The Hospitality House Summer Food Series wraps up on Monday, Aug. 31 with the Appalachian State football team doing the honors of serving some of the best local food that the High Country has to offer. The night will feature food from Springhouse Farm, Jerry Powers Farm and Hospitality House gardens. All are welcome to take part in this free event at 338 Brook Hollow Road in Boone from 6-7:30 p.m.
Hospitality House welcomes everyone to join them for this final open house summer food event as they showcase some of the finest local food and support local farmers in the High Country Local First network. Those living in the four-core counties of the Hospitality House service area (Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, and Avery) are encouraged to attend this unique community meal and open house showcasing Jerry Power’s free-range pork farm in Ashe County’s Crumpler and Springhouse Farm, Amy Fiedler’s eight acre farm in Vilas that grows fresh, quality produce and pork using sustainable, organic and non-GMO methods.
Amy Fiedler is part of the growing community of woman farmers in the High Country supported by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA). BRWIA is dedicated to strengthening the High Country’s local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture. Hospitality House believes that everyone should have access to healthy, locally sourced, fresh food.
Additional local suppliers include Owen Farm, Tumbling Shoals Farm, Fire from the Mountain, Goldenrod Gardens, Octopus Garden NC, Mountain Works and Lost Province. The evening’s menu will include Roasted Pork with House Made BBQ Sauce, Marinated Coleslaw with Collards and Swiss Chard, Tomato and Cheese Pie, Local Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk and breads from Lost Province.
Since 1984, it has been the mission of Hospitality House to help people rebuild their lives while providing a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment for individuals and families experiencing various crises or homelessness. Through the provision of food, shelter, and supportive services the hope and goal is for each adult and child to leave feeling empowered and equipped with the skills that will allow them to become more self-sufficient and productive community members.
In 2014, Hospitality House provided close to 35,000 nights of shelter and over 146,000 meals to individuals and families in need. The Hospitality House mission is so much more than “bed and bread,” and that’s what makes them unique. Having a place to sleep and food to eat is only the beginning for the folks that wind up at their doorstep. Each person and family has a social worker to guide in goal planning that takes them from stabilization to self-sufficiency.
For further information, please contact Todd Carter at 828-264-1237 ext. 107 or [email protected]. To learn more about Hospitality House, visit them online at www.HospHouse.org and follow them on Facebook/HospHouse and Twitter @HospHouseBoone.