Farm Dinner

Farm Dinner

SOLD OUT: Save the date for July 13!

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 just as the farm is coming back to life. On April 27th Chef Meghan McCracken, owner of Nomad Food Truck, will feature a magical spring menu sourced from our network of local farmers and right here on the farm. The evening will feature a four course meal and live music.

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 | In the greenhouse
Doors & appetizers at 6pm | Dinner at 7pm


Menu

Bright Green Spring Garden Salad
micro-greens, pea shoots, tender spinach, asparagus tips, rhubarb ribbons, breakfast radishes, red onion, parsley, mint, nasturtiums with local honey and lemon vinaigrette

Local Chèvre + French Radish Tartines
Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy chevre with microgreens on Lost Bread Co baguette

Lentil Amaranth Fritters
with lemon tahini sauce

Moroccan Chicken • Spring Vegetable Skewers • Lemon Parsley Couscous
with minted goat cheese yogurt sauce

Lavender Pizzelles & Ice Cream
with local Little Baby’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, local honey drizzle, Hawaiian black salt and purple pansies

*Vegetarian and Vegan options available, please let us know any dietary restirctions when you purchase your tickets.


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.


Meghan McCracken is the chef and business woman behind Nomad Food Truck. She is a Pennsylvania native who grew up foraging in the woods and connecting with farmers in rural PA. Meghan has spent the last six years building her following as she host magical pop-up dinners in Barns and Bistros alike, or catering personal events for organizations such as Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture, Provisions Magazine and local farmers markets out of her custom designed food truck. Meghan McCracken is the truest of farm to table pop-up-style chefs delivering one of a kind events that guests feel special to be a part of.


Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy is a 130 acre family owned farm located near Pittsburgh, PA. Use milk from their herd of more than 100 alpine and Nubian dairy goats and cow’s milk from neighboring Le-ara Farms to make a variety of fresh and aged cheeses using traditional techniques for artisan cheese production. Owners Steve & India started with one goat! Soon they became students of cheese and met wonderful, generous cheesemakers across the country. Soon it became clear that had found a calling and they began work on their creamery. By the time the creamery was completed, they had a happy herd of goats and some cheery neighboring cows all delighted to provide what would become the fruits of their labors. Goat Rodeo Cheeses.


Live Music: Silk and Honey is Joanna Osborne (vocals) and AJ DiBiase (guitar, mandolin, vocals).


Philly FoodWorks

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Twilight Markets

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening market! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us. Philadelphia Brewing Company will be here and What’s on the Grill BBQ; chicken, sausages and hot dogs. There will be live music from Marion Halladay of Trickster Sister and Dirty Soap Blues Band (music starts at 6), and while you’re listening to the beat, there’s a whole host of local vendors ready to welcome you!

We’ve got a good group of vendors for October. There will be custom print shirts, totes, buttons, jewelry, paper goods, embroidered hats and more from Morbid Merch, Quick Brown Fox & Lazy Dog, Charmazing Inc., and locals Dave & Mary. There will also be woodworked appliances, glass blown ornaments and terrariums, wall hangings, art, handmade soy candles and all your tea-related needs from Grajales Fabrication, Simply Hecgardo, Canterbury Customs Co, Lady Gray Tea, Vessna Scheff and Valeriya Volkova Art to furnish your kitchen and home. Don’t forget to bring your canine friends when you visit, because there will be treats for you both from Melmos Dog Treats and MADcrumbs Sweet Boutique!

Soil lead testing: The EPA is coming out to do soil lead testing. You can bring a soil sample to have tested on the spot, it just takes a few minutes so you can have a beer while you wait! See instructions on how to get a good sample here. They will use a handheld instrument that analyzes by X-ray fluorescence. The results are generally comparable to laboratory analyses. If participation is unusually high and you cannot wait for results, you can drop off the soil and provide us with a phone number and we will get back to you. Find out more about this testing method here.

One of our long-time vendors, Terra Luna, LLC will be teaching an Herbal Skincare Workshop from 6-8pm, where you will learn to make your own herbal face steam and body oil. Find out more and register here.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Greensgrow West Farm Dinner

Enjoy a night of farm to table fare at Greensgrow West featuring produce grown at Greensgrow Farms in Kensington and our favorite farmer partners. You’ll be served a four course family style meal including a happy hour and dessert. You’ll learn about our partner farms and how Greensgrow supports a network of local farms through our Farm Share, farmstand and Mobile Markets and fun events like our farm dinner.

