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  The 4th Annual Brewer's Plate Fundraiser

Once again, this craft beer and gourmet food showcase will match 21 Philadelphia area craft breweries with 21 Philadelphia area restaurants to create exquisite collaborative food/beer pairings. Each chef prepares a dish to complement a particular craft beer. Chefs serve their creations at stations alongside the master brewers who pour guests samples of the corresponding beer. Come enjoy unlimited tasting and sampling of these gourmet combinations during this gastronomical extravaganza! 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

http://www.thebrewersplate.org

When: Sunday, March 9, 2008

6:30pm - 9:00pm General Admission

6:00pm - 9:00pm VIP Admission


Where: NEW LOCATION -The Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets
The Brewers:
The Restaurants:

 

Special Thanks to Our Locally Owned and Operated Sponsors:

  • DiBruno Brothers: Providing an artisinal cheese spread in the The VIP Ballroom and more. Check out their two center city locations for an incredible selection of local and imported gourmet products
  • Eagles Peak Spring Water: Stay hydrated at the Brewer's Plate with Pennsylvania's own pure and refreshing spring water
  • Independents Coffee Cooperative: Mugshots will be on hand representing this cooperative of 10 locally-owned fair trade coffee shops and serving family farmed java to send you on your way home
  • Turtle Dove Folk Club: a harmonic synthesis of eclectic folk music, community gatherings and an enduring social activism ethos, all culminating in "Peace Through Music"
  • Victory Brewing Company: Special thanks to Bill Covaleski, owner of Victory, for his vision and support. The format, name and logo for The Brewer's Plate were all conceived by him. Bill was generous enough to hand over the event to the White Dog Community Enterprises. It has become by far our most important fundraiser of the year. If you see Bill in the VIP Ballroom, please thank him for making this event a reality.
  • Special thanks also to Marnie Old and Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery for their contributions to the VIP Ballroom.

Our Media Sponsors:

Sunday, Nov 11


Local food in schools seminar
Friday, January 25, 2008

You're invited to a seminar being organized by WDCE's Farm to Institution Program which will focus on the growing movement to incorporate local food into school cafeterias (as well as universities, hospitals and other institutional food services). The seminar's morning program will feature two talks open to the general public.

Doug Davis (Burlington (VT) School District Food Director), will discuss his experience successfully implementing a program to include local food in school lunches, and Hugh Joseph (Professor of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University), will analyze the components of a healthy, sustainable menu and the barriers to providing them in schools.

Afternoon workshops will be geared towards food service professionals who are interested in using more local food in their dining services. If you know of any potentially interested parties, please pass this information along.

When:
January 25, 2008
Morning talks (for a general audience): 8:30AM - 11AM
Afternoon workshops (for food service professionals): 11AM - 2PM

Where:
School of the Future
4021 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email Seth Budick for more information or to register to attend.

Film: Good Food
White Dog Cafe
5pm

Arts Engine brings you a collection of short films on food and sustainability. From singing peanuts to teenage tomato growers, these films will make you laugh, make you think, and inspire you to take action for a healthy, sustainable and delicious future.

Ann Karlen, Director of the Philadelphia Fair Food Project,
will lead discussion of issues and opportunities for local food.

Sunday, Nov. 18
Native America Thanksgiving Dinner
White Dog Cafe
6pm

Enjoy a dinner celebrating the many important and delicious foods in our diet that were originally cultivated by Native Americans. After dinner, we’ll hear from members of the Lenape Nation, the indigenous peoples of our region.

A donation to the Lenape Nation to help with the purchase of former homelands of Lenape ancestors will be made from proceeds of the dinner.

