A Real Cheese Wiz!

Patrick FeuryChef Patrick Feury of Nectar Restaurant, the mastermind of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: The Philadelphia Food Evolution, is, among his other many talents, an artisan cheese maker. He has cultivated relationships with a select group of farms near his restaurant in picturesque Chester County, PA. Many of them will be featured with Patrick at Philly’s Taste America on Friday, October 4.

The farms include: Hill Side Farm in Media; Doe Run Farm in Coatesville; Yellow Springs Farm in Chester Springs; Birchrun Farm in Birchrunville; Amazing Acres in Elverson; Oley Valley Farm in Oley Valley; and Branch Creek Farm in Perkasie. Attend the event and talk to Patrick about what makes his sheep, goat, and cow’s milk cheese so tasty. If you love cheese, and who doesn’t, you’re not going to want to miss this event. To learn more about Philly’s Taste America. To buy tickets, click here http://tinyurl.com/mv26oor

Sweet Summer Fruits at Linvilla’s Tomato and Pear Festival

tomatoesIt’s time to celebrate tomato and pear season at Linvilla’s annual Tomato and Pear Festival on Saturday, August 17. Bring your family and friends and fill your box to the brim of delicious tomatoes and pears. During the day, there will also be a tomato tasting, where you can sample all the different varieties and even your favorites! Linvilla’s Farmer, Norm Schultz, will be leading a discussion on growing tomatoes and will explain why Linvilla has grown and chosen the tomato varieties in the farm.


In Pennsylvania, over 800 acres of pears are harvested annually and at Linvilla, there are the sweetest and juiciest pears for you to gather! For the kids, there will be so many activities like face painting, pony rides, and taking your pictures with costumed characters, Strawberry Dog and Curious Monkey. Not to mention hayrides and enjoying live music from The Ultimates.

For more information about the festival, visit www.linvilla.com.

A summer salad like no other!

8651889355_a261f7a4dc_oSomething happens when fresh fruits, vegetables and sautéed seafood come together, an original salad of perfection. This ideal summer salad is waiting for you to try.

Le Viet’s Pineapple salad is served in a hollow pineapple topped with crunchy carrots, sweet onions, peanuts and sautéed shrimp and calamari. This refreshing salad will have your taste buds wanting more. With the summertime season still in full swing, it’s about time you chill out with this salad at Le Viet. So come in for this delectable summertime salad of perfection.

Le Viet is located at 1019 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 and is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 215.463.1570 or go to www.levietrestaurant.com. And be sure to like Le Viet on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Isn’t Life Peachy…at Linvilla’s Peach Festival!

peachesTake a sweet bite from a delicious, ripe peach at Linvilla Orchards’ annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 3. Bring your family and friends and fill a box of peaches to the brim with as many as you can carry. You’ll be able to enjoy all the delicious fresh fruit and take some home for baking delicious treats after all the festival fun.

The kids can enjoy pony and train rides and meet and greet costumed characters like Honey Bear and Bouncing Tiger. Makin’ Music will be performing live music all day, making sure the entire family is having a great time. If you need time to relax, take a well-deserved break and enjoy lunch at Linvilla Grill.  Make sure to pick up some bakery treats at the Farm Market and peruse the gardening supplies from the Garden Center before the adventure ends. For more information on Linvilla and their other summer Pick Your Own festivals, call 610-876-7116 or visit www.Linvilla.com.