TerraVita Food and Drink Festival

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 8:30am


Schedule of Events:

8:30 am - 3:30 pm The Sustainable Classroom OR The SC Walking Tour

The Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour debuts with an exploration of downtown Carrboro and West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, as an alternative and equally engaging experience to the standard Sustainable Classroom. The tour will begin at 8:30 am at Open Eye Cafe, home of Carrboro Coffee Roasters.

This tour will require quite a bit of walking, so please consider any mobility limitations before signing up for this event. We will walk more than 1.5 miles in town on city streets - and this event is rain or shine, as well.

Click here to see the details for the Walking Tour, including locations and participants!

6 - 9:30 pm Legacy of Ms. Lewis Dinner

As American culture continues to examine how the issues of race, gender and class intersect with our foodways, the fascination surrounding Ms. Lewis has only heightened, as evidenced by Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original, a book published by UNC Press in 2018 and edited by Sara B. Franklin. Only two generations removed from slavery, Lewis journeyed to professional kitchens in New York, Washington, Atlanta and, yes, Fearrington Village, where she introduced the chocolate soufflé to the dessert menu.

Ms. Lewis' The Taste of Country Cooking taught us that Southern cooking is to be revered, not ridiculed. A social justice warrior, she generously mentored others, and yet the details about her life have been hard to come by – a fact at odds with her sizable impact.

At this familial dinner featuring surprise cameos, chefs who consider Edna Lewis a mentor and a hero will honor her by preparing tribute dishes. We’ll also have a panel discussion, kicked off by award-winning author Toni Tipton-Martin, to unearth more stories about this trailblazing chef’s remarkable legacy. In addition to our outstanding chefs, Fullsteam Brewery will pour craft brews.

Location: The Barn at Fearrington

9 am - 3:30 pm The Sustainable Classroom

A hallmark of TerraVita, the Sustainable Classroom is the perfect fit for any food and drink lover. Think culinary workshops, food and beverage tastings and demonstrations, discussions, and educational sessions all wrapped into one! Classroom sessions range in topic, but share a focus on sustainability and feature visionary producers, chefs, journalists, cookbook authors, food artisans, brewers, bakers, distillers, authors, sommeliers, and industry phenoms offering insights and delicious tastes that will stimulate all the senses. Participants will attend 4 classes, all located at The Cooking School at Southern Season. Each class will be 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

Location: Southern Season Cooking School