Bee loving vendors abound at Honey Fest 2017

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August 18, 2017 by lkreslins

by Laris Kreslins, Bartram’s Garden

Here is a round up of all the exciting vendors at the 2017 Honey Festival! This list is just of taste of what you’ll see on day three at Bartram’s Garden on Sunday, September 10.

Food, both lunch and desert

Farm Truck Philly
“…an eclectic mix of contemporary American fare with a gourmet twist…healthy, all natural soups, salads and sandwiches are hearty and filling… bread, meat, cheese and produce from local suppliers and all of our spreads, condiments and dressings are carefully made by hand with no additives or preservatives. Our truck is a rolling piece of art created by “post visionary” artist, Gabe Felice…”

The Tot Cart
“The Tot Cart has been serving up hot, crispy, freshly fried, gourmet topped tots since 2013… The Tot Cart has been featured in cookbooks, commercials and won Best of Philly 2015 just to mention a few accomplishments.” Fun flavors like “Drunk Cheese” topped with homemade beer cheese and “BBQ Pulled Chicken” tots.

Little Baby’s Ice Cream
“Little Baby’s Ice Cream is a Hand-Made, Small-Batch, Super-Premium Ice Cream company, with unique and surprising flavor combinations… use dairy sourced from Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania and manufacture all of our products in …East Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

Lil’ Pop Shop
Popsicles “…hand-crafted in small batches from a seasonal assortment of fresh, natural, locally-sourced ingredients. No neon or artificial ingredients or dyes are ever used in our ice pops. Just fresh fruit, sugar, herbs, spices, organic eggs, milk, yogurt and cream.” Flavors like Green Tea with Mochi, Vietnamese Coffee, and Chocolate with Salted Caramel Brownies

Honey and Bee Products:

The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, of course, with really local honey foraged from neighborhoods across the Philly region. Mithras Candles, Truly Pure and Natural, Keystone Colonies: candles, beauty wares, and honey and beeswax products of all kinds.

Philly Home Brew
Philly Home Brew will be doing beer making demonstrations, but they’re not just about making beer: they sell beekeeping supplies as well.

Art and handcraft:

Clay Kitchen Studio (ceramics), Stefanie Threet Ceramics, Only in the Forest (jewelry), Suzanne Paints (art prints and notecards), Peg & Awl (jewelry, totes, and other useful and beautiful items), Stitch Prism (terraria and jewelry), Soap by Alana (beauty)

Tasty Treats:

Fifth of a Farm (jams and preserves), Baba’s Brew (kombucha), John & Kira’s (handmade chocolate), Sundry Morning (spices and sauces)

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