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North Carolina Musicians, Chefs and Breweries to Celebrate, Support Carolina Farms at 2016 Jubilee

For the second year in a row, the Carolina Farm Trust will present the Carolina Jubilee, a two-day music and food festival dedicated to raising funds to support the Trust’s mission: protecting farm land and fostering an ecosystem of sustainable farming in North and South Carolina. The Jubilee will take place September 30 and October 1 at VanHoy Farms in Harmony, North Carolina.

This year’s Jubilee will feature a wide variety of performers, including Susto, Sinners and Saints, The High Divers, Camryn Wilson, She Returns from War and many more. Heirloom Restaurant, a North Carolina farm-to-table restaurant that features local vegetables, fruit, seafood, meat and beverages will provide food for the event, and local Carolina purveyors will provide beer, wine and cocktails.

“We want every element of the festival to reflect our dedication to the farms and families of North and South Carolina,” said Zack Wyatt, Carolina Farm Trust and Jubilee founder. “This year, the Jubilee has two goals. First, we want to raise enough money to provide Mary L. Farm, an organic dairy farm, with a pasteurization system. Secondly, we would like to generate enough money to provide our organization with an operating budget so we can move forward with our goals.”

According to Wyatt, a pasteurization system will help Mary L. Farm distribute its dairy products to wider markets, directly supporting the trust’s goal of strengthening access to local food. The ability to fund an operating budget for the trust will allow Wyatt and his team the ability to invest additional time and strategy so they can acquire pieces of land and further their mission.

“The Carolinas have a strong agricultural history and a long-standing tradition of outstanding, local cuisine. The Jubilee’s music and food are a celebration of this culture, and an investment in its future,” said Wyatt. “We need people to come to the Jubilee to help us commit to a future where our local farms are able to expand their offerings and buying local means more than a week-long campaign in a super market chain. Come out and help us help our Carolina farmers.”