Calling all West Philly local-food lovers: Grab your recyclable grocery bags because Greensgrow Farms is coming to your ‘hood. The well-known Kensington-based urban farm will be bringing their wonderful produce and community workshops to the folks of West Philly come April. Hooray! (Unfortunately, they won’t be bringing Milkshake the pig; you win some, you lose some.)
If you’re unfamiliar with Greensgrow, here’s the deal: Greensgrow Farms began as a nonprofit in 1997 with the intention of making Philly a greener city and fresh food accessible to everyone. The farm has a huge presence in the Kensington community, holding weekly farmers’ markets, hosting holiday bazaars and summer festivals and offering workshops throughout the year. Plus, they’ve got farm animals soooo, it’s pretty much just Heaven on Earth.
The new spot, aptly named Greensgrow West, will be set up similarly to the original location, boasting a fully stocked garden center, a farmers’ market, and outdoor workshop and classroom space. It will also be the pick-up location for their insanely popular CSA program. (Mark it down on your calendars, folks: CSA sign-up opens March 4th!)
The farm will be opening its doors on April 5th, and in true Greensgrow style, they’re having a celebration. To join in on the fun (and score some fantastic fresh fruits and veggies), head over to the opening celebration at 4912 Baltimore Avenue on April 5th from 2 to 4 p.m. Your refrigerator and your taste-buds will thank you.
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