Heads up, local food lovers. This Sunday, April 10, the Philly Farm and Food Fest creates a farm-to-city experience at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, featuring over 100 vendors, an excellent lineup of speakers and classes and a pop-up market for buying local goods and produce.
The festival will feature everything from a local libations lounge and a demonstration kitchen featuring chefs from some of the area’s top restaurants and farms to a CSA pop-up shop and a cheese bar. The full list of exhibitors is available right here.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for general admission and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for VIP admission. Both VIP and general admission tickets are available for a discount with code VisitPhilly2016.
130+ Vendors and Cheese Bar
Free food samples are abundant throughout the festival grounds. Local restaurants, food producers and farms will be on site serving their best fare. Look for Spruce Hill Preserves, John and Kira’s Chocolate, Greensgrow Farms, Mompop’s, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and more.
Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Garden will host a cheese festival within the Farma and Food Fest. Cheese fans should report to the Curd Competition for cheese tastings, lessons on proper pairings and thoughts from cheese mongers. The curd competition will feature cheese from Valley Milkhouse Creamery, the PA Cheese Guild, Hidden Hills Dairy, Cabot Creamery and more.
Workshops and Libations Lounge
Those looking to learn the secrets behind some of the city’s most popular restaurants can hear from chef Charles Parker of Talula’s Garden about using healthy ingredients and leafy greens in cooking, learn about the creation of Zahav’s flavorful dishes from the restaurant’s sous chef, hear about the preparation and use of a full lamb from Andrew Wood of Russet and more.
Guests of the festival can pair their food with beer, wine and cocktails from local drink producers in the 21-plus Local Libations Lounge. Participating drink vendors include Frecon’s Cidery, 2nd Story Brewing, Chaddsford Winery, Sly Fox Brewing and Rowhouse Spirits. Admission to the lounge is an additional $10.
Tickets are required for entry to the festival and are $20 for general admission. Uwishunu readers can receive $5 off the total purchase of general or VIP admission with code VisitPhilly2016. Note that the code cannot apply to tickets for the Local Libations Lounge, though.
Tickets are available online. Happy eating!