Got pork?: For four years running, Warren Wilson College has helped Western North Carolina bring home the bacon. According to a news release from the college, the students raise hogs in a “humane outdoor environment without the use of any hormones or antibiotics” and feed them with grains that the students grow themselves. While raising the animals, the students in the program learn skills such as pro-wildlife land stewardship and herd management. The hogs are then made available for purchase in the spring — at the reasonable price of $4 a pound — by the pound, in quarters, halves, or in various packages of cuts, including a delicious-sounding “Sausage Lovers” package. To place an order, call Amanda Williams, student manager of meat sales, at 771-3014. The meat must be picked up at Warren Wilson College Farm on Saturday, April 1, between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. (no exceptions). Coming soon from the college: fall beef and pork. To receive brochures with more information on Warren Wilson’s meat products, write: Warren Wilson College Farm, attn: Pork Sale, WWC Box #6255, PO Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815-9000.
Dinner and show: The North Carolina Stage Company and the Market Place restaurant are combining their respective talents to present a memorable evening of dining and theater on Thursday, March 9. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Marketplace (20 Wall St. in Asheville) with a two-course dinner and wine. Participants will then be invited to stroll down to the North Carolina Stage Company headquarters on Walnut Street, where they will attend a 7:30 p.m. performance of Stones in His Pockets, the award-winning comedy by Marie Jones. The performance will be followed by dessert and coffee in the lobby. The entire package costs $65 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ncstage.org or call the box office at 350-9090. Tickets are also available at www.ticketweb.com. For more information about the Market Place, visit www.marketplace-restaurant.com.