March 23, 2012
The celebration of local food features more than 100 regional farmers, food producers, artisanal food businesses and other providers of sustainable goods and services from across the entire region.
Exhibitors will be sampling locally made products including honey, cheeses, cured meats, jams, small batch ice creams, organic flour, baked goods and more.
Kid-friendly workshops like “Do Carrots Really Grow in Dirt?” and the “ABC’s of Beekeeping,” plus adult-friendly sessions like “Guided Tasting of Artisan Cheeses,” will supplement the festival’s programming.
The take-away is that “local food” means much, much more than fruits and vegetables. It means a vast array of delicious and diverse products (see above).
Philly Farm & Food Fest
When: Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex Hall G, 1101 Arch Street
Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door; Children 12 and under are free
More info: www.phillyfarmfest.org