Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Want to make your very own garden out of a wooden pallet for your South Philly home? Then join us at this FREE workshop! A pallet garden is the perfect solution for your urban garden.
We’ll receive a brief intro to the gardens at South Philly High School, the different methods of growing they experiment with, an overview of pallet gardening, and walk-through of pallet garden installation. Then, you’ll break into groups to make a pallet garden, receive care instructions, and enjoy some potluck snacks together.
All materials and seeds are completely free! What’s stopping you from creating a beautiful pallet garden of your own?
Want to see what our Co-op might look like? Join us for a tour of Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philly.
You can select to either meet at the Fountain at East Passyunk Ave and Tasker Street at 11am to travel together via car or bike, or meet at Mariposa at 4824 Baltimore Ave at noon.
After meeting from a representative of this awesome community-owned grocery store, we’ll buy lunch and then visit Little Baby’s Ice Cream at their new Cedar Park location.
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mariposa Co-op, 4824 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
(A group will be departing from the Fountain at East Passyunk and Tasker at 11am)
The 2013 Spring General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. in the Community Room at PEP (Programs Employing People) located at 1200 South Broad Street (Broad & Federal Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19146.
The agenda for the meeting can be found HERE. Apart from getting updates from the various committees (including real estate site selection!), elections for six board members will occur at the meeting. You can see the list of nominees and get other voting information HERE.
Not able to make it to the meeting on May 19th? Fret not. You can vote by absentee ballot. Click HERE to download the ballot. Please note, however, that your ballot must be received in the mail by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 to be counted. Send absentee ballots to:
South Philly Food Co-op
PO Box 31506
Philadelphia, PA 19147.
For those of you able to make it to the meeting, light refreshments will be made available. As always, there will be community spirit and friendliness to spare. Come on out on May 19th for a couple hours of community, updates, voting, and overall growth of the South Philly Food Co-op.
Celebrate the Co-op and the success of our 75 day membership drive that began February 15. Find out how many members we’ve gained (hint: it’s more than our goal of 75) and meet fellow member-owners.
Admission of $7.50 goes to the Co-op’s efforts to open our community-owned grocery store. You’ll receive a wristband for drink specials from Fountain Porter, as well as a raffle ticket toward door prizes from many our great local businesses. Plus, you’ll receive one additional FREE raffle ticket for each member you’ve referred during the 75 in 75 campaign!
Event: 75 in 75 Celebration
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 6-9pm
Location: Fountain Porter, 1601 S. 10th Street at Tasker
Cost: $7.50 to be collected at the door (No RSVP required but feel free to let everyone know you’re going by joining the event on Facebook.)
|WHERE:||The Philadelphia Free School
2001 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
|WHEN:||April 26th, 2013, 6pm – 9pm|
|LINKS:||RSVP to Spring Fling
PFS on the web
PFS on Facebook
Come learn about the Philadelphia Free School, another example of a democratic model in action. Free food, beer, and wine. Great auction items and raffles. Fun for the kids. Nearby parking available.
Programs Employing People (PEP) will having upcoming spring plant sale Wednesday May 1 through Saturday May 4th 10 am - 6pm.
There are still some tickets left for the Eat & Greet at Miss Rachel’s Pantry on April 17th.
This is a great opportunity to meet other co-op members and learn more about our efforts to bring a community based grocery store to the South Philly area. Plus, there will be amazing vegan tapas from Miss Rachel’s.
Reserve your tickets at our ticket leap site. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children (10 and under). Ticket sales go directly to Miss Rachel to pay for the cost of food.
Here are some of the details:
Come learn how to pickle, ferment and otherwise agitate your friendly kitchen ingredients into new and delicious food items. Join us Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch Center, 1729 S. 11th St. We’ll check out how to make sourdough bread, pickles and yogurt – including tasting samples of these items made by our instructor, the fabulous Amanda Feifer of Phickle.com, in her own South Philly home. This is a ticketed event.
Amanda promises that we will not die from eating ferments, and that they are fun and simple to make. No special equipment required.
Ready to make some at home? We have 15 take home culture tickets at $25 for Co-op members, $30 for non-members.
Just want to learn more? We have 10 observer tickets at $15.00
Amanda is a pretty popular lady, and her recent classes have sold out quickly. Sign up for your ticket!
Like Arts & Crafts? Like Happy Hour? Like The South Philly Co-Op? I know we all love these things and we figure you do too.
On Friday, March 22nd creativity through Art & Food come together for an Adult Art Open House at Queen Village Art Center, 514 Bainbridge Street, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Meet Art Center faculty, get creative, meet new people, and get your wine and cheese on.
Coffee with the Co-op
Head over to your local coffee shop this spring and learn more about the Co-op. During the next two months we’ll be at area coffee shops on the weekend to hang out and talk about our favorite topic – the South Philly Food Co-op!
Want to know what all of the buzz is about? Come on down to one of these events to meet member-owners and get your questions answered while supporting some of our favorite local coffee shops. Become a member-owner at a Coffee with the Co-op event, and we’ll send you home with a free South Philly Food Co-op mug!
All events are from 9am to 1pm
Sat. Mar 23: Red Hook Coffee and Tea 765 S. Fourth St.
Sat. Apr 6: Benna’s Cafe 1236 S. Eighth St.
Black N Brew 1523 E. Passyunk Ave.
Sat. Apr 13: B2 1500 E. Passyunk Ave.
Milk and Honey Cafe 518 S. Fourth St.
Sat. Apr 27: Plenty 1710 E. Passyunk Ave.
Ultimo Newbold 1900 S. 15th St.
Sun. Apr 28: Ultimo Grad Hospital 2149 Catherine St.
Sat. May 4: Black N Brew 1523 E. Passyunk Ave.
Sat. May 11: Shot Tower Coffee 542 Christian St.
*** JUST ADDED*** Sat. May 18: Breezy’s Cafe, 2011 Reed St. (In addition to getting an awesome Co-op mug, anyone who becomes a Co-op member at Breezy’s will receive a FREE coffee and vegan cookie!)
TBD: Artisan Boulanger Patissier – we are working to reschedule this one in their new space!