A Reel-y Fun Day of Fishing at Linvilla Orchards

2011 Family Fun Fishing Derby

Family fun in the great outdoors! Experience the thrill of your line being tugged further away while fighting to reel in the BIG one at Linvilla Orchards Annual Family Fishing Derby.

Take the family for a relaxing morning sitting on the banks of Orchard Lake for a day of laughter and competition. This event is perfect for your novice fisherman who’s looking for their first big catch! The excitement begins on March 31, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with transportation from the Farm Market to the pond beginning at 8 a.m. Orchard Lake will be loaded with over 1,000 trout ripe for the fishing!

Big catches mean big prizes. Join the fun to be the first in your age group to catch a golden trout! The entry fee for each fisherman is $14.99 and no fishing license is required. If all this fishing doesn’t make you hungry, the on-site Linvilla Grill will! Come to the Family Fishing Derby where you and yours will can catch the fun!

For more information, call 610.876.7116 or visit www.linvilla.com. Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA.

Spring Is Here! And So Is Fresh Spring Produce.

Finally, the weather is warming up and Spring is officially here! We love all this warm weather, but what’s even better are Spring menus. Restaurants are just starting to, or just about to change their menus to reflect the fresh, Spring ingredients. Here’s a list of Spring produce from Food & Wine, so you can start doing the same at home (Also check out the link for yummy recipes to cook with these ingredients):

  • Apricots, Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados Spring Produce
  • Carrots, Chives
  • Fava Beans, Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Mangoes, Morels
  • Peas, Pineapples, Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Watercress

The Great American Meatout: No Meat? No problem!

Most people identify Philadelphia as the city where people from all over flock to feast upon the renowned “Philly” cheese steak, but around March 20 the city of Philadelphia will be taken over with participants of the “meat out.”

A meat free day, The Great American Meatout, created by the Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM), is the largest grassroots diet education campaign. This nationwide event promotes individuals to become more conscious of wholesome fruit and vegetable alternatives instead of meat and dairy products.

What will Philadelphians do without their prized cheese steak? Locals can chose from a variety of healthy vegan prepared samples from tofu sandwiches to a mouth-watering chocolate cake, which are being handed out across the city from different volunteers and venues.

Attending certain meatout events will also put money in your pocket. According to a Philly.com article, at an event set up by the Penn Vegan Society at Penn’s Houston Hall, volunteers will actually be paying viewers $1 to watch a short four-minute video. This event will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find more meatout events in Philly.com’s article above.

Also check out Animal ACTivists of Philly‘s Facebook page for pictures from Sunday’s meatout events.

Who needs meat when eating healthy can be this easy and delicious?

Designer Sample Sale

If you love hand-crafted jewelry, elegant scarves, evening wraps, and high quality leather gloves, mark your calendar for Sunday, March 18th. That’s when Bianca D’Aniello, Gloria del Piano and Rosa Agliata Abruzzese will be hosting a sample sale of their beautiful accessories. And the best part is that all items will go for 30% to 50% off regular price.  Stop by to check it all out. And by all means, feel free to invite all of your fashionable friends.

When: Sunday, March 18, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: 225 S. 18 Street. 7th Floor

Hop into a Hayride to Bunnyland!

Spring is in the air, and there is no better way to celebrate the end of a long winter than a visit to Linvilla Orchards Bunnyland.  Hop aboard a hayride through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny house in Bunnyland. There will be story telling, lots of treats, and an opportunity to snap a photo with your host. After your hayride, enjoy a pony ride, get your face painted and visit the fluffy chicks and woolly lambs.

Be sure to visit the new Garden Center and Farm Market. The Garden Center will bloom with pansies, primroses, perennials, and all the traditional Easter flowers. The Farm Market’s bakery will be stocked with Easter breads, Easter cakes, and of course Easter candy. Cheese babkas, hot cross buns, cupcakes, cookies and Linvilla’s famous pies will be freshly baked in the bakery for your enjoyment and holiday celebrations.

Where: Linvilla Orchards
  137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA
When:  Hayride Hours 11 am to 4 pm
               March 24, 25 & 31 through April 7
               Visit www.Linvilla.com for details
Farm Market and Garden Center Hours
            Open 8 am to 6 pm daily
            Special Holiday Hours: Easter Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, education and entertainment. To learn more visit www.linvilla.com or call 610-876-7116.

Meme Restaurant’s Chef/Owner David Katz asks, “Is a burger a sandwich or a burger?”

Is a burger a sandwich or a burger?Ah, the great debates within the ever-growing, ever-changing culinary world. Which culinary school is the best? Turkey bacon or pork bacon? Is it tomayto or tomahto?

Okay, we know no one really says tomahto.

Chef/owner David Katz, of Meme restaurant, introduced yet another culinary conundrum to his Twitter followers yesterday.

david katz@MemeRestaurant
Diners: Is a burger a sandwich, or a burger?
11:48 PM – 11 Mar 12 via Twitter for iPad · Details

Results so far prove to be pretty even. The chef later revealed his own explanation, which kind of takes both sides:
Today’s burger question going well! We at Meme say it’s a sandwich by definition, but NEVER referred to as a sandwich. Thus…not a sandwich
11:03 AM – 12 Mar 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry® · Details
What do you think?

Get Hooked on the Competition at Linvilla Orchards Fishing Derby

The 2011 Expert Fishing Derby Winners

Is fishing your forte? Prove your talent and expertise lakeside on Saturday, March 24th at Linvilla Orchards Annual Expert Fishing Derby. For only $24.99 per fisherman, enter the fight to catch the biggest fish. The derby begins at 9 a.m., but be sure to arrive early to get the best spot. Transportation to the pond from Linvilla’s Farm Market begins at 8 a.m.

The lake will be loaded with the largest trout, so bring your rods and reel to a day of friendly competition, but keep in mind whoever hooks the biggest fish swims home with a $250 cash prize! But that not all. Linvilla makes it easy for everyone to be a winner. Catch a tagged fish for a chance to win trophies, fishing gear, or one of Linvilla’s famous pies. You get to keep one fish; each additional fish is $4.99 per pound.

Have a lucky rod? Bring it! If you don’t, rentals are available along with bait that can be purchased on site. Coffee, breakfast sandwiches and lunch will be available from the onsite Linvilla Grill. Come to Linvilla for a thrilling day and show your opponents you’re the real expert who can hook the big one.

For more information, call 610.876.7116 or visit www.linvilla.com. Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 W. Knowlton Road in Media, PA

Island Sushi Roll New On Nectar’s Spring Menu

Nectar's Island Sushi Roll

Are you ready for spring? Nectar’s new Island Roll is delicately crafted to perfection and will sweep you away  to a tropical paradise. Using the finest and freshest ingredients, the Island Roll is hand-rolled with mango, cucumber and crunch (tempura flakes) inside and topped with fresh avocado and chilled lobster for that clean taste and bold texture. This tasty masterpiece is drizzled with papaya sauce, and just when you think this flawless dish is complete, it is then topped with red flying fish roe. The Island Roll is only one of many features to be added to Nectar’s new spring menu. Get ready for spring by being one of the first to taste this island getaway experience today at Nectar!

Nectar is located at 1091 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, PA.  For more information and reservations, visit www.tastenectar.com or call 610.725.9000.