|Ground breaking celebration at the Piedmont Farmers Market|
"With Bocca Felice, I am so blessed to be a part of the health and wellness of so many people in the Cabarrus community. This is a place where I can share with everyone the steps we are each making to take better control of the choices that lead to more dynamic living!" --Gina
"Kannapolis cooks learn more about spring cooking"
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She's Breaking the Sugar Habit
Local woman offers catering and healthy cooking classes
We were thrilled with this amazing article that was published in The Charlotte Observer in October 2012. Take a moment to read the article below, or click here to go directly to the Observer's site.
by Susan Shinn
Who knew “sugar” was a four-letter word?
to Support Local Producers!
In October 2010, North Carolina launched its 10% Local Campaign, asking its residents to voluntarily pledge to spend 10 percent of their existing food dollars on locally-produced foods.
North Carolina residents spend an estimated 35 billion dollars a year on food. By redirecting 10 percent of these dollars to local farmers/producers, we would influence a 3.5 billion dollar increase to our local food economy.
Bocca Felice has already made the pledge to use as much locally-produced foods in all of its classes and catering, and we encourage you to visit the campaign webpage www.nc10percent.com to pledge your support. Your efforts will be recorded and made evident to the policy makers in Raleigh. So please....Make a Choice. Make a Difference. Make it Local.
Cabarrus County Food Policy Council
Bocca Felice's endeavors to make healthy, delicious, local foods available to the people of Cabarrus County will be further perpetuated with my (Gina) June 2010 appointment to the Cabarrus County Food Policy Council.
|Gina and Julie Holland volunteer at the FPC booth at the Cabarrus County Fair|
I hope my appointment will provide a new opportunity to encourage the development of a sustainable local food economy and strengthen the community’s connection between food, health and local resource protection.
After a successful inaugural year on the council, I am excited to be continuing to hold my seat through 2012. We have made great strides developing a program that brings local food education to the children in our local schools. We hope to continue to grow this endeavor into an established farm to school program in Cabarrus County. For more information on the Food Policy Council, this link to the article published in the Salisbury Post.