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Farm and Table Tales Webinar Series

Farm and Table Tales is a monthly 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! These webinars will take place 6:30pm-7:15pm the third Tuesday of every month.

Upcoming Webinars

November 17, 2020 — A Very Chester County Christmas


Register here for our free program.

Meet 4th generation Christmas tree grower Gary Westlake of Westlake Tree Farms and Jessica Whitehead, senior horticulturalist from Longwood Gardens. Gary and Jessica are teaming up to help you create a truly wonderful Chester County holiday season in this free program brought to you by the Chester County Ag Task Force and Chester County Libraries.

Gary Westlake will describe what it was like growing up on his family's 160-acre tree farm in Pottstown and why buying local trees makes a difference. He'll discuss how to select the perfect tree and how to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

Jessica Whitehead will be highlighting top decorating tips to help you recreate a little Longwood Gardens magic in your own home. She'll share behind-the-scenes secrets on how the Longwood pros create their stunning wreaths and statement trees, and suggest materials you'll need to create your personal masterpieces.

This event is part of the Chester County Ag Task Force's Farm & Table Tales ongoing series promoting local agriculture.

This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative with the Chester County Library System.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Register here for our free program.

December 15, 2020 — Cheers to Local Wine and Cider

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January 19, 2021 — Discover Chester County's Parks

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Past Webinars

Farm & Table Tales: Our Mushroom History

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.