Meatless Pepper Tacos and a #FarmFare Giveaway


At the end of the summer there isn’t much better than cherishing the last of the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and other fresh veggies in your area. That is certainly what we have been doing in our house. I love heading to our local farmstand to browse around and on a whim grab a bunch of veggies that I then fit into our meal.

If you know me, you know that I love local food and will do anything and everything that I can to support local farms and local food movements. After I share this amazing recipe please read on to see how you can support a local farm called Heritage Farm. It is an amazing cause and I’d love for your support! And, it ends in an AWESOME giveaway that each and every one of you will just LOVE!

Now back to recipe heaven.

A favorite in our house is tacos. Lately though I have been trying to add more veggies into this meal and decrease the meat. It has been a hit and left me with a delicious meal that I am pretty sure will end up in our weekly rotation. :-)

Meatless Pepper Tacos


15 oz. organic black beans rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp of this taco seasoning
2 Jimmy Nardello Peppers seeded and chopped (alternatively if you aren’t lucky enough to have jimmys you can use sweet peppers:)
3 baby bell peppers – keep it colorful;)
4 tomatillos chopped
1 large tomato chopped
1 sweet onion chopped


Saute peppers, tomatillos, tomato, and onions with 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a saucepan until tender. Add black beans and taco seasoning. Cook on medium until done (~5 minutes). Serve as taco “meat” in your meal. :)

**Lauryn’s notes: I love to eat a good hearty taco salad so I put this over greens and crispy corn tortillas! YUM!

Now back to this giveaway and what you can do to help this awesome Farm.

Heritage Farm Fare and a #FarmFare Giveaway


If you live in Philadelphia, mark your calendars for October 2nd. The 2nd Annual Heritage Farm Fare will be underway and if you aren’t there, you are seriously missing out. Some of the best restaurants in the city and on the Main Line and some of the best foodie treasures will be there under a gorgeous tent turned experience at the Belmont Mansion overlooking the city of brotherly love.

Don’t believe me? Check out my recap from last year’s event (spoiler: the pictures of the food are mouthwatering!)

Yes, this event is a dream for the foodie and a perfect night out for any couple. But it is much more than that.

Heritage Farm is an urban organic farm located in Philadelphia adjacent to The Methodist Home for Children (very close to The Belmont Mansion). It is a small organic farm that grows produce for the Home. It doesn’t stop there, it is dedicated to educating the families and children of Methodist Home and the community about healthy eating and a healthy life style. They also provide resources for the children and families to learn about farming and agriclture, career training, etc. by educating them on the process seed to sale. It is an amazing mission and one that I am in total support of. 

Come and support this mission. Grab your tickets for Heritage Farm Fare and get ready for this list of participants:

Chester County Cheese Artisans, Russet, High Point Cafe, Winnie’s LeBus, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, DiBruno Brothers, Derek’s, and Bar Ferdinand. You can find the full list here:


Make sure to support this organization and keep up with what’s going on through liking Heritage Farm Fare on Facebook and following them on Twitter at @HeritageFarmPA!


And now, a fun, farm themed giveaway for you all! Enter to win 1 Raised Bed Tiered Garden from Greene’s and a $25 Seed Savers Exchange Giftcard below. Good luck, it’s one awesome prize!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Disclosure: Let me start by saying that everything I have ever written and will write about this event is entirely my honest opinion. I am being compensated for my social media efforts in getting the word out about this event. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be included in this post.


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. Such a fun event for a great cause! Looking forward to this years! My husband would enjoy your tacos big-time! Funny, I make dishes separate for him and I that include peppers, (since i say even a tiny pepper “contaminates my food…although I like the hot ones) I just don’t like them, especially cooked but he is over the moon for them!
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  2. My boys love taco night and this gives us a new way to mix things up. Thanks.

