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Tickets Selling Fast for Watauga Farm City Banquet on Thurs., Nov. 8 – Tickets Won’t Be Sold Day of Event

Mike Campbell and Jane Coffey Campbell were the first recipients of the Agriculture in Arts Award presented by Watauga Arts Council Executive Director Cherry Johnson (right) last year.

By Jesse Wood

Nov. 2, 2012. The Boone United Methodist Church hosts the 57th annual Watauga County Farm City Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:00 p.m.

“Local Farms Feed Local Families” is the theme for the 2012 Farm City Banquet, which is a celebration of locally produced farm products and farmers, food, entrepreneurs and supporters of local farms by the Watauga County Cooperative Extension Center and the community.

The guest speaker at the event is Denise Cerreta, the founder of the One World Everybody Eats Café Foundation, which inspired and helped spawn the F.A.R.M. Café on King Street. Cerreta has also helped to open 28 Farm Cafes across the nation  including the one at Boone Drugs on King street that opened this past April.

The goal of this Foundation is to establish local Cafes that can offer meals cheaply utilizing locally grown products, which becomes a perfect blend to this year’s banquet theme of “Local Farms Feeding Local Families”.

Following a local food supper catered by Bandana’s, individuals will be recognized for their contributions and support of our local agricultural economy. Door prizes will be given out at the end of the celebration – one of which includes a print by renowned local artist Richard Tumbleston, who will finish the piece at the event.

You may purchase tickets for this event at Watauga County Cooperative Extension Office until November 7th. Adult tickets are $10 and children 6 to 12 are $5. Children five and under are free. Tickets will not be sold after November 7. The extension requests a canned food item to donate to area food banks.

For more information, call 828-264-3061.

Farm City Banquet Sponsors

The organizing committee would like to thank sponsors for their gracious support of the 57th Annual Farm City Banquet as of this printing including: Watauga County Farm Bureau, Carolina Farm Credit, Mountain Kubota, Hollar and Greene Produce, PHARMN, the Watauga County Farmers Market, the Watauga County Christmas Tree Association, B. Park Terrell Agency, the Sustainable Development Department at ASU, Bare Essentials Market, Life Store Bank, and Mountainkeepers. Additional sponsors from community partners are welcome!