Foodies take note! Stories that may make you drool will be flowing at a benefit for the South Philly Food Co-op tonight. That’s when award-winning storyteller Hillary Rea brings her live storytelling show to the Adobe Cafe, 1919 E. Passyunk Ave. The event will feature a colorful line-up of storytellers sharing true stories inspired by the evening’s At the Table theme.
Alison Fritz, Operations Committee chair for the Co-op, said the idea for the event came from Rea. “She is a member-owner and near neighbor of the Co-op. She recognizes that it takes the power of our membership to get our store open. She was looking for a way to use her storytelling skills and connections to benefit our capital campaign.” To tie-in with the Co-op’s own story, Rea proposed a special, food-focused edition of her bi-monthly, Tell Me A Story event.
The evening’s storytellers will include:
- Andy Futuro (Author of Josephine Wins Again)
- Geoff Jackson (Comedian and Host of Schooled at Good Good Comedy)
- Karen Johnson (Ice Cream Maker for Little Babies Ice Cream)
- Katonya Mosley (Producer and Host, “For My People”)
- Amanda Feifer O’Brien (Expert Fermenter and author of Ferment Your Vegetables)
- Heather Thomason (Butcher and Founder of Primal Supply Meats)
- Meg Widholm (Proprietor, Snack Like a Local)
All proceeds from the event will support the South Philly Food Co-op’s campaign to build, stock, and staff a community-owned grocery store at 2031 S. Juniper Street. Tickets are pay-what-you-wish (minimum $10). Space at Adobe is limited, so consider purchasing a ticket in advance here. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Stories will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Food Co-op’s Facebook page includes videos of some of the storytellers.