Dig In! Yancey Community Garden invites everyone to celebrate another extraordinary season of growing and sharing together at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, October 14 from 4 – 7pm at the Burnsville Town Center

This year’s event will be a celebration of the process of regeneration. Both Dig In and the world have undergone significant transformations in the last couple of years. Yet we have continued to tend gardens, share fresh food, and joyfully bring people together to build food security in Yancey County. At the same time, the changes have created opportunities for regeneration as new ideas, hopes, and relationships germinate and grow. So as the season comes to an end, we look to honor all that we have undertaken and accomplished together, by sharing experiences of renewal, abundance, and hope.

Tickets for the Empty Bowls fundraiser are $40. They can be purchased online or at the door during the event. Each ticket comes with a choice of soup, bread, and a beautiful handcrafted bowl. Soups are prepared by a number of local restaurants and the bowls are made by our region’s talented artisans. The empty bowl serves as a lasting invitation to create abundance by supporting a vibrant local food system and practicing community care. We want to make sure this event is for everyone so we will also have sliding scale ticket options available. Call us at 828-536-0414 or email us at farmer@diginyancey.org for more information. 

Food and bowls will be available inside the Burnsville Town Center and then packaged to either eat at home or under tents in an outside seating area. We invite everyone to come connect with neighbors old and new while learning more about the organization and our local food system. Volunteers will also be hosting a community bake sale with additional delicious homemade breads and desserts to take home. Both fundraisers support our programs that grow and share food for everyone. To donate a bread or dessert for the bake sale, please contact jennie.boyd.bull@gmail.com.

We look forward to coming together to share a meal once again. As we enjoy the abundance of the season by sharing freshly prepared soups and breads, we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate the ways our community grows and nurtures together.