Cochon555 On Its' Way to Nashville
The Cochon555 US Tour is making its' way to Nashville this Sunday, February 26, 2017! Cochon555 is a national culinary festival dedicated to supporting local farmers raising heritage breeds and honest food preparation practices - a mission that’s near and dear to the Local Lady brand! The festival will feature a competition including some of Nashville’s most popular hotspots as well as gourmet food and cocktail tasting!
About the Cochon555 US Tour
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 20 major cities in North America annually and stages over 60 events. The tour is comprised of an array of live expressions including Heritage Fire (live-fire); Heritage BBQ (global grilling cultures); and Grand Cochon (national whole-hog championship). Cochon555 cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species, raised by family farms in top culinary markets in North America. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 2,200+ chefs; 150+ family farms; and 16 culinary schools. Since 2009, 50,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $500,000 has been donated to charities, and over $750,000 has been paid directly to our farmers. For more details and videos of events, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter and Instagram.
About Union Station Hotel Nashville
Located in a ca. 1900 building, the Union Station Hotel Nashville, an Autograph Collection hotel, was reimagined in 2016 following an extensive renovation. Located in the heart of Music City, just steps from the city’s Honky Tonks, Music Row and other famous attractions, Union Station Hotel Nashville offers 125 guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space and distinctive southern hospitality and spirit. Learn more about Union Station Hotel Nashville.
About Piggy Bank
Launched in 2015 by Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe, Piggy Bank is a pig farming sanctuary. Harboring a Noah’s Ark-worthy selection of heritage breeds, it provides free genetics and access to shared business plans to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and benefit from the sharing of genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. The Piggy Bank farm, to be located in Missouri, raises heritage breed pigs to be gifted to communities, while building a model of agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Follow the Piggy Bank conversation on Twitter @PiggyBankOrg. For more information, watch the video or visit www.piggy-bank.org.