Local Initiative for Food Education (LIFE) Program at Greensgrow

Greensgrow Farm - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Want to eat more LOCAL fruits and vegetables? Get more with your SNAP benefits at Greensgrowâ?™s LIFE Program! How much more? $48 more. For every $5 you spend using your ACCESS card, earn a $2 coupon towards purchasing more fruits and vegetables. Our weekly farm share is $13, so over the course of 12 weeks you can earn up to $48 to spend!

How does it work? Starting on July 14, come join our LIFE program for 12 weeks of affordable, all-local, crispy fresh produce. Each week you will receive a farm share for $13 using your ACCESS card, earning $4 back in coupons each week to spend on even more fresh food. This price is reduced from last yearâ?™s $15 weekly cost. Shop at Greensgrowâ?™s farm stand and earn additional money back to spend on more fruits and vegetables! Each weekly pickup includes a free food preparation class that caters to each weekâ?™s share, including simply delicious recipes and nutritional information for you and your family. Snacks will be provided. Learn how to grow and cook with your own herbs with a free herb start, our gift to you! In addition, we are offering a free childrenâ?™s activity to you and your family for the duration of your CSA pickup and forty-five minute weekly class. Where: Greensgrow Farm, 2501 E. Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Map it! When: Every Saturday from July 14th through September 29th. Pickups are from 10-11:30. Class is 11:30 to 12:15. Note: You must place your order for the share one week in advance. No exceptions. You can either order shares ahead of time week-by-week, or you can sign up for all twelve weeks. Our program aims to provide members of our local community with: 1. Easy access to fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables. 2. Food preparation training specific to each weekâ?™s share, with food demos headed up by a local guest chef. 3. Recipes and nutritional suggestions, like how to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. Even learn ways to make your favorite meals more energizing!

Who qualifies? If you receive SNAP benefits, you qualify for the program! Any SNAP recipient is welcome to participate. If you live in zip codes 19125, 19123, 19122, 19133, 19140 or 19134 , itâ?™ll be even more of a breeze to participate--you are located close to Greensgrow! The farm is easily accessible by SEPTA on bus lines 25, 15, 39 and 43.

Want to apply for SNAP benefits to receive an ACCESS card? Call the SNAP (Food Stamp) Hotline at (215) 430-0556.

Sign up! For questions and to sign up, contact life@greensgrow.org or call (267) 496-0148 and ask for Dee.

Date: Sep 1, 2012
Start Time:10:00 AM
End Time:12:30 PM
Organized by:Greensgrow Farm
Address: 2501 E. Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Email: Email Us