Hosted by Greensgrow & Philly Foodworks
A benefit for our SNAP Share Program, making a healthy local farm share accessible to everyone.
Greensgrow will host four Farm Dinners throughout 2019 in partnership with Philly Foodworks to benefit our SNAP Share program because we believe that nutritious, local food should be accessible to everyone. Join us for an evening to celebrate the local food system during the delightfully delicious shoulder season – this time at Greensgrow West! On September 28th Chef Katie Briggs, owner of Eclectik Domestic and 2016 James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership recipient, will present a farm-to-table menu sourced from Weaver’s Orchard and from Greensgrow Farms. We’re honored to have Ed Weaver, President of Weaver’s Orchards joining us to talk about his family’s Berks County farm! Beverages provided by Hale & True Cider Co. The evening will feature a four course meal and live music by singer-songwriter Lia Menaker. BYO is encouraged!
Support accessible local food and meet people in your community that believe that nurtured landscapes and good food connects us all.
Greensgrow West | 5123 Baltimore Avenue
Doors & appetizers at 6pm | Dinner at 7pm | Rain or Shine
Philly Foodworks makes buying, eating, and sharing fresh food as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. They work with a diverse group of producers and distributors to navigate the challenges faced by producing outside of the mainstream commodity food system. They feel that food is how people connect to themselves, the land, and their community. By engaging with food more consciously, we can build a world that nurtures these connections.
Katie Briggs is a chef and activist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A 2016 James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership recipient, Katie has traveled far and wide offering up her culinary talents. Her resume boasts whole-animal butchering, hosting culinary events and pop-ups from California to Maine, (as well as abroad in France and Germany) and several years touring with the acclaimed culinary circus Outstanding in the Field to nearly all 50 states. Katie is passionate about local and seasonal food and works extensively with the farming community. She looks forward to serving you!
Weaver’s Orchard began with Jacob and Lizzie Weaver growing fruit in Delaware. Their son Daniel purchased the current Berks Co property in 1931. He planted fruit trees, berries and vegetables and marketed the produce by the truckload on street corners in Reading, PA. Soon he started selling at the farm and set Weaver’s Orchard on the path to becoming a community destination.
Today, the Weaver’s welcome people to visit and enjoy pick your own fruit, a farm market, attend parties and events, educational opportunities and family-friendly experiences on the farm. Their vision continues to expand, with hopes of a new market some day that will an expanded garden center, bakery and more events like farm to table dinners.
Lia Menaker is a Philadelphia-based singer songwriter infusing edgy poetry and a theatrical flair into a musical blend of pop, rock, and soul. Her vocals, songwriting, and unique use of live vocal looping have caught the eyes of critics, who have called her an “undiscovered star” with a “soulful, haunting” voice. Menaker has performed at SXSW, has toured in 50+ cities around the country, and performs regularly in the Philadelphia music scene. She plans to release a new EP in 2019.
Hale & True Cider is made by fermenting fresh Pennsylvania apple juice, straight from the orchard. They thoughtfully incorporate ingredients like hops and fruit to create session ciders that are balanced and complex. Hale & True was named Best of Philly: Best Cidery and 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia Magazine. Their taproom located at 613 S. 7th Street serves a lineup of craft hard cider made on-site from Pennsylvania apples, as well as other local ciders, beer, wine and spirits.