Kennett Area Indoor Ag Tours
On October 17, the day after Indoor Ag-Con Philly 2017, Kennett Township and neighboring New Garden Township – one hour’s drive outside of Philadelphia in southeastern PA – will be hosting tours, free to Indoor Ag-Con Philly participants, of the extensive facilities that support their world-class mushroom industry. Please register below after this event description:
You get an insider’s view of how, every day of the year, the Kennett area produces, packs and ships about 1.5M lbs of fresh mushrooms, single-handedly supplying 50% of the US market, an amazing feat that’s been going on year round for over 100 years! This is a truly unusual opportunity to see what’s involved in the large-scale production and distribution of a major agricultural commodity grown entirely indoors, and to learn how Kennett’s infrastructure and expertise can be leveraged for other indoor-grown crops. In addition, the event includes an optional private tour of the indoor horticulture production facilities of world-famous Longwood Gardens, home to more than 1,000 acres of formal gardens, conservatories, fountains, woodlands and meadows.
This event officially begins at 10:00AM at Kennett Township Municipal Building, 801 Burrows Run Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. The event schedule is:
9:30A - Early bird breakfast snacks
10:00A - Introductory remarks
10:30A - Tours of major growing, processing, and shipping facilities.
1:30P - Complimentary lunch with presentations and discussion
2:30P - Leave for Longwood Gardens for optional tour
3:00P - Private tour of Longwood’s indoor horticulture facilities
4:00P - Free admission to Longwood’s public areas until 6:00p
If you require further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Sponsored by:
New Garden Township
Business Casual, Please wear Ag Shoes/boots(shoes or boots that you do not mind walking in dirt/mud etc.)
Reserve your spot on the Tour!
***REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED***
Directions to Kennett Township:
Kennett Township Municipal Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Take 95 South to
322 West to
Route 1 South
Turn Left onto Hamorton Cutoff Road
Turn Left onto PA 52 South
Turn Right onto Burrows Run Road to Right at 801 Burrows Run.
Take I-95 South to Wilmington.
Take exit 7B, which is Delaware Avenue/Route 52. At end of exit ramp, turn right at light to head northwest. As soon as possible, move into left-most lane because road splits; continue on Route 52 North.
After Crossing into Pennsylvania, Burrows Run road will be on your left. Follow Burrows Run Road to 801 Burrows Run Road.