Collegeville’s Farmer & the Chef

The chefs of the area’s most sought-after restaurants will be teaming up with the Collegeville Farmers’ Market to provide an evening of amazing cuisine using fresh, locally grown products from the market in their signature dishes. This tastings dinner features a leisurely evening of appetizers, main courses and desserts paired with fine wines and artisan beers along with live music.

When & Where

The Ballroom at Copperfield’s Inn at Lakeside
Thursday, September 12
6:00 to 9:30 pm

Tell me more!

Farmer and the Chef is a fundraiser for the Collegeville Farmers’ Market and the CEDC, which picks up the cost of running the market beyond the vendors’ stall fees.  “We opened the Collegeville Farmers’ Market in 2011 in response to our survey of Collegeville area residents who overwhelmingly requested that we operate a market in Collegeville offering farm fresh local and artisan products,” said CEDC’s President, Cathy Kernen. “Although we are fortunate to have a group of loyal volunteers who help us set up, run and break down the market each week, the cost of our signage, equipment, and part-time manager Jane Kim exceeds the money we take in from our fees.

“Individuals who attend our Farmer & the Chef fundraiser will not only enjoy a memorable evening of great food, wines and artisan beers, but their participation will also be instrumental in offsetting the cost of the market—and for that we are so grateful! The market’s goal is to continue to provide great local products to our community while being self-sustaining.”

Who will be there?

Some of the notable restaurants taking part in the event include

  • Seasons 52 from King-of-Prussia
  • Bay Pony Inn from  Lederach
  • Marley’s BYOB of Phoenixville
  • Gracie’s Pine Forge
  • Chadwick’s Restaurant and Bar in Audubon, and
  • Rocco’s Italian Cuisine of Collegeville
  • Max & Erma’s
  • Copperfield Inn at Lakeside in Limerick
  • DaVinci’s Pub
  • Freeland Market
  • WIBS

The Farmer & The Chef also features a number of ethnic restaurants including

  • Shagun Indian
  • Thai Basil Bistro
  • Bonjung Japanese, and
  • Tortugas Mexican Eatery, all of Collegeville

Among the desserts of the evening will be

  • ICED by Betsy
  • MacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes
  • Jenny & Franks authentic Italian gelato

“This will be a prestigious culinary event focusing on both high-end and little known restaurants with very talented chefs to introduce our area residents to superb cuisine they may be unaware of,” explained Rachael Morrison, Collegeville Economic Development Corporation’s (CEDC’s) Executive Director.

The cost of the event is $45 per person, and includes unlimited fine food, wine and beer. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, and to register for “The Farmer and the Chef” visit or call at 610 454 1050.

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Thank you also to all our participating restaurants.

A BIG thank you to our main sponsors, TR Insurance & DaVinci’s!


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