The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has released a new guide entitled A Community and Local Government Guide to Developing Local Food Systems in North Carolina. The guide is intended to help communities and local governments realize the benefits of creating and supporting local food systems in their areas. In addition to economic development and job creation, these include better health outcomes due to increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables, land and farmer preservation, and more.

The guide focuses on land use and planning issues that arise as elected officials, town managers, Cooperative Extension agents, and community leaders work together to establish local food systems in their communities.

The guide also provides guidance on collaborating for growth in local food systems, including advice on creating a local food policy council, conducting a local food systems assessment, and incorporating local food systems into economic development strategies.


Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Farm to Fork Picnic being held Sunday June 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the PLANT @ Breeze Farm Enterprise Incubator near Hurdle Mills. The popular event, which pairs local farmers with Triangle area chefs, has been called “the country’s best all you can eat feast” by Bon Appetit magazine.

The Farm to Fork Picnic is co-hosted by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Friends of Breeze Farm, Slow Food Triangle and the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc.

To purchase tickets, visit the website:

Saturday, April 27, 2013
3:00pm until 6:00pm

It's Thanksgiving in Spring!

Durham's Table invites you to a community-driven event at which we can share food, talent, stories, music and ventures. 

Partnering with Marry Durham, this FIRST FAMILY DINNER will be the longest dinner table and potluck ever in downtown Durham's Old Five Points.

Calling all Entrepreneurs, Musicians, Performers, Residents, and Families! 

Durham's Table invites you to a community-driven event at which we can share food, talent, stories, music and ventures. A DIY event, we encourage participants to bring their own Table, Utensils, Chairs, Instruments, Flyers for Businesses, and Food, Food, Food! The City of Durham is our host and will serve food that we bring -- the rest is all up to us!

We are shutting down a block of Mangum street between Corporation and Broadway. Set-up is 2:30pm and traffic starts back up at 6:00pm. 

It's your block--let's share our talents, our hearts and our community.


(electricity will not be available--acoustic music is encouraged unless you--BYO Generator!)

Join other sponsors such as Fullsteam Brewery. In case of rain, the event will be relocated to Fullsteam.

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This Event was Quite a Success! Over 670 attendees filled the Block!!      

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