Slow Food Foothills Fundraiser

On Sunday, May 20, all are invited to join in a Slow Food Foothills aka “Slow Polk’s,” fundraiser

at Overmountain Vineyards & Winery from 4-8 pm. Come for an evening to enjoy local wine,

seasonal food & Americana music. Tickets for the event are available on Brown Paper Tickets

Cost for the event is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-13.


Overmountain Vineyards & Winery  is nestled at the gateway of

the Blue Ridge Parkway on 75 beautiful acres. Originally a tobacco and cotton farm in the 1920′s and

30′s, the land was purchased in the early 1990′s, and has now returned to its roots. Overmountain

Vineyards was established in 2002 as a commercial vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.

They are recognized as one of North Carolina’s signature vineyards and wineries.


Stone Soup Restaurant  is also located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge

Mountains and owned by Suzanne Strickland. Suzanne named the restaurant after the fairy tale which

is a story of a community coming together. She thought it was a perfect name for a restaurant that she

hoped would become a gathering place for the community and it has! Stone Soup will be catering the

May fundraiser with a seasonal, casual buffet highlighting local food.


Entertainment will be provided by Gigi Dover  and her band, The Big Love.

The Big Love is primarily the creative partnership of singer/songwriter and guitarist Dover and multi-

instrumentalist / magician Eric Lovell, whose bag of tricks includes vocals, guitar, pedal steel, sitar, tambura,

melodica, ukulele, mandolin, even a glockenspiel. Together they weave a dreamy, quirky path that trips

through styles, sounds and genres. It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and a whole lotta groovy,

soulful, and funky fun. Their new CD is expected to be released on April 20.


Our media sponsor is WNCW ( our local public radio station. In 2011, WNCW

was voted Best Local Radio Station of WNC. The station was also put into the Hall of Fame for the

consecutive years WNCW has been voted in with this great recognition.


In addition, a silent auction will be on site.


For more information about Slow Food Foothills, contact Carol Lynn at or Mindy

Wiener at (article submitted by Jo Rytter)