TerraVITA, held in Chapel Hill, N.C., has been named by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of the "10 Southern Festivals You Need to Taste," but what is it that separates it from other food festivals?
Besides their tasty food and drink, TerraVITA concentrates heavily on sustainability. Their partners, among them Orange County Solid Waste Management and Brooks Contractors, a commercial composting company in Chatham County, work together to source reduction, composting, and recycling in order to become "trash-free." Last year, they were just shy of perfect, with a result of 99 percent trash-free.
You can expect most of the food and drinks to be biodynamic and organically grown at the festival. Attendees are given compostable dishes, plates, cups, utensils, and a complimentary wine glass and bamboo utensils.
"TerraVITA brings together a great community of folks from the triangle region that share a passion for fresh, sustainable and healthy food sources. It’s very authentic, and there’s a fantastic energy about it," chef Scott Crawford of Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa said in a press release.
The festival runs from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12 in Chapel Hill, N.C. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket here!