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Backyard Fruit Growers    Chris and Sarah Manning
An exchange of information between amateurs in Lancaster County who wanted to produce good food for their families while respecting and improving backyard environment.

Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild    Melissa M
Use discussion groups, tours, workshops, and more to cultivate a beautiful, delicious, and healthy tomorrow.

Eating Here: Greater Philadephia's Food System Plan   Alison Hastings, PP, AICP. Environmental Planner   215 592 1800 Seeks to support local agriculture and grow the local food economy while improving profitability of farmers. Also intends to educate about ways to protect environment and improve nutrition and reduce obesity.

Fair Food   215 386 5211
Dedicated to bringing locally grown food to the marketplace and to promoting the humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Greater Philadelphia region.

Farm to City   215 733 9599
Philadelphia-based program whose goal is to unite communities, families, and farmers year-round through good locally grown food.

The process of turning all of Philadelphia's vacant and abandoned lots into urban farms.

The Food Trust   215 575 0444
Strives to make healthy food available to everyone by working with neighborhoods and schools, they've expanded the presence of affordable, healthy food.

Friends of Fox Chase Farm   215 728 7900
A working educational farm located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is closed to the public except during public events. FFCF is an all-volunteer group with over 400 member families and was formed to assist the Fairmount Park Commission and the Philadelphia School Board in maintaining and preserving this pastoral treasure. Actively supports the farm by assisting with physical maintenance, fund raising, guided tours, and other public events.

Greensgrow Farms   215 427 2680
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship through the reuse of land once deemed useless.

Haverford Township Farmers Market
The HTFMA is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit educational organization designed to encourage healthy eating, provide education for all ages about healthy eating and living, and to support local farm, food, and township businesses. The HTFMA operates the Oakmont Farmers Market in Haverford Township, Delaware County.

Harvest Local Foods  Pam Nelson and Mary Ann Flaherty Ford   484 461 7884
Purpose is to deliver the healthiest food available in the region to health-conscious customers at their homes and businesses. Also aim to expand the market for local farmers' fresh produce, meats, dairy products, and to educate customers about benefits of locally grown/produced foods.

The Home Grown Institute
The mission of The Home Grown Institute is to energize the community - through skill-building and connection - to move forward on a more sustainable, regenerative path. The focus is on food systems, and storm water issues, with a nod to energy. The March conference, "Springing Good Intention into Action" is the flagship event.

Hunger Nutrition Coalition of Bucks County     Lyn Martinsen, Deborah Kirkner, 215 3458175 ext 211,
To ensure that people in Bucks County low-income households have access to resources for food security and basic nutritional needs.

Keystone Center
Surveys, documents, and promotes Pennsylvania's five regional food identities, their related culinary cultures in Europe, and their diasporas in the United States.

Kutztown University PA German Center
Purpose of Heritage Center is to educate about Pennsylvania's German culture and history.

Les Dames D'Escoffier
International philanthropic society of professional women in the fields of food, sustainable farming, fine beverage, and hospitality.

Mariposa Food Co-op   215 729 2121
Provides residents of West Philly with access to and information about food, especially healthy, locally grown or otherwise sustainably-produced products.

Mill Creek Farm  Can contact on the website
Educational urban farm in West Philadelphia that's dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.

Monell Chemical Senses Centerr    Leslie Stein    267 519 4700
Monell scientists work to learn about the senses that surround food - smell and taste - in order to answer pressing questions about health, the environment, and behavior.

Neighborhood Gardens Association    215 988 8797
NGA's mission is to ensure the continuity and long-term preservation of community-managed gardens and open space in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Penn State Agricultural Extension - Philadelphia County    215 471 2200
Utilize research-based information to education the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship. Serve communities by helping the public with horticulture, gardening, and best management.

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture   Brian Snyder (Executive Director)     814 349 9856
Offers real-life agricultural operations and gives farmers a chance to learn from other farmers who themselves have learned through experience. Also make available and discuss relevant research on topics of sustainability as it becomes available.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society   215 988 8800
Non-profit organization that provides great activities, events, and publications for novice gardeners, experienced horticulturists, and flower lovers of all ages. Motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.

Pennypack Farm & Education Center   215 988 8800
Works with children, families, community groups, environmental and educational institutions to encourage awareness, and the creation of sustainable local food systems by offering educational programs and a community supported agriculture demonstration project.

Philabundance   215 339 0900
Responds to the Delaware Valley’s food needs by addressing the issue of food poverty. Also strengthening the hunger safety net for future generations by improving food access resources.

Philadelphia Orchard Project
The Philadelphia Orchard Project plants orchards in the city of Philadelphia that grow healthy food, green spaces and community food security. POP works with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants. POP provides the plants, trees, and training. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production. Orchards are planted in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods where people lack access to fresh fruit.

Philly Homegrown
An initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, whose goals include: inspiring customers to shop from within a 100-mile foodshed; to broaden the market for local food; to amplify the work of the local food movement of Greater Philadelphia.

PUFFA    D-L (Diane Louise) Wormley   215-731-6195
Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance is part of a national movement by Kellogg to shape how we feed our children and create safe places where they can be physically active.

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SHARE Food Program    215 223 2220
Self-Help And Resource Exchange is a program where people get a break on their grocery bills by exchanging volunteer time for the opportunity to buy affordable food.

Slow Food Philadelphia
Promotes good, clean, fair food for everyone. A non-profit organization.

Somerton Tanks Farm
A demonstration urban farm that is pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional agriculture and taking it to places where conventional wisdom says fruits and vegetables do not belong.

Sunday Suppers
In partnership with West Kensington Ministry, Sunday Suppers provides healthy shared dinners, increased access to fresh local food, and other food related support to families in the Norris Square area of Philadelphia.

Teens 4 Good   Jamie McKnight   215 989 3566 ext 1108
A youth entrepreneurship program that transforms vacant lots into urban gardens/farms, improving access to healthy food for communities, creating meaningful jobs for at-risk youth and empowering youth to become healthy responsible young adults and leaders who give back to their communities.

Urban Nutrition Initiative    Danny Gerber, Director   215 898 1600
Works to improve community nutrition and health in Philadelphia by developing and implementing a comprehensive set of activities in specified neighborhoods. University-community partnership that engages K-16+learners in an active real-world problem-solving curriculum that strives to improve community nutrition and wellness.

Urban Tree Connection   215 877 7203
Mission is to assist urban low-income communities to revitalize their neighborhoods by transforming abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction.

Weaver's Way Co-op
Fosters cooperative activities that support local food production, economic literacy, a sustainable environment, and a healthy lifestyle.

Women's Culinary Guild   Kelly A. Morrison   215 512 7879
A professional membership organization of women in business, education, journalism, restaurants and other fields directly related to the food and wine industry. Purpose is to provide professional support and extend the education of members.