Program and details for NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

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Fun in the corn crib
Fun in the corn crib








Want to know what to expect?

We’re cooking up some wonderful treats of all types for our gluten-free community!

First off, please don’t wait to purchase tickets!

The lines are getting longer every day, and will-call, print-at-home, as well as mobile tickets are all available to speed up the process!

We also have a number of different kinds of tickets available.


Here is a break down:

Group pricing = special price for 6 or more adults or kids (Saturday Sampler-all access)

General admission = speakers+non-food vendors+ farm activities (This is the best option for more sensitive individuals with multi-allergies).

Saturday sampler = general admission+food sampling (all-access)

Sampler and speakers only = just that. (However if you change you mind on site, you’ll be required to pay the farmer directly for access to the farm activities.)

NC FACES prices and ticket options are for the NC FACES volunteer support group members or multiple (more than 3) allergen persons.

Children under 2 get in free. Children 2-12 are at a reduced price.

VetTix has been available for families of veterans to enjoy the festivities free!

Admissions will be located at the Non-Food Vendor and Speaker Tent.

Everyone comes to General Admissions first.

This is also where Will-Call, Print-At-Home, and Mobile tickets will be checked in.


A copy of the program may be downloaded here:nctgif event program*

Food vendor samplers will be open 2:30-5:00 pm.

Those wanting to follow the guided tour can note the demo times enclosed on the program for food presenters.

More about our Speakers:

o    1:15 PM      Debbie Orol – The Meaning of Being Gluten-Free and Its Effects

o    1:30 PM     Julie Hutsell-Starling – Healing the Gut – a Common Missing Piece of the Puzzle

o    1:45 PM     Cameo Edwards – Journey of a Gluten-Free Business Owner and Cookbook Author



Deb Orol - Integrative Health Coach
Deb Orol – Integrative Health Coach

Debbie Orol RN, BSN, CHHC, has been practicing as a Registered nurse for over 25 years. Having observed the role nutrition and lifestyle play in the healing of many health challenges facing individuals, she decided to obtain her Health Coaching Certification. Her practice as a Holistic Health Coach has enabled her to approach healing in a more holistic way. Debbie works with individuals and groups to help them gain and understand how food and lifestyle, affect our  wellbeing and also teaches how to incorporate  natural practices such as the use of essential oils into our wellness routines.   Debbie received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.


Julie Hutsell-Starling of Exponential Wellness LLC
Julie Hutsell-Starling of Exponential Wellness LLC
Julie Hutsell-Starling discovered she had food intolerance several years ago. At once crushed and determined, she has learned how to enjoy delicious foods while avoiding gluten and dairy. She works with clients to help them identify the foods that are creating inflammation in their bodies, and then to learn how to navigate the challenges that food intolerance brings to day-to-day living. Ultimately, she wants her clients to feel energized and clear-headed so that they can truly thrive in life and still enjoy delicious foods. Julie is a certified holistic health coach and licensed acupuncturist. Her business is Exponential Wellness, LLC.
Cameo Edwards of Crave San Francisco - Gluten Free Bakery

Cameo Edwards of Crave San Francisco – Gluten Free Bakery

In 2002, Cameo Edwards was living in San Francisco when she discovered she was gluten sensitive after two years of stomach pain and misleading diagnoses. Determined to eat the foods she loved, she began baking and selling her gluten-free, dairy-free desserts in 2003. Crave seemed like the perfect name for this bakery since her frustrations came from food Cravings in which she could no longer safely indulge. Cameo ran Crave Bakery for 10 years, making a line of high-end products for grocery stores throughout the Western US. In 2009, she also began making gluten-free, allergy-free wedding and party cakes for the Bay Area. The Crave Gluten-Free Cookbook, with over 60 gluten and dairy free recipes, was published in May 2013.
Crave Bakery 10th Anniversary Gluten-Free Cookbook
Crave Bakery 10th Anniversary Gluten-Free Cookbook


 Links for cookbook are as follows:
Print: Don’t forget to review the book on Amazon after purchase!
A limited number are available on site. If the supply is exhausted, there will be a special promo code for orders made on site. See the author’s table for details.


Take a look at donors and contributors:

*We reserve the right to make alterations at our sole discretion.

Tickets are available!

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Pure delight
Images courtesy Ganyard Hill Farms


We’re just delighted! We have good news! Guess what?!

