Heritage Farm Fare – A Fun, Filling Night to Raise Money For a Fabulous Mission


A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend about some projects she was working on. One of the projects she described to me was something that I have not been able to stop thinking about ever since our discussion. This project is a fundraiser for Heritage Farm.

Now, we all know that farming (and local supplying) is near and dear to my heart, but this particular farm resonated more with me for a reason that is portrayed perfectly in its mission statement. Heritage Farm is a year-round organic farm. It is located in Philadelphia and was started in 2011 on 3 acres of underutilized land at The Methodist Home for Children. Its purpose and mission (as stated by board member Paul Wolfgang) is,

“to bring home-grown food into the lives of the families and children of Methodist Home for Children and provide educational opportunities that support healthy eating, physical activity, community engagement and a connection to the natural world.” 

Photo credit: Nina Lea Photography

Photo credit: Nina Lea Photography

An amazingly important mission. In pursuit of this endeavor, Heritage Farm provides fresh-grown organic fruits and vegetables to the families and children of The Methodist Home for Children as well as the local community. Urban farming experience (seeding to sale), career training, and life skills are some of the services that Heritage Farm provides to the families that they support. Through a bi-weekly farm stand, produce can be bought by clients, employees, and community members.

Photo credit: Nina Lea Photography

Photo credit: Nina Lea Photography

On Thursday, September 19th from 6-9 p.m., Heritage Farm will be hosting its first annual fundraiser at The Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia. Proceeds from this event will help the farm continue on with this mission.

Local restaurants  and some of the finest chefs from Center City Philly to the Main Line and beyond will be using local ingredients and seasonal bounty to offer a two-hour tasting event, outdoors under a gorgeous tent at The Belmont Mansion. There will be wine and beer pairings from local wineries and breweries as well. If you have never been to the Belmont Mansion, the view is unreal!

Photo credit: Nina Lea Photography

Photo credit: Nina Lea Photography

There will be live music and of course, my favorite, a FARM BOOTH. Attendees will wear garden party attire, otherwise know as a pretty dress and your favorite pair of muck boots…perfect! Whether you are coming for the food, the view, or the company, you are helping to support a fabulous farm, cause, and mission.

Follow Heritage Farm Fare on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about event happenings! For more information on Heritage Farm, check out their website.

*You can register to come to the First Annual Heritage Farm Fare here.

-all photos in this post were taken by Nina Lea Photography


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. This is awesome. I love it!

  2. This is a wonderful missing and it sounds like a wonderful event, I will spread the word!
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  3. Mission!! lol
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  4. Love this!!! I have to work but otherwise I would have loved to come!

  5. Souns like a great event. I hope I can check it out you had me at great philly chefs.
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  6. It is a wonderful idea to give fresh, home grown food to the residents of the Methodist home and the community. I really like this idea.
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  7. What a fun event! I wish I was closer :(
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