Thursday, April 23 | 6 pm | The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
The Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour is coming to West Philadelphia with the powerful and moving Cuban documentary Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm. The film is about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful and important urban farms, Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Traveling with the tour is the film’s award winning director, Alejandro Ramírez, and one of the founders of the Organoponico, Isis Salcines, along with Alexandra Halkin, Director of the Americas Media Initiative. Hosted by the Urban Nutrition Initiative and West Philadelphia cooks and farmers
Wednesday, April 29 | 6:30 pm | The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
Opening Remarks: Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. Participating Partners; PA Farmer’s Union and GMO Free PA, Greensgrow Urban Farm, Common Market, Weavers Way Food Cooperative, Jovial Foods, Philly Foodworks. Doors Open at 6:30 for a meet and greet with the participating partners. You can sample foods, sign up for a CSA, membership, seminar and learn more about what they do. Movie will begin at 7:30. Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, May 2 | 12 – 2 pm | Greensgrow Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Learn how to make bone broth from scratch with Chef Taylor Akin from Fishtown’s Stock restaurant. Watch as Tyler demonstrates the bone-broth process from start to finish and shows you how to make all of the elements of pho at home. You’ll get the chance to ask questions, get troubleshooting tips from the master, and learn how to take your broths to the next level. Everyone will get to build and enjoy a bowl of Pho at the workshop. (All meat based broths.) Click here to purchase tickets.
Thursday, May 14 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | City Kitchen (Reading Terminal Market)
Say goodbye to store bought frozen patties and say hello to easy to make, nutritious, and scrumptious homemade veggie burgers! In this class, Beth Kaufman, the Natural Foods Chef and Holistic Health Coach behind Grateful Plate Meal Delivery, will teach you how to create three very different veggie burger recipes, choose the best complementary condiments and buns, and properly store your extras for a rainy day. Click here to purchase tickets.
Thursday, May 21 | Impact Hub Philadelphia
This May–in partnership with Fair Food–Eat Retreatwill be throwing a special Philly pop-up event, including hands-on workshops, guided tastings and collaborative presentations. This evening event will take place at Impact Hub Philadelphia with an expected attendance of 250 people from the Philly food community. Click here for more information.
Saturday, May 23 | 12 – 2 pm | Greensgrow Farms (2501 East Cumberland Street)
Learn to identify the wild food plants that are all around you! Now is the time to prepare for the most plentiful foraging season ahead. Lynn Landes of Wild Foodies of Philly comes to Greensgrow to give a tour of what wild food plants are growing right here on the farm, under our noses, and under the radar. Everyone will get a copy of Lynn’s Wild Foodies of Philly Field Guide and will learn about the many common edible and medicinal wild plants growing in the neighborhood. She’ll discuss safety–what’s safe to collect and how to properly prepare it–and she’ll also touch on the nutritional values of wild foods. Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, May 30 | 12 – 2 pm | Greensgrow Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Making simple cheese at home can be easy and doesn’t require a lot of special equipment or ingredients. This demo is a great introduction to the basics for people who have never made cheese at home and for folks who have made cheese but need some troubleshooting tips.Jamie Png, an award-winning cheese maker now at Cherry Grove Farm, will demonstrate simple techniques to “age” the fresh cheese at home in molds. During the demo you will work in groups to learn the basic steps of cheesemaking: heating up milk, adding a coagulant, draining, and molding. Everyone will get some cheese to taste, plus some cheese cloth and a simple cheese mold to experiment with at home. Click here to purchase tickets.