Now – Thursday, November 19 | Grateful Plate
Feeling overwhelmed by the Thanksgiving rush? Grateful Plate is here to help, with an expansive menu of made-to-order vegetarian side dishes available a la carte and in bundles or five and seven. Click here for more details and a full menu of their delicious offerings.
Sunday, November 15 | 9:30 am – 4 pm | Congregation Keneseth Israel (Elkins Park, PA)
Did the kosher chicken on your Shabbos table ever see sunlight? Was your morning coffee grown by a women’s cooperative in Guatemala? Whether you’re a fanatic farmer or suspicious of spinach, come explore how we eat Jewishly in the 21st century. The festival will feature a keynote panel on farm animal awareness, 25 educational workshops, a 50-vendor local marketplace, a plant-based, kosher lunch buffet, and more! Click here for tickets and more information.
Saturday, November 21 | 12 – 2 pm | Greensgrow Community Kitchen @ St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Just in time for the holiday season, learn to make this herbal essential for your bar, or to give as gifts to family and friends. Phoebe Esomon from Emmanuelle will explain how bitters fit into cocktail history and culture. You’ll learn about the more common varieties of bitters and botanical agents and the methodology of compounding bitters. Everyone will make two jars of bitters-one to gift, one to keep! Registration required. Click here for tickets.
Monday, November 23 | greensgrow.csasignup.com
You can support local farms and producers all year long. Greensgrow’s Winter CSA runs from early December through mid-April with pickups on the farm every other Saturday. They offer meat, vegetarian & vegan, soup & bread, artisan cheese, and coffee shares, plus a selection of groceries you can purchase online. Apply by November 23 to get the first share on Dec 5. Click here to find out more and sign up online.
December 8-9 | Carbondale, PA
Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and third party audits? Then this two-day workshop, taught by Lindsay Gilmour and Jeff Stoltzfus, is for you! Click here for more information.
Now, you can pick up Kensington Quarters’s sustainably raised beef, pork, goat, and poultry products at COOK’s Center City location. Click here for more information and ordering instructions.
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.