Gravy Studio & Gallery is organizing a food and farm centric opening and party in our backyard on Saturday, November 8th from 12pm-6pm to correspond with our gallery show titled “Cultivate: A Farm and Food Event at Gravy.” The entire event aims to promote shopping locally for Thanksgiving. Contributing participants include our partners at Philly Foodworks, A. T. Buzby Farm, and Birchrun Hills Farm.
Starting at noon (12:00pm), Allie Wilson, a local educator, urban gardener, and nutrition enthusiast will host a pickling workshop for 20 participants. Veggies, assorted pickling spices, and a mason jar will be provided to all participants. Tickets are available in advance for $15 and include free admission to the remainder of "Cultivate." Please feel free to bring any additional veggies, pickling spices, or cutting tools that you may need!
Grab tickets for the workshop here: http://gravy-studio.ticketleap.com/cultivate-a-farm-and-food-event-at-gravy/
At 2:00pm the main event begins! In the main gallery, we will be showing photography by Albert Yee and in the backyard (Entrance on the N. Mascher Street) we will feature work by Stefania Chiorean.
In addition, we'll have games, cocktails, and a musical performance in the backyard by local bluegrass band, Man About a Horse!
Entry is $5 (excluding admission for the pickling workshop) with a suggested donation of $3 for drinks.
Partners & Participants
Albert Yee is a freelance photographer with a passion for sustainable agriculture. He spends lots of time on the beautiful farms in the PA and NJ region where he talks with farmers and makes photographs of their land in an ongoing effort to show people where their food really comes from. His food-related photography has appeared in Edible Philly, Grid Magazine, and USA Today as well as for many eateries around the region.
Stefania Chiorean was born and raised in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and lived there until she was was 10 years old when she moved to Southern California with her sister to join their mom. She ended up in Philadelphia after teenage and college years in California and central Pennsylvania. She currently volunteers for the Philly Orchard Project and works as an environmental scientist for the Philadelphia Water Department.
Philly Foodworks unites food producers and consumers in order to increase access to good food for all Philadelphia residents while supporting the business of producers that care about their craft and the communities they work. The organization strives to create solutions to make this food accessible for all, regardless of location or income, and aims to connect new and old generations of farmers and entrepreneurs with consumers that care about protecting the regional economic and cultural vibrancy that small producers create.
A.T. Buzby Farm, a family farm in rural Salem County, New Jersey, is dedicated to producing safe, healthy food in a way that is sustainable environmentally, financially, and socially. The farm grows a variety of fresh produce for local markets and serves many area roadside stands with seasonal treats. Andrew and Dawn Buzby established the farm in 1981 as a labor of love. This love continues today and has spread to other friends and family who now help on the farm.
Sue Miller, of Birchrun Hills Farm, is a first generation dairy farmer milking 80 cows with her family at Birchrun Hills Farm. Sue makes raw milk cheeses from her dairy herd and direct markets the cheese through farmers’ markets, restaurants and specialty cheese shops. Sue is committed to working with farmers to promote educational opportunities in sustainability, marketing and adding value to their agricultural products.
Man About a Horse is a folk band. That is, if you accept their belief that if most people know the words and want to sing along, it’s folk music. Armed with guitar, banjo, mandolin, and three powerful singing voices, Man About a Horse blends popular tunes with heartfelt originals and traditional Americana to create a magical experience for all. If you've felt that Radiohead needs more banjo, this is the band for you.