Contact Us    910-465-3386
115 S. Dickerson St.  Burgaw, NC 28425
or for mailing address:
PO Box 55, Burgaw, NC 28425

Feast Down East, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax ID# 32-0333038.

Local Food Conference

February 15th, 2019

8:30am-3pm @ UNCW

Feast Down East's Annual Local Food Conference brings together all those in our community who are involved in supporting and growing the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina. This includes farmers and fishermen, food retailers and establishments, foodies, advocates and community leaders. The purpose of the conference is to strengthen the activities of these groups and the relationships between them. Workshop topics include agricultural and gardening techniques, cooking demonstrations and food tastings, and the policy work of local food councils. Registration includes full conference access, as well as locally-sourced breakfast and lunch.
At the conference:
Seed Swap 
Bring seeds to share at our seed swap table and take some home.
Food Bank Food Drive
Bring some food to share,
most needed items listed here.
Gold Talon Event
We will take extra steps to be environmentally, socially and fiscally conscious.

February 15th, 2019          8:30am-3pm          UNCW Burney Center


Conference Schedule:


8:30-9:00  -    Sign-in & breakfast

9:00-9:15  -    Welcome

9:30-12:15  -  Workshops


12:15-1:30  -  Locally-sourced lunch,

                               FDE presentation, Awards 


1:30-3:00  -    Community Foods Expo


The Community Foods Expo in the Burney Center lobby is your chance to learn more about area nonprofits and businesses that support our local food system. Donations will be collected to benefit the Food Bank of CENC.

Feast Down East Conference

Breakfast 8:30-9:00

Deconstructed Yogurt Parfait

Assorted Berries, Greek Vanilla Yogurt, Dairy-Free Yogurt,

House made Granola,

Candied Britt Farms Pecan Crumble


Chef’s Seasonal Fruit Display (GF, V)

Melon, Pineapple, Grapes, Pears


Assorted Mini Bagels, Mini Croissants, Mini Scones

Assorted Holly Grove Goat Cheese, Whipped Butter,

Agave-Cinnamon Butter,

Cat Daddy’s Fruit Preserves


Feast Down East Root Vegetable Hash (GF, V)

Cottle Turnips & Rutabaga, Britt Farm Red Potato,

Vidalia Onion-Tri Pepper Sauté,

Roasted Green Olives, Marie’s Chives


Mini Breakfast Taco & Tostada Bar

Warm Mini Flour Tortillas (V), Crispy Corn Tortillas (GF)

Sarge’s Farm Egg Scramble (GF), Vegan Tofu Scramble (GF),

Piney Woods Beef Picadillo (GF),

Master Blend Family Farm Pork Sausage & Lewis Smoked Sausage (GF), Vegan Black Beans Sofrito (GF)

Vegan Red Pepper-Chipotle Sauce (GF), Vegan Tomatillo Salsa Verde (GF), Cumin-Lime Crema (GF), Vegan Coconut-Lime Crema (GF), Vegan Cheddar Cheese, Asiago Cheese, Shaved Red Beard Radish, Cottle Spring Onion


Made Without Gluten = GF

Vegan = V



Feast Down East Conference

Lunch 12:15-1:30

 “Deconstructed Jambalaya”

Bee Blessed Honey-Tabasco Grilled Chicken Thigh (GF)

Winter Ale-Brined Our Father’s Garden Sausage (GF)

Sea Love Sunset Sea Salt-Smoked Paprika Shrimp (GF)

Saffron Rice with Marie’s Hydroponic Cuban Oregano (GF, V)

Slow-Simmered Cottle Kale (GF, V)

Mini Cornbread Muffins with Whipped Agave-Cinnamon Butter


Chef’s Action Station

Hand-Pulled 11-Spiced Our Father’s Garden Bone-in Pork

Sauces/Topping on Side:

Britt Farms Pecan Chow-Chow

Kentucky Black BBQ Sauce

South Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

Red Chili-Cheerwine BBQ Sauce

Red Beard Cabbage-Carrot & Daikon Slaw

Bread n’ Butter Okra


Vegan Brunswick Stew

Soy Protein, Holy Trinity, Britt Farm Sweet Potato, Roasted Tomato, Edamame, Hominy, Benne Seed Cracker Bread, Marie’s Pea Shoots


EXPO 1:30-3:00

Dessert Station

Blackberry-Mango & White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Toasted Pepitas, Madison County Moonshine Caramel Drizzle, Brown Dog Coffee Whipped Cream


Vegan Cranberry Cookies & Brownie Bites

NC Sea Grant, Earth Fare, Good Bowls, Logan Homes, Burgaw Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Brewing Company, Waterline Brewing Company, Panacea Brewing Company, Shelton Herb Farm

Local Food Conference Sponsors