To Do: Philly Farm and Food Fest

Local food lovers, rejoice!



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.

This year, the festival has doubled its floor space to bring you over 150 exhibitors, including folks like Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery, Conebella Farm Cheese, Victory Brewing Company, Spring Hills Farm, Philly Foodworks, Crisp Pickles and many, many more. You can check out the full list of exhibitors here.

When you need to take a break from your farm-fresh shopping spree, just head over to the demo stage to soak up some serious food knowledge. There will be demos going all day long, because you’re going to need some ideas for how to actually use the 20 pounds of drool-worthy goods you bought.

Proceeds from the event support Fair Food and PASA’s non-profit educational and technical assistance programs for food producers. Meaning: You get to totally gorge yourself for a good cause. Now, that’s my kind of event.

You can find out more about the event and buy tickets here.

$15 for advance general admission ticket; April 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

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