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Sustainable farms shine at local food fest

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September 14, 2016

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County’s sustainable farmers—all members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)—will hold their third annual Farm & Chef event on Saturday, October 8 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. All proceeds go to support the work of Wayne County Grown, a group of local PASA members working together to expand the local food system.

Chefs will serve small plates made with ingredients produced on local sustainable farms. This year’s six chefs are Laurie Peterson of The Mustard Seed Café in Waymart; Trix Render of Honesdale’s Willow River Gallery Café; Donna Vannan of Terra Preta in Scranton; Cheryl Batcher and Corey Ward of Umpy’s Bagels and Stuff in Honesdale; pastry chef Julia Kent for Hawley’s Cocoon Coffeehouse, Bakery and Catering Company; and, from Sullivan County, NY, Amy Miller’s Early Bird Cookery.

The afternoon also includes live music, an auction of home-baked pies, a baskets raffle and some local food-related vendors. Regionally produced beers will be available for purchase.

Tickets cost $25 and ticket sales end on October 1. They can be purchased online at, or follow the link at, or email, or call 570/253-5711.