N.C. food summit coming up
North Carolina’s food economy and issues with hunger and food insecurity will be on the table Sept. 28-29 in Chapel Hill at the inaugural Carolina Food Summit. Sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, EdNC.Org, TerraVita and UNC’s Food For All, the idea is to bring together academics and leaders in the food world to talk about the state’s food economy, including food insecurity.
In addition to problem-solving sessions and more than 30 speakers, there will also be a keynote talk by “Jemima Code” author Toni Tipton Martin, and the whole event will be moderated by Chuck Reece, editor of the online magazine Bitter Southerner. For tickets, schedules and registration, go to www.carolinafoodsummit.com.
Jubilee in Iredell County
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Carolina Jubilee is a two-day music and food festival Sept. 30-Oct. 1 to raise money for Carolina Farm Trust, which protects farm land and supports sustainable farming. This year’s festival, at VanHoy Farms in Harmony in Iredell County, will include food from Heirloom Restaurant, beers, wines and cocktails from N.C. makers and a whole lineup of bands. Tickets range from $35 for a one-day pass to $65 for two days with tent camping. Details: thecarolinajubilee.org.
New edition of barbecue map debuts at Levine
The second edition of EDIA Maps “Great NC BBQ Map,” a guide to barbecue places and traditions across the state, comes out Sept. 1 at www.ediamaps.com and at retail locations around the state. Map creators Amanda Fisher and Paul Bright will be at the Levine Museum of the New South from 2-4 p.m. Saturday for a barbecue tasting and map signing, with samples of barbecue from Improper Pig. The new version has 65 new restaurants and other updated information.