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Liberty, Food, and Justice for All: The 2nd Annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Adath Israel, Merion Station, PA

Spend your day learning, celebrating, and hands-on doing at the intersection of food, sustainability, and Jewish life.

This all-day event will be similar to last year’s, with exciting speakers, workshops, a vibrant marketplace, and delicious food. This coming year in the Hebrew calendar is the Shmita (Sabbatical) year, so we look forward to topics on the themes of rest, renewal, and sustainable agriculture. (Click here for more info about the Shmita year). Only two weeks prior to Thanksgiving, we hope to give participants food for thought on how to make their Thanksgiving experiences sustainable for their families and their communities at large.

Learn more and get involved:

  • See last year’s program and pictures from the event.
  • Click here if you’re interested in being a presenter.
  • Want to be involved in the planning process? Questions and inquiries: Contact Amanda Ross & Lori Dafilou, Co-Chairs: phillyfoodfestival@hazon.org // 609-458-0992 (Amanda)

 

Registration opens on Wednesday, September 3rd, on this website. Like our Facebook page for updates on the registration launch!

Tickets:

Adult: $36

Student & Young Adult (6-25): $18

Child (0-5), with lunch: $12

Child (0-5), no lunch: Free

Shuk (Market)

All day at the festival, vendors and organizations show off their wares and spread the word to a crowd of passionate foodies and food-concerned consumers. The Shuk features local purveyors from whom you can taste and purchase local, sustainable food, art and other goodies, as well as local non-profits working on food related issues.

This year’s shuk vendors will include:

Burning Bush – Kosher Hot Sauce

Challah for Hunger

Grow and Behold – Kosher Pastured Meats

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

Nomoo Cookies - Dairy-free Kosher Cookies

Peace Advocacy Network – Vegan Pledge Program

Shan Tea – Organic Wellness Teas

Soom Foods - Natural Tahini Products

Do you represent a business or organization that would benefit from intimately interacting with 200+ Jewish influencers, chefs, food activists, writers, industry professionals, and early adapter consumers? You can have a table at our shuk! Fill our the Vendor Registration Form or contact Leah Lazer.

Highlights of the 2013 Food Festival were…

“Getting more connected to Philly food justice issues and how they are being addressed.”

“The lunch was delicious!  The farm stands were great, I got so much great produce!  The keynote speakers were very informative and interesting.”

“Great networking.”

“Making connections with people sharing similar interests.”

 

Because of the 2013 Food Festival…

“I’m meeting with the sustainability office at the college where I work to talk about doing a joint program on Shmita.”

 “I planted the lettuce seeds I got from one of the presenters!”

“I will be paying more attention to GMO food labeling issues, both in the political realm and also in my personal food choices.”

“I’ve told several people what I learned at the text study on Shmita.  And I’m hoping to try canning at least once!”

Keynote panel featuring Judy Wicks, local author, chef, activist, and founder of White Dog Cage, and Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon

 

Sessions include:

  • DIY Pickling
  • Shmita and the Pre-Agricultural Diet
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Butchering Workshop
  • Faith-based Partnerships to Improve Food Justice in Philadelphia
  • Antibiotics in Agriculture
  • The Eco-Kosher Dollar
  • Partnerships for Sustainable Community Food Systems

…and many more!

 

Click here if you’re interested in being a presenter.

We are incredibly grateful for our sponsors:

 

 

Please consider supporting Liberty, Food, and Justice for All: The 2nd Annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival, helping us to build a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community in the greater Philadelphia area. By sponsoring this event, your company or organization will also enjoy national visibility with Hazon’s e-mail blasts reaching over 10,000 people in the region, as well as a link on this website.

There are five tiers of sponsorship. Benefits include:

Liberty Sponsor, $1,800

  • Full page ad in the program brochure, eight tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents

Justice Sponsor, $1,000

  • Half page ad in the program brochure, Four tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents

Food Sponsor, $500

  • Quarter page ad in the program brochure, Two tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents

Festival Sponsor, $360

  • Two tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents

Festival Partner, $180

  • Listing on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents

To register as a sponsor, complete our Sponsor Registration Form (bit.ly/foodfestivalsponsor), or contact phillyfoodfestival@hazon.org with inquiries.

 

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