Monday, September 2, 2013

So Many Farm Events! Mark your Calendars.

(Fundraisers specifically for Farm Education Programs are marked in red)

Food Swap
This Tuesday, September 3rd, 7:30pm
A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, special concoctions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and rub shoulders with friends and neighbors?
Who: We welcome everyone, as long as you bring something you made, grew, or foraged yourself. You must pre-register to attend. Also, remember that there is a limited number of tickets, so if for some reason you cannot make it, let us know and we can adjust the guest list accordingly. If you plan to bring a family member or friend who will be participating, we ask that they register separately. Non-swapping guests are welcome to come and observe, but please be considerate of our space limitations.
What: You don't need to be a master chef to participate! Bring an assortment of your homemade edible specialties (think veggie starts, cookies, breads, pickles, preserves, eggs, baked goods, honey, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, yogurt… you name it!) to exchange for other handcrafted delights. Henry Got Crops will provide swapping cards, name tags, tables, and organization for the event. You will be given the opportunity to offer trades in a silent-auction type format, and you will be free to choose which trades to accept for your products. Bring as much or as little as you like; there are no caps or minimums.  However, we suggest bringing between 10 to 15 items. You could bring several of the same item, or an assortment!
Cost: As this is a fundraiser for Henry Got Crops! we are asking for a $10 donation towards purchasing much needed farm equipment. Donations will be accepted the day of the event.
8th Annual Urban Farm Bike Ride –
Saturday, September 7th
Join cyclists of all levels on an urban farmland adventure! Check out the Philadelphia farming scene and see what "local" is in its purest form - right in our own backyards! See below for tour options and all the logistics.
All proceeds go to WWCP, Weavers Way Community Programs, our nonprofit dedicated to educating our Philly's youth about farming, healthy eating and community values.
Online registration: 
To register and pay

2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner –
Thursday, October 3rd
Farm to table dinners don't get any closer to the farm than this!  Join us at Weavers Way Farm at Awbury Arboretum on Thursday, October 3, 2013 for a meal prepared for you by the Co-op's General Manager, Chef Glenn Bergman featuring items harvested from our own fields. 
Tickets available for purchase on September 5, 2013.
Tickets $150 each
Friend of the Farm $500 (2 tickets)

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