Category Archives: Culture

A Post-Thanksgiving Wake-up call starring the Turkey Asteroid

Frugal Dad did the work and invited anyone to embed this useful infographic about the consolidation of the American food industry. It’s yet another reason to help a place like the South Philly Food Co-op come into existence and thrive. … Continue reading

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Weavers Way Urban Farm Bike Tour

Are you a lover of farming, cycling, and the heat? If so, break out your bike, as many water bottles as you can, and head on up to Mt. Airy for tomorrow’s Weaver’s Way Co-op Urban Farm Bike Tour. We’ve … Continue reading

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Otolith Sustainable Seafood

Let’s talk seafood. Have you seen Otolith at your farmers market and wondered what it was all about?  We were curious last summer and found out that they are a CSA for seafood – or CSS (Community Sponsored Seafood).  There are several … Continue reading

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Fresh fish are in my future

Oyster House is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly, though I can only truly indulge in the experience once or twice a year. I distinctly remember visiting the old restaurant as a kid on a weekend trip with my … Continue reading

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Buying in Bulk

Have you ever noticed the absurd amount of plastic and cardboard you return home with after a trip to the grocery store?  And it’s not just food, it’s everywhere.  Thousands of products are over packaged which is bad for our environment and a waste of … Continue reading

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Why He’s Fasting

Mark Bittman, the New York Times columnist and author of the seemingly ubiquitous, How To Cook Everything, is spending the week fasting to call attention to the cuts to food assistance programs currently churning through the House. In the name … Continue reading

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Minimalist gets a new home

I’m a recent convert to the work of Mark Bittman at the New York Times. In fact, before I got involved with this Co-op effort I had never really heard of him. Not being much of a cook myself, I … Continue reading

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‘Portlandia’ adds a little levity to sustainable living

Word of a new show on IFC is spreading around all the green-y, food-y, urban-y blogs.  “Portlandia” (starring SNL fave Fred Armisen and actress/musician Carrie Brownstein) pokes fun at the healthy, sustainable lifestyle that so many of us who would … Continue reading

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Meet The Co-operative

As many of you may know, 2012 is the Year of the Co-operative. It is also the year we hope to open our doors. We are part of a larger movement worldwide to embrace the co-operative model. In that spirit, … Continue reading

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