Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Food news roundup: Top Chefs, food camp and meat

Earthworms are easy, kids: Christy Shi's Know Your Farms group, the people who started the local-farms buying club, are adding local food summer camps for kids ages 8-12 in Davidson. The one-week camps include organic vegetable gardening, community service, arts and crafts from recyled items, local food production and field trips on foot. Sessions are June 21-26, June 28-July 2, July 19-24, July 26-30 and Aug. 9-14, and run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Suggested rate is $325 per child, although Shi says that's negotiable. E-mail Shi at

Top Chef-testants Jennifer Carroll (Season 6; left) and Ariane Duarte (Season 5) will be the chefibrities when the "Top Chef" hits Charlotte Thursday (yes, tomorrow) at East 3rd and Tryon Street. The Top Chef truck is part of the season debut of the Center City Green Market, which usually is at the Square, but will move for a week to accomodate the big truck. Top Chef show times are 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Ticketed spots for seats at the show are already filled, but there may be some free tickets at the door. Show up 30 minutes early for those. Details:

Welcome to The Meat House, which has opened at The Village at Robinson Road, 8410 Rea Road. It stocks high-quality meats and gourmet foods. It's part of a national franchise with locations in six states. The other N.C. location opened in Cary in January. Details: or 704-542-4530.


Christy Shi said...

Thx for the post, Kathleen! We're looking at chaperoning 77x transport from Charlotte to Davidson and back, so Charlotte kids are encouraged to attend as well!