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Celebrating Almost 30: Farm Aid Concert+Hike+Art Festival

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In a few weeks, I hit the big 3-0. So in honor of my Birthday, we took a weekend trip to one of my favorite mini-vacation spots, North Carolina. The weather is slightly cooler, it felt like fall, and we enjoyed plenty of time outside. We also got to cross a mega-item off my “Bucket” list. Ok, so I don’t really have one, but this is an event I’ve been dying to go to: the Annual Farm Aid benefit concert!!

Farm Aid is an organization that stands for sustainable agriculture, helping the farmers, and organic produce. And the founders and board are some of my all-time favorite musicians – Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews. Each year they host a festival, and this year they brought it to the South!

The festival music was amazing, the venue was packed, and the food was local and organic – in a word…Perfect. 

Farm Aid ChalkFarm Aid CrowdDave MatthewsNeil YoungWillie GuitarWillie Nelson

The next morning we grabbed some juices at Whole Foods and hit the lake for a 2 miles hike before lunch. StretchHiking



We headed to downtown Raleigh for lunch at our favorite veggie-friendly restaurant, The Remedy. I have vegan Juevos Rancheros and the hubs had a Philly “Fake” steak. Both were fantastic. And of course we topped it off with some dessert for my birthday(ish) 🙂

Then we headed to the street to walk it off a bit and hit a street fair – which happens almost everytime we visit Raleigh. This time it was Spark Con – the annual festival of creativity.  Chalk ArtCircus Spark Hooping

I hope you had a fantastic and fun weekend! Check out all the updates on the site (including my Book page!) and look for a new recipe and newsletter coming out tomorrow.

Peace and Love,




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