$45 plus tax & gratuity. Includes dinner, program and a donation to the Lenape Nation. Reservations are required, please call 215-386-9224

2007 Fair Food Farm Tour Series

Sunday, October 28, 10:30-2:30pm
Paradise Hill Farm

Heirloom Cranberry Bogs and Blueberry Bushes
Vincentown, Burlington County, NJ

Paradise Hill Farm is committed to the environmental and historic conservation of New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Specializing in cranberries and blueberries, they are dedicated to preserving heirloom varieties. The blueberries that we got from them this year were just spectacular (we also now have them available frozen), and now we're offering the white and red cranberries, fresh, at the Farmstand. The farm has been in Mary Ann Thompson?s family since 1890. Mary Ann's Grandmother won the Silver medal for quality at the Buffalo exposition in the early 1900s, and she is continuing that tradition today. The farm spans over 800 acres in the Pine Barrens, with 200 acres in cranberry production. Walk out to the bogs, see their antique machinery, and hear the colorful stories.

Tickets are $25 adults, $12 children (6-13) free for children under 6. Price includes tour and deliciously fresh and local picnic on the farm. Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Senior an WIC) participants receive a 50% discount. Discounts may be available for groups of 5 or more people.

Fair Food is a project of White Dog Community Enterprises dedicated to bringing locally grown food into the Philadelphia marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture for the Greater Philadelphia region.


Saturday, October 6, 10:30-2:30pm
Meadow Run Farm

Lititz, Lancaster County, PA
Grass-Fed Pasture-Raised Animal Farm

Take a look around Philip and Dorcas Horst Landis's sustainability-focused farm. Visit their pasture-raised turkeys and chickens, grass-fed cows and lambs, and pastured pigs and learn about the benefits of a grass-based diet to animal health and happiness. As a special treat, our picnic lunch will include grilled burgers from their own cows!

Sunday, June 24 | 2-5:30pm
Valley Shepherd Creamery
 
Long Valley (Morris County), NJ
Artisan Cheesemaking and Sheep Dairy Farming
$25 adults, $12 children (2-12)
www.valleyshepherd.com

Our first tour this season will be to Valley Shepherd Creamery, a sheep dairy farm that produces award-winning artisanal cheeses and yogurt.

Farmer and Cheesemaker Eran Wajswol will take us on a tour of the creamery to visit their ewes and lambs and see the cheese making facility. We will then hike out to the artisanal cheese aging cave on their property where we'll enjoy a fresh country picnic including Valley Shepherd cheeses, smoked turkey from Green Meadow Farm, Metropolitan Bakery bread, DiBruno Bros. olive oil, and fresh fruit from our own Fair Food Farmstand. We'll then hike back to the creamery to watch the sheep get milked on the country's only rotating sheep parlor.

Saturday, July 14 | 9:30-2:30
Overbrook Herb Farm & Willow Creek Orchards
 
Lansdale & Collegeville, PA
U-Pick for Buy Fresh Buy Local Week

Take home some of Southeastern PA's bounty fresh from the farm to your table. After visiting Paul Tsakos' specialty herb and produce farm, stock up on pick-your-own Willow Creek berries while picking a bouquet of farm-fresh flowers. Farmer Drew Smith will show you around their orchards and fields, and we'll teach you about freezing and preserving.


BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL WEEK
CELEBRATING LOCALLY GROWN FOOD
July 14th - July 22nd 2007


Saturday, July 14th

Fair Food Picnic and U-Pick Farm Tour: Berries and Fresh Flowers  
Willow Creek Orchards & Overbrook Herb Farm, Time TBD
Collegeville & Lansdale, PA

Take home some of Southeastern PA's bounty fresh from the farm to your table. Stock up on blackberries and raspberries while picking a bouquet of farm-fresh flowers, and we'll teach you about freezing and preserving.

Tickets include a delicious picnic lunch. This tour is the second in a six-part series.


