Monday, May 13, 2019

 We're Naming Names! (and delighted to do so!)


Five artisan Chefs will be creating tasty delights for our guests at the Styer's Festival of the Peony: Field to Fork Barn Party. We are very excited to have these talented men and women participating in this event.
Chef Gerald Allen
Chef Tyrie Barnes
Chef Amy Connolly
Chef Robert Lhulier
Chef Michele Michell
There are only 10 days until the barn party! Be sure to purchase your tickets ASAP!


Thursday May 23, 2019
Peony Fields 5:00-7:00 PM
Barn Party 7:00-10:30 PM
Address:
4317 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA
Tickets $110.00 per person



(610) 616-3839

Experience an idyllic setting like no other, Styer's Festival of the Peony and SIW Vegetables are hosting "Styer's Festival of the Peony: Field to Fork Barn Party".  We'll begin our evening at 5:00 pm, savoring the sights, sounds, and fragrances of Styer's famous peony fields both from the ground and above. Hop aboard the tethered hot air balloon elevating yourself above the rolling scenic hills and peony fields of the Brandywine Valley. Head over to the 18th century Pennsylvania Bank Barn for a lavish barn party. Join as we indulge in delicious creations of seasonally inspired, locally sourced foods crafted by four different chefs.  A relaxed station party atmosphere with passed hors d' oeuvres begins at 7pm.  BYOB or try something new; make a purchase from the local Pennsylvania winery, WayVine. Then dance the night away to the sounds of Sin City. 



We want to SHARE the FLOWERS
Come and feel the EXCITEMENT first hand!

Absolutely NO DOGS or CLIPPERS!

*Please Note:  Hot Air Balloon rides are weather permitting, thus there is no guarantee or adjustment to ticket price.

Friday, May 10, 2019

  The Farm Stand Has Peonies Beginning This Weekend 
and Will Open For the Season Next Month
 
 
Stop by the farm stand, beginning this weekend, 
to purchase fresh peonies. 
They will be available for cash and carry (sorry no credit cards).
Any mother would be delighted to receive gorgeous 
Styer peonies for Mother's Day!
 
To order 50 stems or more, purchase online 
throughout May and June on the Styer website.

Next month our seasonal farm stand will be opening for the official start of the season! Beginning June 15th, our operating hours will be 9am to 6pm, seven days a week (including 4th of July and Labor Day). The last day the farm stand will be open is October 31st. 
 
 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Tickets for the 2019 Field to Fork Season are on sale TODAY!

Photo by Kelli Wilke Photography

Come dine with us on the farm and experience the pleasure of just 
picked produce enjoyed in an idyllic setting. Chefs feature beautiful 
ingredients and prepare simple but delicious dishes for guests to savor 
in our historic renovated barn. 

2019 Field to Fork Dinner Calendar
Tickets are $78.00 pp BYOB


Saturday, June 22, 2019 featuring Chef Jeff Scheer from Maui, Hawaii
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 featuring Chef Jeffrey A. Miller from JAM Catering, Philadelphia, PA
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 featuring Chef Ryan Bloome from Terrain Garden CafĂ©, Glen Mills, PA
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - Chef TBA

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 featuring Chef Dan Tagle, Private Chef from Wilmington, DE
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 featuring Chefs Gerald Allen & Khoran Horn from Eat Blvck, Philadelphia, PA
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 featuring Chef Michael Kline of The Millstone Cafe for the Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA
(Tickets to go on sale soon!)

Sunday, August 18, 2019 featuring Chefs Jonathan Nodler, Michael Fry, and Samantha Kincaid from Cadence, Philadelphia, PA
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - Chef TBA

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Chef TBA

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 featuring Chef David Banks from Banks Seafood Kitchen & Raw Bar, Wilmington, DE
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Chef TBA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 with Chefs Ari Miller & Chris Wright, featuring Jonathan Reisman  from Musi, Pasta Lab, and Anatomy Eats (respectively) Philadelphia, PA
Click here to purchase tickets to this dinner.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Chef TBA

Cancellation Policy: While, we are unable to provide refunds, we will make every attempt to reschedule you to another dinner with at least 7 days prior notice.  

