The new Valley Shepherd Creamery stand opened in Reading Terminal Market this past Wednesday. | Photo by Danni SinisiChilly tempatures typically give us Grid staffers little desire to leave the office during the day, but with the new Valley Shepherd Creamery outpost opening in the Reading Terminal Market this week, we figured that was reasonMore
Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden is one of the gardens that would be seriously affected by the new zoning changes. The two-acre garden grows fruits and vegetables and employs high school students at a weekly farmstand.
This article was originally published in the January 2013 issue of Weavers Way Co-op's Shuttle newspaper.
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Chris Williams, head grower at BrightFarms' Yardley greenhouse, shows off a tomato start from the farm's first planting. | Image via BrightFarmsAnyone who has bought a bag of spring mix only to discover half the leaves wilted and slimy, knows first-hand the problems grocers face when trying to provide fresh produce to customers during theMore
Chef Brian Ricci has worked in kitchens across the country, mastered English, French, Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisines, and, at his current post as executive chef for Philly’s Kennett Restaurant, become an authority on cooking seasonable, sustainable and locally sourced fare. His new line of condiments—called NIFTY—which arrived at the Fair Food Farmstand last month,More
Fire officials and Mayor Nutter perform the ceremonial “push” of the fire engine to open the new firehouse. | Photo by the Philadelphia Fire Department/ City of PhiladelphiaThis Tuesday, Philadelphia added to its growing list of green building achievements when it opened the city’s first LEED-certified firehouse. Built in Disston Park to serve Mayfair andMore
Earth Bread + Brewery is now has wine on draft from the award-winning Karamoor Estates winery.After more than a year of searching for the perfect wine to complement their freshly baked flatbreads, owner Peggy Zwerver and her team at Earth Bread + Brewery have finally chosen a local label to serve on tap. The Mt.More
February 2013 / Issue 46Happy 2013! The past few weeks have been busy ones here at the Grid office, and we’re so excited to finally share what we’ve been working on. We’ve updated our website to make access to our print and online content even easier. Articles are now sorted by topic and can beMore
You might never imagine a rain barrel as public art, but that’s exactly what Rittenhouse neighbors Karen Villareal and Pat Harner have created. Their fly fishing-inspired rain barrel recently won first prize in Plow & Hearth’s Water Colors Contest—a competition designed to raise awareness on water conservation by challenging contestants to paint rain barrels andMore
SHADES OF GREEN is on exhibit at the Delaware Center for Horticulture until Dec. 2.As a printmaker and mixed media artist, I spent years using harsh chemicals. My hands were a mess. So, I started greening my art methods, changing all my inks to water-based ones and reusing materials and papers whenever I could. OfMore
With a little less than a week to go in their Kickstarter campaign, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) is nearing its $15,000 goal. But the program, which has been providing artists access to materials at Revolution Recovery, a construction waste recycling center in the northeast, still needs your help!
RAIR was started in early 2010