Sunday, July 15th

Buy Fresh Buy Local Week Kick-Off Event at Yards Brewing Company  
2439 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA
2:00pm - 6:30pm

All Local Ingredient Cheese Steaks (Pastured Beef and Veg. Options) * Hand Crafted Ales * Live Music * Dunk Local Food Leaders in Dunk Tank! This 5th annual celebration will kick off an incredible week of events and feature ALL LOCAL Grass-Fed Organic Beef Philly Cheese Steaks with local onions, shrooms and the finest local cheese (sorry no whiz), There will also be a Seitan "Steak" option for herbivores. Feast Your Eyes Catering will be grilling up these farm-fresh ingredients on premise. Cheese steaks will be served on fresh baked bread from Baker Street Bread Company.

As always, tickets include all the Yards Ale you care to imbibe and live, local music. Plus, stay hydrated with Bucks County's own Steaz Organic Soda and keep cool with the sweet creaminess of Capogiro Gelato.

New this year: A DUNKING TANK for Judy Wicks and other local food leaders. You can buy balls to throw at the target and sink your favorite local food advocate.

If you love local food and support sustainable agriculture in our region, come eat and drink like you mean it!


Monday, July 16th

Fair Food Chefs' and Buyers Farm Tour  
Location and Time TBA; Open to Chefs and Buyers only.

Designed for chefs who want to see for themselves the source of what they "Buy Fresh, Buy Local". We will enjoy an all-local lunch while touring a small, diverse group of farms in the area.

To Reserve: fairfoodfarmtours@gmail.com or 215-386-5211 x101


The Book and The Cook: Summer Cookbook Author Event  
Reading Terminal Market * Lunchtime

Andrew Schloss and David Joachim bring their secrets for great outdoor cooking when they present recipes from their new work, Mastering the Grill.

Info: 215-545-4543


Tuesday, July 17th

Fresh Food, Cool Drinks, Clean Lines at James: Delicacies from Nearby Farms, Crisp Local Beer and a Chill Atmosphere  
5:00pm ? 7:00pm at James * 824 S. 8th St. * Info: 215-629-4980


Wednesday, July 18th

Fresh & Local Happy Hour at Southwark: Farm Fra?che Hors d'Oeuvres, Local Ales and Classic Cocktails  
5:00pm ? 7:00pm at Southwark Restaurant * 701 S. 4th St * Info: 215-238-1888


Friday, July 20th

Second Annual PA Preferred®Best Chef of Pennsylvania Competition — Philadelphia and Countryside Regional  
Reading Terminal Market - Center Court * Free Event
Competition starts at 12 noon on Friday and continues through Saturday

Eight chefs from Philadelphia's best kitchens go whisk to whisk until the winner of the Philadelphia regional emerges Saturday afternoon. Competition starts at 12 noon, Friday concluding with final round at 3:30 pm, Saturday. The winner will go on to State Finals at the PA Farm Show in January. Sponsored by SYSCO Foods and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Free.


Saturday, July 21st

Annual PA Preferred® Best Chef of Pennsylvania Competition - Philadelphia and Countryside Regional Final Round


Good Food, Good Beer, and The Rest Is History  
The Shambles at Headhouse Square
2nd and Lombard Streets
5:30PM-8:30PM

The Philadelphia Convivium of Slow Food and its local partner Farm to City are co-sponsoring the event Good Food, Good Beer, and the Rest Is History. This event rounds out Philadelphia's Buy Fresh Buy Local Week in the Shambles at Headhouse Square, the colonial marketplace at 2nd and Lombard in historic Society Hill. The event features fantastic chefs matched with our great local microbreweries. The event is a fundraiser for Slow Food.

Join us for this third annual event. For tickets, call Slow Food at (718) 260-8000.


White Dog Caf? Urban Agriculture Tour & Lunch  
Greensgrow Farm * Weaver's Way Farm * Mill Creek Farm
Tour leaves Caf? at 8:30 am * Rain or shine * Reservations: 215-386-9224.

