Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Renee Horst (left) is a staff member with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and a member of the community engagement team who oversees the Farm to Families Pick Up. That program provides fresh, organic produce and meat from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to members of the Kensington and Fishtown community.   Can you […]

 

East Passyunk: After Success In South Philly, Brothers Expand Grocery Business

East Passyunk: After Success In South Philly, Brothers Expand Grocery Business

More than six years ago, two brothers dove into their savings and maxed out their credit cards to follow their passion and share it with the people around them. “There was a demand for a store specializing in this (local and organic) kind of food, and we thought if we don’t do it, someone else […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Five People Making A Green Difference

Chestnut Hill: Five People Making A Green Difference

Chestnut Hill is turning green, turning the neighborhood into one of the most environmentally friendly residential and business sections in the city. Because of dedicated individuals in the community, sustainability is becoming widespread in Chestnut Hill. These individuals are making an environmental difference and inspiring others to take up the initiative. Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark […]

 By Brittany Thomas, Chelsey Turner and Kirsten Swanson

South Philadelphia: Grocery Provides Unique Food to the Neighborhood

South Philadelphia: Grocery Provides Unique Food to the Neighborhood

Back in November of 2009, brothers Adam and Andrew Erace, opened up Green Aisle Grocery, a  small yet comprehensive foodery on East Passyunk without any formal business plan. “We really saw how Passyunk Avenue was evolving into a vibrant commercial neighborhood with more eclectic businesses and we wanted to be a part of it all,” […]