Food Buzz - Building Our Local Food Economy
4:00 PM16:00

Food Buzz - Building Our Local Food Economy

  • This year's Food Buzz features a pop-up Chef's Farmers Market, information and representatives on all things food and farming with representatives from the Davidson Cooperative Extension, Soil and Water, Small Business Center, Farm Credit Carolina, Thomasville and Lexington Farmers Market representatives, local farms interested in working with restaurants, caterers and retailers.

Meet your cooperative extension agent! Interested in becoming a farmer? Looking for a new crop like industrial hemp? Need a farm loan or grant? Looking to source local food and products for your restaurant, retail store or catering? Find out which farms sell directly to consumers. Would you like to become a Master Gardener? How do you start a community garden? Did you know Davidson County has 4-H after-school programs run by Future Farmers of America.

All things food and farming in Davidson County - in one spot. Samples, resources and great networking opportunity. Find out more about the Davidson County Local Food Network. FREE.


  • Davidson County Cooperative Extension Agents: Horticulture and Livestock

  • Davidson Soil and Water Conservation

  • 4H-Youth Development

  • Extension Master Gardeners

  • Small Business Center (DCCC)

  • Davidson County Beekeepers Association

  • Farm Credit Carolina

  • Johnson Farm & Agribusiness Insurance

  • Lexington Farmers Market Association

  • Thomasville Farmers Market Association



  • 37 Roots Farm

  • Beth's Greenhouse

  • Buck Creek Farm

  • Crossings Farm

  • BN Acres

  • Gentle Harmony Farm (USDA Organic)

  • J & S Farm

  • The Fine Farming Company

  • The Persimmon Branch (Asparagus Season!)

  • Sandy Creek Farm

  • Leonard Farm (Farmer Veteran Coalition)


  • Evolution Organix (CBD Products)

  • Grow and Go Girls (Baked Goods)

  • Cousin Eddie BBQ Sauce

  • Sandy Creek Farm (Jams, Jellies and Sauces)

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4:30 PM16:30

Steering Committee Meeting

  • Davidson County Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meeting Agenda

*Next Food Buzz Event - Ice Cream Social(?) - set date - form sub-committee for event - 
*Data Assessment-Website - What information can we immediately place on the site? - sub-committee
*Food Network Structure update - sub-committee
Additionally, talk about Sustainable Agriculture Conference Race and Social Equity Workshop
Semi-Annual micro-grant report-budget review


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Davidson County Farm Tour 2018
1:00 PM13:00

Davidson County Farm Tour 2018

Come meet your local farmer! Choose from 7 farms and a community garden to see how farmers grow and raise your food. Farms are located across Davidson County, each with their own specialty.

We recommend you choose about 2 to visit. See our what to bring list and how to best tour these farms. Purchase your pass before June 1st - $5 per car. $10 after June 1st.

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FOOD BUZZ Davidson County
5:30 PM17:30

FOOD BUZZ Davidson County

  • Mary E. Rittling Conference Center, DCCC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


The Davidson County Local Food Network presents our FOOD BUZZ series. The first Food Buzz meet-up features guest speaker, Dennis Quaintance founder of Quaintance-Weaver Restaurant, who recently changed the ownership structure of the company to 100% employee-owned.

Come enjoy this opportunity to learn from Dennis Quaintance's restaurant and hospitality experience and indulge in some local food samples.

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