If you are into the local food scene or looking to try organic and biodynamic wines, make sure you mark your calendars! TerraVITA’S inaugural Grand Tasting on the Green will be held at Southern Village in Chapel Hill, NC, on Saturday, October 16, 2010, and will be the first event in the Southeast to offer participants an opportunity to sample more than 100 biodynamic and organic wines and microbrews in a single open venue. The event will feature 30 of the top-rated North Carolina sustainable chefs and artisan food purveyors with some of the finest biodynamic and organic wines and microbrews from around the world. Tickets cost $65 dollars but you can enter a discount code – TVE2010 – to get $10 off each ticket through this weekend.
Alongside international wine and beer producers, premier chefs from western North Carolina to the Triad, the Triangle, and the Coast will be present to prepare some of the freshest and finest food samples using locally grown ingredients and products provided by Organic Valley. In addition, chocolatiers, cheese-makers, bakers, and organic coffee and tea producers will prepare tastings for event attendees while live bluegrass-inspired music plays throughout the afternoon.
TerraVITA also will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on exclusive food and wine merchandise, sustainable products and services, and original art by prominent artists in a silent auction benefitting two local non-profit organizations. As an additional commitment, TerraVITA has set the goal of producing a zero waste event. Working with Solar Tech South, TerraVITA will have access to clean solar energy to support a portion of the event’s electrical needs. In addition, other sustainable practices will be employed including the intensive use of compostable and recyclable goods.
For more information on attending or participating in TerraVITA, please visit their website www.TerraVITAevent.com