Fun for the littlest foodies!

The Kids’ Corral is the Philly Farm & Food Fest’s go-to space for intergenerational inspirations. Join us any time on event day in this energetic exhibit designed for all ages with its kid- and family-focused workshops. We have a full schedule of engaging and exciting presenters and hands-on activities. Formal presentations last between twenty to thirty minutes and interactive activities run for at least an hour, allowing people to stay for whatever amount of time works. We can’t wait to see you there!


Featuring Megan Gibson

Featuring Megan Gibson

Owner/Founder of PB & Jams

Featuring Shayna Marmar

Featuring Shayna Marmar

Program Developer, Teacher, Recipe Writer, and Event Organizer

Featuring Ralph

Featuring Ralph

Supplier of High-Quality Fleece

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Kid’s Corral Host:

Honeypie Cooking is a local food education business run by Shayna Marmar. Shayna is a program developer, teacher, recipe writer, and event organizer, with a food access and skill access focus. Honeypie Cooking curriculum, classes, and events pair produce with pantry items in practical ways, and celebrate cooking as an impactful tool for encouraging connection and engagement within families and among community. Programs are designed with multiple entry points in mind, prioritizing relevance and respect for people of all ages and experiences. Working collaboratively with organizations, schools, and individuals is a commitment, joy, and an honor. Shayna is delighted to be involved in the planning of the all-ages programming for this year’s Philly Farm & Food Fest!

Visit the Animals

Hummerhaven Farm, Pa Farm Stay and Little Lost Creek Alpacas will be in the Kids’ Corral all day delighting visitors of all ages with their furry farmyard friends!

Kid’s Corral Schedule

Please Touch Museum Activity Station

11:00 – 2:00, Interactive Area B – Kids


Growing herbs for healing! with Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm

11:15 – 12:15, Interactive Area A – Kids

Get hands-on with herbs with Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm! Join us to do your own planting while you learn about container gardening, and explore using plants as medicine. Cloud 9 collaborates with community members to design, build, and support the growth of community-led gardens.

Storytelling with Miss Pam of Baby Wordplay

11:20 – 11:50, Main Stage-Kids

Baby Wordplay is a beloved story space to support Philly families in growing readers and thinkers from birth. We are so lucky to have the founder, Miss Pam, join us at this year’s Philly Farm & Food Fest! Children and families will participate in stories and songs related to seasonality, growing, and eating! The Baby Wordplay Pop-up Bookshelf will feature some of the best in children’s literature.

Sausage Making Demonstration with Nick Macri

12:00 – 12:30, Main Stage-Kids

La Divisa Meats is dedicated to sourcing the most humanely-raised meats. Located in the Reading Terminal Market, customers can purchase high quality meats and house-made charcuterie. Owner Nick Macri is also the head butcher for Wyebrook Farm, and he is an amazing resource. We are thrilled to have him join us for a sausage-making demo. Anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainable meat and how sausage is made will value this presentation!

Indigo Fabric Dyeing with Emily of The Art Dept.

12:30 – 1:45, Interactive Area A – Kids

The Art Dept. is a gallery and workshop space in Fishtown that is devoted to supporting the practice of making and enjoying art, welcoming people at all stages of their artistic processes and experiences. We are delighted that owner Emily Carris will lead a drop-in Indigo dying offering, showing a variety of shibori resist techniques using clamps and ties. She will also share fascinating information and insights about seed to fabric art materials.

Clay Kitchen

12:30 – 1:45, Interactive Area A – Kids

Join us in the clay kitchen where the only ingredients you need are clay and your imagination! Turn clay into a colorful meal using kitchen tools and cardboard appliances. Best of all, the clay we will used is vegetable-based!

How Does it Grow? with Nicole

12:45 – 1:15, Main “Stage” – Kids

We are thrilled that How Does it Grow? host and co-writer, Nicole Cotroneo Jolly, will be joining us for a mini-screening of her show’s awesome episodes dedicated to fruits and vegetables! How Does it Grow? can be seen on PBS, and has received national accolades for providing a beautiful window into the food that we eat. Nicole will share some extra tidbits that she learns when she works with the farmers to create the show!

Yoga with Ella

1:20 – 1:40, Main “Stage” – Kids

Local and beloved yoga teacher for children, families, and adults, Ella Cuda, will lead a child-friendly yoga session for anyone who needs to move and stretch! All ages and levels welcome. Class will be upbeat, fun, and themed around building connections to the mind, body, and our community.

Business of Food Panel

1:45 – 2:15, Main “Stage” – Kids

We are really excited that this panel will be moderated by some of the Get HYPE Youth Leaders from Saul High School! Moderators will ask local business owners questions that shed light on what it’s like to own a food-based business. The panelists include Megan Gibson of PB&Jams, Blew Kind of Franny Lou’s Porch, and Nicole Cotroneo Jolly of How Does it Grow? Learn more about how these women followed their dreams and why they chose to dedicate their lives and businesses to food!

Local Tastes with Riverwards Produce

2:00 – 3:00, Interactive Area A – Kids

Riverwards Produce sources fresh and delicious fruits, vegetables, and whole foods for chefs and cooks all over Philly. Riverwards Produce is opening its full-time neighborhood market in Fishtown this spring! Join Billy in tasting some local produce and learning more about what it’s like to work with fruits and vegetables all the time!

Local Tastes with Snack Like a Local

2:00 – 3:00, Interactive Area A – Kids

Snack Like a Local is a super cool company that hunts down all of the snack foods that are made near Philadelphia, containing as many wholesome ingredients as possible. Then they fill vending machines and snack racks with these treats for people who work in and visit businesses, hospitals, and schools to buy and enjoy! Meg Widholm and Catherine Smith will be leading us in some snack-related games and tastings, so we can all learn more about local snacks!

Sing Along with Anna Banana

2:25 – 2:45, Main “Stage” – Kids

We are very happy that Anna Banana of Banana Music will be presenting a lively mix of children’s tunes in an interactive sing-alongs, adding to the fun!

Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Chef/Educator Patrick Caulfield

2:55 – 3:25, Main “Stage” – Kids

Learn to make a simple, fresh, healthy, gluten and dairy-free snack with raw vegetables and cooked mushrooms. Children will love this activity, as it will highlight several basic cooking skills. The dish is colorful and flavorful and can serve as an introduction to various culinary concepts, including the elusive and all-important ‘umami’ flavor. Chef Patrick will demonstrate the creation of the dish from raw ingredients to finished plate.

Cheese Magic with Yoav & Emiliano

3:35 – 4:00, Main “Stage” – Kids

It is such a treat to close our day with two awesome cheesemakers. Yoav Perry is a cheesemaker, cheese consultant, and founder of several food-related startups. Emiliano Tatar is owner and cheesemaker at Merion Park Cheese Company. Yoav and Emiliano are great pals and as fathers, they know how to help get people of all ages involved in the kitchen. Join us in learning a few quick ideas for how to make cheese at home!