End of Season Benefit Hosted by Rembrandt’s

November 17th @ 6pm

Three-course Meal for $30

Rembrandt’s restaurant and bar will be hosting an end of the season celebration to benefit Urban Tree Connection. UTC invites you to join us on November 17th for a taste of locally grown produce from our Neighborhood Foods Farm, carefully prepared by one of the city’s premier restaurants to complement some of their signature dishes – just for us! Proceeds will help finance a new high tunnel and other farm equipment for our 2013 season.

Dinner will be a three-course meal with options (including vegetarian) for each course, featuring produce grown at our farm site in West Philadelphia. We will discuss our 2012 season, and provide information about our urban farming model.  You will learn of our plans to change food systems across the city while enjoying a tasty meal at a reasonable price.

Rembrandt’s is located in Philadelphia’s art museum neighborhood on the corner of 23rd and Aspen Streets. All are welcome!

Please join us for the celebration and a chance to enjoy good food with great people. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, call Dylan Baird at 240-350-3067 or Rembrandt’s at 216-763-2228. We look forward to seeing you there!

Toast to UTC

Socially Conscious Philadelphia, a local fundraising group for Philadelphia non-profits is sponsoring a happy hour event for UTC at Misconduct Tavern, located at 1511 Locust. This Tuesday, April 3rd, from 5:30 till 8 you can pay $10 for delicious food and one free drink at the bar. All of the proceeds are donated to UTC and will go towards funding our gardening programs. We welcome you to enjoy happy hour with us and we appreciate your donation. See you there!

Fantastic Fall Harvest Festival!

The Harvest Festival was held yesterday (Saturday, November 5) at the farm.  Over 100 neighbors, supporters, friends, family, volunteers, and partners gathered under the day’s sunny skies.  Thanks to everyone for coming out, and thanks to our dedicated volunteers for running the show and making the day such a success!

There were platters of food, farm veggies for sale, a flea market and art.

Kids gathered to do crafts, face paint, and race in the farm relay!

Peoplehood photos!

The Veggie Kids (and a few monsters) getting ready to march in the 12th Annual Peoplehood Parade


Unlike today, weather was beautiful last Saturday for the Pearl Street Veggie Kids to march in the Peoplehood Parade to the all-day craft, music, and culture festival at Clark Park!

Getting ready to march- Zaakirah the strawberry and Mellisa the corn-on-the-cob


Veggie Kids in the Peoplehood Parade this Sunday!

Veggie Kids working on their costumes at Pearl Street after school programs

We are excited to have the participants of the Pearl Street garden after school program participating in the Spiral Q Peoplehood Parade this Sunday, October 23rd.  The kids will be dressing up as their favorite fruits and vegetables that they grow in the garden.  The parade leaves from the Paul Robeson House at 50th & Walnut Streets at noon, and ends in Clark Park at 45th & Chester Streets.  There will be music, performances, art-making and more at Clark Park until 5PM. Come join us!

Carrotmob Philadelphia

Check out this upcoming event!

West Phillie Produce is hosting a Carrotmob event this week (as in Carrot vs. Stick), a gathering that supports the growth and sustainability of local businesses (proceeds from the event are used to invest in upgrades for the host business). West Phillie Produce is a wonderful community business that provides high quality fruits and vegetables to West Philadelphia. The owner, Arnett Woodall, is a local entrepreneur who has hired residents from the neighborhood, especially youth.

Learn more about the Carrotmob here.

When: Friday, October, 21st from 4pm – 7pm

Where: 16 S. 62nd St (62nd and Ludlow)

Please come out to this event and spread the word!

Coming this Saturday…

This week we will begin delivering vegetables to a route of neighbors in a three-block radius of the farm in Haddington.  Learn more, meet some of the founders’ group, and have fun outside on a Saturday between 10AM and 2PM at our neighborhood farmstand.  It is located at 53rd & Poplar Streets, adjacent to the farm’s driveway.  In addition to vegetables for sale, there is jewelry, clothing, food, and children’s activities.