"One of our most popular events is BACK! Come out August 17th to celebrate the Full Sturgeon Moon at Honeysuckle Tea House. The event will run from 6:30-10:30 and will feature live acoustic music, a Southern Harvest food truck, our favorite tarot card reader, and mead tastings!
Mead tasting with Mead Makers
Souvenir Honeysuckle Meadery glass
Live music with Emma Landford
Special access to the Honeysuckle Farm & Gardens
Emma Lanford is a young, up-and-coming vocalist from Chapel Hill who blends genres of jazz, R&B, soul, and rock in her work. She has received awards from the National YoungArts Foundation, DownBeat Magazine, and Wynton Marsalis at the Essentially Ellington Festival. Emma has performed at venues locally and outside of NC, such as at the New World Center in Miami, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and Sanders Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She recently released her first demo ‘recovering a body' on all platforms for her current project of original music under the name Esmé. Emma is currently based out of the Boston area where she studies music in the dual degree program between Harvard and Berklee College of Music.
August’s full moon is called the Full Sturgeon Moon, after the primitive fish that used to be abundant in North America’s lakes and rivers during the summer months. Having remained mostly unchanged since the earliest fossil records, sturgeons are ancient living fossils that can grow up until 3.5 meters long, or as long as two adult humans stacked on top of each other. Nowadays, however, it’s almost impossible to see a sturgeon during the Full Sturgeon Moon. While they used to thrive, sturgeons are now considered the single most critically endangered group of species on earth - and you might be part of the reason why.
In North America, Native American tribes also saw the Full Sturgeon Moon as signifying a time of bountiful harvest. The Cherokee tribes called it the Full Fruit Moon, and many other First Nation tribes referred to it as the Black Berries Moon. The Sioux called it the Moon When All Things Ripen. The Paint Clans, which were known for their medicinal prowess, would harvest herbs and medicines, while the Wild Potato tribes would forage for food. Naturally, they would also catch a lot of sturgeon. You, on the other hand, may want to celebrate the Full Sturgeon Moon by telling your friends about the importance of saving its critically endangered namesake."