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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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Volunteer Day Next Weekend!

Greensgrow Farms: February 25th Greensgrow West: February 26th We need your help! Itching to get outside? Join us for our first community workdays of the year! We need help at Greensgrow Farms and Greensgrow West from 10am–3pm with; clearing out garden beds, reconstructing plant displays, pricing and displaying pots, and other general farm labor. We need your handiwork and expertise! Come ...

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Seed Starting

Seeds

Seed Starting It's that time of the year-the seed starting supplies have arrived for you to check out this Saturday. We are open at both locations on Saturday from 10am–3pm. We have seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange, seed starting soil, trays, inserts and domes. If you are looking to sharpen your seed starting skills, we have 2 free demos coming up and a more in depth workshop too. Learn ...

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Greensgrow Winter CSA Week 4

Happy 4th CSA pickup! We are crossing our fingers that the weather is kind to us this CSA pickup as well as for all the activities that are occurring in Philadelphia and nationally this weekend. If you do happen have a problem or a conflict with the pick-up due to weather or unforeseeable life events, please don’t hesitate to call the CSA hotline or email csa@greensgrow.org. We want to make ...

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Winter Work

Amish horse team

It might look like we are closed, but there is a lot that goes on at Greensgrow during the winter. It's not all drooling over seed catalogs. The Fresh Food team is visiting our partner farmers planning what we'll be eating this year and strengthening our relationships. Amy caught this horse team (above) out in Lancaster last week near the Glick's farm. Next week we host crop planning lunches for ...

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Happy 2017 Greensgrow CSA Members!

parsnip

We are excited for the new year and for all the possibilities (and vegetables, proteins, and other fun prepared foods) that it brings with it. With the new year comes the array of the projected food trends. It’s one of my favorite traditions of the year; watching the “experts” hedge bets on what food will be the next kale. It’s not because I want to be part of the trend or even agree but ...

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