NEWS & EVENTS

Friday, August 14 | 6 – 9:30pm | The Francis Cope House @ Awbury Arboretum

Forest-to-Plate Dinner at Awbury Arboretum

Hosted by Wild Foodies of Philly at the beautiful Awbury Arboretum, this event will introduce food lovers to the world of wild edibles. Attendees will kick off the evening with a foraging walk, followed by herbed cocktails and a 5-course dinner crafted by caterer Jeffrey A. Miller. Tickets are $65, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Awbury Arboretum. BYOB. Click here to register.

 

Saturday, September 12 | 9am – 12pm | Carversville Farm Foundation (Mechanicsville, PA)

Work the Farm with Door to Door Organics & Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Join friends at Door to Door Organics &  Rolling Harvest Food Rescue at the Carversville Farm Foundation in Bucks County! Have fun digging in the dirt to help harvest produce & see for yourself how these two fantastic local nonprofits grow & distribute healthy foods to local families in need & train at-risk youth. Click here for more information.

 

September 18 – 20 | Heritage Farm (4300 Monument Ave.)

3-Day Mushroom Cultivation and Application Course with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology

This September, join Radical Mycology founder Peter McCoy for a 3-day intensive on the art, science, and regenerative applications of mushroom cultivation.

Starting with the fundamentals of cultivation, and progressively building in conceptual stages throughout the weekend, you will learn the empowering life skill of growing mushroom mycelium (spawn) and fruiting mushrooms in any environment. With an emphasis on the best techniques and tools that keep costs and complexity to a minimum, you will leave the course equipped to dive in to cultivating right away. Click here for more information.

 

JG Domestic Debuts Locally Sourced Fair Food Salad

Garces Group and Fair Food are excited to announce a collaboration that will highlight local produce all season long. On July 8, Chris Beyer, chef de cuisine at JG Domestic, debuted the Fair Food Salad, a seasonal salad sourced locally. The Fair Food Salad will feature a seasonal rotation of the region’s fresh produce from sustainable farms in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, sourced through produce distributor FarmArt’s all-local Barefoot Boy line. The salad will be available on lunch and bar menus through the summer and fall. And look for Fair Food member 1732 Meats’ jalapeno bacon on the JG Domestic BLT through July. Click here for more details about this promotion.

 

Philly Bread needs your help!

Pete Merzbacher, owner of Philly Bread (and creator of the delicious Philly Muffin, a sourdough creation reminiscent of the English Muffin), is looking to turn his bakery from a purely wholesale operation to a retail space. If you are a fan of Pete’s breads, and would like to help make his retail dream a reality, consider contributing some dough to his Kiva Zip loan. Click here for more information.