In case you don’t already know what you’re doing next Saturday, here’s something to add to your calendar: Greensgrow Farms is throwing a shrimp boil. It’s a benefit event for the Greensgrow Community Kitchen (which is a social entrepreneurship project which does everything from acting as a classroom and a licensed kitchen for food truck owners and small food entrepreneurs, to serving as the place where Greensgrow assembles all its prepared food and an educational venture helping people “navigate the labyrinth of city certifications and licenses”), so right from the start you can feel good about attending. But more important, it’s also gonna be a sweet party–a straight up low country shrimp boil with lots of food, popsicles from Little Pop Shop, beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company, and a Zydeco dance party on the side.
If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Man, with all the money I’ve spent on kombucha, I could’ve bought a house! Oh, how I wish I knew how to make this bubbly beverage myself,” while piling bottles upon bottles of kombucha into your shopping cart, then this workshop is tailor-made for you: On May 3rd, Greensgrow Farms is hosting a kombucha fermentation workshop with Philly’s very own fermentation enthusiast, Amanda Feifer of Phickle.
Calling all West Philly local-food lovers: Grab your recyclable grocery bags because Greensgrow Farms is coming to your ‘hood. The well-known Kensington-based urban farm will be bringing their wonderful produce and community workshops to the folks of West Philly come April. Hooray! (Unfortunately, they won’t be bringing Milkshake the pig; you win some, you lose some.)
Grab your reusable shopping bags, people, because tomorrow is the Sixth Annual Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms! Since we wouldn’t be telling you about it unless there was high potential for deliciousness, you’ll trust that it is shaping up to be some tasty neighborhood fun.
This free event is jammed with activities, including live music all day, a chili competition to be judged by festival attendees (and we all know how judgmental Philadelphians can be), and a “Sausage Party” rally to elect Milkshake, Greensgrow’s pig, the Pig Mayor of Kensington (no, really). If you’d prefer your pig on a plate, kielbasa, pie and mac and cheese have also been promised alongside snacks by Farm Truck, Vittles, and Mama’s Meatballs, with sodas from Philadelphia Brewing Company and ReAnimator Coffee to wash it all down.