Join Deb Ellis, owner of Highspire Hills egg farm and a former elementary teacher, and Ann Lane from the Chester County Ag Council who will be sharing books, crafts, snacks, and activities for kids grades K-5. This program is all about agriculture, where our food is from, and what farming means to all of us.
This month the book will be "How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?" by Chris Butterworth. The children will listen to the book and do a sorting activity with foods. There will be some taste testing of foods too, including clementines, apples, and cheese.
Chester County is home to many festivals and events throughout the year that highlight all the industry has to offer.
If you are an organizer for an event that celebrates Chester County farming and would like to be included in this list, contact Ann Lane.
There are no upcoming webinars at this time.
Michael Vorauer and Jason Kirkpatrick from Stargazers Vineyard and Winery in Coatesville and Don Gable from Conebella Farm in Elverson teamed up to present delicious ways to enjoy local wine and cheese over the holidays. They also shared their personal stories on how their farms came to be and why it's important to celebrate the flavors of Chester County agriculture every chance we get. View Webinar
Anthony Vietri of Va La Vineyards in Avondale and Chris Alonzo of Pietro Industries in Kennett Square share the fascinating origin stories of two mushroom growing families and how the mushroom industry got started in southern Chester County. In addition, learn how the mushroom industry is still Chester County's top commodity which contributes almost one billion dollars annually to the local economy. View Webinar
Ag Council board meetings, which are open to the public, are held at 9:30 AM on the following dates:
Currently the meetings are hybrid allowing the public to attend in person or via Zoom. Meetings are held in the Government Services Building (601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380). Check individual agendas posted above for specific room location.
Visit https://zoom.us/j/97515636971 to join the webinar or telephone toll free 877-853-5247 and enter Webinar ID 975 1563 6971. We recommend beginning to log in at 9:15 in case of technical difficulties. The public is invited to join, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.
If you are joining by phone and would like to comment, wait for the Chair to call for public comment. When the Chair calls for comment press *9 to "raise your hand". When it is your turn, the Chair will call the last four digits of your phone number and an automated voice will instruct you to press *6 to un-mute yourself and speak. When done speaking, mute your phone by pressing *6.