Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm calls on the community to help in feeding food insecure children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the farm’s 3rd annual "Pick A Ton" fundraiser. The event will be held on Sunday, July 9, at 105 Persimmon Hill Lane in Cedar Grove.
For every 25 lbs of blueberries picked that day, Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm will donate one pound to Table NC. This year’s event also marks the grand opening of the winery, Botanist and Barrel, which will also donate 5% of all tasting rooms sales to Table NC.
The Summer TABLE program feeds children 3- to 14-years-old. Summer is often the time when children are most susceptible to hunger, when they aren’t receiving school meals, according to Table NC.
"We are so happy to be able to give out nutrient-dense foods like carrots and blueberries because these foods help kids' minds and bodies to function properly, reduce sickness, increase energy, succeed in school, and so much more," Table, Inc. Executive Director Ashton Chatham Tippins said.
“We expect this year’s event to be the biggest and best yet and are very excited that the timing worked out and the winery will open on the same day.” says Lyndon Smith, co-owner of Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm. "It's a wonderful day to come enjoy some time on the farm while helping to meet the needs of others," says Robert Sievert, the Farm’s Manager.
“Last year we experienced two late freezes, but this year we were fortunate and avoided any major losses. We have lots of beautiful fruit out in the field.” The mission of the event is “to bring our community closer together with food,” says Kether Smith, co-owner of Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm
The event is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 9th and includes an old-fashioned pig pickin’, seasonal sides made from Nourishing Acres produce, a fresh-pressed juice demonstration, yard games and fishing in the pond. Food, drink, pre-picked blueberries and produce from our sister farm, Nourishing Acres, will also be available. The tasting room will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.