August 22, 2017 by glenfoerd
As we are getting ready to celebrate the amazing honey bee at this year’s Philadelphia Honey Festival, Glen Foerd has been lining up great area businesses that appreciate pollinators as much as we do!
Food and festivals go hand in hand and Farm Truck Philly and Franklin Fountain will definitely satisfy. Sourcing their meats, cheeses, breads from local farms and shops, Farm Truck Philly serves great American Classics with their own gourmet twist. Check out their visual gallery, but have some napkins handy to catch your watering mouth! From Honey infused candy and caramels, to honey comb ice cream Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery will make your honey dessert dreams come true! Do they support honey bees? Well yes, they even have a hive on the roof of the Confectionery!
All that delicious food will leave you ready for libations, so your next stop will be to Philly Home Brew (A Philadelphia Honey Festival Sponsor!)and Haymaker Meadery. If you haven’t had the chance to taste honey wine, get ready to taste it from one of the best! We will also have the “just a tad sweet” Honey Green Tea from Honest Tea (Yay! They’re a sponsor too!) ready to quench your thirst!
Once your belly is full the next stop is to shop, and we’re happy to have a variety of vendors on-site to scratch your retail itch! New to Glen Foerd this year is the amazing foraged botanical jewelry of Only in the Forest and honey based bath products of Truly Pure and Natural (you have to try their creamed honey too!). We’re also excited to have Mithras’ Candle who’s mission is to support local beekeepers and their hives through the sale of their luxurious beeswax candles (if that doesn’t make you want to buy what will?!). For the practical shopper we would suggest stopping by Tooth of the Lion Farm and Apothecary whose local medicines and botanical products are aimed at improving your quality of life and health. And before you stop your shopping trip visit Instar Apiaries and the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild for fresh local honey or a bit of expert advice about beekeeping.
We look forward to eating, drinking and shopping our way through HoneyFest and hope to see you at Glen Foerd on Thursday, September 7th (5-9 pm), but remember you have two other great sites to visit during Honey Fest too- Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm and Bartram’s Garden! See you in September!