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2015 Philly Farm and Food Fest

Come on down and be a part of the fun at this years 4th annual Philly Farm and Food Fest, Sunday, April 12, 2015 !


Along with being one of the most fun food- centered events of the year, the Philly Farm and Food Fest is the place to experience lots of delicious samples from among 150 local farmers and food artisans.

Tasting the specialties also provides the opportunity to chat and connect with the producers, learn about their products and businesses, where foods are grown, how their products are produced, where to purchase them, along with perhaps gathering a little insight into their farm or specialties history, even how or why they came to be in their trade. It really is quite a unique opportunity for anyone with an appreciation for food, especially, local quality food.


Besides highlighting from among the many farms and local artisans in the region, the day is also packed with ongoing activities such as free cooking, farming, homesteading, butchering, and fermentation demonstrations all a part among the broad selection of many workshops. Each year I find the biggest challenge with so many interesting and educational choices: being able to fit it all in on one day. Of course, one can always take a brief detour to the Local Libations Lounge and map out the best plan while enjoying the fine spirits.


So what’s new this year at the Fest? For one, sponsored by the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, there will be a CSA Pop Up Shop featuring a variety of area farms, another promises more opportunities for kids to see, learn, touch and taste. Since as you know, I do plenty of cooking with kids, I plan on attending the program preparing homemade tortillas whose child centered focus is: “Cooking Up Stories: Farm to Fresh Food Truck” 


Finally, among what’s new at the Fest this year is the Book Nook featuring notable local cookbook authors, one of these our dear friend on Spiced Peach Blog, Aliza Green. The Book Nook will serve as a sort of meet and greet, a great opportunity to purchase your favorite choices and have them personally autographed by the author. Hope you will stop by to see Aliza who will be sharing two of her cookbooks at the event, both of which I own and highly recommend, The Soupmaker’s Kitchen, and Making Artisan Pasta.


Artisan Pasta cover high-res

We’ve also featured cookbook author Marisa McClellan on Spiced Peach Blog, and besides providing a canning demonstration during the day, Marisa will also be a part of the Book Nook selling copies of her book, Food in Jars. The notable local cookbook writers during the Book Nook segment will also be happy to sign your already owned copy of their book.


This year’s Philly Farm and Food Fest  will again be at the PA Convention Center Annex, Hall G, Broad Street Atrium Entrance. The time of the event 11:00-4:00 pm. This year the Fest will also feature a special Industry Preview at 10:00 am for credentialed Buyers and Chefs.

Ticket prices to the Philly Farm and Food Fest are $20 for adults with free admission for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available online or at the door. 

Like I said, Come on down and be a part of the fun at this years 4th annual Philly Farm and Food Fest, Sunday, April 12, 2015 ! See you there!


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