The “green” movement has caused some farmers to rethink the way in which they produce food and consumers to purchase more local foods. The UNCG Teaching Fellows hosted a forum on local foods last Wednesday in EUC as part of NC Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Steve Troxler’s Speakers Series on Local and Sustainable Agriculture.
Speakers included: Kenneth Rudd and James Kenan, farmers; Chef Jay Pierce, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen; Rick Cecil and Robert Smothers, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market; Dr. Michael McIntosh, UNCG professor of nutrition; and Dennis W. Quaintance, CEO and CDO, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels. Commissioner Troxler (in visual) spoke as well.
The forum was sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Photograph by Chris English