Have a great night out at our unique urban green space. Meet our Executive Director and find out more about how we grow tasty organic veggies right here in Philadelphia. Neshaminy Creek Brewing are providing a selection of beer. Ann Karlen of Third Wheel Cheese Company will join us with a selection of local cheeses. There will be live music from Silk and Honey and Herb Quick. Sweet treats will be provided by Bright Yellow Creamery and Cake Life Bake Shop. Everyone gets a Greensgrow pint glass to take home!

Menu

First Course: Cheese Plate, Chilled Corn & Basil Soup, Eggplant & Tomato Caponata on Crostini

Second Course: Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad, Green Beans with Preserved Lemon and Herbs

Third Course: Red Wine Braised Beef over Gorgonzola Polenta, Vegan Polenta, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables

Fourth Course: Bright Yellow Creamery Ice Cream, Cake Life Bake Shop cookies

 

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are non refundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

photo © SweetpeaShots Photography

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Twilight Markets

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Craft Vendors • Worm Composting Demo

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening market! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Company and Rowhouse Spirits will be handling your beverage needs, and What’s On The Grill will be manning the food station with hot dogs, grilled wings, kabobs, cheesy potatoes, mixed veggies and more.

This month, there’s something for everyone! Enjoy a unique blend of synthesized vocals and electronic music from Son Step from 6-7pm, and instrumental folk music infused with jazz and classic tones from Red Cedar Duo 7-8pm.

We’ve got a good group of vendors this month. Philadelphia Mead Well will be joining us with their delicious honeyed wines. There will be handmade totes, buttons, jewelry, prints, paper goods, baby/toddler clothes, embroidered hats and more from Charmazing Inc., Rachael Amber Design, and locals Dave & Mary. Earthenware and glass blown ornaments and terrariums will be featured from Who Dog Knits and Micari Arts Philly. Radiant Soaps will have handcrafted bath products for the care of your body, and Elements of Aura has stocked up on metaphysical healing toolkits for the care of your mind. There will also be woodworked appliances, handmade soy candles and all your tea-related needs from Grajales Fabrication, Simply Hecgardo, and Lady Gray Tea to furnish your kitchen and home. Don’t forget to bring your canine friends when you visit, because Melmos Dog Treats has got something for them too!

Worm Composting Demo • 5-7pm

Jenny the Worm Lady will be joining us to demonstrate the basics of worm composting. Learn about turning your kitchen scraps into worm castings, and how to make worm poop tea! This is the best fertilizer you can make at home to keep your gardens and house plants flourishing all year long. She will be bringing along her Can-o-Worms so you can see them in action!

Jenny “The Worm Lady” got her start in 1998 at The Rodale Institute, just outside of Kutztown, PA. Her  work has been published in “Growing Roots.” The Worm Lady’s compost products and services meet the needs of house plant enthusiasts, gardeners, farmers, nurseries, restaurants, green lawn services, community gardens, public parks and more. She will books, castings, tea for sale and will be taking orders for worm composting units.

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Our Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Different music, local food and drink, workshops, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Markets

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors

Bring your friends and family and join us for our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Company and Rowhouse Spirits will be here and Chef Drew will be cooking seasonal treats. Philadelphia Mead Well will be vending their locally made spirits.

This month, there’s something for everyone! Enjoy classic and folk rock vibes with live performances by Brackish 6-6:30pm, Hecate and the West Wind 6:30-7pm, and Todd Fausnacht 7-8pm. While nursing a cold one and bopping your head to some great tunes, pay a visit to our amazing vendors! Quick Brown Fox & Lazy Dog will have type-written paper goods, and Who Dog Knits is returning with their hand-knitted creations! Shop an assortment of vintage punk accessories and clothes from Red Hot Gal’s Boutique  and Colored Vintage! Fine art from Subnormal Child and The Darling Bower. Elements of Aura will be in attendance with metaphysical healing tools, and Honey Bees Bath Bombs is bringing homemade personal care products for your next TLC day!

Plant Swap: Bring your plants, cuttings and newly rooted babies with you to the Twilight Market and find some new plant friends to love! We’ll have plastic pots and soil available to safely transport your new family members back home.

Beekeeping Demo: Our beekeeper, Don Shump will be joining us during the Twilight Market to talk about those little workers that keep our food systems going strong. Stop by his table to learn more and see them in action!

