August 30, 2015

Hazon Center City CSA

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The Hazon Center City Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project, located in downtown Philadelphia, is a partnership between Congregation Rodeph Shalom, The Gershman Y, and Bare Foot Organics and is open to everyone in the community. Register at They still need 14 more full shares for the 2011 growing season. Join their email list to get event and news updates. They have [...]

Spring Strawberries Have Arrived at Greensgrow Farms


The first of this season’s strawberries are here, straight from central Delaware’s Fifer Orchards. Greensgrow Farms will be selling these sweet springtime delights at their farm stand while supplies last.  The market is open Saturday from 10am to 3pm at 2501 E. Cumberland Street, Philadelphia. Meanwhile, if you haven’t signed up for a CSA yet, Greensgrow [...]

John and Kira’s Chocolates

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If you have not tasted one of Philadelphia’s locavore chocolate treasures, you are in for a treat.  John and Kira’s Chocolates have a well-deserved following due to the care and delectable goodies that they put into their chocolates. The chocolates are locally produced, and John and Kira infuse their chocolates with aromatics and flavors from [...]

The Greensgrow Farms Summer 2011 CSA Application Is Here!

This just in: Rejoice, local food lovers of Philadelphia: Your Summer 2011 CSA Application has arrived! Everyone is now eligible to apply. Here are the deets: 1. Paper applications along with your cash or check must be hand delivered or mailed. 2. Please read the PDF thoroughly and then send in only the last two [...]

White Dog Cafe


White Dog Cafe is located in University City, in Philadelphia (right on Penn’s Campus). White Dog Cafe is known for it’s environmental sustainability, and they are not among the newbie-restaurants popping up along the Philadelphia scene–they have been in operation since 1983, the year I was born! So it was fitting that we celebrated my [...]

Birchtree Catering


Birchtree Catering, located in South Philadelphia, is available to cater, plan, and decorate any event or wedding.  Birchtree Catering uses fresh, local, seasonal ingredients in all of their menu items.  They buy most of their ingredients from local farmers and use organic ingredients whenever possible.  Chef Rasa Stirbys Benefico works closely with clients to plan [...]

Betty’s Speakeasy


Yesterday, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Betty’s Speakeasy in Philadelphia.  We were spending the day in the city celebrating my birthday, and wanted to end the day with some treats!  Betty’s Speakeasy was the first place I thought of, I have been following them on facebook for a few weeks and [...]

Greensgrow Farms Winter Farmstand Open Saturday

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Greensgrow Farms certainly has the right idea in this crazy cold winter we are experiencing — their winter market is in a heated greenhouse. Sounds toasty, no? The Greensgrow Farms Winter Farmstand will be open this Saturday, January 22, from 10am until 2pm. The market will have fresh produce (including lemons grown in their greenhouses!!), [...]

Food For All


Food for All is a local artisanal grocery store which features allergy-sensitive fare.  It is brand new to downtown Mt. Airy, which is located just blocks from Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia County.  I had never heard of this shop, but while on a hunt for my favorite local honey, I contacted the bee keeper who [...]

Shankstead Farm = Your Family Cow!

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The Family Cow Store and Delivery Service is an EcoFarm located in Chambersburg, PA, but they are now delivering to drop points all over the Philadelphia area. Since haven’t had the opportunity YET to take a tour of the farm, I spoke with Edwin, one of the farmers.  As I spoke to him, I could [...]

FARMiCiA Restaurant


FARMiCiA, located in Old City, Philadelphia, is a restaurant “dedicated to producing great-tasting food & beverages crafted from artisanal producers. This emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients is based on our support for sustainable agriculture & to the growing demand for healthy, creative cuisine.” My best friend and I decided to check out FARMiCiA when I [...]

Reading Terminal Market


When you walk through Reading Terminal in Center City Philadelphia, you’re walking through a little piece of Philadelphia history. In existence since 1893, the Reading Terminal Market has been a home to local merchants selling home-grown products in the Philadelphia region for over a century. On a recent trip into the city for date night [...]

Greensgrow Farm

Greensgrow Farm in Philadelphia is a regular CSA, a workshare AND a low income CSA for those on food stamps. Even the regular CSA is made more affordable because you can pay in installments. This is my 2nd year with them, and I love that they partner with other local farms. I feel like I [...]

Mugshots Local Food Buying Club


One place where I love to eat is MugShots in Manayunk.  They have a buying club that you don’t have to pay into.  You can order anything you want online and pick up your order at one of their locations on a certain day during certain times.  People that don’t want to commit to a [...]