Tickets to the NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair are now available!

Ganyard Hill Farm, 319 Sherron Road, Durham, NC

1-6pm Saturday September 27th

ganyard hill farm logo

This is just in time to enjoy an outdoor fun fair for the gluten-free and their families before the weather cools down and family events start rolling in… Come out, have fun, and gather more great ideas and recipes along with the harvest to share as the seasons change!

The theme this year is Live – Mind Open. This is truly imperative, as it benefits both the gluten-free and the ‘gluten unaware’ of the public. It is always better to live positively, with our minds open to what life may have in store and learn from one another!

Buy tickets for NC TGIF – North Carolina Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

Admission to the farm for the event:

General admission – in advance # Back to school special!!!! 
$15 for adults, $12.00 for children 12 & under , children under 2 get in free!

View testimonials on the farm site and in social media. There is enough fun on the farm to busily occupy youngsters (and the young at heart) for  5 hours! That’s less than $2.50 an hour each – great deal!

Get your tickets ahead of time and save! General admission at the door:
$20.00 for adults, $12.50 for children under 12, children under 2 get in free – door prices subject to change –


General admission includes:

  • Full access to keynote speakers, authors, and presenters in the speaker tent.
  • Short Q&A period after each presentation.
  • The audience may stay to chat with speakers, purchase books for signing, and socialize.– No food/drink in speaker tent –
  • Browse non-food gluten-free vendors 

  • Outside In Anti-Aging Ltd: Kirsten E Miller – galvanic technology
  • Superior Healthcare – Physical Medicine – with free health screenings
  • DoTerra International – essential oils and health care
  • Arbonne International – natural body, health, and hair care


  • Price also includes general admission to Ganyard Hill pumpkin farm (all ages):
    Crop mazes (non-wheat)
    Hay mountain
    Corn crib
    Hay rides
    Cotton picking
  • Food trucks available for limited menu food purchases.*
    Bang Bang Bahn Mi and Fahsyrah’s Lemonade!
  • Picnic area available for dining – green tables reserved for multiple sensitivity families. *


Fall fun on the farm
Fall fun on the farm

Those with severe multiple allergies# are encouraged to:

  • Use the NCFACES ticket price to identify your status when purchasing tickets.
    See our FAQs on the website for more safety tips!

*All participants must wash hands before entering the farm or speaking area, and after viewing animals. Be a safe and allergen-free buddy!

General admission keynote speakers include:

Cameo Edwards KitchenCrave Bakery Gluten Free Cookbook - PDF Cover
Cameo Edwards – Crave Bakery, Author

NC Native Cameo Edwards is the founder of Crave, San Francisco’s first gluten-free bakery, and also the author of the Crave Bakery 10th Anniversary Gluten Free Cookbook. Cameo will be discussing her journey to gluten-free bakery ownership, some of the challenges involved, and thoughts from her extensive personal experience. Short Q&A after. Be present when we announce the winner of our CRAVE BAKERY COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! We’re so excited!



NC Food Allergic Children Excelling Safely is a volunteer-only  support group for families affected by food sensitivities. They will be discussing the shared experience of child rearing challenges with often multiple sensitivities to navigate.

 Deb Orol picDeb Orol logo

Deb Orol, RN BSN

Debbie is a registered nurse with bachelor of science in nursing, and certified holistic health coach in integrative medicine. If there is one thing that the food sensitive community can agree on, it is that there is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach to eating and health maintenance. Debbie knows the benefits in tailoring an approach to optimal health and will be discussing topics related to navigating the transitions.

We’re adding more! Check back for updates…


$20.00 for adults, $12.00 for accompanying children under 12, includes all-access to general admission benefits.* Price at the door will be $25.00 for adults and subject to change.

This will be a selection of local vendors, bakers, and restaurants, all gluten-free!

 Allergen information will be posted and ask individual vendors if you have any questions.

Just a few of the tentative and tantalizing samplers include:

Spread: Gourmet Plant-Based Cheese – vegan and gluten-free delicious spreads from Triangle, NC. (Contains nuts)

Joie de Vegan – vegan and gluten-free baked goods from the heart of the Triangle, NC.

Old North State Baking Company – Gluten Free Granola produced right in the Tarheel state.

Gluten Free with Sarah B – gluten-free baked goods in Wake and Durham Counties.

Ada’s Cupcakes – gluten-free cupcakes and baked goods hailing from the Raleigh and Fayetteville, NC area.

