Local Food & Gardens

Aug 31, 2011 12 years ago

Honey Fest Celebrates Bees, and Much More, at Bartram's Garden on Saturday, September 10th

Honey Fest returns bigger and better than ever to Bartram's Garden this year, with honey tastings, open hive demonstrations, free children's activities and much, much more. Click here for the full rundown of activities, which also includes Bartram's unique fall plant sale of native plants, and special garden tours. When: Saturday, September 10th, 10 am - 4 pm Where: Bartram's Garden, 54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.)

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Aug 23, 2011 12 years ago

Radian Farmers Market Returns on Friday with Heirloom Fruit and More

The Radian Farmers Market returns this  Friday, from 11AM-3PM, and will run through November at 3925 Walnut St. The vendors will include Knouse Fruitlands from Biglerville, PA which specializes in unusual varieties of apples and stone fruit, like the Lancaster County native Smokehouse apple. Other products will include sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cucumbers.

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Aug 17, 2011 12 years ago

An All Tomato Menu to Celebrate Late Summer

Who among us does not savor a perfect, late summer tomato? For the next two weeks, Penne, on Walnut St. between 36th & 37th St., is offering special lunch and dinner menus built around local organic tomatoes from Cherry Lane Farm in Bridgeton, NJ. Check out the menu here and start wrapping your head around "Tomato Sorbeto and Olive Oil Gelato with Sweet Tomato Biscotti."

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Jul 28, 2011 12 years ago

From Rooftop to Table - Honey Doesn't Get Any More Local in University City

Check out this great profile of University City's own Urban Apiaries honey in today's Inquirer. If you've missed all of the honey tasting events that have been a part of the of the University City Sustainable Saturdays series, get a taste of Urban Apiaries products at Milk & Honey market and decide for yourself which zipcode is home to the best bees.

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Jul 22, 2011 12 years ago

Tonight: Urban Farming Extravaganza at the Green Line Cafe

Neal Santos is one of the farmers (and photographers) behind Farm 51, the amazing urban farm at 51st Street and Chester Ave. A show of his urban agriculture photos  will be on view starting tonight at the Green Line Cafe at 43rd & Baltimore. The opening, from 6-8pm, will feature a farmers' talk and farmstand, as well as beer from Dock Street and food with ingredients sourced locally. This should be pretty cool, so definitely check it out.

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Jul 21, 2011 12 years ago

Rebel Gardeners at Clark Park Farmers Market

The intriguingly named Southwest Child Rebel Gardeners, a group of 8th graders from the Pepper Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia, will make their debut today at the Thursday Clark Park Farmers Market. The young rebels will be bringing organic garlic, swiss chard, kale, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, herbs, and potted vegetables and flowers  to the market. I'm not sure how anyone can resist checking these kids out and seeing if they live up to the name!

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Jul 20, 2011 12 years ago

Today: Another New Farmers' Market on Chester Ave.

If you ride the #13 trolley down Chester Avenue, you have a new farmers market option on Wednesdays. Just get off at 58th St., from 2pm-6pm, and check out the brand new Kingsessing market, brought to you by The Food Trust, and running until November 23rd.

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Jul 01, 2011 12 years ago

Today: Check Out the New Friday Drexel Farmers Market

At the rate that new farmers markets are popping up, you'll soon be able to visit one in University City any day of the week. But if you're heading out of town, go today and pickup food for your long holiday weekend. The new Friday market will run through early November, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 33rd and Market Streets, in front of the Drexel Recreation Center, rain or shine.  Frecon Farms will bring seasonal fruits and vegetables (currently featuring cherries, blueberries and sweet corn) as well as jarred fruit butters, select coffees, fruit ciders and more.

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Jun 29, 2011 12 years ago

Learn How to Garden With Drought Tolerant Plants

Even though we don't live in an arid part of the country, conserving water is always a good idea. And if you have a garden to attend to, things can be stressful at this time of year, when rain can be scarce and temperatures are high. One way to reduce that anxiety is to grow plants that require very little water (what they call xeriscaping in the industry).

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Jun 27, 2011 12 years ago

Last Chance for Half Price Bartram's Garden Memberships

For the month of June, Bartram's Garden is offering half price memberships. That means that until June 30th you can become a member at the Seed Saver level (normally $50) for only $25. But June is almost over, so take advantage of the deal before it's too late.

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