Kennett Area Indoor Ag Tours

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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

Event Sponsored by:
Kennett Township
Kennett Borough
New Garden Township

Dress recomendation:

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!


Directions to Kennett Township:

Kennett Township Municipal Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

From Philadelphia:
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.

Alternate directions:

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. 

  1. Michael Guttman

    Grants Program/Environmental Sustainability Dir