Greensgrow Farms to Open West Philly Location



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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  • Jon G.

    That part of West Philly already has a farmers’ market twice a week, plus Mariposa Food Co-op. Greensgrow “Farms?” I think they buy-in and distribute more local products than they grow and produce on their urban farm in Kensington. This sounds more like it’s going to be a store. I’m suspect and I don’t see why Greensgrow is moving to a neighborhood that already has an established presence of local fresh fruits and vegetables, established already by over thirteen years of farmers’ markets in Clark Park.