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Cook-off Benefits Cove Creek Farm

Article Published: Dec. 1, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

It's "Old Timey." It's "Appalachian." And it will fill your tummy.

It's Cove Creek Farm's Cook-off, inspired by its own cookbook, "Old Timey Appalachian Good Foods & Game Cookbook."

It started as an Appalachian State University communication department fundraising class.

"There's five of us on a team," student Emily Buergler said. "And we're trying to spread awareness for Cove Creek."

Now it's a mission. Buergler and the other students couldn't help but be passionate once they learned about Cove Creek Farm's work with youth. "It's a program for at-risk youth 16 and over," she said.
Cove Creek Farm bills itself as a "residential retreat for at-risk youth."

The fundraiser? A cook-off.

"We're going to have five teams come and cook from the cookbook, and then we're just going to have people write down their favorite dish that they sampled," she said.
Think live action Food Network, with dishes like chicken salad, chop suey and baked chicken.

Add in a silent auction with prizes like a gift basket of local gift cards, a Mast General Store gift basket, a $100 Speak Easy Tattoo gift card and cookbooks, and you've got an event that will satisfy more than just your tummy. For more information on the cause, check out
The cook off happens Friday, Dec. 3, at the Harvest House (247 Boone Heights Drive). The action happens from 1 to 4 p.m. The event coincides with Cove Creek Farm's 10th anniversary.

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