Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

High on the Hog

  • Green Button Farm

High on the Hog
with Chefs Justin Burdett and Ben Adams

Ryan and Alicia Butler welcome guests to their home at Green Button Farm for a 5-course private dinner* with champagne pairings by sommelier, Inez Ribustello. Get up close and personal as you dine with the country’s best pitmasters – Wyatt Dickson, Tyson Ho, Sam Jones, Elliott Moss, John Lewis and Bryan Furman.  Ben Adams welcomes guest chef Justin Burdett from Asheville’s Local Provisions, named one of EATER’s “21 Best New Restaurants in America.”  Dishes from Hallyburton Pottery will be featured throughout the meal. Enjoy a tour of the farm, a cooking demo and a hog calling contest.

*very limited seating for this intimate dinner

Talent
Justin Burdett
Local Provisions, Asheville, NC | Named EATER “21 Essential Restaurants”, 2016

Ben Adams
PICNIC Durham, Durham, NC

Inez Ribustello, sommelier
On the Square, Tarboro, NC

Event Details
Limited to 30 guests
$250/person or
Choose your table and pitmaster, $1500/8 seats

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Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Go Whole Hog

  • Green Button Farm

Go Whole Hog
Hog Farmer Ryan Butler & Chef Steve Goff for a lesson in hog butchery

Step into this barn at Green Button Farm for a lesson in head-to-tail butchery. While Chef Steve Goff breaks down a 200-pound heritage breed hog, Ryan Butler will regale us with tales from the farm and insights into farming sustainably.

Ham Biscuits & Coffee to tide you over ‘till lunchtime.

Event Details
Limited to 15 guests
$45/person

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Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

A Gracious Plenty

  • Green Button Farm

A Gracious Plenty
Pastry Chef Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Baking 

No pig pickin’ is complete without a pie, or two. Learn the tricks to baking swoon-worthy Southern pies from this lard-loving lady, in Ryan and Alicia’s beautiful home kitchen overlooking Green Button Farm. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, roll out the dough, and dig your spoon into sweet and savory pies in this hands-on class.

Event Details
Limited to 15 guests
$45/person

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Oct
29
12:00 pm12:00

Southern Sides are Served

  • Green Button Farm

Southern Sides are Served
with “Buxton Hall BBQ’s Book of Smoke”

Chef Ben Adams and “Barbecue Man” Wyatt Dickson of PICNIC welcome Buxton Hall’s Elliott Moss for a vegetable-focused lunch celebrating southern sides & Moss’s brand new cookbook. Named one of the top eight BBQ restaurants by Time Magazine, enjoy talking with this James Beard award nominee for “Best Chef: Southeast.”

This family-style lunch will be served in the pasture at Green Button Farm.

Event Details
$50/person
$80/person includes lunch and one afternoon class (choose your ticket for Know your 'cue or "In the Trenches" with Wyatt & Friends)
“Buxton Hall BBQ’s Book of Smoke” will be available for purchase & signing

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Oct
29
2:00 pm14:00

Know your ‘cue!

  • Green Button Farm

Know your ‘cue!
with BBQ expert Robert Moss, author of Southern Spirits 

BBQ expert Robert Moss, author of “Barbecue: History of An American Institution,” sheds light on the facts and myths surrounding the time-honored tradition of a pig pickin’. 

Guests will gather in the main barn and sip cocktails from Moss’s newest book, “Southern Spirits.”

Event Details
$45/person

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Oct
29
2:00 pm14:00

“In the Trenches” with Wyatt & Friends

  • Green Button Farm

“In the Trenches”
with Wyatt Dickson & Friends

You’ll find PICNIC’s “Barbecue Man” Wyatt Dickson and visiting pitmasters in the South Pasture as they trade tall tales and prepare the hogs for Sunday’s pig pickin’.

Ponysaurus and Fullsteam will be there to keep your whistles wet.

Event Details
$45/person

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Oct
29
4:00 pm16:00

Bourbon Tasting Class

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Bourbon Mashbill Tasting with The Crunkleton

Gary Crunkleton, owner and bartender of The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill, noted by Garden & Gun as one of the 50 best bars in the South and by Southern Living as one of the best 100 bars in the South, will be leading the charge in bourbon appreciation, education and tasting. Starting with wheated bourbons, then moving to traditional bourbons and finishing with high rye mash bills, you will have more than enough bourbon to satiate your palate. Guests will leave with a better understanding for how and why bourbon tastes the way it does.

Event Details
$45/person

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Oct
29
5:00 pm17:00

Flask & Jug

  • Green Button Farm

Flask & Jug

Put on your boots for a conversation and farm walk across acres of verdant pasture land with Green Button Farm’s Ryan Butler and the Triangle Land Conservancy. We’ll fill your flask and give you an earful about what it means to own and operate a sustainable family farm and how local land conservancies protect our agricultural heritage in perpetuity.

Event Details
Come One, Come All
$FREE

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Oct
29
5:30 pm17:30

Oyster Roast & Progressive Farm Dinner

  • Green Button Farm

Oyster Roast & Progressive Farm Dinner

As tradition has it, the oyster roast begins once the pigs are smoking! Guests begin at Green Button Farm’s pond with Locals Seafood and Saltbox Seafood for shucked oysters, Brunswick Stew and more, before heading up the pasture to a feast in the tent featuring Arrogant Swine’s Tyson Ho, Lewis Barbecue’s John Lewis, Savannah’s Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin and many more. Once you reach the barn, you’ll discover bluegrass and s’mores by the fire.

Talent
Black Twig Cider House
Dashi
Gan Shan Station
Piedmont
Videri Chocolate

Durham Distillery
Fullsteam
Ponysaurus
The Crunkleton
Txotx & Black Twig Cider House
Wine Authorities

Event Details
Come One, Come All
$125/person

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Oct
30
11:00 am11:00

BBQ Church

  • Green Button Farm

BBQ Church

As North Carolinian’s, we worship at the altar of the ‘Barbecue Man,’ and have for generations. Katie Quine from Our State magazine will introduce the event. Take your seat in the pew under the big top tent for our barbecue symposium with Rien Fertel, author of “The One True Barbecue” and Southern Living’s BBQ Expert Robert Moss. Fertel and Moss will be joined by NC pitmasters Wyatt Dickson, Elliott Moss and Sam Jones for a discussion about the past, present and future of whole hog barbecue. We’ll screen an SFA film featuring a barbecue pitmaster, pass a plate and honor a pitmaster with a Lifetime BBQ Achievement Award.

Event Details
Come One, Come All
$FREE

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Oct
30
12:00 pm12:00

Sunday Pig Pickin’ + Picnic

  • Green Button Farm

PICNIC Durham hosts Sunday Pig Pickin’ + Picnic at Green Button Farm

A community pig pickin’ with Wyatt Dickson, Sam Jones and Elliott Moss. Featuring Durham and surrounding NC chefs for festive side dishes and sumptuous desserts… all you need to bring is a picnic blanket. Bluegrass music, pie auction, hay rides and more in the pasture at Green Button Farm.

Look for the wine & beer garden featuring Ponysaurus, Fullsteam and Wine Authorities, offering glasses and cans for sale.

Local Participating Restaurants
Crawford & Son
Lucky’s Deli
Luna
Old Etowah Smokehouse
Piedmont
The Counting House
The Pig
Toast
Scratch
Stanbury

Event Details
Come One, Come All
$25/person ($10 for kids 11-15; 10 and under eat free)
Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family

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