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Farm City Week observation set for next week

KEVIN STARR
Cooperative Extension

Planning is almost complete for the 2012 Farm-City Week celebration in Lincoln County.  The Farm-City Week concept was developed by Kiwanis International in the 1950’s as a way to promote communication among rural and urban residents in communities across the nation.
Cooperative Extension is again facilitating Farm-City Week with the support of our sponsors.   Carolina Farm Credit, the Lincoln County Apple Festival, Lincoln County Farm Bureau, and the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce are confirmed as sponsors at this point.
The first event will be a free pancake breakfast on Tuesday, August 14 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  The location will be the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.  This free event will feature pancakes with all sorts of toppings including local blackberries, peaches, honey,  and fruit syrups.   A program will be presented on the farmland protection plan which is being developed for Lincoln County.  Even though there is no charge, you need to make a reservation by calling 704-736-8452.
There will be a farmers market dinner at Rock Springs School in Denver on Wednesday, August 15 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  The meal will be prepared by Harvest Moon Grille in Charlotte.  You can bring a picnic blanket or use the tables and chairs provided.  A picnic spot decorating contest is available for those who would like to participate.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance.  Contact the Extension office at 704-736-8452 for more information or go to http://go.ncsu.edu/farmcitysupper and purchase tickets online.
To wind up Farm-City Week, there will be a farm tour on Friday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The starting point will be the demonstration kitchen on the first floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. We’ll begin with a breakfast biscuit and then visit farms  including a dairy, a grain producer,  and a fruit operation that features delicious homemade ice cream.    The final visit will be with an award-winning 4-H’er who will talk about her experiences with exhibiting livestock.  There is no charge for the tour but you must make a reservation by calling 704-736-8452.
Help us celebrate Farm-City Week by joining us for at least one of these fun, educational events.

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