Sonali Birla – Duke Integrative Medicine Trained Instructor at Whisk Carolina specializing in gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian, and ethnic food.

Primal Food and Spirits – gluten-free restaurant and bar in Durham, NC.

Mediterranean Deli, Bakery, and Catering – gluten-free pita bakery and deli items

Body By Vi – Vivenne Carosso – gluten-free nutritional and fitness products





…and there’s more….

#All attendees regardless of status or participation level are attending at their own risk, and with the safety and enjoyment of participants of utmost importance. This is an allergen friendly event. Attendance and/or purchase signifies acceptance of this waiver and agreement to hold harmless Deelish! Foods, World on a Table Tours, and the event sponsors and organizers for any and all claims, for all time.

Crave Bakery Owner Cameo Edwards 10th Anniversary Cookbook

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Howdy Gluten-Free Friends!

The time is quickly approaching, and since we enjoy being neighbors, allow us to begin introductions to some of the lovely people involved in our fun fair!

Cameo Edwards has made quite a wonderful name for herself as the owner of the premier gluten-free bakery Crave, in San Francisco.

We are so excited about her speaking at the fair! Cameo is originally from North Carolina, and fortunately for us, moved back to enjoy the burgeoning food scene here.

Courtesy Cameo Edwards
Courtesy Cameo Edwards – Cameo in the kitchen

Think you’re alone?

Think again.

She’s going to share more about her journey, entrepreneurship as a gluten-free baker, offer some good advice and take a few questions.

In the meantime pick out your favorite cupcake from the bullet points below:



cupcake-cake-stars-icon24In 2002, Cameo Edwards was living in San Francisco when she discovered she was gluten sensitive after two years of stomach pain and misleading diagnoses.



cupcake-cake-vanilla-icon 24Determined to eat the foods she loved, she began baking and selling her gluten-free, dairy-free desserts in 2003. Crave seemed like the perfect name for this bakery since her frustrations came from food Cravings in which she could no longer safely indulge.



cupcake-cake-hearts-icon24Cameo ran Crave Bakery for 10 years, making a line of high-end products for grocery stores throughout the Western US. In 2009, she also began making gluten-free, allergy-free wedding and party cakes for the Bay Area.



cupcake-cake-cherry-icon24The Crave Gluten-Free Cookbook, with over 60 gluten and dairy free recipes, was published in May 2013.


Have an appetite yet?

Even more wonderful, she’s bringing books for purchase and will be signing after speaking! We are proud to announce that one very fortunate ticketholder will receive her book absolutely free! Purchase a ticket and be present for the giveaway at the fair! 

Crave Bakery Cookbook

Crave Bakery Cookbook

If  you would like to purchase books in advance, to keep lines moving freely, and further enjoy the presentation see the following links:


Here’s the link for ticket’s to the event!

A New Look at Food Allergy Bullying

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In a study published in Pediatrics in 2012, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY) surveyed 251 families to determine the prevalence and impact of bullying on children with food allergies, aged 8-17. They reported that more than one third of children and teens were bullied specifically because of their food allergies, usually by their classmates. A year later, the same research team conducted a follow-up study recently published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice to learn whether the bullying continued and whether specific strategies led to a reduction in bullying.

Of the 124 families who participated in the second survey, 29 percent reported that their children were bullied because of their food allergies – a similar rate to what was reported in the first study. Thirty-four percent of these children were bullied “frequently” – more than twice a month…

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See the Durham Bulls Play – Nut Free! with NC FACES

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Greetings Food Allergic Fans!

If you, your family, or someone you know has allergies to nuts, and would like to see the Durham Bulls Play, join our friends, NC FACES on June 1st, this coming Sunday, for Durham Bulls vs. Lehigh Valley at 5:05 pm!