Explore three of Philadelphia's unique and innovative urban farms with Roxanne Christensen, President of the Institute for Innovative Farming. $54 includes muffins, coffee, transportation, discussion, 3-course lunch, tax and gratuity. Rain or shine. For reservations, call 215-386-9224.


Sunday, July 22nd

Headhouse Farmers' Market Grand Opening Celebration with special guest Michael Nutter and The Chef Cook-Off sponsored by PhillyCarShare and The Food Trust  
The Shambles at Headhouse Square
12 noon ? 2pm

Join Philadelphia chefs and Mayoral candidate Michael Nutter as we celebrate Headhouse Farmers' Market's first season with a Cook Off featuring fresh ingredients from the market. Pick up tips from your favorite chefs as they shop and cook with the best ingredients our region has to offer! Come, watch, eat, and vote for your favorite dish! FREE! Sponsored by PhillyCarShare and The Food Trust. Contact Nicky at (215) 568-0830 or nickyuy@thefoodtrust.org for more details.


2 Short Local Food Films at the White Dog Caf?  
3420 Sansom Street
5 pm Dinner/7 pm screening
Two films that focus on local food: "What Will We Eat" and "Fridays at the Farm".

Come early to the White Dog Caf? for an a la carte dinner at 5 pm - reservations recommended. Standing room available for those viewing the films only. Discussion with filmmakers will follow showing. Dinner, dessert, and bar & grill and beverage service is available before and after the film showing. For reservations, please call 215-386-9224.


Other Book and The Cook: Summer Events Taking Place During Buy Fresh, Buy Local Week  
Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20
Various times and locations TBA
Please call (215) 545 4543 for information

The Book and The Cook: Summer welcomes cookbook authors writing to the foods and dining that help make summer such a special time of the year. The Book and The Cook: Summer events will feature cookbook authors teamed with area restaurants to create special meals.

This year's authors include:
Stephanie Anderson is the author of Killer Pies. She brings her pastries to life with peak summer fruits from Pennsylvania.

Nancy Harmon Jenkins writings frequently grace the pages of The New York Times, Food and Wine, and many other national publications. Cucina del Sole, her collection of recipes from the sun-drenched climes of southern Italy and Sicily, is the perfect platform to showcase Pennsylvania's abundance of fresh produce — and fresh seafood!

Local hero and nationally respected Aliza Green continues her seminal "Field Guide" series with a perfect book for summer dining: Field Guide to Seafood


The 3rd Annual Brewer's Plate Fundraiser

Once again, this craft beer and gourmet food showcase will match over 15 Philadelphia area craft breweries with over 15 Philadelphia area restaurants to create exquisite collaborative food/beer pairings. Chefs prepare two dishes, each to compliment a particular craft beer. Chefs serve their creations at stations alongside the master brewers who pour guests samples of the corresponding beer. Come enjoy unlimited tasting and sampling of these gourmet combinations during this three hour gastronomical extravaganza!

When: Sunday, April 1st, 2007 (5:00pm - 8:00pm after market hours)
Where: Reading Terminal Market (center court)

The Brewers:
The Restaurants:

The Brewer's Plate is Presented By:

Taylor Rental in Media
Things to rent for every event! Serving the Delaware Valley since 1976: Taylor is generously providing us with all our rental needs for this event. Having your own beer event or large social function? Taylor has an inflatable, portable pub — that's right, a full size, inflatable pub. Give them a call to learn more: 610-566-6450.

