August 8, 2012
Wyck Historic House To Host Its Second Saturday Festival, “Homegrown: Food Roots, Culture and Community,” This Saturday, August 11
Philadelphia is quite the food lover’s paradise. We love our good (and local!) eats, and with Philadelphia’s extensive foodshed, it’s no wonder why.
From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., learn how food can do more than nourish our bodies and how our food can contribute to our sense of personal identity and community. Plus, the festival is completely free!
Other talks and tours will be given by Wyck’s curator Laura Keim, horticulturalist Elizabeth Belk and food historian and historical interpreter Susan McLellan Plaisted. Now’s your chance to learn about everything from edible flowers to the process of lacto fermentation.
Tons of local farmers, brewers, and food experts will also be on site to talk about their unique food-making processes.
In addition to the educational programs, enjoy live musical performances by Philly-based singer/songwriter Chana Rothman, a variety of crafts and other activities for the kids, outdoor dance performances and tons of refreshments from Capogiro, Earth Bread & Brewery, GeeChee Girl Rice Cafe and many others.
While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Wyck Home Farm, now in its 6th season. Tour the farm and get a chance to talk to the farm manager. Wyck produce, fresh herbs and cut flowers will also be available for purchase in the marketplace.
“Homegrown: Food Roots, Culture and Community” Second Saturday Festival
When: Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Wyck Historic House, 6026 Germantown Avenue
More info: www.wyck.org