Sorghum Fest and Cook Shack Project
a 501c3 construct a building where local sorghum producers can turn their cane harvest into syrup. We are hosting a free festival 0n October 13th and 14th 2017 and seek to encourage our community to learn about regional traditions. We hope to pass our knowledge to future generations, thus keeping alive an otherwise dying art.
The cook shack depicted above and below was destroyed in a fire. To raise our new cook shack a professional contractor has donated his labor. He will supervise our volunteer construction team. This project is also backed by Theodosia Hardware as they are able to get building supplies at cost. Once funding is sufficient we can start with the construction process.
Our goal is to have the fire pit and building in place by October in time for the festival (Oct 13 and 14, 2017). Aside from cooking and tasting sorghum, the festival will feature local musicians and artisans. Craft and food vendors will be on site, along with Legacy Makers demonstrating old tyme traditions such as soap making, cast iron cooking, flour grinding and foraging for wild edibles.
O.N.E. has no paid staff and is a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible and go directly toward our dream of making it possible to offer this festival FREE to the COMMUNITY. 2017 will be our 4th year of growing, harvesting and processing sorghum cane. Please help us continue the tradition and expose others to the richness of this and other endangered arts.Save
The batch we cooked in the fall with our new firepit was a great success. Thanks to all of your generous donations we were able to build the pit on our site and get cookin'.