Saturday, February 28 | 9pm-12am | Commodore Barry Club (6815 Emlen Street)
Join the Rockafillys and the Philadelphia Swing Society for a night of lively music and dancing at the Commodore Barry Club (6815 Emlen Street). In case you’ve never danced a step of jitterbug or lindy before in your life, there are BEGINNER LESSONS (at 7:30pm) before the dance at no additional charge. All ages welcome. No partners necessary. Admission is $18 (or $15 with a current student or military ID, or if you bring baked goodies to share).
Tuesday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 5 | 8am-5pm | Four Seasons Produce (400 Wabash Rd, Ephrata, PA)
Developed by the Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Calibration Committee, this two-day workshop will offer an in-depth look into the new requirements of the Harmonized Produce Safety Standard. If you are a grower, buyer, educator, or auditor, or if you are simply interested in learning more about the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Harmonization Initiative, click here to register today! $100 registration fee includes training materials, continental breakfast, and lunch each day. Pre-registration and payment required. For more information about this program, visit unitedfresh.org or contact Lindsay Gilmour at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 7 | 12-1pm | Greensgrow Farms (2501 East Cumberland Street) | Free!
Do you want to grow varieties that you can never find in 6 packs? Grow them yourself with our help! In this demo, Mary and Katelyn will demonstrate how to start a tray and discuss what to choose for your location, planning and planting times, what kind of soil to use and why, preferred soil temperature, and watering techniques. Registration required.
Sunday, March 8 | The Kimmel Center
Fair Food is proud to present The Brewer’s Plate 2015! Philadelphia’s premier local beer and food pairing festival is back for another year at the Kimmel Center and we couldn’t be more excited about the food & drink line up this year! Click here to purchase your tickets now!
Friday, March 13 | 7-9pm | Greensgrow Farms (2501 East Cumberland Street)
Join Madame Fromage (aka Tenaya Darlington) and cheesemaker Stefanie Angstadt from Valley Milkhouse for an evening of cheese and beverage tastings. Stef is a new cheesemaker, quickly making a name for her Oley Valley brand. They make fresh cheeses, natural rind aged cheeses, and bloomy rind aged cheeses that follow French styles and respect for terroir. As an added bonus, Dean Browne, the local distiller behind Rowhouse Spirits, will introduce you to his Bear Trap herbal liqueur and tiny batch Gin, and there will also be cider from Philadelphia Brewing Company. Tickets are $35.Click here for more information.
Wednesday, March 18 | 5:30-7pm| The Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine Street) | Free
The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) invites you to a public forum on the future of food policy in Philadelphia. Free admission. Registration required.
Sunday, April 12 | The Pennsylvania Convention Center
In 2011 Fair Food Philly and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) teamed up to create a new annual marketplace for farmers and local food producers. Our shared goal was to assist small businesses in growing their bottom line by providing a low-cost venue accessible to a diverse audience of potential customers. 2014 marked a doubling in size from our first show, and 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger! Fest is also a fundraising event for Fair Food and PASA, with proceeds going to support our non-profit educational and technical assistance programs for food producers. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 23rd.