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Ari Brings Greensgrow to Vietnam

This is ari, the Finance & Ops Manager at Greensgrow. This blog post is a summary of the instagram posts I made during my trip to Vietnam in October. You may remember Ha, a fellow that worked with us in May. She and I worked on a project together thanks to funding from American Councils. The photo above is of a produce market at the end of the day. Farmers bring food into the city to sell at ...

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You’re Invited! A Taste of Kensington: 20th Anniversary Benefit for Greensgrow

Tastae of Kensington Poster

Saturday, June 10 • 6–10pm • Philadelphia Brewing Company Join Philly’s nationally-recognized urban farm and garden center at a unique celebration in honor of our 20th Anniversary. Greensgrow will transform the tasting room and open-air courtyard of the Philadelphia Brewing Company for a special night of tastings and entertainment celebrating the unique and diverse food scene in ...

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Greensgrow Winter CSA Welcome to Week 10

fiddle heads

One of our favorite thing about the Winter CSA is the early excitement for the late fall crops, the challenges of finding the best produce during the winter dearth, and the sheer joy when Spring finally hits and we get to bring you the season’s first asparagus, ramps + more. David’s Wild and Wonderful provided us a mixture of ramps OR fiddle head ferns for this final share. David is a ...

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Greensgrow Winter CSA Week 9!

radished local

This is your second to last pickup of the 2017 Winter CSA Season, we hope you’ve enjoyed as much as we have. The last pickup will be April 15th (just to put it on your radar). This share has an abundance of leafy greens as is typical as Spring rolls in. This is the prime time for leafy greens, especially in hoop + greenhouses. Our shares are designed to not be just a meal or two, but produce ...

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Thank You & Congratulations!

St. Anne's Senior Center Mural Portside Arts Intergenerational

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our 20th Anniversary Season Opening events this weekend! We were joined by our mural team from Portside Arts Center and St. Anne's Senor Community Center for a dedication to honor our founder, Mary Seton Corboy. The last panel features a quote and a voodoo lily, one of Mary's favorite plants. Come by and check it out. Congratulations to the First Annual ...

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Winter CSA Week #8

Welcome to Week 8 Greensgrow CSA Members! Now that Winter Storm Stella has come and gone we think that maybe (MAYBE) it’ll be Springtime. This wonky weather has kept all of the wonderful farms that we work with and ourselves on our toes. Crops are popping up early, Greenhouses (Queens Farm + Greensgrow West) are collapsing and it's all causing some slight, but manageable, chaos. That being ...

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Greensgrow Celebrates 20 Years!

Greensgrow 20th Anniversary

This weekend you’re invited to help us kick-off our anniversary year at our 20th Anniversary Season Opening Celebration at both locations. Open house, reception, and arts dedications in memory of our founder Mary Seton Corboy who passed away in August 2016. During the annual Season Opening weekend, Greensgrow will contribute 5% of all sales to Mary’s Community Fund, a legacy project to ...

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Greensgrow Winter CSA: Welcome to Week 7

parsnip

We have lots of announcements this week, including the launch of our Summer CSA Program! There are a lot of changes this year including, but not limited to: a new CSA share (the fruit & veggie share), new member interface (it’s easy! It’s mobile!), new offsite pickups and other fun. The Fruit & Veggie Share will cater to individuals that want to pick-up weekly but less food. It ...

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Tomorrow is opening day. Tomorrow is opening day.

Tomorrow the gates open and we begin our 20th year of very public experimentation on how growing food on concrete can make a difference. And I say gates plural because Greensgrow West will welcome its first spring in its permanent home. The tiny house got delivered yesterday, so I imagine Lee is already putting out the lawn chairs and hanging the moose head on the wall. That reminds me, I need to ...

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Welcome to Week 6 Greensgrow CSA Members!

It’s hard to believe that we’re coasting through February and that soon, but not soon enough, it will be warm all the time and not just random days throughout the week. This week is our signature breakfast share and we include some staple items for a pretty amazing breakfast situation. The honey comes from Fruitwood Orchards, a fixture in our farmstand and the farming community in the ...

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