This event requires a bit of a detailed explanation. The incredible team at Talula’s have agreed to host Roughwood Seed Collection’s Dr. William Woys Weaver, Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm, and Ben Wenk representing Three Springs Fruit Farm and Ploughman Cider. A few years ago, author, food historian, and epicure Dr. William Woys Weaver was visiting Green Meadow Farm in Gap, PA - Lancaster County. On his visit, he identified a very old pear tree on Ian’s farm as the historic Pennsylvania heirloom variety ‘Hosenshank’, a variety thought to be extinct at the time. Fast forward to a chance meeting among farmer friends Ian and Ben approximately two years ago in which a plan was put in motion: Ben’s newly-licensed Ploughman Cider would make a perry from Ian’s ‘Hosenshank’ pears, the first of it’s kind made in PA for a very, very long time, culminating in the very benefit dinner I’m describing right now. A beautiful, local product of our food heritage, served among like-minded friends with a delicious meal to accompany it. Proceeds benefit Dr. Weaver’s work in preserving still more of our food history and heritage through his collection of local heirloom seeds. Please make plans to join us, support this cause, so that future generations can enjoy more local culinary wonders like the ‘Hosenshank’ pear!