Thursday, June 4, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mountain Research Station, Waynesville
Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NCJoin us for field tours of bread wheat and malting barley at two mountain agriculture research stations. We will visit bread wheat trials in Waynesville at the Mountain Research Station, and learn about varieties that perform well in the southeast, how they are grown, and what end uses these varieties have in the state (bread, whiskey, beer). Then, we will meet back up at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River for lunch and a tour of two malting barley trials at the station. There we will learn about malting barley varieties for the Southeast and work being done to improve varieties and production. We will hear from owners of a local malting facility on how the barley is used and what the future may be for malt and breweries in NC. Finally, we will take a tour of the Sierra Nevada brewing facility - where some local malted barley is used in beer production.
Please register on-line: http://goo.gl/forms/h89J6YyEj0 or by contacting Molly Hamilton at 828-628-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is restricted to 30 for lunch and the brewery tour. Spaces will fill fast.
This program is hosted by NC State University, Henderson County Cooperative Extension, and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and supported by Carolina Ground, Riverbend Malt House and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers Festival 2015 Celebrating Local Farmers, Millers, and Bakers May 2-3, 2015
Jennifer will have an array of CG flours for sale at the 11th annual BAKER'S SHOWCASE in the Magnolia Building on ABTech campus on Saturday, May 2, from 10am-2pm.
She will also provide a tour of Carolina Ground and give a talk on all things grain, flour, miller, baker. 2:00, Saturday May 2.
A fundraising pig roast dinner will be held Saturday, April 12th at All Souls Pizza, 175 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC at 6:30PM. Funds raised will go to Carolina Ground and our efforts to expand grain seed varieties for the Southeast.The pig that is to be roasted had a fine life, raised on wheat mids-- the waste product-- from our mill.
Tickets for the dinner are $50. The dinner will be hosted by All Souls allsoulspizza.com and executed by chef/co-owner Brendan Reusing. Slow roasted pork, pancetta, and sausage will be featured alongside cowpeas, greens, and other savory sides. Vegetarians and the meat eaters alike shall be well fed. This event will be held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Asheville Bread Festival, so expect an impressive assortment of breads and baked goods made with Carolina Ground flour from various bakeries. In addition, tickets include one pour from a Riverbend Malthouse featured beer. Riverbend is the sister company to Carolina Ground-- working to connect the farmer with the brewer in the Southeast.
Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/607536