Farm Dinner

Hosted by Greensgrow & Philly Foodworks

A benefit for our SNAP Share Program, making a healthy local farm share accessible to everyone.

The last of our Farm Dinner benefit series of 2019 in partnership with Philly Foodworks. Join us for an evening to celebrate the local food system during the amazing Pennsylvania harvest season. On October 19th, we are honored to be joined by Chef Ari Miller, owner of the much acclaimed restaurant Musi, featuring a farm-to-table menu inspired by local produce, and coal fire cooking accompanied by Farm at Doe Run cheeses.

Miller was named best chef in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2019.” Since opening in February, Musi has been included on Eater’s “16 Best New Restaurants in America,” Philadelphia Magazine’s “50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia,” and on Eater Philly’s “The 38 Essential Philadelphia Restaurants.”

Chef Ari Miller, Farm at Doe Run cheese maker Sam Kennedy, and brewer Matt McDermott will speak about their process and the importance of local food. Dinner will be accompanied by live music from guitarist James Melton. After Midnight Brewing Company will share samples of their experimental beers throughout the night.

Support accessible local food and meet people in your community that believe that nurtured landscapes and good food connects us all.

Greensgrow Farms | 2501 E. Cumberland Street
Doors & appetizers at 6pm | Dinner at 7pm



MENU
Grilled endive salad with fennel, pear, pumpkin seeds
Lettuce soup
The Farm at Doe Run cheesy polenta, smoked in a pumpkin
Mushrooms & collards
Blueberry glazed brisket & coal roasted roots
Chestnut blondies with choke cherries

Ari Miller’s culinary roots began during a decade spent living in Tel Aviv following a year as food writer for The Jerusalem Post. He transitioned into the professional kitchen by way of a tiny, deli connected to The Basta and moved to the kitchen at The Minzar, Tel Aviv’s legendary 24-hour bar. Back in Philadelphia, Ari worked for chefs Michael Solomonov and Eli Kulp, before starting the private dining service, Food Underground.

Musi is named for Ari’s legendary fishmonger in Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market. Serving “relationship cuisine,” the food at Musi is an expression of the relationships a chef has with their farmers, mongers, butchers, and foragers.


The Farm at Doe Run is based on the philosophy of simple sustainable farming and takes great pride in products that reflect the bounty of the seasons. The award winning creamery team is lead by two talented cheesemakers, Samuel Kennedy and Matthew Hettlinger. The Creamery is committed to creating high quality, pasture raised, farmstead cheeses.


James Melton is a Philadelphia-based guitarist, performer and educator. His performances contain a tasteful mix of jazz, pop and contemporary improvisational music.


After Midnight Brewing Co. crafts magical renditions of old-world styles using local ingredients and wild foraged yeasts, brewing with hop-forward experimental ales and lagers.


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.


Philly FoodWorks

 

 


PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of event are nonrefundable or transferable. Refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the event start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee per ticket.

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Farm Dinner at Greensgrow West

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

MENU

Cocktail Hour
Crudite with Country Pate, Pickles & Bread
Gazpacho Shooter with Stonefruit

First Course

Green Salad | Creamy Herb Dressing & Blistered Stone Fruit
Marinated Tomato & Cucumber Panzanella

Second Course

West Philly Mixed Grill: Roasted Peppers, Zucchini & Fennel
Grilled Sausages, Brisket & Pulled Pork with Chimichurri
Warm Rye Berries with Wild Mushrooms, Farm Herbs, Parmesan & Lemon

Third Course

Panna Cotta with Shiso & Peaches

Fourth Course
Katie’s After Dinner Cheese Board
Local Chocolates
Stonefruit Pate


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.


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PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of event are nonrefundable or transferable. Refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the event start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee per ticket.

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Community Garden Days Discount

Calling all Community Gardeners! Get 10% off at Greensgrow!*

This is the time of year when we celebrate some of our favorite folks –YOU! The intrepid dirt diggers who go to great lengths to make their neighborhood shine, gardeners who toil in our city’s jam-packed plots despite the challenges. Enjoy 10% off of purchases for your community garden at Greensgrow Farms and Greensgrow West!

*Register your garden below in the form below.

Your garden must be registered to receive the discount at the time of purchase. Discount applies to nursery items only–produce and other food items are not included.

Community Garden Registration

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Community Garden Days Discount

Calling all Community Gardeners! Get 10% off at Greensgrow!*

This is the time of year when we celebrate some of our favorite folks –YOU! The intrepid dirt diggers who go to great lengths to make their neighborhood shine, gardeners who toil in our city’s jam-packed plots despite the challenges. Enjoy 10% off of purchases for your community garden at Greensgrow Farms and Greensgrow West!

*Register your garden below in the form below.

Your garden must be registered to receive the discount at the time of purchase. Discount applies to nursery items only–produce and other food items are not included.

Community Garden Registration

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Greensgrow West Farm Dinner

Greensgrow West Farm Dinner

Enjoy a night of farm to table fare at Greensgrow West featuring produce grown at Greensgrow Farms in Kensington. You’ll be served a four course, family style meal, with beer provided by our neighbors at Dock Street Brewery. Meet our farmer and find out more about how we grow tasty organic veggies right here in Philadelphia. You’ll learn about our partner farms and how Greensgrow supports a network of local farms through fun events like our farm dinner, the CSA, farmstand and Mobile Markets.

There will be live music throughout the event from Qiana & Casselli (pictured). Everyone gets a Greensgrow pint glass to take home!

First Course
Local Cheeses from Calkins Creamery and Valley Milkhouse with Metropolitan Bakery Baguette & Spelt loaves.
Cornmeal fried green tomatoes with habanero citrus cream
Assorted tartines

Second Course
Greensgrow Farms salad, roasted local corn and patty pan salad with creamy dressing
Warm potato salad with dill champagne dressing
Greensgrow Farms deviled eggs
Heirloom tomatoes with sea salt, onion, basil vinaigrette

Third Course
Eggplant Gratin with tomato, peppers, preserved lemons and coriander
Picadillo stewed beef (Primal Supply Meats)
Amish Butter Baked red and white potatoes with melted leeks, sea salt and black pepper
Garlic Fried Napa cabbage with fried hot peppers
Spaghetti Squash with heirloom tomato, sweet pepper sauce, olive oil and locatelli cheese

Dessert
Creme Brulee
Fresh fruit crostatas with whipped cream
Honey from the Hood Cake with lemon curd
Vegan, Gluten free desserts from Faked by Cara

Drinks
Sour Cherry Shrub, Watermelon Water
Dock Street Brewery Beer selection

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of events are nonrefundable or transferable. Refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

Quian & Casselli

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Greensgrow Farm Dinner with Balboa Catering

Join us for a seasonal, 4 course dinner on the farm with Balboa Catering, a premier Philadelphia caterer. Chef Alex Garfinkel hosts a series of  pop-up dinners at his beautiful dining room in Kensington and at regional farms. Balboa catering was created after Chef Alex was hired to cater the latest Rocky film.

Chef Alex has received accolades from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mainline Today, and Philadelphia Eater. Garfinkel has worked in some of Philly’s best kitchens: Le Bec-Fin, Lacroix, Morimoto, Amada, Mugaritz in Spain.

Balboa Catering is committed to healthy, local, sustainable food. Chef Alex works with the best farmers and producers in the region to get top quality food for his supper club dinners, many of whom also provide produce for our CSA. On August 10th, Alex will be highlighting these top local farmers with a prix fixe dinner menu designed with foodies in mind.

BYOB, one drink pairing is included.

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