15th Annual Breakin’ Bread Food and Wine Festival to Support Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Woodlawn High School Urban Farm.


Photo Credit: Rob Culpepper


Jones Valley Teaching Farm is proud that for the second year in a row, the Woodlawn High School Urban Farm will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 15th Annual Breakin’ Bread Food and Wine Festival at Sloss Furnace.   


The festival is a fun and delicious Birmingham tradition. Hosted by Birmingham Originals —a group of passionate chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs who own and operate local restaurants with close ties to the Birmingham community–Breakin’ Bread is a “Local Flavor Festival” that features unlimited food sampling, craft beer and wine, kid-friendly activities and live music.  Over 30 establishments will be present this year, serving up everything from tacos to gumbo.


The proceeds from Breakin’ Bread will be used to support the Woodlawn High School Urban Farm project: each student Intern will receive a $1,000 scholarship for college, and the remaining funds will be used for an educational field trip at the end of the school year.


About Jones Valley Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School Urban Farm:


The WHS Urban Farm is a  two-acre urban farm built for and managed by Woodlawn High School students. The program is has three core components: urban farming, science classes, and a food business.


Urban Farm: The 2-acre farm includes a heated and cooled greenhouse, bio-retention pond, office and teaching space, and produce processing and storage facilities. The farm is managed by Urban Farm Manager and Woodlawn High School graduate, Mohamed Jalloh, and by Scotty Feltman, the Program Director and an Environmental Science teacher at Woodlawn High School.


Science Classes:  Students are challenged by hands-on, place-based, and project-based learning in this space throughout the school day.  Mr. Scotty Feltman uses the space as an outdoor classroom for teaching his environmental science courses.


Food Business: Last year, Jones Valley Teaching Farm launched a paid student internship for course credit at WHS Urban Farm with six student interns. As part of their work, they piloted a farm stand at the the farm site, and sold fresh produce to community members, teachers, and fellow students.  This year, seven student Interns will manage the farm, and will continue to run the market each week.  As managers of this market, students gain hands-on business experience—from sales and marketing to operations and finance—and an opportunity to act as community leaders.


Event Details:

What: 15th Annual Breakin’ Bread Food and Wine Festival

Where: Sloss Furnaces

When: September 24th, 2017

Time: 1-5pm


Ticket Information:

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.breakinbreadbham.com/

General admission is $35: this includes unlimited food samplings and two drink tickets.

VIP tickets are $99: this includes unlimited food samplings, unlimited drinks, access to the lounge area and gift bags, as well as early event entrance at 12:30.

Children 12 and under are free.

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