Philly Farm and Food Fest a showcase of Pennsylvania local food

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 04/08, 2014 at 09:07 AM

In 2011 Fair Food Philly and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) teamed up to create a new annual marketplace for farmers and local food producers. The shared goal was to assist small businesses in growing their bottom line by providing a low-cost venue accessible to a diverse audience of potential customers. The event is the Philly Farm and Food Fest, and it is happening this year on Sunday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex.

Fest is also a fundraising event for Fair Food and PASA, with proceeds going to support our non-profit educational and technical assistance programs for food producers. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

The first Fest was held in 2012 and drew nearly twice as many visitors as expected. Since then Fest had grown exponentially each year. 2014 marks a doubling in size from their first show, and will feature:

- Over 150 exhibitors
- Libations Lounge guided tasting of local spirits, beers, wines
- Shellfish Salon guided tasting of local oysters and clams
- A distinguished speaker and panelists
- Cooking demonstrations
- A Marketplace of select restaurants supporting local farms
- Health & beauty products, sustainable service providers, and much more

Central Pennsylvania local food businesses participating include Tait Farm Foods and Village Eatinghouse. 

{name} Author: Jamie Oberdick

Bio: Editor, Local Food Journey | Passionate about supporting local food in Central PA

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