We really need your support!! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year along with our partner Farm to City that unites communities and farmers through farmer's markets and CSA's.
A Slow Food Philadelphia/Farm to City collaborative fundraiser
When: Saturday, July 21st, 6-9pm
Where: Under the cover of the Shambles, Head House Square, Society Hill, 2nd & Lombard Streets
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (cash only)
We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance!
We are using our share of the proceeds of our annual Good Food, Good Beer and the Rest is History event this year to assist in sending two delegates to the Slow Food International Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto event being held in October in Torino, Italy. Alexa Zerkow, who recently organized a School Chapter at Temple University and Hillary Bor, owner of Pumpkin Restaurant and Market will proudly represent our chapter.
This year we decided to enlist food trucks to provide an interesting collection of food choices (including vegan) and four beer sponsors; Earth, Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Stoudt's, and Victory. Our truck selection includes Chez Yasmine, Vernalicious, Foo Truck, Zea May's, and Sweet Box. We will also feature food demos from Andrew Gerson of Strada Pasta, Andrea Rossi of C19, Di Bruno Brothers, and Pasta Maker Roberta Adamo. We are also assembling some local food businesses who will be sampling at the event including Made in the Shade Lemonade.
Our joint team of organizers has tried to assemble a line up to keep you busy tasting and experiencing local culinary talent all for a great cause. We urge you to purchase your tickets today!
In spite of the heat, this is proving to be a very good growing season with a bountiful harvest and great flavors. Local beekeepers are bottling their unbelievable spring wildflower honey and with the early spring, summer crops are already coming in. My tomatoes so far this year are some of the best I have ever tasted. Slow Food's foundation has little to do with being the anti fast food, but more importantly honoring the food production culture that is the fabric of a region and the support of those who choose to carry on these honorable trades of fishing, farming, and raising livestock. Every time we sit and celebrate at the table we should take a moment to think of the labor of love that is part of the process. We are blessed with great agricultural and fishing resources in our region and we at Slow Food salute you.
Grid Magazine has recently published their annual Fair Food Local Food Guide which is a great resource. We recommend that you pick up a copy and keep it around for reference throughout the year.
We hope to see you at our event on the 21st where we can sit and share good food and good beer together.