Eating Local, Eating in Season: Food for Thought Around the Fire from the Schuylkill Center & Weavers Way


PHILADELPHIA, PA, Sept. 9, 2014 — Countryfolk and urbanites alike can spend a fall evening communing with nature and discussing how to keep eating fresh and local and still be in sync with the Earth’s tilt toward winter.

“Food for Thought: Eating in Season” takes place in the pavilion at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Weavers Way Co-op is partnering with the Schuylkill Center  for this campfire conversation, the second cooked up around the idea of eating with — or in spite of — the seasons. In this session, a fermenter and two local farmers will challenge assumptions about what’s fresh and local as fall approaches and the main summer growing season ends.

  • Amanda Pfeiffer is a Philadelphia-based food writer and fermenter. Her blog, Phickle, is home to the sour skinny about what’s up in the world of fermentation.
  • Weavers Way Farms Manager Nina Berryman oversees five acres under cultivation at W.B. Saul Agricultural High School in Roxborough and Awbury Arboretum in Germantown. Produce grown at the farms is available at the Weavers Way grocery stores, the Tuesday/Friday Weavers Way farmstands at Saul and the Weavers Way stand at the Sunday Headhouse Square Farmers Market.
  • Ryan Kuck has been with Greensgrow Farms for seven years. He currently runs Greensgrow's Mobile Market and West Philadelphia operations. Greensgrow, considered a champion of successful urban farming, is based in Kensington  and opened a new location this year in West Philadelphia.

And of course, there will be food. Enjoy wine and beer and an appetizer spread loaded with foods harvested and produced locally.

Tickets ($20) are available for purchase at Weavers Way and Schuylkill Center members get half off using the codeMemberFall14

About the Schuylkill Center: Reaching over 36,000 Philadelphia-area residents each year, the Schuylkill Center offers a diverse collection of educational programming, including programs for school classes, continuing education for teachers, the Philadelphia-area’s first Nature Preschool and a full calendar of events for the public.  The Schuylkill Center will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. For more information, visit

About Weavers Way: Founded in 1973 as a neighborhood buying club, the Co-op now encompasses two grocery stores, three specialty shops in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill and still growing. Weavers Way is member-owned and open to everyone. We are committed to offering quality products that are local, sustainable and nutritious. For more information,