FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 28, 2015 — The Henry Got Crops farmstand — featuring Weavers Way’s own fresh-grown produce along with a selection of the best locally sourced products — reopens Friday, May 8, with a very special volunteer day featuring games, grilling and vendors providing samples. The public is welcome to come to the farmstand at 7095 Henry Ave., at W.B. Saul High School in Roxborough, to try some delicious food and even volunteer to do a little farmwork to kick off the 2015 farming season.
Starting at 11 a.m., farmers will lead volunteers in the first farm work day of the year. Then, from 3 to 6 p.m., local vendors will offer samples, and there will be games and activities for children. Weavers Way’s chefs will be serving up sandwiches and grilling sausages from our friends at Stryker Farm.
The farmstand features produce grown at the Weavers Way farms at Saul and at Awbury Arboretum in Germantown, along with locally sourced essentials — eggs, meat, dairy products, bread and fruit — and seasonal and specialty items including locally roasted coffee, artisan ice cream and apple cider. We focus on the best of our local producers when selecting items to sell at the Henry Got Crops farmstand!
Regular hours, through October, are Tuesdays 2-7 p.m. and Fridays 2-6 p.m.
These local vendors will be on hand for opening day:
- Pete Merzbacher, Philly Bread: Freshest artisan bread made from flour milled in-house in Olney.
- Amy Zitelman, Soom Foods Tahini & Dips: Incredible tahini spreads and tahini based dips from a Philadelphia-based, woman-owned company.
- David, Jubilee Hill Tulsi Tea: Refreshing, locally grown herbal tea blends from Pottstown, PA
- Heidi Barr, Kitchen Garden Series: Tea towels and napkins made from recycled materials, with a share of profits donated to the farms.
- Andy Satinsky, Weckerly’s Ice Cream: Delectable ice cream manufactured in North Philadelphia with milk, eggs and flavorings from local, sustainable producers.
Monthly Saturday volunteer work days continue through October at both farms, and Weavers Way Farms staff host movie nights and other children’s activities through the summer at the Henry Got Crops farm. For more information about farm activities, or any Weavers Way events, visit www.weaversway.coop/events.
Henry Got Crops is a partnership of Weavers Way Co-op, Weavers Way Community Programs, Saul High School and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The farm is on the grounds of Saul High School, adjacent to Wissahickon Park, on land owned by PPR. Weavers Way manages the farm’s production, and WWCP runs farm education programs.
In the Henry Got Crops CSA, consumers buy a portion of the season’s harvest up front, and pick up a box of produce weekly at the farm. The farmstand provides an additional outlet for educational programming, giving Saul students real-world experience in finance, customer service and the retail food business.
Weavers Way Farms produce is available at:
Weavers Way Mt. Airy
559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 191119
Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Weavers Way Chestnut Hill
8424 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Henry Got Crops Farmstand
Saul High School
7095 Henry Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128
Tuesdays 2-7 p.m. and Fridays 2-6 p.m. May 8-Oct. 30
Weavers Way Farmstand at Headhouse Farmers’ Market
2nd and Lombard streets, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. starting May 3
Weavers Way Community Programs Farmstand
In front of Weavers Way Chestnut Hill
Tuesdays 3-6 p.m., starting mid-May
About Weavers Way: Founded in 1973 as a neighborhood food buying club, Weavers Way has grown to encompass four stores and two urban farms. In May 2015, Weavers Way celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Chestnut Hill location. Cooperatively owned by 5,400 member households, “the Co-op” emphasizes products that are healthy, sustainable and local, and supports fair prices, fair trade and fair treatment of workers. At Weavers Way, anyone can join and everyone can shop. For more information, visit www.weaversway.coop.