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Gourmet farm to table cycling event series featuring aid stations on local farms. Inspired by the Italian gran fondo bicycle ride.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Prize Winners

Tyler Wren

Congratulations to all the participants and volunteers at last weekend's Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch! We're proud of everyone who finished the challenging courses and helped out during the day, and we want to highlight the winners of all our competitions and raffles below. 

Volunteer Competition

Thanks to all participants for donating to our Volunteer Competition and purchasing additional raffle tickets to help us support our host community! We were excited to donate nearly $5,000 to local non-profits and community groups. Here's a list of the benefiting organizations: 

Volunteer Teams

  • PASA, Team Green: $1,00 donation
  • Field of Hope, Team Pink: $700 donation 
  • Cafe Israel, Team Blue: $600 donation
  • Girl Scout Troop of Greater Coatsville, Team Gray: $550 donation 
  • Milk Duds, local 4H Club, Team Red: $500 donation 
  • The Common Wheel, Team Purple: $350 donation
  • A Week Away, Team Orange: $350 donation 

Additional Donations 

  • Glen Moore Volunteer Fire Company: $550 donation 
  • Honeybrook Volunteer Fire Company: $250 donation 
  • Whotehorse Volunteer Fire Company: $150 donation
  • Stephens City Fire & Rescue: $200 donation 

Stages Segment Challenge 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Shenandoah Stages Segment Challenge, timed by Ride With GPS! Winners are posted below and you can also view the full leaderboard at Ride With GPS.

As the fastest overall male and female participants, JB Haglund and Laura Epelbaum win the custom Polka Chicken Jersey by Pactimo!

Overall

  • Men: JB Haglund, 16:30
  • Women: Laura Epelbaum, 21:00

Ages 35 & Younger

Age-graded winners earn gift cards from Mountain Khakis

  • Men: Cory Fritsch, 22:44
  • Women: Sarah Huber, 25:57

Ages 36-50

  • Men: Michael Walsh, 18:05
  • Women: Jennifer Matro, 22:50 

Ages 51 & older

  • Men: Brian Freburger, 18:08
  • Women: Melinda Simons, 24:11

Any questions about uploading your ride to see how you stacked up? Contact Hayes Hayes@WrenegadeSports.com with any questions.

Pick-A-Prize Raffle

Bianchi Bike Grand Prize

Congratulations to Lorraine Thomas of West Chester, PA, for winning a brand spankin' new 2018 Bianchi Impulso!! 

Additional prizes

  • Boyd wheelset: Tyler Wren, Sr, Glenmoore, PA
  • Case of Drink Maple: Terry Feather, Chesterbrook, PA; Tim Nunnemacher, Freemansburg, PA; and Adriadne Monfalcone, Morristown, NJ.
  • Pair of Panaracer Tires: Steve Teufel, Royersford, PA; and Eileen Goddard, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Farm to Fork Fondo jam set: Philip Treide, Uxbridge, MA
  • Yakima bike rack: Ray Charley, Greensburg, PA
  • Ritchey tool kit: Leslie Binns, Alexandria, VA
  • GU Energy prize package: Mary Jeavons, Liverpool, NY; and Robert Holzer, Evesham Township, NJ
  • Colavita Sampler Tote: Angela McMonagle, Toronto, Ontario
  • Brandywine Valley gift basket: Rod Taylor, Grantham, NH
  • Sassy Cyclist Jersey: Lilyanna Reed, Wernersville, PA
  • Yakima swag package: David Waldman, Canandaigua, NY
  • Drink Maple swag package: Cooper Klinges, Brooklyn, NY
  • Clif Bar prize packages: Julie Panzer, Chester Springs, PA; and Mike Evans, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Colavita pasta and olive oil: Hiromi Suzuki, Tokyo, Japan
  • Bar Mitts: Nicole ORourke, Baltimore, MD
  • Forto Coffee case: Kate Bellody, Kingston, NY
  • Tetra bike tune up package: David Pines, Media, PA; and Brian Freburger, Alexandria, VA
  • Stan's Wheel Bag: George Metzler, Atglen, PA 

Social Contest

Thanks to everyone who took photos in our Social Booth at Packet Pickup! We are recognizing three participants with a Mountain Khakis gift card. If you're in one of the photos, please contact us to claim your prize! 

