Spring 2016 (March/April) Issue of Edible Philly

 

A Fresh Batch has Just Arrived!

Pick up a complimentary copy of Edible Philly’s Spring 2016 (March/April) issue
at one of these partner locations while supplies last or click here for additional venues.

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Alba Vineyard, Milford, NJ 
albavineyard.com

Altomonte’s, Doylestown & Warminster
altomontes.com

Cecil Creek Farm, Mickleton, NJ
cecilcreekfarm.com

Chaddsford Winery, Chadds Ford 
chaddsford.com

The Common Market
commonmarket.org

Doylestown Food Market
doylestown.coop

Fair Food Farmstand, Reading Terminal, Philadelphia 
fairfoodphilly.org

Farm Art Produce, Folcroft
farmartproduce.com

Flying Fish, Somerdale, NJ 
flyingfish.com

The Gables Bed & Breakfast, Philadelphia 
gablesbb.com

Greensgrow Farm, Philadelphia 
greensgrow.org

Griggstown Farm, Princeton, NJ 
griggstownquailfarm.com

Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ 
enjoyhopewellvalleywines.com

Kimberton Whole Foods, Kimberton, Downingtown, Douglassville, Ottsville 
kimbertonwholefoods.com

Metropolitan Bakery, Philadelphia 
metropolitanbakery.com

Penns Woods Winery, Chadds Ford 
pennswoodswinery.com

Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia 
readingterminalmarket.org

Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg 
tsorganic.com

Wegmans, Select Locations 
wegmans.com

Edible Philly has arrived! Celebrating the vibrant, local food culture of Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware and Lehigh Valley region, Edible Philly focuses on the people and the stories energizing one of the nation’s most dynamic food communities. Don’t miss a single mouthwatering issue. Subscribe or pick up a complimentary copy at one of our partner locations.

 

 

Philly Farm and Food Fest Highlights -

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Edible Philly’s table at the Fest.

In case you were wondering: the fifth annual Philly Farm and Food Fest happened this past Sunday and it was amazing. Our region’s stellar artisans, farmers, and grocers stood table to table, filling the sprawling Philadelphia Convention Center. The 192 tables showed the stunning variety of provisions produced in the greater Philadelphia area.

It was amazing; it was also overwhelming. Between the curd convention with more cheese samples than I could count, the piles of local produce at the CSA pop-up shop, the morsels of crusty breads at the grain station, and the pickled, brewed, baked, foraged, fermented, and preserved treats all around, I found myself starting to panic. How am I going to try EVERYTHING?

Maybe if you arrived at 10 am for the preview hour and stayed until breakdown at 4:00pm (and you weren’t busy passing copies of Edible Philly and having wonderful conversations with so many of our readers) you might have been able to take it all in. Assuming you, too, were unable to achieve this feat, I’d like to highlight a few new-to-me items I found especially delicious in my next few posts.

First up: Burnt Cabins Grist Mill.Read More

Win Tickets to the Philly Farm and Food Fest -

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Want to beat the crowds at the Philly Farm & Food Fest on Sunday, April 10?

Enter to win a pair of VIP tickets to the fest by leaving a comment below this blog post by midnight on April 4th. The winner and a guest will get to explore the fest an hour earlier than the general public and have the opportunity to mingle with 300 other VIPs, including chefs, press, and food industry insiders. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on April 5. Don’t miss your chance! … Read More

Snacking & Shopping at Kimberton Whole Foods -

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Welcome to the Eat Local Challenge! This blog series is intended as a useful tool to help you achieve tasty success in your local eating undertaking. Each week, we’ll highlight a store, app, product, market, or community member in the hopes of giving you some new resources for Philly eating. Have a tip to share? I’d love to hear from you at katherine.rapin@gmail.com

Sweetwater Baking Co.’s buttermilk-soaked granola, creamy raw milk from Camphill Village Dairy, and my very first wheatgrass shot; can you guess where I stopped recently for an afternoon snack?

If you’re looking for the feel of a local co-op but with a wider selection and multiple  locations, check out Kimberton Whole Foods.  Last week, I stopped by the store in Malvern and spent half an hour with manager Robin Brett. He’s been working there for 10 years. “Or 28,” he says, “It’s my family’s business.”

Brett took me me on tour of the store, highlighting his favorite local items and telling me about the farmers who provide them. Paul and Ember of Country Time Farms have been dropping off their humanely raised pork products weekly for 15 years. Brett likes the beef from Weaver Valley Farm in Strasburg. Raw milk – the top selling local dairy product – comes from Camphill Village in Kimberton. “Supporting the local farms is what we built our business on,” Brett said.

His dad, Terry Brett, opened the first store at Seven Stars Farm where he worked in the late 80s. “This was back when you had to drive over an hour to get to the nearest health food store,” Robin Brett said. Since then, Kimberton Whole Foods expanded, providing a market for local growers and meeting a growing demand for organic and fair food. This small, local grocery chain can now count me among their devoted group of fans.

 

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Late Winter at the Fair Food Farmstand -

Watermelon Radish from the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market

Watermelon Radish from the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market

Welcome to the Eat Local Challenge! This blog series is intended as a useful tool to help you achieve tasty success in your local eating undertaking. Each week, we’ll highlight a store, app, product, market, or community member in the hopes of giving you some new resources for Philly eating. Have a tip to share? I’d love to hear from you at katherine.rapin@gmail.com

The warming weather makes me crave one thing that’s just not in season quite: fresh fruit. The frozen strawberries I put up last summer are long gone, and I’m saving the last jars of preserves for some special occasion. So I went to see what I could find at the Fair Food Farmstand to satisfy my craving.

Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal is the local eating challengers safe haven; products are sourced from more than 90 growers and producers in southeast PA, south Jersey, and even urban farms in Philly. The farmstand works with growers who use responsible methods and producers who use local ingredients in their products.… Read More

 

 

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