Crown History of Pepper Festival

A central piece of The Amazing Pepper Festival is the crowning of the Pepper King and Queen every year.  As a tribute to the artisans that spend their talents and […]

Pepperfest Kickoff! Farm-to Fork Dinner

Pepperfest Kickoff
with Chef Geoff, Piedmont Biofarm & Fair Game Distillery•
Sept 26, 6 – 9 PM:

Join us in kicking off Pepperfest with an unforgettable, magical Farm to Fork dinner at The Plant in Pittsboro. We will pair a delicious, Biofarm-sourced, five-course pepper-themed dinner with locally-made spirits and wines…..

Why on Earth do we do this to ourselves?

Every year, sometime around mid-August, I bolt up in bed in the middle of the night, and in a sweat, I wake my husband up and gasp, “We can’t possibly put on […]

Why so spicy? The science of peppers

  The peppers that will be showcased at this year’s Amazing Pepper Festival are delicious and colorful members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae.  Without this family, today’s garden would be sadly […]