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Spruce Hill: Greensgrow Urban Farm Talks Food Insecurity And Community

Spruce Hill: Greensgrow Urban Farm Talks Food Insecurity And Community

Greensgrow Farm was created to bring fresh, locally-grown produce to Philadelphia. Today, two locations and mobile markets (in Fishtown and West Philadelphia) provide fruits, vegetables, flowers and a sense of community across the city. The urban farm located at 5123 Baltimore Ave. seeks to raise awareness of the necessity of wholesome agricultural practices, as well […]

 

Port Richmond: First-Time Homebuyer Workshop, 24th District Town Hall, and Nature Heroes “Radical Reptiles” Showing

Port Richmond: First-Time Homebuyer Workshop, 24th District Town Hall, and Nature Heroes “Radical Reptiles” Showing

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Senior Produce Vouchers: Monday, July 17 and Thursday, July 20, 1:30-3 p.m. – St. Anne’s Senior Community Center (2607 E. Cumberland St.) First-Time Homebuyer Workshop: Tuesday, July 18, 4-8 p.m. – Coral Street Arts […]

 

Fishtown: Produce Delivery Service Aims To Become Neighborhood Staple

Fishtown: Produce Delivery Service Aims To Become Neighborhood Staple

The bustling corridors inside of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) can be an overwhelming place to think logistically about purchasing produce. The market is inside of a massive temperature-controlled building that spans more than 14 football fields long, where 24 independent produce distributors sell truckloads worth of veggies and fruits from around the world. Pedestrian walkways are marked with […]

 

Kensington: Member Owned Grocery Store Seeks to Bring Community Together

Kensington: Member Owned Grocery Store Seeks to Bring Community Together

The smell of fresh coffee emits from the second floor of Circle of Hope, located on Frankford Avenue and Norris Street, as the Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) sets up for their Tuesday market place. With fresh produce, honey, teas and a variety of other goods offered at the market place, the members and non-members […]

 By Micaella Wesley and Samuel Scimeca

Mill Creek: Urban Farm Gives Residents a Healthy Choice

Mill Creek: Urban Farm Gives Residents a Healthy Choice

Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm that’s dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and promoting sustainable food system. Micaiah Hall, the assistant farm manager, makes sure that the farm, located at 4901 Brown St. in West Philadelphia, produces to demand. He plants the next season’s crops, runs their produce […]

 By Sarah Mariano, Megan Schmidt and Jonah Martinson

South of South Street: Fresh Produce Comes to the Friends of Julian Abele Park

South of South Street: Fresh Produce Comes to the Friends of Julian Abele Park

Fresh produce and homemade desserts are up for grabs every Friday at Julian Abele Park in Graduate Hospital. Brought to you by The Friends of Julian Abele Park and the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA), the Lancaster County-based food includes all sorts of fruits and vegetables, fruit pies, cookies, sticky buns, bread, eggs and […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Set to Open

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Set to Open

With the finishing touches being put together, the Parkwood Farmers Market is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. May 18 at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 3024 Byberry Road. Farm to City, which will manage the market, conducted a survey to help determine the location of the next one. The effort was led by […]

 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,” […]

 By Matthew Wargo

Wynnefield: Grocery Retailer Serves As a Community’s Health-Food Oasis

Wynnefield: Grocery Retailer Serves As a Community’s Health-Food Oasis

When it comes to finding fresh and healthy food options in one of Philadelphia’s communities, one grocery retailer stands out as a health-food oasis. Produce Junction, 2241 Bryn Mawr Ave., offers local residents an equal opportunity to add affordable and nutritious foods to their diets. John Sherm, the store manager at Produce Junction, gave four reasons that his […]

 By Alyssa Andrews and Josh Verlin

Roxborough: The McCanns’ Farm Market

Roxborough: The McCanns’ Farm Market

Each Friday at Gorgas Park, the McCann’s Farm farmers market brings fresh produce to the Roxborough area. Anita McCann-Hepler, a third-generation farm owner, and her sister run the stand as a part of Philadelphia’s Farm to City program. Farm to City is an independently owned business that was previously part of the city’s Greens Grow […]