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I soo wish I could go to this, but it's too far for us. I thought I'd share it though, b/c its so cool!

Slow Food October Event:

Traditional Molasses Making

Sunday, October 19, 2-5 pm

$4 donation per person, kids free

Double Tree Farm in Madison County

Space is limited to 25 people

Please call Eve Davis, 626-3486 to reserve a space

or email info@hawkandivy.com

Enjoy the peak of October’s color as you join us for an old fashioned mountain tradition of fall sorghum molasses making! Andy and Cathy Bennett have invited us to their beautiful draft horse powered organic farm to learn the process of making molasses. This is one of our mountains’ true historic food specialties. If you have never tasted fresh organic molasses, you are in for a real taste treat. It is rich and creamy and full of vitamins and minerals.

We will learn about the entire process from growing and harvesting to grinding and syrup making. Those who want to go early to see the entire process starting at 8 am may call the Bennett’s, 689-3812. Everyone is encouraged to bring biscuits, cornbread or bread for tasting the molasses. Please bring your own water to drink. Their spring is struggling due to the drought.

There will be organic molasses for sale.

Directions: From Asheville take I-26 west. Take Exit 11 (Mars Hill). At the end of the ramp turn left onto highway 213. Proceed thru town and thru the college campus. Go approx 4 miles on 213 and then at the bottom of a big hill turn right onto Petersburg Road. (This is marked most of the time. It is also right across from Coates' Country Store.) Go 1.3 miles and then veer left at the Center Community Center (which is in the center of the road). Go another 2.5 miles, cross a little bridge, and turn left onto our road, Cargile Branch Road. Go .8 miles and turn left into our driveway. A good landmark is the bright colored horsy "barn quilt" on our barn.

Parking: After turning into our driveway park along side the driveway in the field. Pull over to the right side of the drive first. (We will have a sign marking where to park.) Walk past the house and then you will see our "sugar shack" on the right, sort of behind the house.

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