Posted by: slowfoodboone | September 2, 2011

Pig Pickin’ and Pork Industry Movie Sunday, September 11 at 2 pm

Come join Slow Food, Boone, High Country on Sunday, September 11, 2001 for an afternoon about Healthy Pork!

Beginning at 2:00 PM at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., we will watch the film, “Pig Business”, an international investigation regarding the rise of factory pig farming – beginning in North Carolina and spreading across the sea to Europe.

Following the film, we will carpool to Lansing.
There we will first view happy and healthy pigs enjoying the life they deserve, then enjoy a ‘Pig Pickin’ potluck dinner at Virginia Tate’s lovely property. Ann Rose will prepare the pig for us.

So, come enjoy a social and enlightening afternoon!

Bring a dish to complement the main course (we have a fridge at the conference center or bring cooler) along with a $5.00 donation (to cover the cost of the pork)  and have a great time.

RSVP by Thursday, September 8th to Margie Mansure, margie_mansure@ncsu.edu

 

Directions from Boone to Virginia Tate’s  property:

Take 421 South to 221 East, toward West Jefferson.  (It is twelve miles from the intersection of 421 and 221 to West Jefferson)

At the intersection, turn left on to 88/194 and go through town (note: not all the stop signs are in place – take note of  new traffic pattern of four way stops).

Continue out of town on Rt.  88/194 to Lansing.

Once in Lansing, continue straight through the traffic light – do not turn on to 194 –and continue for twelve miles.

The road is Big Horse Creek Road and will change names a few times from that point on; just continue on that road following the creek all the way up to the drive called Buddy’s Run.

Our destination will be on the left.

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