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Archive for September, 2008

Inverbrook Farm

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Claire Murray operates the Inverbrook CSA on her family farm near Unionville, Kennett Square. She graciously offered to host a potluck to introduce Jeanne Ortiz and Food Route’s Feed Ability tour on monday evening. We met many local farmers and supporters and ate some fantastic food. Claire sells her produce and organic eggs at the Kennett Square […]

Feed Ability Tour with Food Routes

Friday, September 26th, 2008

I had the great pleasure of accompanying Jeanne Ortiz, Managing Director for Food Routes, and Rita Calvert from the Chesapeake Bay chapter of BFBL on their two day ‘Feed Ability’ tour this week. The idea is to show how important local food production can be for a community. We had a blast driving along glorious […]

Talula’s Table

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Stopping at Talula’s for a Miscela D’Oro espresso was the highlight of our tuesday afternoon. Aimee Olexy and Bryan Sikora sold their acclaimed Philly restaurant, Django, in 2005 to move out to Aimee’s home digs near Kennett Square. Philadelphia magazine named Bryan best chef in 2004 and Talula’s farm table dinners for 8 to 12 often […]

Sovana Bistro

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Sovana’s has outdoor seating, a dark and wood enveloped bar and ‘chef’s tasting room’ and a stylish main dining area. The menu includes local products and Tina came over to personally give us her purchase list of all the farms nearby. My wild mushroom soup was sublime and Henry, the twinkly maitre d’, gave us […]

Kimberton Whole Foods

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Terry Brett is the owner and founder of Kimberton Whole Foods. They now have 3 stores and are developing a warehouse that will open this October. I was excited to find out that he originated the Seven Stars yogurt I’ve been eating for decades, back when he was working there in 1986. Be sure to […]

Stargazers Vineyard

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Stargazers Vineyard is owned and operated by Alice and John Weygandt. These are true pioneers who first planted in 1979, when no grapes were being grown for wine on the east coast.  John offered us a glass of champagne as we admired their solar house with woodwork reminiscent of Wharton Esherick’s house and studio near Yellow […]

Maysie’s Farm

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Sam Cantrell has quite a conservation center on his family farm of 60 Acres, 7 in produce. Initially, his family farmed the property on a “homesteading” basis and later the fields were rented to tenant farmers who were conventional corn growers. In 1986 it was entered into the Conservation Reserve Program, and the family agreed to […]

Sankanac CSA

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Sankanac is a 200 member CSA and biodynamic haven for beautiful young Europeans and Americans disguised as farmers. We were mesmerized by Farm Manager Sebastian Kretschmer’s voice and I bet the pigs are too. Located on 432 Acres of farm, woodlands and gardens, Kimberton Hills began in 1972 as part of the international Camphill movement that provides programs […]

Kimberton CSA

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Kimberton CSA is a 10 Acre Biodynamic farm, owned by and leased from Kimberton Waldorf School, and is located on Seven Stars Road near the village of Kimberton in Chester County, PA. 

Vollmecke CSA

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Karen Vollmecke was a Longwood Gardens professional gardener in 1984, when she decided to buy a farm with her family in Coatesville. She has 37 Acres of peach and apple orchards, veggies and a few chickens who are crazy for their Merry Prankster hen-bus. There is development all around the farm, but it doesn’t obscure […]

Victoria Webb, a life in paint

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