Want to learn how to pull mozzarella? Does canning seem interesting but way too intimidating? Ever ponder what a beekeeper actually does or wonder about the day in the life of a nationally acclaimed film director? Head over to Philly Farm & Food Fest (#Fest) on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to feed the mind with lectures and demos, body and yes, even soul because everything is local and sustainable. Now in its third year, Philly Farm & Food Fest will feature 132 vendors sampling and selling locally grown and produced foods. Meet the farmers, chefs and small business owners that are on the cutting edge of Philadelphia’s flourishing artisan food scene.
Digest More Than Just an Endless Array of Delicious Samples at Third Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest
Get inspired at the Demo Kitchen and learn from farm-to-table chefs like Chef Barbie Marshall, a Southwest Philadelphia native who competed on FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen; Roberta Pipito, who will prepare a noodle-free, gluten-free “spaghetti,” and Char Nolan will show you how to shop and prepare whole food, vegetarian dishes that can be made for under ten dollars in ten minutes. 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.
The expanded Local Libations Lounge will feature Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey, Dock Street Brewing Company, Frecon Farm’s Cidery, Paradocx Vineyard, Philadelphia Distilling, Sly Fox Brewing Company, Stonekeep Meadery, Subarashii Kudamono, who will introduce a new dry Asian Pear Wine, Victory Brewing Company and Weyerbacher Brewing Company.
Sam Mink, owner of Oyster House, will lead a guided tasting of delicious east coast oysters and clams in Shellfish Salon. Experience freshly shucked salty beauties from Cape May Salts and Choptank Oyster Company and freshly cooked clams from Heritage Shellfish Cooperative.
General Admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. A limited number of tickets are still available for the timed and guided tastings in the Local Libations Lounge and Shellfish Salon for $15 per person, participants must be 21 to take part and advance purchase is necessary. Tickets are available at phillyfarmfest.org.
Presented by Whole Foods Market, Philly Farm & Food Fest also receives support from Door to Door Organics, Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop, Applegate Farms, Republic Bank, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, CoBank, The Merchants’ Fund, The Reinvestment Fund, and Kimberton Whole Foods.
About Philly Farm & Food Fest
Philly Farm & Food Fest was co-founded by Ann Karlen, and Marilyn Anthony and is a project of Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture), dedicated to showcasing local, sustainable foods and businesses to consumers. Visit www.phillyfarmfest.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for frequent updates.
About Fair Food
Founded in 2000 by Philadelphia entrepreneur Judy Wicks, Fair Food brings locally grown food to the marketplace. Through uniting local farmers with businesses and consumers, supporting the importance of family farms and creating a year-round marketplace for local and sustainable food products, Fair Food is promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Greater Philadelphia region. For more information, visit www.fairfoodphilly.org.
About Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
With over 5,000 members, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is one of the largest sustainable agriculture organizations in the U.S. Through business support and regional marketing assistance for farmers, advocacy, and public education, PASA seeks to promote profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment. PASA’s hallmark event, the Farming for the Future conference, draws thousands of participants from more than 30 states and six countries each February. For more information, visit www.pasafarming.org, follow us on Facebook, YouTube and now Twitter