  3. We LOVE taco nights and I’ve been looking for more recipes for “meatless” dinners, this would be perfect! Thanks for the idea!
    Larisha (We’re Parents!?) recently posted…How To Slow Cook A Whole Chicken + Heritage Farm Fare + Giveaway #FarmFareMy Profile

  4. I would totally make the herb garden I’ve always wanted!
    Cindy recently posted…Honey mustard and onion pretzel coated chicken breasts AKA: Kickass chickenMy Profile

  5. VEggies! I cant wait to get a garden up and running in our new yard :)
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  6. I think I might be able to convince my hubby with this recipe. I am always trying to bring black beans in a different way. Yum.
    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) recently posted…One Pot Italian Fish Stew + Heritage Farm Fare GiveawayMy Profile

  7. We eat mainly meatless, so this is a great one to add to our repertoire. Thanks!
    Heather recently posted…You are a Soccer Mom Now, Now What?My Profile

  8. I am always looking for a great way to incorporate meatless Monday into my meal plan thanks for the recommendation. It also looks like a great cause tthe Farm Fare we are going to have th check it out.
    Sherry recently posted…Truvia & World Food Programme: Sharing a Sweet FutureMy Profile

  9. I would probably fill it with herbs and keep in on the back deck so I don’t have to walk to the garden.

  10. tomatoes! We use tomatoes in almost everything we make
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  11. Those look awesome!! Mushrooms and peppers are a lost cause for my family though, sadly :(
    Gina Badalaty recently posted…Timocco: The App for Autism & Cerebral Palsy #adMy Profile

  12. Flowers! FLOWERS! FLOWERS with one row of strawberries :)
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  13. I would love to plant something edible, like tomatoes. But I probably would plant more flowers instead.

  14. angela cunningham says:

    I would use it to grow tomatoes and peppers

  15. Will have to try this taco recipe. Looks good.
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  16. I’m glad I found out about this event. It looks great! I hope to make it there. Your recipe looks delicious!
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  17. Dawn Monroe says:

    Id plant some different herbs, peppers and carrots.

  18. I would use it for herbs and lettuce.

  19. I’d love to grow tomatoes & zucchini

  20. Tracy Melhinch says:

    I might just use it for all different herbs!

  21. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  22. I would definitely grow tomatoes and Lemon cucumber (my favorite variety!) and probably some peppers.

  23. Danielle Porter says:

    Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and broccoli!

  24. I would grow herbs…

  25. I would love to plant lettuce and other salad greens in this step planter. It’s wonderful!

  26. Kathy Luman says:

    I would try to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.

  27. I have tomatoes, peppers squash and beans in my current bed but I need more room!

  28. this will be my first year gardening becasue I am moving next week into a real live house!! no apartment life for this lady :-p I will google what is easiest, I heard lettuce and beets are easy

  29. I would plant veggies in the raised garden.

  30. I’d grow strawberries.

  31. I would grow herbs and maybe a row of strawberries too.

  32. I would grow herbs and tomatoes.

  33. jessica edwards says:

    I would have an herb garden.

  34. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to grow herbs such as basil, oregano, and thyme in the raised raised bed garden planter.


  35. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    I’d have to flip a coin to decide between Flower and HERBS (which we LOVE to cook with!) Of course we could probably do BOTH…

    Or maybe I start saving up my pocket change and buy a second one ! (If I am fortunatel enought to win this one!) Thanks for the extra special giveaway!)

  36. Eugenia Hall says:

    I’d plant herbs in the raised garden bed.

  37. I would grow lettuce, carrots and possibly beets.

  38. I would primarily use it for culinary herbs, use what I can in season, then dry the rest for winter use.

  39. I’m not much of a veggie gardener so I would grow lots of flowers. :)

  40. I will grow green beans and tomatoes.

  41. Mary Somerville says:

    I’d like to try to grow strawberries in it. They way they spread might work well with this.

  42. I would grow some herbs, like basil and oregano!

  43. Lilia Kharabora says:

    Herbs, tomatoes and cukes :) Mmmm. Thanks for this chance!

  44. I’ve been wanting to plant herbs like mint, rosemary, basil. Also tomatoes, strawberries and pumpkins.

  45. Gail Williams says:

    I would grow tomatoes and cucumbers in my raised bed for sure.

  46. I would grow lettuce, tomatoes and herbs.

  47. melikegarfield says:

    I would love to plant lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries in my raised bed.

  48. Richard Hicks says:

    I would plant a variety of herbs and veggies in it.

  49. I would start with tomatoes and basil.

  50. MARIA simon says:

    We use tomatoes in almost everything we make

  51. Michelle Brooks says:

    Everything I need for salsa!

  52. I would love to grow some herbs, tomatoes, lettuce and peppers in these beds!

  53. We would grow some bell peppers. Thank you

  54. I would grow tomatoes, because I love them Thanks

  55. I’d grow herbs.

  56. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would grow bell peppers tomatoes and herbs in mine if I won!

  57. Thanks for the giveaway… we would grow peppers, both hot & mild varieties, maybe some Coriander i.e. cilantro too !

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