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Philly Farm and Food Fest! (& fibers!)

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TODAY'S UPDATE: This meetup is going to be more social than education, I think. Not very many fiber farmers signed up. The best thing to do is grab a table near the VERY CUTE ALPACAS and make yourself comfortable. I will be at the Wild Foodies of Philly table (#98), and will be handing out Philly Knits cards there.

I'll also be speaking about wild plants and their uses at 3:35 pm.

Suggested times to meet & knit/crochet: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm.

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Hi all – I’m very excited to announce Philly Knits participation in the Philly Farm and Food Fest > http://phillyfarmfest.org ! It will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, https://www.paconvention.com (https://www.paconvention.com/), on Saturday, April 8 from 10 am to 4 pm.

This year the Fest will include more local Fiber Farms (think yarn)! I am working with the organizers and providing them contact information that I have gathered over time as the organizer for Philly Knits. If you know of any local farms or businesses that raise or use local fiber, please send their contact information to me.

I’ll be posting more information on this event later, but at the very least Philly Knits will have a table and provide free lessons and demonstrations of knitting and crochet, but hopefully we’ll have weavers & spinners there as well. If you want to volunteer, please email me at [masked] and include your name, cell number, and times. It should be fun!

Purchase tickets at: https://phillyfarmfest.ticketleap.com/2017-philly-farm--food-fest/dates/Apr-08-2017_at_1000AM They have an "early bird" discount until February 28th, so take advantage.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Lynn
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Here is more information > http://phillyfarmfest.org/philly-farm-food-fest/

HISTORY OF THE PHILLY FARM & FOOD FEST

The Philly Farm & Food Fest has grown each year since its inception in 2011; today, it is one of the country’s biggest and best single-day food festivals and a perfect way to kick off the spring harvest season and commit to a full year of healthful, sustainable eating. The Fest is an annual event in it’s 7th year, and focuses on local farmers, artisans and regional experts in the agricultural and processing fields.

Fest is a collaborative project of:

Fair Foodwas founded in 2000 with the mission of building and sustaining a humane local food economy in Philadelphia. Working cooperatively with area farmers, the group drives demand and desire for sustainably raised, locally produced foods across hospitality, institutional and educational sectors in the greater Philadelphia area and puts restaurants, bars and other sellers in contact with the farmers who supply their product, often acting as a helpful third party to facilitate mutually beneficial transactions. Fair Food is dedicated to bringing locally grown food to the marketplace and to promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system.

At Kitchen Table Consultants (http://www.kitchentableconsultants.com/) our goal is simple – to help passionate farmers and food artisans build lasting, profitable, locally-focused businesses. We accomplish this by working alongside our clients. No stuffy business plans that get thrown on the shelf, never to be looked at again. We have real-world experience and bring that to our work every day. We have walked a mile in your shoes and understand first-hand the challenges facing small businesses. We are results oriented, and our work is about actionable steps to make your business stronger and more profitable.

KTC is a collective of entrepreneurs passionate about local food systems and small businesses. We know firsthand what it is like to be kept up a night trying to solve a problem, save a business, stay afloat. We are guided by the core principle of adding more value to our client’s organization than we cost, it’s that simple. This is what drives us. The KTC team is dedicated to our clients, we take our work very seriously, and know that people place their trust in us and see our work as an investment in their future. That’s what keeps us up at night. But we also don’t take ourselves too seriously, and a part of the joy we take in our work is the relationships we build with clients around their kitchen table, and the well-deserved laughter and camaraderie we share after a hard day’s work.