Close Subscribe

Get the Weekly Recap!!

Get recaps, exclusive offers, stories and discounts. We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time, we promise.

Win a Seat at a Farm-to-Table Dinner at Bartram’s Garden!
Events

Win a Seat at a Farm-to-Table Dinner at Bartram’s Garden!

Bartram Garden houseWant to tour Bartram’s Garden and have a FREE farm-to-table dinner?

Chevrolet is hosting a farm-to-table dinner at the Coach House at Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philly on November 14th and wants you to attend!

Bartram’s Garden is a national historic landmark and garden, founded in 1728. Located in Southwest Philly, you can explore the historic buildings, check out the foliage and trail. Take a peak of the Philly skyline while you’re there, too!

To enter, make sure you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and simply answer in the comments below, about your favorite farm-to-table dining experience – Whether at your favorite Philly restaurant or in your travels! (Hey, that may even be a home cooked meal for you with your CSA or backyard garden!) Make sure you say IN your comment where you follow us on social media, too!

Winner will be picked on Thursday, November 7th so make sure to add in your comment below!

 

Photo: Wikipedia

Become a Supporter!

If you love what we do you can support our mission with a one-time or monthly contribution.
array(3) {
  [0]=>
  object(WP_Term)#7002 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(120)
    ["name"]=>
    string(9) "Chevrolet"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(9) "chevrolet"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(120)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(2)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [1]=>
  object(WP_Term)#6817 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(3205)
    ["name"]=>
    string(6) "Events"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(13) "philly-events"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(266)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(83)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
  [2]=>
  object(WP_Term)#6828 (10) {
    ["term_id"]=>
    int(1675)
    ["name"]=>
    string(13) "farm to table"
    ["slug"]=>
    string(13) "farm-to-table"
    ["term_group"]=>
    int(0)
    ["term_taxonomy_id"]=>
    int(1685)
    ["taxonomy"]=>
    string(8) "post_tag"
    ["description"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["parent"]=>
    int(0)
    ["count"]=>
    int(9)
    ["filter"]=>
    string(3) "raw"
  }
}
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

19 thoughts on “Win a Seat at a Farm-to-Table Dinner at Bartram’s Garden!

  1. Hey Guys! I’m a FB and Twitter follower! My most recent farm-to-table experience was simply picking apples that grow wild on my Dad’s property. For the week we ate pancakes with stewed apples, apple pie and of course – fresh, crunchy apples. (We froze a ton for future pies and baking explosions!) There is something so real and grounding about picking fruit – and this wasn’t even “farmed.” This was just “found.”

  2. My favorite farm to table dinner was a corn and tomato salad served with freshly caught crabs down at the jersey shore. For dessert we made a blueberry, goat cheese, and basil pie. It was one of the last nights of summer and we were just all savoring the flavors we knew we would miss over the cold months. Growing up down at the shore I was spoiled with Jersey corn, tomatoes, and the worlds best blueberries. All of the main ingredients came from within 5 miles of my childhood home, grown with love and couldn’t have been better.

  3. My favorite farm to table dinner is the one I create through my neighborhood’s farmers market: the N3RD St. Farmers Market in Old City. I love the farmers, makers, and producers I meet once a week and to know the food I will prepare and share with loved ones was made, grown, and produce with love! Buying local has also made me creative and cautious of the seasons changes and thus I put together seasonal and healthier recipes! Also, it pushes me to visit and to learn about the other markets and the farms that surround the tri state area! I have even made plans to visit these farms because these farms are part of my community and are guests to my meals every night!

  4. My fave, was one done long ago at Honey’s. I went alone and sat next to my bff’s niece-in-law…didn’t take us long to realize the connection. Awesome living in such a small town big city!

  5. My fav farm-to-table was in Vermont: veggies from our garden there, or veggies from our neighbor’s farm. Cooked up in our 1856 farmhouse and enjoyed on our front porch, overlooking the First Branch of the White River.

  6. I’m a Twitter follower (@katoukate) and my best experience has been with my own garden. This year, we raised a great crop of basil and peppers, so there we had many stir fries and stuffed pepper dinners.

  7. Keeping it simple; Bartrams Garden Honey in an autumn hot-toddy. Farm-to-table-to-happiness. Facebook Like.

  8. I am a follower on both FB & Twitter. My favorite farm-to-table experiences have been in my own kitchen – experimenting with fresh vegetables from the Lancaster Farms CSA in sandwiches, pastas, stir-fries, pizzas, and more. I always bring a smile to the table with the flavor!

  9. I am a facebook follower. We enjoyed farm-to-table dinging at Wyebrook Farms in CHester COunty. Good food!

  10. Hello! I follow you on Facebook and am very excited to have found out about this event!

    I like the farm-to-table moment but have always been kind of a vine-to-mouth kind of girl. When I was young, our neighbor had a locally award-winning garden replete with flowers and vegetables. Even as a toddler, I would wander over there and find my way to his vegetable patch. My mother would find me there with tomato juice smeared all over my face, leftover cucumber bits clutched into my little fist.

