Growing Roots designs events to cultivate and celebrate communities by providing a platform for local businesses, farmers and artisans to share their mission. Embrace Local Farms, Local Food, Local Fun!
Community events encouraging neighbors to grow together including:
Falling Leaf Fest
Showcase events are new this year and feature Philly Farm and Food Fest October 28, 2018 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Both large and small scale entertainment events
Lisa O'Neill is the energy behind Growing Roots. After a 20 year history in clinical nutrition, and an extensive background in volunteer event planning, Growing Roots was born. Juliana Pash joined the team in 2016, complimenting the GR mission with her wealth of experience in farmers market management.
Of course none of what Growing Roots does would be possible without a dedicated group of farmers, food producers, artisans & crafters and more.
Growing Roots has received a multitude of accolades including:
Farmers markets were just the start, the seed that was the beginning of Growing Roots. A weekly community event bringing together shoppers in search of quality local food with amazing local farmers and food producers. The markets allowed me to connect my love of nutrition with my family’s farming roots. I quickly realized just how important these weekly farmers markets are to the livelihood of every farmer and food producer that trusts me to help them succeed.
And so we grew. First Malvern Farmers Market, then Downingtown and Eagleview. With this came opportunities for further growth into the communities that hosted the markets. Invitations to coordinate events in Malvern and Eagleview, bringing the community together for a day of fun and entertainment.
Local farms, local food, local fun.
And 2018 promises to be a year of continued growth, digging our roots deeper into our commitment to local agriculture. Our farmers markets will expand into corporate pop-up markets, focused on healthy nutrition initiatives, a personal goal I've held since starting farmers markets.
We're also expanding our acreage into the region. Growing Roots has been invited to coordinate the Philly Farm and Food Fest for Fair Foods. This is a day long celebration of our regional agricultural system, spotlighting local farmers and food producers. We are honored to have this opportunity.
Grow with us. Support our farmers markets, attend our events, join in the fun!