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THIS WEEKEND! Farm Workday . . . and Happy Hour

Saturday, Aug. 2
Spend the afternoon (1-4:30 p.m.) helping out with the big potato harvest at the farm at Awbury Arboretum, 1101 E. Washington Lane. Then wash up and head on over to Earth Bread + Brewery, 7136 Germantown Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate your hard work. Farm volunteers get two tokens for Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, and flatbread specials will feature produce from the Weavers Way Farms! Info: skane@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext. 122.

NOTE! The workday is at Awbury, not Saul High School as reported last week!

At Saul, we have an assortment of beautiful heirloom tomatoes fresh from our farm. We will also have fresh peaches, nectarines and other stone fruit from our friends at Beechwood Orchards and Three Springs Fruit Farm, and corn from other local growers. Plus, we'll have our usual line of goodies from the Weavers Way stores, including local eggs, yogurt, cheese and famous Philly Muffins.

Weavers Way Farmstand at Saul
2-6 p.m. Friday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday
Across from Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave.

At Headhouse, we'll have heirloom tomatoes as well as bagged pea shoots and lettuce mix. We will also have squash, cucumbers, multicolored carrots, purple peppers and beautiful white, purple and striped eggplant.

Weavers Way Farmstand at Headhouse Square
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
2nd and Lombard streets

Meanwhile here's what the young people participating in Weavers Way Community Programs' gardening and nutrition education programs will be selling.

Weavers Way Community Programs Farmstand
3-6 p.m. Tuesday
Outside Weavers Way Chestnut Hill, 8424 Germantown Ave.

Iron Hill Chestnut Hill

Juicy, Juicy

Homesteading Workshops

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.
Learn the basics of preserving summer, a/k/a the succulent tomato, and boiling-water-bath canning with Food in Jars cookbook author Marisa McClellan. She’ll walk you through the steps of prepping, packing and preserving whole peeled tomatoes. Students will go home with the recipe and canning details, as well as a jar of the tomatoes canned in class that day. At Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. $30. To register: canningtomatoes.brownpapertickets.com.

Honey, Honey

Wednesday, August 6, 6-8 p.m.
Join local writer and longtime Weavers Way Shuttle Editor Jon McGoran for the launch of his latest thriller, “Deadout.” Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins are back, but something is killing the bees — but in real life, you can still visit the Morris hives and sample some mead. Plus, visit with representatives from beekeeping, sustainability and co-op groups and, of course, get your book signed by the author. More about Jon and “Deadout”: www.jonmcgoran.com.


Sugar, Sugar

Thursday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sugar may be the most overlooked health hazard in our culture. So, which foods are sweet, and which are scary? April Lea and Megan Haupt of We Are Foodwise/Food Nerd Junior will demystify Big Sugar and help you learn how to rebalance your body chemistry and cut the cravings in "Eating with Body in Mind: Sweeteners & Sugar." Summit Church, Westview and Greene streets. For info and to RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

No Turnip Truck . . . Yet.

Thursday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.
Join us again for Chillin’ & Truckin’ in Mt. Airy. Summer nights in the neighborhood and living is easy — Mucho Bueno and Zsa's Ice Cream food trucks and live music by Sad Patrick. And it’s Thirsty Thursday, hosted by Philly Salvage. Carpenter Lane and Greene Street. Info: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

Wyck-ed Homegrown Food Festival

Saturday, August 9, Noon-4 p.m.
The folks at Wyck will use their own farming and food traditions as a launching pad to explore why food matters to us – beyond physical nourishment. Weavers Way is a sponsor of this "Behind the Fence" series. Wyck is at 6026 Germantown Ave. Info: www.wyck.org.