Salisbury Farmers’ Market

In addition to his work at Bread Riot, executive director Eric Bowen serves as the manager of the Salisbury-Rowan Farmers’ Market.

Meat Club

Throughout the year, particular outside of farmers’ market season, we offer opportunities to connect with various local farmers to purchase sustainably raised local meats.

Sustainability Book Club

The Sustainability Book Club meets every first Thursday of the month. We read and discuss books that shed new light on issues relating to sustainability, energy or food systems. Recent books include “Cowed” and “How Carrots Won the Trojan War”. To get details about our next book club meeting, email
Books to read and discuss for the next couple of months: July – The World Without Us by Alan Weisman (this should go right along with Half-Earth, June’s book); August – Far Appalachia by Noah Adams (a book about the New River)

Riot in the Pasture

Riot in the Pasture is our annual farm-to-table fundraiser. A fun, accessible event that show cases some of the best food from Rowan County and neighboring counties. For three years now, we’ve partnered with great volunteers and Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse and their chef Jason Nain to put on a great event.


Winter Harvest

Ever get bummed out that the Salisbury Farmers’ Market doesn’t operate January through mid-April? Winter Harvest has been helping locals get fresh local food in the winter for years.


Bread Riot hosts a variety of community gatherings. Come learn about food systems, share recipes, and volunteer on a farm. Come see a screening of Resistance September 17th at Catawba Center for the Environment.