Groups we should have relationships with


Civic Associations


               EPX – http://www.epcrossing.org/ – Joe Marino – joesyix@aol.com

               Passyunk Square – http://www.passyunksquare.org/ – Christine Knapp – christineknapp@yahoo.com

               LoMo – http://lomophilly.wordpress.com/ – Kim Massare – kmassare@gmail.com

               Newbold Neighbors – http://www.newboldneighbors.org/ – Jim Resta – jimresta@gmail.com
               Grad Hospital ? http://www.southofsouth.org/

               South Philadelphia Communities Civic Association – http://www.sophilacca.org/ 

               Bella Vista United Civic Association – http://www.bvuca.org/

               Queen Village Neighbors Association – http://www.qvna.org/

               Pennsport – http://www.pennsportcivic.org/

               South Broad Street Neighborhood Association – http://www.sbsna.org/



                South Philadelphia Business Association – http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

    East Passyunk Ave Business Improvement District – http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

                South 9th Street Business Men?s Association – http://italianmarketphilly.org/association/



Farmers Markets for tabling:

                Broad and Ritner

                Dickinson Square

    Passyunk Square

    Headhouse Square

                 22nd and Carpenter-ish, Fridays – maybe out of target market, but worth considering

 Potential Partners

                 The Food Trust – http://www.thefoodtrust.org/

                 Office of Sustainability – http://www.phila.gov/green/

                 Ward Leaders

                 Elected Officials

                 Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative

                 Community Design Collaborative – http://cdesignc.org/

                 Keystone Development Center – http://www.kdc.coop/welcome/

                 Fair Food Philly – http://www.fairfoodphilly.org/


Resources Listed in the USDA Guide to Funding, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Food Systems Consortium ? Partnership of educational institutions, business, community and government
organizations in the mid-Atlantic region who have programs around maintaining and improving the food system
in the mid-Atlantic region.  The consortium is housed at Rutgers University and may provide opportunities to
connect with other local organizations.
Website: http://foodsystemconsortium.org/
Contact: 732-932-9711 x242
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) ? Includes a long list of resource publications
on local and regional food systems development, a Northeast region Listserv, and local events and workshops on
a variety of topics, including some relevant to food systems development.
 NESAWG Publications Website: http://www.nefood.org/page/publications-1
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture ? PASA staff have helped develop new farmers?
markets, connected restaurants and retailers to local food sources, and assisted farms and other businesses with
marketing and business planning.  PASA manages the local ?Buy Fresh, Buy Local? campaign and also recently
added Food Alliance certification as another tool available in array of regional marketing services. 
 Website: http://www.pasafarming.org/our-work
Phone (headquarters in Millheim, PA): 814-349-9856
Rutgers Food Innovation Center ? Provides business mentoring for clients, assessing needs, proposing a scope
of work, providing ongoing advice and assistance and specific deliverables within a designated period of time. 
Website: http://foodinnovationcenter.rutgers.edu/
Contact: (856) 459-1900, foodinnovation@aesop.rutgers.edu









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