Wednesday, July 21

Grazefest in Montgomery AL -- Sept. 11-12 2004

The SFA is serving as curator of pitmasters for Pasture to the Pit, an exposition and barbecue feed to be held September 11 - 12 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Take a look at www.eatingfresh.com for details. On that Sunday, five Deep South pitmasters -- including Van Sykes of Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q (Bessemer, AL) Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (Decatur, AL) and Leatha Jackson of Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn (Hattiesburg, MS) -- will smoke heirloom varieties of pasture-raised pork. Lucky eaters will judge whether the resulting barbecue is better.

Birmingham Field Trip Makes Economic Impact

For this year's SFA Field Trip, held June 4-6 in and around Birmingham, the SFA pledged to make donations to Alabama organizations that further the cause of racial justice. With the support of members and attendees -- not to mention some speakers who waived remuneration -- we are proud to announce the following donations: $2,450 to bluesman Willie King's Rural Members Foundation, $750 to Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, and $250 to West End Camp Fire USA (a division of the Birmingham Second Harvest/United Way).