by Main Street Pittsboro
Spring has sprung and all of Pittsboro is bright green with a lot of yellow pollen mixed in. These bright hues bring to mind two things: the promise of farmers’ fields found just outside of downtown abundant with fresh growth, and the renewed sense of creativity for local artists of all genres.
In Pittsboro, small farms and a robust creative culture is a way of life. So, Main Street Pittsboro is celebrating this good life with a pop-up dinner that has a super-local twist. We’ve gathered area farmers, chefs, restaurants, craft beverages, and visual and performing artists to bring local creativity right to our main street.
Local on Main
Join us for the inaugural “Local on Main: PBO’s Farm & Art Dinner” fundraiser for Main Street Pittsboro on Sunday, May 19th, 5-8pm.
A limited number of $103 tickets are available starting Monday, April 15th. This special event has generated a lot of buzz so we do expect to sell out. Buy your tickets at this link or point your smartphone camera at this QR code to reach the page and conclude your purchase.
** A limited number of $100 hardcopy tickets are available at Pittsboro Roadhouse, Small B&B Cafe, Kathie Russell Law, and Postal Fish Company.**
** A limited number of vegetarian entrees are also available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your vegetarian entree.**
Dine On Hillsboro Street
Here’s the plan: we’re going to block off Hillsboro Street north of the courthouse for folks to gather. First up is cocktails at a cash bar (bring plastic and cash just to be sure) in the Page Vernon Pocket Park with a local instrumental duo. Then we’ll move down the block a bit to tables and chairs aligned down the middle of the street and decorated with fresh flowers for a seated three-course dinner prepared by chefs from local restaurants. Local ambassadors will be hosts and share tales of the town— our history, our character, and our culture— while the setting sun gives way to stars above the courthouse tower. A live local jazz band will play while dinner guests enjoy the bounty of local farms, and the creativity of culinary artists who turn those fresh raw resources from the fields into plates of color, texture, and flavor supported by creative treats for the eyes and ears.
An evening like this requires a whole lot of people and it all starts with…
Local on Main: The Farmers
Adventure Farms – shitake mushrooms
Burnette Ranch – sausage
Celebrity Dairy – goat curd
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese – redbud cheese
Busy Bee Farm – honey
Dinner Bell Farms – vegetables
East Branch Ginger – baby lettuce, micro green garnish
Gary Thomas Farms – strawberries
Goat Lady Dairy – chevre
Granite Springs Farm – anaheim peppers, beets, spring onions
Green Panda Farms – spicy micro greens
Homeland Creamery – milk
Latta’s Eggs – eggs
Lil Rooster Farms – fresh greens
Lyon Farm – rhubarb
Mapleview Farms – milk
Norm’s Farm – elderberry
Owl’s Nest Farm – rhubarb
Phillips Farms of Chatham – strawberries
Salty Catch – shrimp
Screech Owl Greenhouse – poblano peppers
Smithview Farm – short ribs
Sweetwater Pecan Orchard – pecans
Local on Main: The Culinary Artists
Cumulonimbus Chocolatiers – dessert
Local on Main: The Visual & Performing Artists
Julia Kennedy & Bett Wilson Foley
Edwin White – metal etching
Buy Your Tickets
Buy your $103 tickets at this link or point your smartphone camera at the QR code to conclude your purchase. (A $3 service fee is included in your ticket price.)
You can also by $100 tickets in person at Small B&B, Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store, Postal Fish Company and the Kathie Russell Law Office.
Volunteer for Local on Main
Volunteers are welcome (and needed!) to be a part of this special fundraiser. Click here to volunteer.
About Main Street Pittsboro
Main Street Pittsboro is a non-profit organization working on “economic development within the context of historic preservation.” That means we aim to keep Pittsboro’s downtown core unique, fun, and vibrant to attract shoppers and new businesses that are (ideally) locally-owned while being mindful of the town’s history that ultimately sets Pittsboro apart from all other small towns. We work with our partners to bring events downtown, enhance and improve building facades, and make downtown more attractive, accessible, and liveable. Your support is vital.
Pittsboro’s Mobile Payment System
We are delighted to work with Mobipaid, a mobile payment system, based in Pittsboro. Yep, we keep it local every chance we get and hope you will, too.
A Main Street Pop-up-Dinner
Most pop-up dinners take place in restaurants or event spaces, but we’ve decided to go big *and* go home by taking this to the main street of Pittsboro (a.k.a. Hillsboro Street). So come on along! Enjoy a hand-crafted feast with friends in our picturesque small town on the edge of big things. If rain is forecast, we will be forced to move the event inside the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store.
Did You Know…
• Did you know that Chatham County was characterized as a “creative goldmine” by leaders at the State Arts Council and that the Open Studio Arts tour is one of the oldest in the state?