Slow Food Foothills to hold fundraiser May 20

Published 6:06 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On Sunday, May 20, all are invited to join in a fundraiser for Slow Food Foothills, a.k.a. Slow Polks, at Overmountain Vineyards & Winery from 4-8 p.m. Local wine, seasonal food and Americana music will be featured. Tickets for the event are available on Brown Paper Tickets (
Overmountain Vineyards & Winery ( is nestled on 75 acres on Sandy Plains Road in Green Creek. Originally a tobacco and cotton farm in the 1920s and 30s, the land was purchased in the early 1990s. Overmountain Vineyards, recognized as one of North Carolina’s signature vineyards and wineries, was established in 2002 as a commercial vineyard.
Stone Soup Restaurant (, will cater the May fundraiser with a seasonal, casual buffet highlighting local food. Owned by Suzanne Strickland, Stone Soup is located in Landrum. Strickland named the restaurant after the fairy tale, which is a story of a community coming together. She said she thought it was a perfect name for a restaurant that she hoped would become a gathering place for the community.
Entertainment will be provided by Gigi Dover ( and her band, The Big Love. The Big Love is primarily the creative partnership of singer/songwriter and guitarist Dover and multi- instrumentalist Eric Lovell, whose bag of tricks includes vocals, guitar, pedal steel, sitar, tambura, melodica, ukulele, mandolin and even a glockenspiel. Their music is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Their new CD was expected to be released on April 20.
The media sponsor for the event is WNCW ( one of the local public radio stations.
In addition, a silent auction will be on site.
For more information about Slow Food Foothills, contact Carol Lynn at or Mindy Wiener at
– article submitted by Jo Rytter

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