Based on last year’s success, Philly Farm & Food Fest is back for its second year, giving Philadelphia-area residents a chance to shop, taste, learn and speak directly with farmers, food artisans and sustainable business owners on Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Philadelphia Convention Center Annex. A joint project of Fair Food Philly and the PASA (the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture), Philly Farm & Food Fest is a one-day only event that will connect shoppers with food artisans and producers and local farmers.
Over 100 vendors will be sampling and selling locally grown fruit and veggies from Beechwood Orchards to gluten free baked goods by Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery; meats, poultry and eggs from High View Farm and Philadelphia Cow Share to decadent desserts from John & Kira’s, Mom’s Pops, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, OwowCow Creamery and Capogiro, which will be offering a special Philly Farm & Food Fest flavor. Sustainable businesses like Tandi’s Naturals, handcrafted soaps, and Christina Maser’s candles and bath and body products will tempt your conscience as well as your senses. Presented by Whole Foods Market, Philly Farm & Food Fest also receives support from MidAtlantic Farm Credit, The Reinvestment Fund and Clean Currents.
This year’s Philly Farm & Food Fest will feature a variety of family friendly activities and workshops for adults and kids alike including: Putting the Attainable in Your Sustainable Business, presented by Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit and Super Small Batch Canning and Preserving by Marisa McClellan. Kids activities include story time and photos taken with Honey Queen or Dairy Princess; and Chipotle Mexican Grill, a supporting sponsor of Philly Farm & Food Fest, will offer kids the opportunity to custom design organic cotton t-shirts and receive a free kids meal card.
Acclaimed farm-to-table chefs including Valerie Erwin, Chef and Owner of Geechee Girl Café; Chef Yun Fuentes of JG Domestic; Chef Josh Lawler of The Farm and Fisherman; and Lynn Buono of Feast Your Eyes Catering will demo dishes that incorporate sustainable, local seasonal ingredients and products.
Additionally, Judy Wicks of White Dog Café fame, will be signing and selling copies of her new book, Good Morning, Beautiful Business, a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world.
Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) have secured five local Pennsylvania producers to offer samplings of their finest spirits during specific hourly, pre-purchased tastings.
Tastings will be held on the hour between 12 and 3 PM and are limited to 40 visitors per session. Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket and photo ID will be required for day-of entry.
Purchase tickets and find out more here www.phillyfarmfest.org