West Philly Foods has completed its 2013 season.
Stay tuned for more information on our 2014 season!
West Philly Foods members receive a box of fruits and vegetables each week from May through October. Plus, members have the option to sign-up for value-added shares such as breads, jams, and seasonal pies.
West Philly Foods CSA is part of a larger food system that The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation (TEC-CDC), is building out in West Philadelphia. The CSA aggregates produce from local urban and rural farms, and aims to support food entrepreneurs in TEC-CDC's Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises, a 13,000 square foot incubator kitchen, through offering a variety of value-added shares. Members of West Philly Foods CSA program have the unique opportunity to receive local products, such as jams, bread, and seasonal pies, along with their fruit and vegetable share.
Beyond this, West Philly Foods aims to support residents in the community by offering shares at subsidized price. Each year, more and more families in the community are participating in this program. The basis for the system is food access via economic development. TEC-CDC works in a low-income neighborhood and is using the food system to create jobs while keeping those dollars in the community to better address long-term food access needs and neighborhood stabilization. Through this work our goal is to support a local food economy, from farmer to food entrepreneur.
Supporting Philadelphia’s Under-served Neighborhoods
West Philly Foods uses its profits to support community programs as well as subsidize produce for low-income individuals who could otherwise not afford high-quality produce. Our goal is to achieve economic sustainability through the products we produce and the value we add to the city of Philadelphia. Your patronage makes that a possibility