Chester County is home to many festivals and events throughout the year that highlight all the industry has to offer. During these uncertain times, most of these events are postponed until we can all gather safely. This is a small sample of what we can look forward to enjoying again in years to come.
If you are an organizer for an event that celebrates Chester County farming and would like to be included in this list, contact Ann Lane.
Ag Council board meetings, which are open to the public, are held at 9:30 AM on the following dates via Zoom:
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Farm and Table Tales is a free series for local residents and gives you the opportunity to hear from Chester County farmers on a variety of topics. Each session will also provide time for Q&A so get your questions ready!
February 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration required: https://ccls.libcal.com/event/7510270
Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore, Pa? Join Park Ranger John Conlow and Chester County Food Bank Director of Agriculture (and farmer) Bill Shick as they share stories and hidden gems gleaned from their years working at this beloved county park.
Within Springton's 300 acres of woodlands and fenced fields, visitors can experience a real working farm, a multitude of wild and domesticated animals, multi-use trails, extensive agricultural history and even a small catch-and-release fishing pond. Initially part of a William Penn Manor, the property has been in agricultural use since the early 1700's. Continuing this proud agricultural tradition, the park is currently home to a thriving Food Bank farming initiative which has provided thousands of pounds of fresh produce for eligible residents.
There's always something going on at Springton Manor Farm — even in the hours when visitors are nowhere to be found!
Michael Vorauer and Jason Kirkpatrick from Stargazers Vineyard and Winery in Coatesville and Don Gable from Conebella Farm in Elverson teamed up to present delicious ways to enjoy local wine and cheese over the holidays. They also shared their personal stories on how their farms came to be and why it's important to celebrate the flavors of Chester County agriculture every chance we get.
Anthony Vietri of Va La Vineyards in Avondale and Chris Alonzo of Pietro Industries in Kennett Square share the fascinating origin stories of two mushroom growing families and how the mushroom industry got started in southern Chester County. In addition, learn how the mushroom industry is still Chester County's top commodity which contributes almost one billion dollars annually to the local economy.