Special Thanks to Our Locally Owned and Operated Sponsors:

  • DiBruno Brothers: Providing an artisinal cheese spread in the Brew Masters' Lounge and more. Check out their two center city locations for an incredible selection of local and imported gourmet products
  • Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corporation: Learn about all our region has to offer on their interactive website!
  • Steaz Organic Fair Trade Soda: Try one of Steaz's many delicious flavors of local organic, fair trade sodas and energy drinks. Who knew sustainability could taste so sweet?
  • Bluecoat American Dry Gin: Be sure to taste this locally distilled, top shelf gin at the event
  • John & Kira's Gourmet, Artisan Chocolates: Be sure to taste their delicious award winning chocolates at the event
  • Sun & Earth Natural Cleaning Products: Pick up a product sample at the event and keep your Brewer's Plate shining!
  • Eagles Peak Spring Water: Stay hydrated at the Brewer's Plate with Pennsylvania's own pure and refreshing spring water
  • Independents Coffee Cooperative: Mugshots will be on hand representing this cooperative of 10 locally-owned fair trade coffee shops and serving family farmed java to send you on your way home
  • The Energy Cooperative: The Brewer's Plate will be climate neutral event thanks to the Energy Coop. Join them today and start saving money and the planet!
  • Reading Terminal Market: Our gracious hosts and venue for this event! If you've never been to the Market during regular hours, you will after attending our event. While you're there, stop by the Fair Food Farmstand
  • Turtle Dove Folk Club: a harmonic synthesis of eclectic folk music, community gatherings and an enduring social activism ethos, all culminating in "Peace Through Music"
  • Victory Brewing Company: Special thanks to Bill Covaleski, owner of Victory, for his vision and support. The format, name and logo for The Brewer's Plate were all conceived by him. Bill was generous enough to hand over the event to the White Dog Caf? Foundation. It has become by far our most important fundraiser of the year. If you see Bill in the Brew Masters' Lounge, please thank him for making this event a reality.
  • Special thanks also to Marnie Old, Sam Calgione of Dogfish Head and Carol Stoudt of Stoudt's Brewing for their contributions to the Brew Masters' Lounge.

Our Media Sponsors:


1st Annual Local Food Expo

Where: Reading Terminal Market (Center Court)
When: Monday, September 25th, 2006

4:00-6:00 pm (open to public)
6:00-9:00 pm (industry only)

Cost: FREE!
What: The Expo is opened to the public to meet farmers, learn about their businesses, and sample or buy their products. This is a great opportunity to find out where in Philadelphia you can buy this fresh food on a regular basis. Learn about buying clubs, CSAs, Farmers Markets and what it means to Buy Fresh Buy Local!

For more information contact John Eshleman: 215-386-5211 x105; jeshleman@whitedog.com

“Industry Only” Networking (Chefs, Retailers, Farmers, Food Producers) from 6-9pm:

From 6-9 pm, the Reading Terminal will be closed to public participation but open for wholesale buyers, chefs, retailers and food professionals to meet farmers and food producers. The Local Food Expo brings farmers who direct wholesale together with potential customers, namely chefs and store owners in the Philadelphia area. This event gives both parties the opportunity to create business relationships. The result is more locally produced food in the Philadelphia marketplace. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill will prepare samples provided by the farmers and food producers for the attendees of this portion of the Expo.

If you are a Chef, Restaurant Owner, Food Retailer, Farmer or Food Producer and would like to attend or participate, please contact, Expo Organizer, John Eshleman: 215-386-5211 x105; jeshleman@whitedog.com

September 20, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
CONTACT: John Eshleman
215-386-5211 x105, jeshleman@whitedog.com
Press Passes Available

FIRST ANNUAL LOCAL FOOD EXPO
BRINGING FARMERS AND FOOD BUYERS TOGETHER

PHILADELPHIA, PA- On Monday September 25th the general public, chefs, grocers and other food and beverage professionals are invited to the historic Reading Terminal Market to meet some of the region’s finest family farmers and food producers. Come taste the freshness of their products at the 1st Annual Local Food Expo presented by The White Dog Café Foundation’s Fair Food Project. What originally started three years ago as the Local Grower/Local Buyer Gathering has been so successful that the event has grown into a full-fledged expo. At the Expo the public will touch, taste and see the bounty of our region’s farms and chefs, and food industry professionals will establish personal relationships and talk business directly with farmers.
“The demand for local food is growing, and this is a unique opportunity for farmers and restaurants and shops to understand each others’ needs and develop new businesses partnerships,” said Ann Karlen, Fair Food director.

