Fishy Situation: U.S. Govt. Moves to Protect Bluefin Tuna

I recently watched The End of the Line, a documentary about overfishing and the havoc it wreaks on global fish stocks. (Look for a review in April’s issue of Grid.) In the film, journalist Charles Glover (author of the book upon which the film is based) compares the situation of bluefin tuna to that of

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Jobs: Become a Bicycle Coalition Ambassador

Grid isn't the only one hiring: the Bicycle Coalition is staffing an outreach team that will work to promote bicycling as an easy, inexpensive and fun way of getting around Philadelphia. They will be hiring 6 seasonal full-time ambassadors for May-September. If you're interesting, act fast: Preference will be given to applications received before 5 p.m.

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Upcoming: Yelp’s Philly Homegrown Party

On Saturday, March 20, from 8 - 10 p.m., Yelp will host a Philly Homegrown Party that feeds every imaginable indulgence. The free party will be held at CITYSPACE, a three-story mansion designed by the same geniuses responsible for City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. DJ QiCommand will be spinning while Philadelphia’s “craftiest,

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A Good Start: USDA Money for Farmers’ Markets

The Atlantic has a story up on a recent announcement from the USDA that they will be making $5 million dollars available for the Farmers' Market Promotion Program. Sounds pretty good. Too bad the article opens this way:

The 2008 farm bill contains $35 billion earmarked as subsidies to the huge agribusinesses that produce the bulk

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Upcoming: Philly Spring Cleanup Kickoff Event!

Next Wednesday, March 10, begins the one-month count down to the third annual Philly Spring Cleanup. The kickoff event will begin at 1 p.m. and take place, fittingly, in the 2500 block of East Gordon Street in Fishtown—last year’s winner of the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Clean Block award. Tons of local leaders will

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Seed Money: Happy Cat Organics at the Fair Food Farmstand

Yesterday I was picking up some ricotta and eggs for a baked rigatoni dish at the Fair Food Farmstand when I spotted a new display: Happy Cat Organics seeds. Spring must really be on on the way. I’ve talked before about Grushes, and tomato guru Tim Mountz from Happy Cat definitely makes the cut. For

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Enlist Now: Grid is Hiring

Yes, that’s right. There’s an opportunity to join our cozy little family here at Grid. This company is a great place to work—no one minds if you ramble on about emu eggs or how you would marry a braised (grass-fed) short rib if you could. Here is the listing: Grid Magazine, Philadelphia’s first magazine devoted to

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GRID’S GUIDE TO PHILLY’S TOP CSAS: LANDISDALE FARM

Located in Lebanon County, Landisdale Farm is a family owned and operated venture dedicated to organic growing. The family’s handpicked wares can be found at farmers’ markets in Chestnut Hill, West Philadelphia’s Clark Park and Mt. Gretna. But the most convenient way to enjoy Landisdale’s produce is to purchase a CSA share. The

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First Wednesday of Every Month: Delaware Valley Green Drinks

This month’s Green Drinks will be held Wednesday, March 3, 6 – 9 p.m. all across the Delaware Valley. Philadelphia’s meetup will once again be at Standard Tap in Northern Liberties. Green Drinks is an open forum for anyone passionate about environmental issues. This includes representatives from environmental groups, businesses, government and academia, as well as recreational

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Egghead: The Emu Egg Conundrum

My friend Alex poses with my new baby, an emu egg from FFFOn Saturday afternoon, two very thoughtful friends bought me a gift. It was handed to me enclosed within two small pint cartons affixed with a rubber band. The precious package looked like it might contain a live animal. That just wouldn't work—my plus-sized

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