This is the the 12th Annual Nut-Controlled section (peanuts and tree nuts) that NC FACES has organized, with the support of Durham Bulls Baseball! Here is a note from NC FACES Group Coordinators, Laura Anderson and Trish Gavankar, RN, BS and Founder of Disney Chefs Rock Food Allergies:

Durham Bulls Nut Controlled Section: 


For those who have purchased tickets, could you please send us an email to let us know you are attending? This week is crunch time for ticket sales and they are going very quickly. The Durham Bulls have been so supportive of our group, now we can say thanks by selling out our booth!
Again this year, the Durham Bulls have graciously worked with us to provide a special section for individuals allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Peanuts, tree nuts, and all products with peanuts or tree nuts, including chocolate are prohibited in this section. The section will be power-washed, cordoned off, and monitored to allow only NC FACES members and friends wearing a Be a Pal sticker! Friends and family of allergic individuals are welcome! Additionally, we have many FACES with multiple food allergies. ALL food contains an allergen for SOMEONE! Please remain seated while eating and make sure everyone has clean hands! We want ALL of our kids to remain safe and have stress free fun!
•Date: June 1, 2014 (Durham Bulls vs. Lehigh Valley)
• Time: 5:05 pm
• Price: $8.99 per ticket (Tickets & Be a Pal stickers picked up at will call box)
  • Contact Brian Simorka directly for tickets: Limited tickets available, call soon to secure seats for the NC FACES nut controlled section (peanut and tree nut).
  • Thank you Laura Anderson for planning this event!


Manager, Group Ticket Sales
Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Direct: 919.687.6513

Hope you can make it! Sharing is caring, so please pass this on to those who may enjoy it!

If tickets are purchased, please email ncfaces (at) ncfaces (dot) org to rsvp as well.

Good Health and Happy Times To All!


Save the Date! NC TGIF on September 27th, 2014

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We’re moving everything along and it is going briskly!

The North Carolina Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair will be held at Ganyard Hill Farm in Durham, NC on September 27th, 2014.

If you know anything about pumpkin farms during the fall, you KNOW we are going to have a wonderful time!

Take a look at the website! Doesn’t it just make you smile?

We will also be hosting guest speakers, demo presenters with samples on our program and vendors who are knowledgeable about gluten-free foods, health, fitness, and beauty.

I am so proud and happy to announce that NC FACES, a volunteer-only support group for parents and families of food allergic children will benefit from a portion of the proceeds. Here is more about them:

 We are an all volunteer support group sharing information, support, and some fun.  We provide a social and emotional support network for Food Allergic Families in all stages of learning about the process of living with food allergies. We will remain constant in our dedication to teach our children how to live fully productive, interactive, exciting, and safe lives.

Save the date on your calendar, so when tickets become available, you’ll be ready to be a part of this ground breaking fun!

Let us know if  you’d like to participate! We have several levels of participation available.

We have two major goals:

We want to raise awareness about food allergies, especially gluten and wheat sensitivity, providing resources to educate and inform the public.

We also want to provide a live-action directory of Triangle businesses that are seriously knowledgeable about gluten-free living.

It is so important to maintain an active, safe, and balanced life as a gluten or allergy affected individual! We can do it!

Happy Times!

from Deelish!

NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

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The NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair is off to a great start!

We are gathering resources and contacts who are thoroughly knowledgeable about the unique needs of gluten-free living.

Most of these resources will be located in the Triangle area, so that public attendees will have the ability to understand precisely what the Triangle has to offer gluten-intolerant individuals. All are welcome, as there is much to learn! Let’s bring everyone together!

Now for the fun stuff! We are currently seeking:


With varying levels of sponsorship, and online as well as event exposure.


Platinum sponsors receive front page placement on website, dedicated blog post of the business, social media postings, exclusive exposure at Friday night mixer, and key placement at the event.


Gold sponsors receive front page placement on the website, social media postings, and key placement at the event.


Silver sponsors receive front page placement on the website, social media postings, and placement at the event.

Customized sponsorship is available to assess your needs and budget.

***Social media will include mention of all sponsors during the event and recap***

Guest Speakers/Presenters

These individuals should have an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. They would be certified, well-qualified in their field, and have current licensure if applicable.


Gluten-free food, health, beauty, and fitness vendors are welcome.

All regulations and requirements must be met, as they are professionally responsible for whatever is offered.


The event will be kept to a manageable size, however it won’t happen without some awesome volunteers who will work short shifts, and receive free admission for the day.

Friday Venue for the NC TGIF Cocktail Hour

Can your establishment mix great gluten-free cocktails and provide a limited menu of certified/naturally gluten-free small plates?

We’d love to work with you! We are hosting a limited ticket cocktail hour on Friday evening  the weekend of the fair!

Stay tuned as more information is made available.

For further details or interest, email hpatterson at or writeztuff97 at

Sign up for email updates here!

Happy and Healthy Living!