Over the past century, small family farms have dropped by two thirds across the United States. This decline has generated a variety of concerns amongst farmers and consumers, from the negative economic impact on rural communities to the detrimental environmental practices often associated with large scale agricultural production.
Enter, Carolina Farm Trust, a non-profit organization which works to protect North Carolina farm land and raise funds for small family farms to invest into their operations. With twelve dinners to date, the series has helped support funding for operations such as Middle Ground Farm's hydroponic system and Blue Whistler Farm's rabbit production, to name just two.
And if you're sad you missed this dinner, don't worry! The next one, Urban Soul on The Farm, a collaboration between Carolina Farm Trust and Soul Food Sessions is scheduled for September 27th; and, if the popularity of Soul Food Sessions is any indication, it will be an epic evening!