NEWS & EVENTS

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

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

Join 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.

 

Saturday, September 12 | 11:30am – 4pm | Victory’s Parkesburg Brewery

Victory for the Headwaters River Clean-up

Join Victory Brewing Company for a river clean-up day, in conjunction with their re-launch of Headwaters Ale, and help protect the local water sources that are partly responsible for the great beer you enjoy. Click here for tickets and more information.

 

Saturday, September 12 | 12 – 2pm | Greensgrow Community Kitchen @ St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

Charcuterie with Nick Macri from La Divisa Meats

Learn the basics of at-home charcuterie with local expert Nick Macri of La Divisa Meats. In this hands-on workshop, everyone will get to make their own pâté and learn techniques for grinding meat at home. Click here to register.

 

Saturday, September 12 | 4 – 8pm | Victory’s Parkesburg Brewery

Victory for the Headwaters Fundraising Party

Join Victory Brewing Company at their Parkesburg location for a night of food, music, and most importantly… great beer!  All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Headwaters Grant and work toward cleaning the local watersheds. Click here for tickets and more information.

 

Friday, September 18 | 7 – 9pm | Greensgrow Farms

Greensgrow Farms & Birchtree Catering Present: Farm Venue Open House

Interested in hosting a wedding, party or community event at Greensgrow Farms? At this special event, hosted by Greensgrow and Birchtree Catering, you can meet local event vendors, service-providers and planners, while enjoying appetizers and cocktails provided by Birchtree Catering. There will be a vendor meet & greet, including photographers, bakers, event planners, and more! Plus, you’ll get to see the farm with demo table arrangements, a ceremony space, and staging area.

 

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.

 

Saturday, September 19 | 12 – 2pm | Greensgrow Farms

Beekeeping 101

Whether you are an experienced or novice beekeeper, or you’re just thinking about starting a backyard beehive, this workshop will give you through the ins and outs of managing honey bees. Don Shump, Greengrow’s beekeeper and the president of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, will be on hand to share his years of experience as an apiarist in Philadelphia. Don will walk you through a beekeeper’s typical first year so you know what to expect, and he will tell you what local resources are available to help you succeed. Plenty of time will be allotted for discussion; please be prepared to ask questions. The class will touch base on bee biology and behavior, hive management, swarming, equipment, and bee products. Click here to register.

 

Sunday, September 20 | 11am | 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA

Victory’s Run for the Headwaters

On September 20th, Victory Brewing Company will be hosting the first annual Run for the Headwaters 5K to raise money for the Headwaters Grant, which supports local watershed protection groups. Come enjoy a run through the heart of Downingtown on a beautiful fall day and celebrate at the finish line with a cold Victory beer! Click here for more information.

 

Thursday, October 8 | 6 – 8 pm | Belmont Mansion (2000 Belmont Mansion Dr.)

Third Annual Heritage Farm Fare

Come celebrate Heritage Farm’s seasonal bounty and help raise funds to support the ongoing operation of the farm! Hosted at the newly renovated Belmont Mansion property, this event promises stunning city views and delicious bites made from local ingredients, prepared by a host of well-known Philadelphia area chefs. Click here for tickets and more information.

 

Job Posting: Nutrition Education Associate at Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP)

The Nutrition Education Associate will deliver WWCP’s year-round budget-conscious cooking and nutrition education programs, namely to parents and families at an emergency housing facility. Responsibilities include writing lesson plans aligned with program goals and objectives; recipe development and costing; instructing adults in healthy cooking techniques; and delivering nutrition education initiatives, while reflecting the mission and philosophy of Weavers Way Community Programs. Click here for more information.

 

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.