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March 23, 2016

Eat local at the Philly Farm and Food Fest 2016

Head to the 'Curd Convention,' the 'Coffee Collective' or the 'Libations Lounge' in the festival

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Farm Stand File Art/for PhillyVoice

Farm stand.

The Philly Farm and Food Fest returns April 10. During the event, the Pennsylvania Convention Center will transform into a marketplace for visitors. There will be over 130 exhibitors at the festival handing out samples, selling local goods and giving demonstrations.

Guests can wander as they please but there are specific events within the festival to check out.

There is a full "Kitchen Programming Schedule" during the day where local chefs share tips and tricks. Some of the highlights include learning to make Zahav's trademark hummus, discovering how to use local honey in daily recipes and mastering sausage-making.

For those that love cheese, there will be an entire cheese-festival within the main festival. The "Curd Convention" will feature cheese experts to answer every "cheesy" question.

As for drinks, there will be a place for whatever vice you love most: booze or coffee. The "Libations Lounge" will feature locally produced spirits and the "Coffee Collective" gathers Philly's coffee scene together in one place. 

Kids also have their own area with petting animals, music and food. Those 12-and-under will be able to attend the festival for free. 

Guests can choose general admission tickets starting at $20 or VIP tickets with an added preview hour. Access to the "Libations Lounge" from noon to 4 p.m. is an added $10 fee. 

The event will be hosted by Fair Food Philly and Kitchen Table Consultants and is presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill for 2016.

2016 Philly Farm and Food Fest

Sunday, April 10
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $20-$25 general admission
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
(800) 428-9000