Our Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Different music, local food and drink, activities, music and arts and craft vendors each month. BYO welcome.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Markets

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors

Bring your friends and family and join us for the our festive evening market! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us. Philadelphia Brewing Company and Rowhouse Spirits will be here and Chef Drew will be making seasonal treats. There will be live music from I Think Like Midnight (music starts at 6), and while you’re listening to the beat, there’s a whole host of local vendors ready to welcome you! Stop by Terra Luna Herbals, her supply is grown right here in Kensington! Bask in the smells of fresh-baked artisan breads made from locally sourced grain by Lost Bread Co. Who Dog Knits has an array of knitted creations, and this will also be the perfect opportunity to stock up on regionally sourced yarn from Hope Chest Studio! If you’re feeling in the mood to treat yourself to something nice, you can adorn yourself with unique, hand-painted jewelry from Murderous Jewels, and then stop by Beyond Beauty Bathery for all natural and locally sourced soaps and bath products. There’s even something special for your canine companion with Melmos Dog Treats! It’s going to be quite the night!

We’re having an Herbal Skin Care class with Terra Luna from 6-8. Make your own herbal face steam and body oil. Find out more and register here.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Markets

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors

Join us for our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Company and Rowhouse Spirits will be here and our chef will be cooking seasonal treats. Different music, local food and drink, workshops, music and arts and craft vendors each month. The winners of ORCA’s Bloom Your Block contest will be announced at 6:00pm.

This month, there’s something for everyone! Come out and enjoy the tunes from Sistas Attune and Silk & Honey. See the latest in fashion and jewelry trends from Rachael Amber Design and Bee Vintage Redux.  Explore unique ways to display your plants with Knotted Up Macrame and learn about the ingredients used in all-natural soaps with the Dandy Lyon Soap Co. Marissa Evans Photography specializes in landscape & urban-focused images and will be photos inspired by the City of Brotherly Love. And for those with a sweet-tooth, you can try smores and desserts from Tuck-ins Foods.

The workshop is DIY Natural Skin Care with Barefoot Botanicals, they’re the herb farmers behind our certified organic Medicinal Herb Share!

Our Twilight Markets are on the third Thursday of each month from June through October. Customers are welcome to BYO.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Market & Farm Share Kick-Off Party

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors

Kick off this summer’s Twilight Market series and learn all about the Greensgrow Farm Share! At this first Twilight Market of the year on May 31 from 5-8 PM, bring the kids, meet your neighbors and make new friends while enjoying local food and drink, live music and great shopping with local art and craft vendors.

Food and live music start at 6 PM. We have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Company and Rowhouse Spirits will be here and our chef will be cooking seasonal treats. Brother Martin takes the stage from 6:00-6:45 PM, followed by Bosom Band from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Greensgrow Farm Share members will receive complimentary food and drink tickets. Find out about becoming a member here. We’ll be answering questions about our Farm Share and SNAP Share programs and will have staff on hand to sign you up on the spot! The season starts the following week.

Browse the offerings from vendors such as Lady Gray Tea (tea and related items), Catalyst Accessories (hand-made jewelry), Vellum St Soap Company (high-quality soaps made with food-grade ingredients), Rare Rabbit Productions (hand-made print illustrations of animals and alphabets), and Tuck-ins (inside-out smores on a stick). Future Twilight Markets at Greensgrow Farms happen June through October on the third Thursday of the month and are BYOBW (beer and wine). Each month will feature a different line-up of entertainment, food, drinks, and vendors, with educational workshops and demos to help you eat well and stay healthy.

Sign up to be a vendor or performer here.

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Twilight Markets

Live Music • Local Food & Drink • Workshops • Craft Vendors
Join us for the first of our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Company will be here and Chef Carolynn will be making grilled corn and other summertime treats. We’re having a natural bug balm workshop-more details here. There will be live music from Austin and Augusta and Shima Field. Enjoy beautiful hand made paper crafts from Nicole Donnelly, AKA paperTHINKtank, handmade soaps and other bath & body goodies from Nichole Gherding, Thankful Sage Farm School and Eva Bond prints and graphic arts.

Twilight Markets are the second Thursday of each month through November and are BYOBW (beer and wine). Different music, local food and drink, workshops, music and arts and craft vendors each month.

 

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