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Food hub announces “Pigstock” event, with live music, local foods, craft beer, and pig roast

The Two Rivers Food Hub is getting ready for the first annual Pigstock, a Woodstock-esque outdoor musical event complete with local food vendors, craft beer, on-site bar, and succulent, locally-sourced BBQ whole pig slow-cooked to perfection, with all the fixings. On Saturday, July 8, the main parking area and the adjacent courtyard of the Gallipeau Centre in Smiths Falls will host live musical performances from notable area folk/roots performers Ali McCormick, Moore and McGregor, Steve Stacey and Marleen Fawcett as well as the Food Hub’s General Manager, Bruce Enloe, a singer songwriter in his own right [write?].

Running from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., this family-friendly event will be held rain or shine, and will also include a children’s craft area, market vendors, craft beer, cash bar, and BBQ pork with all the fixings prepared by Primitive Catering and Catered Affairs. This local food-centred event is sure to be a winner for the Two Rivers Food Hub, the linchpin for local farmers and local food processors in the Lanark & Leeds Grenville area.

Two Rivers Food Hub is a full service, year-round, 100 per cent local foods distributor offering the freshest, highest quality foods directly sourced from a growing network of producers and processors. Enloe explained that the Two Rivers Food Hub marketing committee was looking to host an event that would both get people out to the food hub, and spread awareness while promoting local foods and food processors. “This is an event that’s going to keep coming back year after year,” Enloe explained, “We want people to look forward to a food hub community event that’s a lot of fun and will fill you up on excellent local food at the same time.” Good food won’t be in short supply at Pigstock, where guests can expect to receive roughly one pound of tender, slow-roasted pork, accompanied by pesto pasta salad, coleslaw, potato salad, homemade corn bread, and one complimentary mixed drink ticket (or soda, juice).

Two local craft breweries, Cartwright Springs and 4 Degrees Brewing, will also be on-site selling their own specialty brews. Other local food and product vendors will also be at Pigstock, making this a one-stop shop of all things local. Bring a lawn chair, and enjoy an afternoon of good company, good food and good music!

Tickets are $40 per person if purchased before June 23, and $45 per person for tickets purchased after June 23. Two Rivers Food Hub members will pay a reduced price of $40 per person and tickets for children 7 to 13 are $22.50, children six and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Visit www.tworiversfoodhub.com or www.pigstock.wordpress.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

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