Nothing tastes quite like the start of summer like a fresh strawberry. But what’s even sweeter than the strawberries in the produce aisle at your neighborhood grocery store are strawberries you picked yourself. With peak strawberry season headed our way (you can see when, exactly, strawberries are expected to be in season in our area here), we’ve got your go-to guide for picking your own strawberries near Philadelphia.
Instead of hopping in the car and heading to the store, pick a weekend, grab your sunhat, a berry basket and some friends and head to the nearest pick-your-own strawberry farm for a day filled with summer memories and tasty treats. Read more »
R2L is continuing their Summer Harvest Dinner Series, an event meant to highlight farmers’ hard work and bring them closer to the restaurant and its attendees, on Tuesday, August 5th. And this edition will feature Barefoot Gardens. Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests can not only enjoy their food but the farmers’ company, too, as they go around and discuss working on a farm.
On the menu is Crudo with Mackerel, Fennel and Crispy Potato Salad, Stuffed Rabbit Saddle, and Lemon Verbena Parfait. The 4-course menu is $75 per person.
Availability is limited, so to make reservations now by calling 215-564-5337.
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Time to gather up all the recyclable bags you can find, because the Philly Farm and Food Fest is coming up and, believe me, you are going to want to buy everything in sight. Please excuse me while I squeal with excitement.
The annual fundraising event, hosted by Fair Food Philly and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be taking over the Convention Center on April 13th. The Fest is a food-lovers dream, with over 150 local farms and businesses posting up shop for the day, basically creating the dreamiest farmers’ market imaginable.
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Kill two birds with one stone this year by cutting down your own Christmas tree. Not only will you get to haul home a beautiful, fresh, delicious smelling pine, fir or spruce, you’ll also get a killer arm workout! Just be sure to rehydrate with some steaming hot cocoa afterwards.
Excited to get chopping? Here are 18 farms in our Pennsylvania and New Jersey where you can chop, chop, chop to your heart’s content.
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