*If you choose to pay online, there will be a $3.00 convenience fee.
*Due to the nature of our family style dinners prepared at the farm, we may not be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Please email pd@paulaanddana.com in advance of purchasing your tickets if there is a concern. Thank you!

*If you choose to pay by check: please print, fill out the form below and mail it, along with your check to:
SIW Vegetables
4317 South Creek Road 
Chadds Ford, PA 19317



Contact Paula & Dana Events for any questions:

pd@paulaanddana.com 484-343-4434 or 302-463-4580


 Address to the Field to Fork Dinners


Scroll through the posts on our homepage to revisit highlights from the 
2018 Field to Fork dinners.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Microgreens!


SIW is Getting into Microgreen Production!
What are microgreens? Microgreens are 10-40 times as nutritious on a pound for pound basis as the same vegetable in its mature state. That is CRAZY! For the health of our customers we are going to get into this very important space. 

·      Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are approximately 1–3 inches tall.
·      They have an aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures.
·      Microgreens are considered baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green.
Different Types of Microgreens
·       Brassicaceae family: Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, radish and arugula
·       Asteraceae family: Lettuce, endive, chicory and radicchio
·       Apiaceae family: Dill, carrot, fennel and celery
·       Amaryllidaceae family: Garlic, onion, leek
·       Amaranthaceae family: Amaranth, quinoa swiss chard, beet and spinach
·       Cucurbitaceae family: Melon, cucumber and squash

Microgreens vary in taste, which can range from neutral to spicy, slightly sour or even bitter, depending on the variety. Generally speaking, their flavor is considered strong and concentrated.

Stay tuned for more information on which microgreens we’ll be offering and when these adorable mini veggies will be making their SIW debut at the farm!





Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2019 Crop Mobs

Thank you to those who attended the March Crop Mob! 
It was a great day and we enjoyed the company of those who attended (and all of their efforts!)





There's one more on April 27th. If you want to attend and get lunch you will need to RSVP by Wed 4/24. We have lots of fun activities(farm work- easy and not so easy, but mostly easy) planned for the whole family to enjoy! Hope to see you there!!

Join us at the farm to clean high tunnels, plant seedlings, and help with other start-of-the-season farm tasks. Event starts at 8:30 AM. Bring your gardening gloves and dress to get dirty. Lunch will be provided; please specify if you'll need a vegetarian lunch. Free and open to the public. This event is FREE but please register by 4/24 so we can be sure to have a yummy lunch for you!

To register, contact Ruth Arias at 302-658-6262 ext. 113 or email rarias@thedhc.org





Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

April News on the Farm
There's a lot to get excited about!
1. If you haven't heard yet, Styer's Festival of the Peony and SIW Vegetables are hosting "Styer's Festival of the Peony: Field to Fork Barn Party", an event unlike any other!
Thursday May 23, 2019
Peony Fields 5:00-7:00 PM
Barn Party 7:00-10:30 PM
(610) 616-3839
Tickets $110.00 per person

2. Our next Crop Mob is taking place at the farm next Saturday, April 27th at 8:30 am, hosted by the Delaware Center for Horticulture. Help clean high tunnels, plant seedlings, adjust row covers, and other start-of-the-season farm tasks. Bring your gardening gloves and plan to get dirty. A yummy lunch will be provided; please specify if you'll need a vegetarian lunch. Free, however registration is required BEFORE 4/24. Follow our Facebook link below for more details.

To register, contact Ruth Arias at 302-658-6262 ext. 113 or rarias@thedch.org


3. Time is running out to get your SIW Bucks! Purchase at least $400 of SIW Bucks and receive 10% FREE money added to your account to buy produce and other products at the farm stand all season long. Click the link below for more information and the agreement.


4. Don't forget to sign up for our CSA (if you haven't already). Save $25 with our April CSA rate.....Pay in the month of April to secure this special price! Click the links below to get additional information and to print the agreement.

                                                                          Full Shares
  
           Paid in April :                                            $790 
          Paid in May :                                            $815
                    Half Shares
 
          Paid in April :                                            $435
          Paid in May :                                            $460