Philly Farm & Food Fest 2013

CAM01006Last year I attended the very first Philly Farm & Food Fest, a collaboration between Fair Food and PASA and presented by Whole Foods Market. You can read my original post here: Philly Farm & Food Fest 2012. I was excited to experience the second year. Once again this unique annual event brought together local farmers, organizations, and businesses and other producers of organic, sustainable and eco-friendly products and foods.

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The 2013 Farm & Food Fest took place on Sunday, April 14th from 11am-4pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex. Tickets were only $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. This gave you access to workshops, cooking demonstrations from acclaimed local farm-to-table chefs, family activities, food and product samples from a variety of exhibitors (for list click here) and more.

You could also pick up lots of  informative and educational material on anything from CSAs to GMOs to tips on conserving energy. Speaking of energy, this year the event was powered by Clean Currents with 100% Pennsylvania wind. What could go better than local food and local wind energy?!

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Activities for the kids

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Yummy Organic Chicken samples

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Famous Wild Flour Bakery in Philly

The Farm & Food Fest proved to be a success once again. Last year brought in a big crowd but this year there were even more exhibitors and guests. There was also a chance to purchase sustainable meats this year. The biggest and best change to the fest, however, was the addition of the Local Libations Lounge. For an additional $15 you could enter the “lounge” where you could experience 5 guided tastings of different local wine, beers and spirits. It was a great time. Looking forward to next year!!!

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Frecon Farm’s new Early Man hard cider

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For more information and to keep up-to-date with the event for next year visit the following links:

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2 responses to this post.

  1. What a neat event! We have an Earth Day festival in my neck of the woods – but it doesn’t come close to the Farm and Food Fest in your area. What a great way to educate the community about GMO’s and energy saving tips! A lounge is also a great idea to try out some of the local, farm fresh food and brew. I wonder what other cities have events like this?

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    • I wonder the same thing. There is a very big one in Los Angeles too, where I’m originally from. I was sad to miss it earlier this year. It’s nice to know that other cities are picking up on the importance of shopping local and educating the public. Thanks for stopping by!

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