|Come Support Your Local Farms at The World's Greatest Farmer Showdown|
A unique, family-friendly event to celebrate our local farmers.
Join us on Sunday, November 4, for the second annual World's Greatest Farmer Showdown from 12 to 4 p.m. Set on the beautiful, 120-acre Longview Center for Agriculture at 3215 Stump Hall Road, the Showdown is a celebration of the folks who work so hard to bring us the local bounty of the season. Think lumberjack festival-meets-farmer's market!
Watch local farm teams vie for a $500 gift certificate to Johnny's Select Seed and compete in contests such as the Pumpkin Shot Put, Wheel Barrow Obstacle Course, and farmer led harvesting competition!
The day will begin with a Farm-K at 8:30 a.m. which is a fun walk for families & kids of all ages and a great way to enjoy a morning on the farm. The walking course will wind through the apple and peach orchards, take you past the greenhouses, through the secret trail in the woods, along the blueberry and fall production fields and back to the Longview Market where you will find fruit and muffins. All participants are asked to raise funds for their walk to support Greener Partners' education programs. Click here for more details. Sign up for the 10 a.m. Tiny Test Kitchen after the Farm-K!
Pictures from last year here
The showdown will begin at 12 p.m. after the farm teams enjoy a hearty breakfastsponsored by Whole Foods. Patrons are encouraged to get here early and enjoy the all day festivities which include an amateur chili cook-off, live music by The Wiskeyhickon Boys and specialty craft beer and locally inspired food from Victory Brewing Company.
The day will be filled with great farm based activities for adults and children alike, including kids showdown games, Lost Arts workshops and a book signing and presentation by author and expert canner, Marisa MaClellan of Food in Jars. Alpacas join in the fun thanks to our friends at Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm.
The year round Longview Farm Market will be grilling up tasty local beef burgers, hotdogs and local-made veggies burgers and will also be offering farm fresh prepared items inside the market. So come out and enjoy the day and support over 20 local vendors selling crafts, prepared foods and community awareness groups.
Entrance fee is $5 per car load, all proceeds will go towards
Greener Partners' mission.
"Southeastern PA has become a hot spot for fresh produce and family farms. One local organization, Greener Partners, is responsible for the new yield of farms that have popped up over the past few years."
- Leslie Weinberg, Phoenixville Dish
"This is just a way to celebrate farmers who have worked so hard"
- Philadelphia Inquirer
Greener Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through sustainable farming and farm-based education. Our highest aim is to inspire individuals and families in the greater Philadelphia area to connect with farmers, the environment and each other. By linking our natural and social ecosystems, we seek to improve the health of our neighborhoods, our bodies and the earth, all while making tasty, locally grown food accessible to all.
The Longview Market provides the region's best selection of humanely raised meats, locally made cheeses and farm products.
Press kits will be provided at the event.
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Event sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available for local businesses and individuals. Contact Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Greener Partners is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sunday, Nov 4, 2012
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