Southeastern PA Buy Fresh, Buy Local Week

I’m hoping to make a few of these events taking place next week. The Reading Terminal Market event especially interests me.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local week kicks off on July 10th at Yards Brewery.

July 10th, noted Philadelphia chefs Duran Smith of Liberties Restaurant and Gene Betz of Philadelphia Fish and Company present Pennsylvania Preferred cooking demonstrations at Yards Brewery, 2439 Amber Street.  Kick- Off Celebration noon – 4:30 PM, demonstrations 2 – 3 PM; $12 admission at the door.  Attendees will feast on locally raised foods including a pastured roasted pig and enjoy Yards beer.  New Local Food Guide and Buy Fresh, Buy Local bumper stickers free to patrons.  Musical performance by the Philadelphia Bluegrass Band and  brewery tour.  For information call 215.386.5211 x102.      

Buy-Local-Palooza At The Reading Terminal Market
 Saturday, July 16th from 10 AM – 4 PM, free-of-charge, Come see Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) transformed into an urban farm as local farmers and producers demonstrate butter churning, yogurt making, wine making, beekeeping, canning and more! Plus local bluegrass, children’s activities, freshly prepared foods and cooking demos by cookbook authors, Mike Mills, Aliza Green and Matthew Kenney.         

The Rittenhouse Square Farmer’s Market
 Saturday, July 16th 11 AM – 3 PM Walnut Street between 18 and 19 Streets.
Center City’s "fresh from the farm" market will feature cooking demos by local chefs from noon – 1:30 PM         

Slow Food and Farm to City Fest at Headhouse Square Society Hill, 2nd and Lombard
Good Food, Good Beer and the Rest is History. Saturday July 16th; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: $30 for five sample food plates; $22 for three sample food plates, price includes entrance fee and beer.  Enjoy ten micro breweries and join ten fantastic chefs to celebrate our regions’ bounty at historic Headhouse Square in Society Hill. This event is organized by Farm to City and the Philadelphia Slow Food Convivium. Tickets available through Slow Food.  Pick up advance sale tickets at the event.  For information: 718-260-8000.      

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