March General Meeting

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.

CCFFC December Holiday Party

Happy Holidays! CCFFC will join with Lomax farmers and members of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) for a very special Holiday Party, Thursday, December 14th from 7 to 9 pm at Cabarrus Brewery, 329 McGill Ave. BBQ will be provided; please bring a side dish if you are able to and don’t forget to RSVP. Aaron@carolinafarmstewards.org

Updated Links–Long-Term Hunger Relief Study

I am sorry about the trouble yesterday with the pdf files. The issue has been resolved and you should now be able to access the Executive Summary, Full Study, and the Circle of Services Diagram.

Congratulations to Jim Dudley (Coordinator for CCFFC Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee), Kelsey Milam (Cabarrus Health Alliance), and Jake Wiltshire (UNC Charlotte), and the Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee for completing their project: The Voices of People with Food Insecurity–Their Preferences for Overcoming Their Food Insecurity Problems. Here is just a sample of what is in the study, “Based on the survey, we found substantial food insecurity at different levels: worry about not having enough food (86%), not able to afford healthy food (85%), not being able to afford enough food generally (83%), cutting the sizes of meals (58%), and skipping some meals (41%); finally, we found over 20 percent of our respondents went without eating for an entire day at different frequencies during the past year.”

Check out the complete study under the “Resources” Tab.

Long Term Hunger Study Complete

Congratulations to Jim Dudley (Coordinator for CCFFC Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee), Kelsey Milam (Cabarrus Health Alliance), and Jake Wiltshire (UNC Charlotte), and the Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee for completing their project: The Voices of People with Food Insecurity–Their Preferences for Overcoming Their Food Insecurity Problems. Here is just a sample of what is in the study, “Based on the survey, we found substantial food insecurity at different levels: worry about not having enough food (86%), not able to afford healthy food (85%), not being able to afford enough food generally (83%), cutting the sizes of meals (58%), and skipping some meals (41%); finally, we found over 20 percent of our respondents went without eating for an entire day at different frequencies during the past year.”

Check out the complete study under the “Resources” Tab.

September Meeting at Lomax Farm

Join CCFFC for a special September 21st general meeting at Lomax Incubator Farm, 4335 Atando Rd., Concord, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can tour the only incubator farm in Cabarrus County, meet local farmers, learn more about community gardens, and network with others interested in local food. Also enjoy light refreshments.

There is no fee to attend; Pre-registration is requested.

https://form.jotform.com/71347252369157

Southern Grace Distilleries Tour 4/13

Join us for a tour of Southern Grace Distilleries, one of the region’s first distillers, housed in a re-purposed prison in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will watch a short film about the origins of Southern Grace; tour the prison including the barrel house, hot box, and still room; and  end in solitary confinement for a tasting of their two products: Sun Dog 130 and Sun Dog Pink Lemonade. This event  is open to anyone interested in local food and drink production and will conclude with a potluck dinner and time to socialize. The cost is $7 per person; visitor’s must be 21 or older. Reservations are required. Address: 130 Dutch Rd., Mt. Pleasant.

https://form.jotform.com/70605076517152

April Social Event at Southern Grace Distilleries

Join us for a tour of Southern Grace Distilleries, one of the region’s first distillers, housed in a re-purposed prison in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will watch a short film about the origins of Southern Grace; tour the prison including the barrel house, hot box, and still room; and  end in solitary confinement for a tasting of their two products: Sun Dog 130 and Sun Dog Pink Lemonade. This event  is open to anyone interested in local food and drink production and will conclude with a potluck dinner and time to socialize. The cost is $7 per person; visitor’s must be 21 or older. Reservations are required. Address: 130 Dutch Rd., Mt. Pleasant.

https://form.jotform.com/70605076517152

Don’t miss the upcoming March 9th meeting, an informative Poverty Simulation. Reserve your spot at the link below. No cost to participate.

https://form.jotform.com/70436350171145