You’ll start (and end) your day at Fork, etc and will travel via bus to three Lancaster County locations – Sweet Stem Farm in Ephrata, Smuckers Meats in Mt. Joy and Green Meadown Farm in Gap, PA.
First up is a tour of Sweet Stem Farms, where you can meet the animals, and learn from farmer, Philip Landis, how a grass-based pasture system produces healthy animals and high-quality food.
Next, it’s on to Smucker’s Meats, a family-owned meat processing facility, to learn about humane animal slaughter, meat processing and dry-aging.
Finally, you’ll end your tour at Green Meadow Farm. Farmer, Glenn Brendle will give a tour of his fields and his eight greenhouses, all powered with homemade biodiesel.
Following the farm tour, you’ll be treated to a true farm dinner from Executive Chef Terence Feury of Fork Restaurant. The meal will feature meats from Sweet Stem and produce from Green Meadow.
Tickets are still available (but filling up fast!) and must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.
For a complete schedule of the days events, see below. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday!
Fair Food Snout to Tail Farm Tour
When: Saturday, October 22, 10:30AM – 9:30PM
Where: Bus pick-up and drop-off at Fork, etc (306 Market Street)
More info: Fair Food Events webpage
Snout to Tail Schedule:
10:30AM: Meet at Fork Etc, breakfast pastries and hot beverages provided
11:00AM: Bus departs
12:30PM: Arrive at Sweet Stem
1:30PM: Depart Sweet Stem
2:30PM: Arrive at Smuckers
3:30PM: Depart Smuckers
4:30PM: Arrive at Green Meadow
4:30PM: Short tour of Green Meadow with Glenn
8:00PM: Depart for Philadelphia
9:30PM: Arrive at Fork Etc.