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Local Ice Cream, Food Festivals And Cooking Demonstrations At Area Farmers’ Markets

Two Gander Honey at the Dickinson Square Farmers' Market (photo by Jill Ivey)

This week is positively bursting with ways to get out and eat some of the Philly region’s homegrown goodness. Between the festivals, pig roasts and farmers’ markets, your local food social calendar is bursting with possibilities.

• We recommend starting things off on Saturday morning with a scoop of 150 years local Bassetts Ice Cream at the Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival at Reading Terminal Market. If you’re concerned about eating ice cream for breakfast, just get a scoop of strawberry. The fruit makes it okay.

• Later that day, find a few friends and pile into the car for the Mood’s Farm Market in Mullica Hill, NJ for some old fashioned pick-your-own fun. Right now, you can fill your buckets with blueberries, raspberries and peaches. We also recommend that you don’t leave without a bag of their fresh, warm apple cider doughnuts.

• Once you’ve had your fill of fresh fruit, make your way to Headhouse Square for the annual Good Food, Good Beer and the Rest is History event. A fundraiser for Slow Food Philly and Farm to City, this urban cook-out is half pig roast, half beer festival and an entirely good time.

• Sunday morning, skip the crowds at the Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market and head down to the one at Dickinson Square instead. In addition to the corn, peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, and Two Gander Honey (pictured above), the market is bringing Rachel Klein of Miss Rachel’s Pantry to cook up a few of her favorite no-cook specialties. The demonstration will be held in the Parson’s Building in the center of the park, starting at 12 noon.