The expo will occur in two segments. Public Segment 4-6pm: From 4:00 to 6:00 pm, farmers will display their products, offer samples, and sell their food to the public in the center court of the Reading Terminal Market. These two hours will be a great opportunity for individuals to experience the tasty seasonal products of farmers from around Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and learn more about the local farms that serve the Philadelphia area. In addition to seasonal produce such as heirloom tomatoes, apples, pears, and late season raspberries, other products available for sale and sampling may include organic and grass-fed meats, raw milk cheeses, jams and preserves, gourmet spicy pickles, gelato made with milk from local dairies and much more.
“Industry Only” Segment 6-9pm: Once Reading Terminal Market closes to the public at 6:00 pm, Fair Food will host wholesale buyers, namely chefs and storeowners, interested in buying directly from local farmers and value-added food producers. This portion will last until 9 pm.

Fair Food has partnered with the Restaurant School on Walnut Hill to prepare free sample plates of the seasonal food grown and produced by the farmers attending the event. Buyers will be able to taste the quality of the products while meeting the producers, potentially finding new items to feature on their menus or on their shelves.

Fair Food hosted its first Local Grower/Local Buyer event in 2004 with 12 farms and 5 buyers in attendance. Last March, the third gathering had grown to 30 farmers and producers and 45 buyers. In attendance were chefs from acclaimed restaurants including Striped Bass, Mercato, White Dog Cafe, Honey’s Sit n’ Eat and Southwark (see list below of Expo attendees confirmed so far)

With the addition of prepared food from the Restaurant School on Walnut Hill and the public portion of the expo, Fair Food expects the Local Food Expo to be even bigger and more successful than these past events. The Expo is one in a series of 12 upcoming Fair Food Project events and workshops designed to help farmers wholesale in the Philadelphia marketplace.

Since its inception Fair Food has helped over 70 regional family farmers sell their products to over 80 businesses in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Fair Food has purchased over $300,000 worth of local products from 70 family farmers in the last four years through the Fair Food Farmstand at the Reading Terminal. Due to popular demand for locally, sustainably produced food, the Farmstand has grown from a temporary to a permanent stall, open year-round, Wed.-Sat., 8am-6pm. Reading Terminal Market, has just announced that it will be opening Sundays starting October 15, 2006, and so will the Farmstand.

The Local Food Expo is part of the growing Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign and is also part of Farm Aid’s schedule of events (below) leading up to its concert in Camden on September 30th. Farm Aid will be on hand during the public component of the Expo to conduct a drawing for a free pair of concert tickets.

For a complete list of chefs, buyers and farmers attending this year’s Expo or to receive press passes, contact John Eshleman:
215-386-5211 x105, jeshleman@whitedog.com

Farmers and Producers (confirmed):

Beechwood Orchards
Philadelphia Distilling
Chilly Philly Ice Cream
Country Time Farm
Forrest Acres
Gilda's Biscotti
Helen's Pure Foods
Highfield Dairy
Lancaster Farm Fresh
King Fisher Dairy
Landisdale Farms
Margerum's Herbs
Misty Creek Goat Dairy
Natural Acres
Pennypack Farm
Pleasant Pastures
Rineer Family Farms
S & C Gourmet Pickles
Shellbark Hollow
Slow Rise Bakery
Summer's Salsa
Swiss Villa Dairy
Willow Creek
Woodland Produce
Riverview Farm
Zook's Organic
Pequea Valley Farm
Yards Brewery
Leidy's Inc.

