Peggy Paul Casella, Resident Wordsmith (and Farmstand Associate)
The 4th annual Philly Farm & Food Fest is this Sunday, April 12th, and we can't wait to spend the day hobnobbing with regional farmers and food producers, sampling some of the best artisan goodies around, and geeking out on the local food scene with thousands of other likeminded Philadelphians.
If you haven't bought your tickets yet, I humbly suggest that you drop everything and click here immediately. General admission is just $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and that will get you an entire day's worth of workshops, demos, tastings, and exclusive access to the incredible bounty of the greater Philadelphia region.
Looking to join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program? At this year's FEST you'll find a Pop-Up Shop featuring eight local farms that offer CSAs, so you can compare them side-by-side and choose the best one for your taste and budget. While you're there, make sure to swing by Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperativeand Philly Food Works, both of which have CSA drop-offs at our Farmstand. (Mention the promo code FAIRFOOD when you sign up for a Philly Food Works CSA, and they'll make a donation to Fair Food!)
Here are a few other ways to get your $20 worth at this year's FEST:
Meet an alpaca
Attend informative and inspiring workshops with leading farmers, butchers & chefs
Learn how to build a chicken coop
Enter to win gift certificates from Whole Foods Market and Chipotle