Local Food

Jul 12, 2017 17 months ago

20 Years, 20 Stories: Local Innovator Judy Wicks

Before she was Judy Wicks the entrepreneur, touring speaker, and author of books about sustainability and locally-based economies, she was Judy, a young woman fresh off a year of AmeriCorps’ VISTA, living in a remote village in Alaska with her childhood sweetheart-turned-husband Dick Hayne, trying to figure out what to do with her life. In 1970 Judy and Dick, originally from outside of Pittsburgh, realized they didn’t want to work for other people and decided to open a store.

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Feb 16, 2016 2 years ago

New Restaurant Herban Quality Eats is a True University City Enterprise

The market for healthy fast casual food continues to grow in University City. In the past few years, the neighborhood has added a sweetgreen, a HipCityVeg, a Hai Street Kitchen, and honeygrow, and more are on the way. A new entry to the fray is Herban Quality Eats, an establishment aiming to provide fresh, fast, and healthy options to Penn and Drexel students plus the large growing base of office, lab, and hospital workers.

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Jun 12, 2013 5 years ago

Farmers' Market at The Porch

Farmers' Market at The Porch is today (and every Wednesday) from 11am to 5pm.

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Jul 18, 2012 6 years ago

Buying as Local as it Gets: Spruce Hill Farm Grows in the Neighborhood

These days it seems like everyone you meet is a locavore, someone who believes in eating locally produced, seasonal foods. University City has many options for feeding your inner locavore, from farmers markets to businesses that specialize in local products. But you may not know that University City is also home to a "hyper-local" commercial organic farm that sells its products right here in the neighborhood at The Porch Farmers' Market on Wednesdays from 11am-2pm.

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Jun 13, 2012 6 years ago

Freshly Picked Vegetables, Blazin' Hot Hummus, and Delicious Desserts at Today's Farmers' Market at The Porch!

If you’re looking for a great place to grab lunch on Wednesdays, I encourage you to try the Farmers’ Market at The Porch at the 30th Street Station.

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May 04, 2012 6 years ago

Weekly farmers' market at The Porch begins May 16

University City District (UCD), in partnership with Farm to City, is pleased to announce the inaugural Farmers’ Market at The Porch at 30th Street Station every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm beginning May 16. Adjacent to the second busiest train station in the country, between two magnificent historic buildings and within 1,200 feet of over 16,000 jobs, The Porch now features a fun and convenient opportunity to buy fresh produce and healthy foods from local farmers. At least eight unique vendors will participate. Read on for details.

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Apr 10, 2012 6 years ago

Eat well and support local farmers through a new CSA at the Kelly Writers House

This summer, the Kelly Writers House is partnering with LFFC to bring you a new CSA site at 3805 Locust Walk. Full shares and half shares available.

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Jan 23, 2012 6 years ago

Congratulations to the Lea School – The First Recyclebank Green School in the Country to Reach Its Fundraising Goal

A few weeks ago, we told you that the Lea School, at 47th & Locust, was selected as one of Recyclebank's Green Schools, eligible to receive funds to build six new raised bed gardens for students, parents, and teachers, greening their asphalt schoolyard. With your help, the Lea School was the first school in the country to reach its fundraising goal of $550! This is a clear indication of University City neighbors' commitment to sustainability, and thanks to everyone who donated their points to Lea for this wonderful project.

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Jan 11, 2012 6 years ago

The Cap Comes Off – Donate Your Recycling Rewards Points to Gardening at the Lea School

Last week we told you that the Lea School at 47th & Locust was the recipient of a grant from Recyclebank which which will allow them to build six new raised bed gardens for students, parents, and teachers, greening their asphalt schoolyard. In order to get that money though, they need you to donate some of your recycling rewards points.
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