You are invited to join others for a morning of community-building projects, including constructing raised beds, working in a pollinator garden, and helping renovate an outdoor meeting area. While you’re at Lomax, take a tour of the farm or take a walk along the trail next to Coldwater Creek. Minors do need to be accompanied by an adult.
Lomax will provide coffee, tea, and snacks in the morning. Immediately following the workday, you are also invited to enjoy a potluck lunch with Carolina Farm Stewardship staff, Lomax farmers, and other volunteers. Please bring your favorite side dish to share if you plan to stay.
Saturday, 10/13 from 9 am – 12 pm
Lomax Incubator Farm
3445 Atando Rd.
CCFFC’s September 13th meeting has been canceled due to hurricane Florence’s approach. We hope everyone stays safe and dry!
CCFFC is excited to announce their first-ever film screening. “Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it, and what must be done to sustain it for generations.” The film showcases agriculture issues facing farmers today such as soil loss and pesticide use, as well as communities coming together to overcome challenges. CCFFC, in partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Agripreneur Academy & Network, Extension Master Gardeners of Cabarrus County, and Concord Wildlife Alliance, will host the screening on Thursday, October 11th at 5:30 pm at the Davis Theater, 65 Union St., Concord. Admission is free; however, preregistration is required at the link. There will also be a raffle at the event.
Agri-tourism can create opportunities for farmers to generate income and strengthen the family farm and its connection to the public. Speakers from the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Rowan County Tourism Development Authority will discuss Agri-tourism and how it can benefit farmers and public alike as well as helping to preserve the rural landscape of NC.
This is a joint meeting of the RCCC Agripreneur Academy & Network, CCFFC, and Lomax Farm. The meeting will be held this Thursday, August 16th from 6 to 8:00 pm. at Lomax Farm, 3345 Atando Road, Concord. There is no cost to attend.
Cabarrus County Farm and Food Council now has its own Instagram account! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for the latest news on upcoming meetings and events. Click the link below, or use the link on the homepage of the website.
Also don’t forget to register for the October 11th movie event, Sustainable. There is no cost to attend but preregistration is required.
Children ages 11 to 14 are invited to learn more about modern farming practices at Lomax Incubator Farm, June 25-29, Monday through Friday from 9 am until noon. Campers will learn about farming, while also helping out with daily jobs around the farm. Offered by Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Cost is $179.
RCCC Summer Programs
Identifying Issues of Importance to Local Farmers will be our May meeting topic. Elizabeth Ann Dover from The Farm at Dover Vineyards will be on hand to share. Other local farmers and producers are encouraged to join us for this open meeting. Thursday, May 10th from 6 to 8 pm at High Branch Brewing Company, 325 McGill Ave., Ste. 148. “No pressure” pot luck, or bring something to share if you are able.
Rowan Cabarrus Community College is offering a series of classes on Sustainable Agriculture starting March 22nd and running through November 15th at Lomax Incubator Farm, Concord. Courses include: 101: Planning, Prep, and Planting; 102: Field and Greenhouse Management; 103: Agribusiness, Marketing, and Design; and 104: Tools, Tips, and Tricks of the Trade.
Individuals can sign up for any or all of the courses. Cost per course is $72.43. Preregistration is required.
Mark your calendars for CCFFC’s next general meeting, March 8th at 6 pm, at Cabarrus Brewery, 329 McGill Ave. The discussion will center around how best to move CCFFC forward to engage more farmers, producers, and local food advocates–and what key issues and/or projects are most important for our county. We want old and new friends of the council participate in this important conversation.