Farm & Food Storytelling Project

  • CAM Raleigh 409 West Martin Street Raleigh, NC

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
—James Beard

The Farm and Food Storytelling Project collects narratives and oral histories that explore our unique cultures and our shared experiences using food and farm as lens. Join us for a celebration of the farmers and families that have shared their stories. We’ll gather to celebrate and share our own stories over food. The project is aligned with CAM’s current Ease of Fiction exhibit, and the museum will be open as we investigate questions of belonging and identity, roots and immigration. Come hungry!

WHEN:
June 1, 2016 // 6pm

WHERE:
CAM Raleigh
409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh

TO BRING:
A potluck side or dessert that celebrates home for you

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Learning and sharing our diverse backgrounds through the lens of food and farm. Plenty to eat, including starters and a main dish that celebrate the stories collected by the Food and Storytelling Project, plus the fabulous potluck sides and desserts that you’ll bring. Donation bar. Activities for kids.

Photography by Chris Fowler


POP-UP ORAL HISTORY BOOTH

A handful of guests at the potluck shared special memories about food with us at our pop-up-oral history booth. We asked them to answer one of the following questions: 

What food reminds you of your grandparents?
Why is the dish you brought special to you?
What is the first thing you remember helping make?
What food feels like home?
When was the first time you planted something? 

You can find their stories below.