Buyers (confirmed):

Abbracio
Alison at Blue Bell
Arrowroot Natural Foods
Barclay Prime
Azure
Bar Ferdinand
Cake
Chanterelles Catering
Coopermarket
DiBruno Bros.
Dock St.
Django
Fair Food Farmstand
Franklin Fountain
Friday Saturday Sunday
Geechie Girl
High Point Café
Homemade Goodies by Roz
Honey's Sit n' Eat
Infusion
James Restaurant
JD’s South Philly Ha Ha Hot Sauce
Joe Coffee Bar
Joshua's Natural Catering
LaSalle University
Latte Lounge
Lawrenceville School
London Grill
Mariposa
Martindale's Natural Market
Matyson
Melograno
Metropolitan Bakery
Natural Health
Patou/Bistro St. Tropez
Pumpkin
Savannah Soulfood Bar
Selene Wholefoods Coop
Southwark
The Cheese Company
Tria
Trio
White Dog Cafe
Weavers Way Coop
Wholefoods: South St.


Other Organizations (confirmed):

Farm Aid
Northeast Organic Farmers Association NJ
Food Trust
Farm to City
Slow Food
Applegate Farms

The Local Food Expo is part of Farm Aid Week:

FARM AID WEEK CELEBRATES GOOD FOOD FROM FAMILY FARMS

PHILADELPHIA—Farm Aid will bring the energy of the good food movement to Philadelphia and Camden, NJ with a series of food and farm events beginning on Friday, September 22. Events will celebrate good food and help connect local residents with family farmers. Farm Aid’s week of activities will culminate on Saturday, September 30 at the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden, NJ with the annual benefit concert, Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk. For more information on Farm Aid’s week of events, visit www.farmaid.org

Calendar Listings:

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1—Fresh From the Family Farm: A Restaurant Campaign to Benefit Farm Aid
Sample farm fresh menu items sourced from local farms. For a complete list of participating restaurants in the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey region, visit www.farmaid.org

Sept. 23—Urban Farm Bike Tour
Weavers Way Co-op, Philadelphia, 8:30 a.m.
Cyclists will take off from Weavers Way Co-op’s farm at Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia and finish at Yards Brewery Company courtyard for a picnic. Along the way, learn about three unique urban farms, a dynamic urban gardening program and taste the local produce. Learn more and register for this free event at www.weaversway.org or call (215) 843-5704.

Sept. 23—Drawing for pair of tickets to Farm Aid
Collingswood, NJ Farmers Market
Collingswood Farmers Market will hold a drawing for a pair of Farm Aid tickets. For more info call (856) 559-0234.

Sept. 25—The White Dog Café Foundation’s Fair Food Project Presents:
First Annual Local Food Expo

Sept. 27 – Sept. 29—Daily Drawing of Farm Aid Tickets
Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Visit the Fair Food Farmstand each day to enter your name for a chance to win free lawn tickets to the Farm Aid concert.

Sept. 29—Making Urban-Rural Connections: A Bus Tour with Farmers
Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Farm Aid and family farmers from across the country will tour several innovative and organic farm programs. Stops will include Pheasant Hill Farm, Rodale Institute Farm and Somerton Tanks Farm. For more information, visit www.farmaid.org/farmtour.

Sept. 30—Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk
Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson and board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, as well as Jerry Lee Lewis with Roy Head, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Steel Pulse, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra, Pauline Reese and Danielle Evin will perform on the Farm Aid stage. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Tweeter Center box office, or charge by phone at (215) 336-2000 or (856) 338-9000. For more information and concert details visit www.farmaid.org <http://www.farmaid.org> .

Sept. 30 –Camden Children’s Garden FARM FEST
Camden Children’s Garden, Camden, NJ, 10:00am-4:00pm
FARM FEST will promote the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables and buying locally grown produce. Activities will include nutrition and planting activities for children of all ages, storybook reading, entertainment and a farmers market with locally grown produce. Co-sponsored by Jersey Fresh/NJ Dept. of Agriculture. Open to the public: $3 children; $5 adults. Free to Camden residents and Farm Aid ticket holders. For more information call 856-365-8733.





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