The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, the nonprofit grassroots organization that works to build a resilient local food system through education and collaboration, will present a tour of Veg-E Systems, central Bucks County’s newest specialty producer, on Wednesday, February 5, at 6pm. The event is free and open to BCFA members and friends.
Dennis Riling, president, and Tim Sulzer, vice president, established Veg-E Systems as a multifaceted business to grow fresh, healthy produce year-round in local communities; provide training and development services for those working in hydroponic agriculture; sell and service hydroponic growing systems for both home and commercial use; and offer a range of agriculture and agribusiness consulting services. You can find Veg-E Systems’ lettuces, greens and herbs at the Doylestown Food Co-op and other area shops and restaurants.
The February tour of Veg-E Systems’ Doylestown facility will show visitors the hydroponic growing system and explain the research, training and consulting operations behind the innovative vertical farming concept, including how they choose and grow the non-genetically-engineered plants they raise without herbicides or pesticides. Tour-goers will have an opportunity to sample and purchase from the recent harvest.
The evening’s pot luck meal will run from 6:00 to 7:00pm, with the tour to follow. Visitors are expected to bring a dish to share with others and their family’s own eating equipment, beverages, and they are expected to carry out their own trash. Chairs are limited, so consider bringing folding chairs for your party. Although the tour is free, donations to BCFA’s programs are encouraged. This educational and entertaining event is appropriate for school-aged children who are under an adult’s careful supervision.
Veg-E Systems is located just off Cold Spring Creamery Road at 4030 Skyron Drive, Suite F, Doylestown. For more information: www.BucksCountyFoodshedAlliance.org
or 215.348.8249. For more on Veg-E Systems: http://vegesystems.com/
Coming up: Saturday, March 1 BCFA will be at the Doylestown Food Co-op’s screening of TEDx Manhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat.” FREE, 10 till 6, at The Standard Club, a private club for members and their guests, 127 East State Street, Doylestown.