Saturday, Aug. 1
Homegrown Harvest Dinner and Hoedown featuring locally grown foods, square dancing, kids' games, more, sponsored by the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. $25 (BYOB); under 12 free. 6-9 p.m. at Coventry House, 3340 Conservation Lane, off Old Ridge Road, Coventryville. www.frenchandpickering.org or 610-933- 7577.
Brian Howell of Bee Man Candles teaches the ABCs of Bees, a one-hour interactive children's workshop at 11 a.m., $5 per child, reservations suggested. Then at 2 p.m., a 45-minute presentation on the state of the bee industry. Free. At Terrain at Styer's, 914 Baltimore Pike, Concordville, Pa. www.terrainatstyers.com or 610-459-2400.
Aug. 1, 5, 12 and 15
Cooking classes at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., Philadelphia. "Fish Without Fear," 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 1. "Hands-on Knife Skills," 5:45-7:45 p.m. Aug. 5. Class repeats 5:45-7:45 p.m. Aug. 12. and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 15. $39 each. 215-925-0950 or www.shopfosters.com.
Saturday, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8
Cooking Demonstrations Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., Philadelphia. Free; 2 p.m. Eric Berley of the Franklin Fountain makes ice cream on Aug. 1. Emily of Mrs. Pleasant Vintage demonstrates vegan cooking on Aug. 8. 215-925-0950 or www.shopfosters.com.
Monday, Aug. 3
Organic and Natural Foods: The Basics, program with Karen Wagner, licensed dietician/nutritionist from the Abramson Cancer Center, at Whole Foods Market-Callowhill, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia. Event sponsored by the Wellness Community of Philadelphia. Free; RSVP by Aug. 1. 215-879-7733.
Tuesday, Aug. 4 through
Thursday, Aug. 6
Just Peachy Chefs from South Jersey Culinary Events offer three-course dinners made with local peaches in their restaurants for $25 per person. At Mirabella Cafe, Andreotti's Viennese Cafe, the Tortilla Press, Blackbird, and blueplate. Details at www.sjculinaryevents.com.
Farm to Table Dinner featuring grilled grass-fed meats, and fresh produce from Fernbrook Farms, led by executive chef Chris Albrecht and other chefs from Terra Momo Restaurant Group; also grilling and wine seminars, nature hike, hayrides, outdoor games, farm animals, bonfire with s'mores. Fernbrook Farms, 143 BordentownGeorgetown Rd., Chesterfield. $29, or $39 with wine tasting; under 10 eat free; portion of proceeds benefits Fernbrook Farm's non-profit Education Center. RSVP to Eno Terra at 609-497-1777.
Aug. 8 and Aug. 9
Annual Peach Festival Take a hayride to pick peaches, listen to live music, plus pony rides, games, face painting, contests, free recipes, costumed characters, magic tricks, more. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media. Information at www.linvilla.com or 610-876-7116.
Aug. 17: Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation features samples of culinary offerings, wine tastings, and specialty cocktails from Chifa, Vetri, Osteria, the Capital Grille, Fork, APO Bar + Lounge, and others, plus live and silent auctions. 6-9 p.m. at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Regency Ballroom, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia. $75 in advance; $85 at the door; Benefits Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, the Food Trust, and the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center. Purchase tickets at tasteofthenation.org. Information at: http://strength.org/philadelphia.
Aug. 22: Heirloom Tomato Festival Tomato tastings; instructions on seed saving; gardening with kids; farmer's market; barbecue, cheeses, ice cream for sale; book signing by Amy Goldman, author of The Heirloom Tomato; and a hoedown at 5 p.m. Free. Portion of proceeds from sales at Terrain, the garden cafe at Styer's, that day benefits the Fair Food Project. Noon- 9 p.m.; Styer's, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa. 19342. Details at www.terrainathome.com or 610-459-2400