Most Patriotic

Most People and Animals in the Photo Booth

Cutest Farm Family

Mellinger family, Linden Dale Farm

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Best Advice

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Looking forward to seeing everyone next year! We'll be back in Pennsylvania Dutch Country for more fun and deliciousness!! 

Farm to Fork Living - Participant Story

Rachael Balinski

These days it seems like Farm to Table is everywhere. It's the new rage (for all the best reasons) and every restaurant is working hard to get on board. However, this concept isn't brand new, people have been selling their vegetables and crops to restaurants far longer than we might have thought! 

James D'Arcy, one of our participants riding in Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch remembers most of his childhood (1983-1991) growing up on an organic farm in Illinois, about 60 miles northwest of Chicago. 

"It was called Ladybug Farm because we used ladybugs as a natural deterrent to aphids and other insects, we’d have bags of them and walk around the fields spreading them each year.  It was my grandfather’s farm, he’d always been an avid farmer and when he retired he decided to start a small organic farm.  My parents were tired of city life and had moved to the northern suburbs, but is still wasn’t quiet enough so when my grandparents bought the farm we built a second house on it and lived there too.  

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What started off as a small venture, when his grandfather wanted to grow food to deliver to restaurants in downtown Chicago, grew into something much larger. 

"Our specialty was tomato’s but over the years he’d always ask the chef’s what they’d like, and would then experiment next season to increase the variety of things we sold. We sold tomato’s (over a dozen varieties), baby lettuces, various baby squash and zucchini, asparagus, and raspberries."

 James remembers working on the farm as well, and recalling that his favorite thing to do was to deliver the vegetables they had worked hard to grow, to each and every chef. 

 Compost pile of vegetables that eventually were turned back into soil 

Compost pile of vegetables that eventually were turned back into soil 

"I had a variety of jobs on the farm each summer (I was in charge of the compost pile), but the most fun one was helping with the deliveries into Chicago.  We went every other day, ensuring the vegetables were always picked within a few days of delivery. Each day we went into the city we’d have lunch at one of the restaurants we delivered too.  This was great fun because not only was the food delicious, but we’d show up dirty in shorts and t-shirts surrounded by business people, but would get first class treatment, often times with the chef’s coming out to see how we liked our lunch, since we knew them all."  

 Lady Bug Farm delivery truck 

Lady Bug Farm delivery truck 

The farm really grew over those years, and what started off as a hobby exploded as more restaurants, and eventually grocery stores wanted to buy the family tomatoes and other items.  

Check out more about this farm here; a newspaper article written about Lady Bug Farm from 1988! 

 

Pennsylvania Dutch Aid Station Menus Revealed

Tyler Wren

We're excited to share the brand new aid station menus for 2018 at our re-vamped event in Pennsylvania Dutch country on June 30. Each of the 'small bites' below is prepared by a local chef, served at one of our participating farms, and features an ingredient from that farm.

Handmade waffle cones for the handmade ice cream at Lapp Valley Farms

Aid Station 'Small Bites'

King's Herb Nook

Traditional Amish buns with lavender-herbed butter and honey  - made at the farm
 - Featured ingredients: herbs from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio, Piccolo

Wanner Pride-N-Joy Farm

Orange Quinoa pudding with fresh local strawberries and toasted almonds - by chef Tammy Hurley
 - Featured ingredients: milk and eggs from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio, Piccolo

Lapp Valley Farms 

Homemade ice cream - made on the farm
 - Featured ingredients: dairy from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio

Riehl's Family Farm

Homemade traditional Amish whoopie pies, rootbeer and potato chips - made on the farm
 - Featured ingredients: potatoes from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio

Conebella Farm

Cheese and vegetable empanadas  - by The Classic Diner
 - Featured ingredients: Cheese from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio, Piccolo, Ramble Ride

Linden Dale FARM

Lamb sliders with goat cheese; goat cheese sliders; and vegan watermelon gazpacho - by Gypsy Kitchen
 - Featured ingredient: Bacon from the farm
 - Routes: Gran

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Roasted sweet corn and cider donuts - made on the farm
 - Featured ingredient: corn and apples from the farm
- Routes: Gran


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