Monday, May 11, 2009

Check Out the New Heading and Farm to Philly

We here at the Philly Food Feed are big time now. Thanks to a dear friend of mine in the Eagles Message Board community we look a bit more pro. Now the hard part is keeping up with decent content. It would help if I had some comments to answer...

Yesterday, for Mother's Day, I made my beautiful wife Sarah some burgers made with pastured ground beef purchased at Clark Park from the people at Keystone Farm from Rome, Pennsylvania.

I really want to talk about the end all, greatest locavore site I have ever seen. Farm to Philly well tell you anything (ANYTHING) you would ever dream of knowing about the locally grown community including Philly, the burbs, and Southeastern Jersey. If you are looking for orchards, CSA's, Farmer's Markets - this is where to go.

Turns out they are hosting a locally grown food challenge. From their site:

We’re pleased to announce that for the second year, Farm to Philly will host the One Local Summer challenge (June 1, 2009 through August 30, 2009)! The registration period is open now - the last day to register will be May 30, 2009. The rules are simple: cook up one meal each week during the challenge using locally grown ingredients (exceptions: oil, salt and pepper, and spices). Post about your meal on the blog, or email it to your regional coordinator - we’ll detail your meal here every Tuesday!

Yours truly will be participating. I will link it here so those interested can look into it. I'll keep you posted.


  1. benny, i'm fatter for the content here and flattered by the compliment .

  2. It is my goal to turn you into a huge meatball of a man.

  3. The new blog is looking great. I would love to see something along the lines of people who pay a fee and volunteer their time in local organic farms. It is my understanding that once a week you can go and harvest what is in season. It's almost like you are buying a piece of the farm. See what you find :)

  4. What you are talking about sounds like a Co-op. In a co-op you essentially own part of the store and there is a certain amount of work that you have to do in that store as part of an ownership requirement. Either that or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) which is where you buy a share/partial share in the harvest for a set amount of time (ex. June - October) and weekly you receive what has been harvested at a particular pick-up point. In the coming days I'm going to post the various ways you can bring locally grown food to your table. Here is an exact definition from -

    Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.


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