Saturday, September 16, 2017  1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


2017 Farm2Fork



Join the Delaware Historical Society and the New Castle Historical Society
for a full day of fun at the third annual Farm2Fork!

1:00-3:00 pm
Read House Garden

Enjoy a family-friendly session in our 19th century garden. This backyard expo will bring together community organizations to explore issues of food access and urban gardens through education and fun! 3B: Brae’s Brown Bags, Food Bank of Delaware, Southbridge Youth Farm, Delaware Center for Horticulture, Planting Hope Urban Farm, Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition, the New Castle Conservation District, and Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm will be on hand with educational games, activities, and plants for sale. Tour the Read House kitchen and participate in activities that provide the historical connection to these contemporary food issues.   

Admission is a food donation that will go to the Food Bank of Delaware* or a suggested monetary donation of $1.25, $5.00, or $7.00.  According to the World Bank, over 1 billion people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less; $5.00 is the average cost of a fast food meal per person; and $7.00 is what the USDA calculates the average food cost per person per day according to a “moderate plan” for a family of four.  The monetary donations will be divided among the participating organizations.

*Items needed at the Food Bank of Delaware: whole grain pasta, canned or dried beans, peanut butter, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, canned vegetables, 100% juice, canned fruits, hot and cold cereals, healthy snacks.

 Farm2Fork is a full day of fun!
Please check back for details on: Cider Making Workshop at The Arsenal,
and Whiskey Tastings in the Read House Tap Room


For questions and further information please call (302) 655-7161.                  

Delaware Historical Society              

New Castle Historical Society
  Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm Brae's Brown Bags Foundation

New Castle Conservation District



Delaware Center for Horticulture


Southbridge Youth Farm

Food Bank of Delaware  



Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark


Read House & Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

On the New Castle riverfront, in the heart of the old city, the twenty-two room, 14,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark Read House dominates the streetscape with a monumental simplicity and distinctive Philadelphia architectural style. Designed for George Read II, son of a Delaware signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the house combined innovative Federal period design and advanced technological systems to create comfort and refinement.

Outside formal gardens installed in 1848 provided enjoyment for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents and continue to delight visitors today. Beneath the soil the layered history of Delaware's earliest inhabitants and settlers survives. Their story unfolds through ongoing archaeology on the property.


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(302) 655-7161  deinfo@dehistory.org
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.