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Dear Friends and Neighbors, When we talk about the work we do at Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP), we often highlight the quantifiable results of our work: • 1,219 pounds of produce grown and donated to Stenton Family Manor, • 382 students who visited our Children’s Garden at Awbury Arboretum this season, • 18 students with autism and intellectual disabilities who work with our farm educator twice weekly in our newest program at MLK High School. What we rarely do is introduce you to the bright and inquisitive students in WWCP’s programs who inspire us every day. In this letter, I’d like to introduce you to one young man – Isaiah – one of more than 1,100 students WWCP serves each year.

Check out our weekly Local Monday afternoon showcase of the locally made bounty of our area. Taste samples, meet vendors and save on great products that are made within 150 miles of Philadelphia.

Want backyard chickens back in Philadelphia? Join Philadelphia Backyard Chickens on Facebook, and squawk to your City Councilperson!

No wallet? No problem! An EasyPay Account is a prepaid account credit. It acts like a gift card — but there’s no card, and you can add money to your account over and over again. The balance is attached to your member account. You can load your account and check out your items at the same time! Just show a picture ID or your membership card at the register.

Some Co-op members call for a boycott of Eden Foods, the venerable supplier of organic products to Weavers Way and many other outlets. It's complicated, so we had a meeting about it.

Chestnut Hill grocery staffer Mel Marmer is also Weavers Way’s chalkboard artist. Check out his work at all the stores. We have some pictures of some examples posted here for posterity. 

Our annual celebration of all things PET was Saturday, May 31. The weather was great — it just rained cats and dogs and chickens and even a horse!

Did you know Weavers Way's own PhillyFresh Pickles are the most amazing pickle in the world? Clearly, we're not biased here. PhillyFresh Pickles began as a small Philadelphia business supported by The Food Trust and the Untours Foundation. We produce this popular pickle using local cucumbers, when possible, and local processing. Proceeds from the sale of PhillyFresh Pickles will help fund the Untours Foundation's social investment programs.

HR Manager Jon Roesser does his best Craig Laban impersonation, butcher Rick plays resident food anthropologist and WWCH staffer Lara is just kind of apologetic over new cricket flour energy bars the Co-op now carries...Bon Appetit!

Join Weavers Way Board member Chris Hill and longtime member and homelessness activiist Herb Levine in launching a new program dedicated to the study and promotion of co-operative economies. “The New Economy Project" kicks off Thursday, March 20, with a showing of “The Next American Revolution,”

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