On Saturday, July 21, the eight annual Cherry Valley Festival will be held to celebrate the unique natural environmental qualities of the valley and raise awareness of conservation efforts underway. The Festival is hosted by the Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA., will run from 10 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine. It will be a fun-filled day with family activities designed for the participation of children and adults. Planned events include educational speakers, nature walks, farm tours, demonstrations, and environmentally themed vendors, arts and crafts. In addition, there will be: food and beverages available. Live entertainment throughout the day will be provided by strolling musicians from the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society. The festival is free to the public. Admission is free; plenty of parking and a golf cart shuttle service make it easy to get around. Directions and more information on the Farm and the Festival are available on the Farm’s website: www.josieporterfarm.com A silent auction will benefit the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). PASA's mission is promoting profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment – the organization’s program work is rooted in education and support for farmers, and outreach to the public.
Sunday, July 22 - Farm to Table, 2 pm - 6 pm - On Sunday, July 22, 2 pm to 6 pm the Josie Porter Farm will host an elegant Farm-to-Table Tasting dinner featuring local foods and chefs on the farm located in beautiful Cherry Valley.
A variety of small plates, sure to appeal to our community of conscious eaters, will be served. Executive Chef Daniel Mattrocce of Lanes End Farm kitchen and his Manhattan based catering company, will prepare intriguing tapas featuring an assortment of fresh-from-the-farm foods sourced from the Josie Porter Farm and their family of growers and producers. Chef Mike Abate of the Pocono Supper Club will offer gourmet organic vegetarian plates. Sample locally made wines & hard ciders provided by RAW Winery & Hard Cidery and craft beers from Shawnee Craft Brewing Company. Guests will have the unique opportunity of visiting with and conversing with the Chefs and growers who helped provide the meal. Farm tours will also be offered.
In addition, enjoy live music by the Organic Planet Duo and Michele Bautier & Walt Bibinger.
Several vendors from the farm's July 21 festival will remain onsite to provide additional offerings and entertainment.
A portion of the proceeds ($5 of every ticket) will go to the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) toward PASA's mission to advance sustainable agriculture education. A limited number of tickets are available for the event. We hope that you will join us by supporting this event, our farm, and PASA.
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