Our local food system is something that is extremely important to me. As a mom, buying locally grown produce from the farmers that are working to produce it not only teaches my children about supporting the local economy buy also about where their food comes from and making healthy food choices. When I heard about Heritage Farm, I immediately latched on to a mission that I feel strongly. We need more places like this farm in our towns and country. Read on to read about this mission that I can only imagine would be near and dear to everyone’s heart.
Heritage Farm is a year round organic farm on three acres of transformed land located within the Methodist Home for Children’s campus in Philadelphia. Started in 2011 as a respectful return to MHC’s historic tradition of farming, Heritage Farm provides healthy, fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables for our Families and Children residents and the local community. Through a well-developed education program, Heritage Farm also offers hands on experience in urban farming, career training and life skills development to the families we serve. In addition, our weekly farmer’s stand market makes our affordable fresh produce available for purchase to clients, staff and neighbors. Each season, Heritage farm brings home grown food into the lives of the Children and Families of Methodist Home for Children and provides opportunities to support healthy eating, physical activity, community engagement and a connection to the natural world.
Heritage Farm Presents 1st Annual Heritage Farm Fare:
Local Chefs Celebrate a Farm’s Mission
On September 19th, Heritage Farm Fare will raise funds to help fulfill the farm’s mission: to inspire healthy living and a connection to the natural world through local food production.
In support of the mission of Heritage Farm at The Methodist Home for Children, the 1st Annual Heritage Farm Fare will be held on September 19th from 6-9 p.m. at The Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia, PA.
Established in 2011, Heritage Farm “is dedicated to bringing home grown food into the lives of the Children and Families of The Methodist Home for Children and provides opportunities to support healthy eating, physical activity, community engagement, and a connection to the natural world,” says board member Paul Wolfgang.
On September 19th, Methodist Home for Children’s Heritage Farm will be hosting the first ever Heritage Farm Fare as a celebration of our seasonal bounty and to raise funds to support the ongoing operation and mission of the farm. Guests will enjoy stunning city views from the Belmont Mansion lawn while sampling delicious bites made from local ingredients, prepared by a host of well-known Philadelphia area chefs. Local libations will complement the chefs’ inventive cuisines and make for the perfect fall celebration of local foods!
Sponsoring and participating restaurants include: The Farm and Fisherman, Russett, Supper, Nectar, Fork, Di Bruno Brothers, and many more! A wonderful musical background to the evening’s events will be provided by Doc Gibbs, former band leader on the Emeril Lagasse show.
Tickets for this event can be purchased by visiting Heritage Farm’s website: http://www.heritagefarmphiladelphia.org/events. Keep up to date with event details by following Heritage Farm on Twitter (@HeritageFarmPA) and Facebook (facebook.com/HeritageFarmFare).
Please direct questions or feedback to Jennifer Brodsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you will be around on September 19th, why not come out and taste the deliciousness of local cuisine prepared by top notch chefs while enjoying the company and the view…
Photos in this post can be credited to Nina Lea Photography.
Lauryn is the mom of three vivacious children and wife to one extremely vivacious husband! Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. She spends her days in awe of her family and trying to teach her three to treat others as they would want to be treated. Lauryn can be found blogging at The Vintage Mom, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.