Come Learn about Piedmont Grown…
…a regional branding and marketing program for food and farm products that are grown, raised, and made in the Piedmont of North Carolina.
We are particularly interested in farmers who are interested in branding their products as Piedmont Grown. However, we welcome participation from local food system businesses and organizations who are interested in a regional branding and marketing effort. In addition to farmers, we look forward to partnering with Farmers Markets, Wholesalers, Retailers, Restaurants, Caterers, Artisan Food Producers, Universities, Institutions & Schools, Hospitals & Nursing Homes, and Distributors. In addition, supporting organizations can also be partners in this effort.
Our program will involve a certification mark that will let consumers know that a product was grown, raised, or made in the Piedmont Region. Details about the criteria will be discussed at the meetings and available on our website in the coming weeks. This effort is initially focused on the Triad and Triangle regions of the Piedmont, but we welcome participation from farmers and local food system businesses across the Piedmont Region.
Western Piedmont Meeting
NC Cooperative Extension – Guilford County Center Wednesday, March 16, 7 to 8.30 pm, 3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405
Eastern Piedmont Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 7 to 8.30 pm, NC Cooperative Extension – Durham County Center, 721 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701
Piedmont Grown Keystone Team Members
Robin Crowder UNC Gillings Project for Sustainable Agriculture
Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld Associate Professor and Associate Chair, UNC Anthropology
Mary DeMare General Manager, Chatham Marketplace
Matt Felling Produce Manager, Deep Roots Coop
Mike Lanier Agribusiness Area Agent, NC Cooperative Extension, Orange County
Jay Pierce Executive Chef, Lucky 32
Noah Ranells Orange County Ag Econ. Dev. Coord., Farmer
Jonathan Romm Board Member, Company Shops Market
Debbie Roos Ag Agent, NC Cooperative Extension, Chatham County
Marco Shaw Chef, Piedmont; Partner, Eno Hospitality Group
Email: [email protected]
Web: (ETA march 15th)