Grow Strong: 8th Annual Benefit Party
Support nine years of community- based agriculture and environmental education at our 8th Annual Benefit Party!
The night will feature music from local musicians including bluegrass band, Man About a Horse, Silverton, an uncompromisingly positive folk-rock band with a lot of heart based in West Philadelphia, hip hop duo City Love, Acton Bell, and Zach Stock.
Refreshments will be crafted by Drew Gold, a local urban farmer, and feature produce from Mill Creek Farm, Teens4Good, and the Center for Environmental Transformation.
The silent auction features items from the following local businesses; Fairmount Bicycles, Metropolitan Bakery, West Philly Tool Library, Philadelphia Orchard Project, AORTA Collective, Honest Tom’s Taco Shop, Standard Tap, Franklin Fountain, Wakeup Yoga, Philly Fringe, many local artists and businesses.
Proceeds will benefit Mill Creek Farm's work in 2015 and beyond. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Celebrate with us at the Mill Creek Farm Festival and Block Party!
WHEN: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 ~ 11am- 2 pm
WHERE: Mill Creek Farm and Brown Street between 49th and 50th. Parking is available on 49th and 50th Street. Brown will be blocked off for the Festival
WHAT: This is a free event with DJ John Morrison playing music, costume parade, cider pressing, kids games and activities, farmer's market, pie bake- off and chili cook- off, farm tours and more!
11 am: Farmer's Market opens
11:30 am: Costume Parade down Brown Street
12 pm: Cider Pressing demo
1 pm: Capoeira Presentation
2 pm: Pie Bake- Off and Chili Cook- off winners announced. Raffle winners announced
Why:To celebrate the end of our 9th farm season with friends, neighbors, family and hardworking volunteers and staff. To learn more about Mill Creek Farm. To promote healthy food and activity in a fun, family- friendly environment.
Community- Led Nutrition, Cooking and Holistic Health Workshops
This fall when you stop by our market, you can also participate in a hands- on workshop led by members of the community covering topics from cooking and nutrition to healing herbs and traditional herbal medicines. Workshops begin at 12 pm and will last one to two hours. All workshops are free!
- Saturday, September 6th, Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking with Atiya Ola
- Saturday, September 13th, Soulgourganic, Soul+ Gourmet+ Organic Cooking with Anwar Rasheed
- Saturday, September 20th, Healing Herbal Salves with Lorelle Becton
- Saturday, September 27th, Food Preservation with Drew Gold
- Saturday, October 18th, Herbal Medicine and Herb Walk with Geraldine Lavin
Greensgrow Mobile Market will sell dry goods and produce alongside our market stand each Saturday in September, 11 am- 2 pm at the farm.
New Sensory Garden
Visit Mill Creek Farm's new sensory garden! Stop by and learn about the medicinal and culinary herbs growing in our raised beds and perennial gardens. This garden was built with the generous support of the Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America.
Market Season is in Full Swing
Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables every Saturday from 11 am- 2 pm at our on- site market and Wednesdays from 1 pm- 5 pm at 52nd and Haverford Avenue. Each week's market features fruits picked from our fruit tree orchard and vegetables harvested that morning from our fields. Saturday's are a great time to visit the farm, volunteer during the harvest or join us for a workday and potluck from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. Read more about our produce and farming practices here!