, Drink, and Be Local

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

July 24-29, 2021

Saturday July 24th Cooking Demonstrations at Local Farmers Markets
Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th Farm Tours or Workshops
Wednesday 28th Local Food Cooking Class
Thursday the 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 a meal featuring local foods at one of the participating restaurants, 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