We are indeed much more than what we eat,
but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.
I posted this over on our local family-centric blog but wanted to share here too. I’m wicked excited about this event!
The Philly Farm & Food Fest promises to be an inspiration to buying local all year round, but I’m hoping to find local sources of flour so I can really take my summer eat local challenges one step further. I also love getting to know the people behind the local companies that I support.
Sunday, April 1st from 11am -4pm (exclusive wholesale buyers’ reception from 4:30-6pm)
Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex Hall G
This kid-friendly inaugural event is a collaboration between Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) and features:
- over 100 local farmers, food producers, artisanal food businesses and other providers of sustainable goods and services from across our region: check out the full list of exhibitors here.
- samples and sales of locally made products like “zip code” honey, cheeses, cured meats, jams, small batch ice creams, organic flour, baked goods
- workshops on seed saving, hands-on seed planting skills, the ABCs of beekeeping, a guided tasting to artisan cheeses, and a healthy foods scavenger hunt for kids
General admission tickets are $15 in advance for adults or $20 at the door, children 12 and under are free. Group discounts are available for advance purchase only on the website; group of 15 or more pays only $10 per ticket. (I think I’ve got a group of about 20 area bloggers meeting up for this!)
Find out about local CSAs and farmers markets, and bring your reusable bags for shopping.