Grab a Seat At The Table
Lowes Foods believes it’s time to bring family back to the table. Which is why we have our very own Community Table in store. It’s the place where our families can gather around a different homegrown experience every day — like local chefs teaching cooking classes, to farmers, wineries and small businesses sampling their very best. From wine and cheese tasting to the joys of chocolate, it’s all on our table, just for you.
Cinco de Mayo
Nacho Mama Nachos
SausageWorks and Local Grits Casserole
Are you a business or organization interested in setting up a Community Table event in your area? Let us know!
The guys from Wadmalaw Island BBQ Sauce joined the Grand Opening celebration at Carolina Forest with delicious samples of their local product.
Our Smart Shopper and Registered Dietitian Cindy Silver shared the table with Alice Smith, Registered Dietitian from Novant Health. They shared quick and healthy recipes with guests at our Clemmons location.
Like your dinner table at home, your store’s Community Table has some great stories attached to it. That’s because each of them is built from reclaimed wood we’ve found throughout the South. Whether its wood was born on a farm, factory or an old train station, your Community Table is one-of-a-kind. Who wood’a known?
The Woodruff Barns
Nash County, NC
The Woodruff Barns
Also affectionately called "the Woodruff Twins", these two barns were quite a matched pair. These barns were located in Nash County, North Carolina. The one with greater decay, was built in 1946 and the other in 1952. Both barns were constructed from pine, which was milled on the homesite and transported to the local sawmill by mule and cart. These barns measured 17' x 17' square with the vast majority of the boards spanning the full 17 feet. Can you imagine the manpower that was required to heft logs of that length and transport them to the mill?
We were able to salvage over 3/4's of each barn, which is quite remarkable considering the extent of the roof damage. Both barns were made from pine and the boards are quite beautiful. As you would suspect, the older barn created a slightly darker patina from the additional years of use.
The property owner, who once used to weave the tobacco to hang in her barns, contacted us to dismantle these barns as she was growing worried over the potential for them to fall and cause harm. These barns were simultaneously deconstructed in February 2013.