Friends, tonight is a very special night: The much-loved Kensington urban farm Greensgrow Farms is hosting their very first Twilight Market of the season tonight, Thursday, August 10th, from 4 to 8 p.m., and you, your friends, neighbors and pets are invited!
Greensgrow, Kensington’s pioneering nursery, aggregated CSA, and urban farm oasis, is celebrating 20 years since founder Mary Seton Corboy, who passed away last year, and her then-business partner Tom Sereduk started the project, growing hydroponic lettuce on a remediated EPA brownfield site.
The party, A Taste of Kensington, will be held on June 10th at nearby Philadelphia Brewing Company. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization’s programming, and the festivities will feature food and drink from some of the the neighborhood’s best restaurants and distillers.
Every so often, a listing comes along that truly merits the word “unique.” This is one of them, for we’re certain you’re not going to find a home like this one anywhere else within the Philadelphia city limits.
One look tells you that this home on the riverward side of Girard Avenue in Fishtown goes back a while – back to the early decades of the 19th century, most likely, when most of the homes that lined the streets near the Delaware looked like this.
What it doesn’t tell you is that this home is the singular creation of Mary Seton Corboy, the founder of East Kensington’s Greensgrow Farm. Over the 15 years she lived here prior to her passing last year, she transformed what were originally two separate residences into one stylish, comfortable home with loads of personality. Read more »
Two much-loved Philly spots in the fitness and healthy-foodie world — one fitness, one foodie — made the jump to new locations last week. Check ‘em out below.
La Colombe Fishtown will host its first Home Grown Supper Club on Wednesday June 17th. The event (for which tickets are on sale now for $60), includes four courses of veggies, cheeses and meats, one cocktail or beer, and presentations from local farmers and producers.
Refreshments start at 6:30 pm and the meal, served family style, will begin at 7pm.
La Colombe-Fishtown [FooBooz]
Kensington-based Greensgrow Farms has visions of opening a new West Philly garden center at 5123-29 Baltimore Avenue. West Philly Local says that the group will present their plans to the community on June 4 at People’s Baptist Church at 5039 Baltimore Avenue. It starts at 6 p.m.
Here’s more from WPL:
The new garden center is planned for the overgrown vacant lot (aka “the bamboo lot”) at 5123-29 Baltimore Ave. Some likely features of the new location will be a small farm, nursery, an outdoor classroom space and possibly a farmers’ market. However, Greensgrow is willing to work with the community to figure out what the new space should include.
Greensgrow has set up a temporary location at 4912 Baltimore Avenue.
- New garden center coming to Baltimore Avenue; community meeting this Thursday [West Philly Local]
Major Expansion at the Science Center:
Well, we here at Foobooz are also a little obsessed with bacon (well, with all meats, really), so in honor of Meat Week, we decided to ask local bacon-maker and meat enthusiast Ari Miller of 1732 Meats a few questions about his business.
In case you don’t already know what you’re doing next Saturday, here’s something to add to your calendar: Greensgrow Farms is throwing a shrimp boil. It’s a benefit event for the Greensgrow Community Kitchen (which is a social entrepreneurship project which does everything from acting as a classroom and a licensed kitchen for food truck owners and small food entrepreneurs, to serving as the place where Greensgrow assembles all its prepared food and an educational venture helping people “navigate the labyrinth of city certifications and licenses”), so right from the start you can feel good about attending. But more important, it’s also gonna be a sweet party–a straight up low country shrimp boil with lots of food, popsicles from Little Pop Shop, beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company, and a Zydeco dance party on the side.
If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Man, with all the money I’ve spent on kombucha, I could’ve bought a house! Oh, how I wish I knew how to make this bubbly beverage myself,” while piling bottles upon bottles of kombucha into your shopping cart, then this workshop is tailor-made for you: On May 3rd, Greensgrow Farms is hosting a kombucha fermentation workshop with Philly’s very own fermentation enthusiast, Amanda Feifer of Phickle.