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Sustainable Saturdays: July 16

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July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01

University City District (UCD), presents “Sustainable Saturdays: The West Philadelphia Local Food Series,” featuring special tours, urban farming activities, how-to workshops, and more opportunities to celebrate local and sustainable food practices. Events will be on the following Saturdays: July 16, August 20 and September 17.

On July 16, UCD celebrates the journey from farm-to-table with the following:

10 a.m.—Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Plants; Woodlands Community Garden, 4000 Woodlands Ave. (in the Cemetery); learn how to identify them yourself on this guided tour.

11 a.m.—Urban Bee Keeping and West Philadelphia Honey Tasting; Woodlands Community Garden; look inside a beehive and the process of making honey in the heart of the city.

Noon—Snack Time: Making Healthy Snacks with Local Ingredients; Penn’s 1920 Dining Commons (on Locust Walk west side of 38th St.); learn how to make fruit leather, granola bars, naturally fermented soda, kale chips, and other food snacks. 

2 p.m.—Zip Code Honey, Local Cheese + PA Brews; Biba Wine Bar, 3131 Walnut St.; taste honey from 19143, 19129 and 19147; includes a guide through a local cheese and beer tour (3 each). $20.

4 p.m.—From Farm to Table: Tasting Local, Grass-fed Beef; MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room, 3711 Market St.; includes free samples of beef provided by Philadelphia CowShare and $3 local beers.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.—Clark Park Farmers’ Market; fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, baked goods and local, nutritious food.  
Capogiro Sustainable Saturdays Flavor!  Capogiro, 3925 Walnut St. Blueberry Thyme Gelato featuring ingredients from Walnut Hill Community Farm.

All events are free unless noted. The next event will take place August 20 with the theme “From Seed to Compost” and then “Preserving the Harvest” will be on Saturday, September 17.

For details visit www.universitycity.org

Almanac - July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01