Lima Bean Dinner with Valerie Erwin and April McGreger

Join us on Saturday, September 16 for a dinner celebrating Lima beans prepared by Chefs Valerie Erwin and April McGreger.  In partnership with the USDA, the University of Delaware, and UC Davis, we are trialling a number of heirloom and newly released Lima bean varieties.  This dinner will include a tour of our farm and an explanation of the research we’re conducting, as well as a meal that incorporates different varieties and preparations of Lima beans, paired with our pastured pork, chicken, and fresh produce.

Valerie Erwin, formerly of Geechee Girl Rice Cafe will join us on the farm to prepare a meal that celebrates her family’s Southern Low Country heritage.  With a seat on the board of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and a 12 year run at the helm of Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, Chef Erwin has spent the better part of her career preserving and celebrating the rich and unique culture and cuisine of the Southern Low Country.

April McGreger is a chef, writer, & food preservation expert whose work and recipes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Southern Living, The New York Times, & many other publications. Before moving to Philadelphia in 2018, she operated a preserving company, Farmer’s Daughter, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where her impeccable products won 13 Good Food Awards in a decade. Her work preserving and promoting endangered cultural traditions and ingredients was recognized in 2014 with the Slow Food Ark of Taste Betsy Lydon Award. Her passion for shell beans, which are prized summer delicacies in her native Mississippi, led her to host a tasting workshop of a dozen varieties for Slow Food Triangle in 2007.  Here in Philly, April is a chef at The People’s Kitchen of Philadelphia, where she uses her food preservation skills to help build food security and community.

Please join us for a four course, family-style dinner, with farm tour and welcome reception.

Cuisine: Southern Low Country

3:30 PM welcome reception

4:30 PM farm tour with dinner to follow

Reminder that we cannot serve alcohol, but guests may bring their own.

This event is SOLD OUT


Can’t stay for dinner?  Join us for a drink, some passed snacks, and a tour around the farm.

Farm Tour 9/1630.00 USD
After payment your name will be added to the guest list


Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred to other guests.

Some allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please email before purchasing tickets.

Events are held rain or shine.  While dinner and drinks can be enjoyed under cover, there is a short walk to the barn from the parking area.  Please dress accordingly, and wear shoes sturdy enough for a walk around the farm.