Growers and mixologists prepare for Philly's PHeaSt

PHILADELPHIA -- Dozens of Philadelphia's top chefs and mixologists are pairing with city gardeners to prepare a farm fresh feast to feed hundreds next weekend, and it's all for a good cause.

Vetri Foundation Chef Brandon Barnard is planning a butternut squash and sweet potato risotto

And he'll serve the dish with winter greens and farm fresh eggs.

He created the dish for PHeast, a garden-to-table celebration that will be held October 17th at the Navy Yard.

Now in its 3rd year, PHeaSt is always a sell-out as diners sample dozens of dishes from top-tier chefs using produce from PHS gardens all over the city.

The growers are from the PHS City Harvest program, which helps feed families in need.

"t's really a wonderful feeling when you know that people aren't getting their vegetables," said Joe Revlock, founder of the Summer-Winter Community Garden.

And proceeds from PHeaSt get plowed right back into the urban gardening program.

"You're going to this event, you're also helping 1200 people fresh produce every week during the growing season," said Seth Pearsoll of PHS.

PHeaSt will also feature more than a dozen mixologists, making farm to table drinks.

You can also meet and mingle with the people growing and making your food and drinks - and there's a People's Choice Award!

The event is on Friday, October 17th from 7pm to 10pm at the Navy Yard.

For more: http://phsonline.org/events/pheast