Our nature preserves are open to the public 365 days per year from sunrise to sunset, providing natural places that offer peace and respite for all. Willistown Conservation Trust owns and manages Hartman Meadow, Ashbridge, Kirkwood, Kestrel Hill and Rushton Woods Preserves. We maintain these lands to preserve and enhance … Learn more about our nature preserves.
CANCELED – Community Supper Series Picnic: Featuring Israeli Food Truck Moshava, Deer Creek Malthouse, and Hetzel Bros. Band!
Due to the stormy weather forecast we will be cancelling this event. Please check our events calendar for more upcoming events and programming.
Pack your picnic blanket, grab your friends, and welcome the summer season at Rushton Farm! We are excited to welcome a new food truck partner to Rushton Farm: food truck Moshava featuring their twist on traditional Israeli street food. Deer Creek Malthouse will also be on site with their local craft brews and malt products. All food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite.
LIVE MUSIC! The Hetzel Brothers are back to play for the first time this year, filling the fields of Rushton Farm with our favorite classic rock, pop, and folk rock.
– This is a food truck-style, BYO picnic event! Please bring your own blanket, chairs, and other items to round out your picnic experience. A limited number of picnic tables are available on a first-come basis.
– Parking: Rushton Farm, 911 Delchester Road, Newtown Square PA (the farm is a short walk across the field to the picnic location)
– Dogs are not permitted at Rushton Farm and Rushton Woods Preserve. Please keep your furry friends at home.
– Rushton Farm is a working farm. We welcome families to attend this event, but please watch your young children to protect the well-being of the children and the farm.
– Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Moshava Israeli Food Truck Chef Nir Sheynfeld was born in Even Yehuda, a “moshava” in Israel. In Hebrew, “moshava” translates to a small community, usually of an agricultural nature. At the center of these communities lie a variety of cuisines that every Israeli grows up eating. From lunch-break lines, or after school crowds, to soldiers and beach-goers, these street food stalls represent the culinary soul of the country and the inspiration behind Moshava — a way to share the vibrant and colorful communities that make up the diverse fabric of Israeli culture.
Chef Nir and partners, Brandon and Hannah, became friends immediately when they met in 2015 at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Throughout their time at school together, they often would fantasize about opening their own business together — always dreaming big. After they graduated, they each went their separate ways, only to reconnect in Philadelphia a year later. When restaurants shut down due to Covid-19 they took the opportunity to reflect on their dreams from their college dorm rooms and came together to bring “Moshava” to life.
Deer Creek Malthouse started making malt because they are passionate about agriculture and craft beer and believe there was something inherently wrong with the regional grain/malt supply chain. Although millions of pounds of malt were being consumed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for craft beer alone, this essential ingredient was being treated as a commodity and sourced exclusively from outside the region. Pennsylvania has a rich history of farming and brewing, and there was a clear disconnect in the local food system.
And so it was that Pennsylvania Craft Malt was born: High quality, flavorful, malt ingredients handcrafted using locally grown grain. Founded in 2012, Deer Creek Malthouse is committed to creating more sustainable malting infrastructure in Pennsylvania by adding value to grain for regional food and beverage artisans. They believe that truly amazing things can happen when you shorten the supply chain!