Philly Farm and Food Fest 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

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The fourth annual Philly Farm and Food Fest was held yesterday at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  With well over one hundred exhibitors, seventeen scheduled classes and forums and a local libations lounge, the Fest is almost too big to see everything in a few hours.  We’ve been coming since the first year it was open to the public, and we’ve yet to leave without learning about some new local food we didn’t know about.  Some highlights and new discoveries:

 

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Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms of Landenberg PA, in addition to a variety of fresh mushrooms, also offers dried mushrooms and free compost you can shovel and load yourself.

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Kensington has its very own flower farm - Jig-Bee offers a Flower CSA, with beautiful bouquets delivered to various pickup locations.

 

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Quarry Hill Farm in Harleysville, PA has just opened Mainland Inn, using organically grown and sustainably sourced ingredients from their farm and local purveyors from around the region.

I have to say that I’ve been gleefully amazed at the huge popularity and growth of the Fest, but I guess I should have expected it.  You can come for the dozens of delicious samples.  You can come to do your grocery or garden shopping.  You can come to learn a new skill.  You can come to drink.  Who wouldn’t be happy?  Seriously, come next year.

 

 

 

Posted by Donna on 04/13 at 03:28 PM


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