The third annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival is coming up this Sunday October 3rd from 4-7pm. The event will benefit the Abundance Foundation and the Piedmont Biofarm. The Abundance Foundation is focused on both renewable energy and local food, and has been supporting Farmer Doug Jones’s research at Piedmont Biofarm for many years.
There will be a pepper tasting of 40 different varieties of mostly sweet and some hot. 12 Local Chefs from the Triangle and Triad will be creating dishes using Farmer Doug’s peppers, including chefs from 18 Seaboard, Angelina’s Kitchen, Carolina Crossroads Restaurant, Chatham Marketplace, Chipotle, Crook’s Corner, General Store Café, Lucky 32, Market Restaurant, Mez, The Natural Chef Program @ CCCC and Zely & Ritz. In addition, Triangle Brewery will offer a habanero pale ale beer.
There will also be live music by the Holy Ghost Tent Revival and a tour of the Eco-Industrial Park on Lorax Lane. The Park is home to Piedmont Biofarm, Piedmont Biofuels, The Abundance Foundation, Eastern Carolina Organics, Carolina Worm Castings, Green Door Design Build, Green Bean Counter, EcoBlend, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, Working Films and Screech Owl Greenhouses.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door, with children 12 and under free. For more information and to purchase tickets, please see the event webite here.