Shop, Support and Learn About Local Farmers, Food Artisans and Sustainable Businesses at Region’s Largest, Local Gathering
Last year was the first time I attended the Philly Farm & Food Fest. What fun! Rows and rows of local producers, farmers and food artisans filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex, all offering samples of their delicious food.
This year, there will be 100 vendors sampling and selling locally grown and produced foods – from fruit and veggies to specialty gluten free baked goods to meats, poultry and eggs to decadent desserts and organic ice cream.
There will also be farm-to-table restaurants, local beer and spirits as well as loads of sustainable businesses. Come too for the DIY kitchen demos and kid-friendly workshops, featured speakers and industry leaders in nutrition, healthy lifestyle and sustainable entrepreneurship.
I’m also pleased to see a larger contingent of Bucks County vendors including Blue Moon Acres, Castle Valley Mill, Dad’s Hat Rye Distillery, Good Enough for Kids, Ironstone Creamery, Peace Tree Farm, oWow Cow Creamery, and Doylestown Fresh/Veg-e Systems.
You can shop, taste and enjoy this family-friendly event on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex in downtown Philadelphia. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at www.phillyfarmfest.org
This year’s Philly Farm & Food Fest will feature an exclusive Shellfish Salon, a guided tasting by Sam Mink, owner of the legendary Sansom St. Oyster House, and an expanded Local Libations Lounge with local spirits and an opportunity to learn from the makers themselves. Get inspired at the Demo Kitchen, where farm-to-table chefs will create easy DIY dishes featuring local ingredients all available for purchase in Hall G. Get ready for summer with a “sneak peek” of Watermelon Magic, a family friendly movie by renowned Philly filmmaker, Richard Hoffman. Top off all this fun with an informative and exciting panel discussion, “Great News About Good Food” led by nationally acclaimed hospitality consultant and food blogger Clark Wolf.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.phillyfarmfest.org.