The Fresh Food Hub is hiring!

We're excited to offer opportunities for our neighbors to be employed through the Fresh Food Hub. We have two positions available, see below for application instructions and good luck!

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Position Description
Market Manager
West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub

The West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub is a non-profit mobile grocery store operated by Greensgrow Philadelphia Project and Preston’s Paradise. The Fresh Food Hub brings high quality affordable food directly from area farms to urban neighborhoods, with a focus on underserved communities along the Lancaster Avenue corridor.

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Fresh Food Hub coming to Lancaster Avenue

We're excited to announce a new partnership with Greensgrow Farms, Drexel University, the People's Emergency Center, and the Philadelphia Health Department to bring a local grocery store to Lancaster Avenue!  Starting in April of 2012, Preston's Paradise will have fresh produce, plus dairy and protein items as well as dry goods available 5 days a week to our neighborhood.  This project is an evolution of our fresh food farmstands that have operated with community partners in Belmont and Mantua since 2006.  The feeback we've received from our neighbors...

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Orchard Planting

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Come join us Sunday, October 30 for putting the finishing touches on the ALAW orchard.  This is the raindate due to snow!  Starting time is 12 noon at 4035 Ogden Street.  See you there!

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Community Meal!

Sat, 09/03/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

It's the peak of the harvest season and we hope you'll join us for the next Community Meal, happening this Saturday, September 3 in the Preston's Paradise garden.  It's a FREE brunch, just like the old days with a full menu of meat, eggs, juice, and vegetables.  And of course wonderful company.

It's the beginning of fall, and also back-to-school season so if you have any extra school supplies, feel free to bring them along and we'll make sure they get into good hands.

Community Brunch
Saturday, September 3
10am-12pm
841 N. Preston St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

See you there!

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Join In the Conversation this Wednesday!

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The landscape of gardening in Philadelphia is changing. ­­­­­

A STRONG GRASSROOTS GARDENER NETWORK CAN INFLUENCE HOW THAT HAPPENS

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·      The City is changing how it makes land accessible to gardeners and others – and we need new ways to preserve gardens on vacant and abandoned land.

·      A bill in...

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Farm Stand

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

All your favorite neighborhood veggies, now at a new location with our friends from Sloan Street Community Garden and the Mantua Free Library.

5-7pm at 34th and Haverford this Wednesday, August 17.

Come show some love.

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