PA’s Powerful Produce

The Stories Behind a Few Family Recipes

The Stories Behind a Few Family Recipes

High Tunnels, Essential to PA Farmers

High Tunnels, Essential to PA Farmers

Learn the Cider Brewing Process

Learn the Cider Brewing Process

Storytelling: Hear and Share Tales of Great Times in the Kitchen Cooking with PA Fruits and Vegetables

Grandma’s “rainy day” tomato chutney. Mom’s famous peach pie. Pop-pop’s sweet corn. Beloved family recipes have the power to transport us through time with memories of meals that have warmed both our bellies and our hearts. We all have a connection to some of Pennsylvania’s home-grown fruits and vegetables through memorable moments in our family’s kitchen. Stop by the First Person Arts booth featuring recipes and stories from three local foodies. Hear their heartfelt tales about special dishes and traditions from their own diverse childhoods, inspired by the seasonal bounty in PA. Take home a recipe card for each featured meal, and try out these home-cooked, PA grown favorites in your own kitchen. Do you have a story to tell? Record your tale about a memorable meal using local PA fruits and vegetables with a First Person Arts audio engineer as a keepsake. Now in its 15th year, First Person Arts (FPA) is Philly’s premiere storytelling organization and the producers of Philly’s first StorySlams, the Annual First Person Arts Festival, Applied Storytelling community engagement programs, and Commonspace, a collaborative radio show, podcast, and event series with WHYY. From such artistic luminaries as novelist Toni Morrison, activist Angela Davis, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bilal, and Janeane Garofalo, to everyday people at monthly StorySlams, FPA presents a diverse array of storytellers in order to transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. firstpersonarts.org | acommonspace.org

Living High Tunnel

High tunnels are an essential feature of Pennsylania’s produce farms. Walk through our living display to get a feel for what it’s like to grow fresh produce in a tunnel. Farmers depend on this style of growing for season extension (i.e., making the plants last past a fall frost or helping them get an early start in the spring). Experiencing this exhibit will bring you closer to knowing how our local farmers work hard to bring us the freshest produce year round.

Cider Town

What’s brewing?! Our Cider Town exhibit is not only beautiful, it also illustrates the practical process of making one of Pennsylvania’s most bountiful resources into an increasingly popular, high value product – hard cider! Visit this exhibit to experience the visual understanding of the cider brewing process and learn about local cider producers.