    I am half Dominican and have had the distinct pleasure of spending most of my summers there. This has involved many trips to the mountains with my father, uncles, and cousins. There I would collect berries and fruits for our breakfast table each morning. Old habits die hard, though, as many found their way immediately into my mouth. We always fill up the car and bring everything we can back to the big city. That way we can enjoy fresh veggies and sugar cane for the days after.

    All of our large family meals involve fresh produce that is cultivated on our land. These have been some of my favorite, and happiest, eating experiences. Although the food that we prepare together is very simple and “country-style” it has a freshness and lightness that I have yet to find elsewhere, except under similar circumstances on a friend’s family’s vacation in Turkey.

    I love Bartram’s Gardens for the eclectic details of the main house, and the role it played in historic botanical study. I am very glad to see the broad programming at the site, and think that this will be a lovely addition!

  11. My favorite farm-to-table experience was when my mom used to plant a garden in our backyard. She would bring the home grown corn and tomatoes to our grandmother’s home in Ocean City, NJ and all summer we’d have fresh, juicy tomatoes that only needed some salt and pepper to satisfy and yummy grilled sweet corn that I would think about all winter. Facebook.

  12. My favorite yard-to-table experience is visiting my sister and brother-in-law who live in Roxborough- the best tomatoes and assorted veggies in town. The have a Monday Pasta night tradition that never disappoints- they share their veggies with friends and neighbors!

  13. My favorite farm-to-table experience is my mom’s cooking. My mom has a large garden outside of her townhouse and makes delicious food for us throughout the year. Sometimes she will send me back to Philly with jars of homemade pesto or sauce. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Also – I follow you on twitter and FB.

  14. Hey there guys and gals! During the week I am an architectural + exhibit designer in the city with a small garden in front of my home in Powelton Village and a “weekend garden” in Lancaster. While many of the dishes I make originate in these plots… my favorite farm-to-table experience happened on a recent research trip I made to Tibet/Nepal.

    In the early morning hours near the Kali Gandaki river, filmographer Tom Quigley, activist Tashi Bista, and I began our trek from Lo Manthang to the remote village of Sam Dzong. Parched and starving, we arrived to find the entire populace harvesting and threshing an assortment of grains–wheat, barley, and buckwheat. The elders agreed we would stay with a darling family that had volunteered to accommodate us for the night… and our hostess, excited at the chance to entertain foreign guests, ran to the stove and set about making the traditional rice and lentil dish known as Dal Bhat. Her daughter rushed outside to the garden plot and returned with large piles of greens and potatoes that they would steam as side dishes and serve along-side hot glasses of seabuck-thorn juice and local Tibetan Chhaang.

    Food always tastes best after a long hike… but there was a unique sweetness to everything grown in this harsh terrain. It had never been touched by a pesticide or fertilizer. Rather, diligent coddling from the family encouraged plants to grow and the vigilant eyes of local chickens kept the crop clear of pests.

    Many of these observations have inspired new ways to manage my garden here in Philadelphia, and I look forward to continue bringing food straight from the soil to my personal table. Simply the best!

    P.S. I’m a facebook follower.

  15. So excited at the possibility of being invited to this event! I am an avid Facebook follower.
    Our favorite farm-to-table experiences have been in our interactions & membership in the Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA program. My family has learned more about local agriculture & organic gardening than I ever expected to learn when we first signed up. We have attended several outstanding pot lucks & other dinner events at participating farms and even managed to start our own organic pepper & tomato garden this year within the confines of our West Philly rowhouse property! The most memorable experience so far? Making delicious veggie chili from exclusively home-grown ingredients & herbs. So exciting for us!

  16. I’m a loyal twitter follower and just don’t really follow anyone on FB because I think it gets too chaotic to keep up. My favorite farm-to-table experience was consistently at a place called Betty’s in the Grey’s Ferry neighborhood. Betty’s is all about sourcing locally and I used to pick up my CSA there + get fresh milk and eggs. The menu was done once monthly and you could gather friends for a intimate locally sourced family style dinner with an array of mismatched chairs and flatware. What elevated the experience was that although the meal was BYO they did also pair each course with a locally sourced beer and explain why they chose that beer and how it connected to each component of the meal. It was truly a hidden gem and I am sad to have seen it go.

  17. Follow you guys on Twitter (always great reads!) and best farm to table meal was when I was living in Dublin, Ireland and was invited to the most lovely farm fresh meal provided by distant family we were going to visit. During the day we toured the farm and were able to see up close where all of our food was coming from. It was such an opportunity for me to step back and really connect with food again.

  18. I had MANY lovely farm-to-table meals in Boulder CO and Charlotte NC. Locally I love Harvest in Glen Mills, and of course cooking with my kids with our farmer’s market finds! We try to make at least one meal a week totally local.

  19. Hello! I would have to say my favorite farm to table meals were the lunches we had on the work site while completing a Habitat for Humanity build in Vietnam in July 2012. The family we were building for, along with some of their neighborsof would cook amazing lunches for our team using rice, vegetables, tofu, and meat all grown in their community, and they were particularly gracious enough to make vegetarian options for myself. Anything we did not eat was shared with other neighbors and ther children. The best day was toward the end of the build when the woman we were building a house for brought us freshly made rice and red bean cakes steamed in banana leaves – they were amazing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Green Philly

Featured
In These
Great Spots: