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South Philly Food Co-op Is Alive & Well — and Busy As Ever

Note from the Editor:  a reader informed us that she’d heard the Food Co-op’s new store was being replaced by a deli. “Say it ain’t so!” she implored us. Well, we’re happy to report that it’s “Fake News: South Philly Edition”… 

By Carolyn Huckabay, Board of Directors, South Philly Food Co-op

The South Philly Food Co-op is as busy as ever this summer, from ushering in new board members, hosting community events, and building major momentum in their Capital Campaign.

In June, we told you about the Co-op’s “Kitchen Crawl: A Traveling Cocktail Party” — a progressive happy hour that took attendees on a tour of five South Philly homes and gardens. The tour ended with a sneak peek at their future location at 2031 S. Juniper St. The event was a great success, raising thousands of dollars toward the capital campaign, adding some new member-owners, and sharing a tour of the space.

Visitors receive a tour of the Food Co-op’s future space at 2031 S. Juniper St.

To build the store, the Co-op hired Philadelphia-based small business owner Buckminster Green as general contractor. Phase 1 of construction began this spring, and included framing out the store. This will allow the landlord to complete their agreed-upon improvements, including electrical and HVAC installation and distribution. Be on the lookout for the storefront which will be installed later this summer, thanks to the City of Philadelphia’s Storefront Improvement Program.

Kitchen Crawl participants on tour. Photo courtesy Food Co-op.

Buckminster Green will begin Phase 2 as soon as the Co-op reaches their Capital Campaign goals, and support from member-owners and the South Philly community at large has never been stronger. As of today, the Co-op has raised nearly $200,000 in member loans, and they’re 919 member-owners strong. With an overall fundraising goal of just over $1 million, there’s still work to do, so they need everyone’s help — dare we say cooperation — to keep up the momentum and bring in the funds needed to break ground!

Next Thursday, August 2, the Co-op will host a happy hour at Pistolas Del Sur, with drink specials and proceeds benefiting the Co-op. Come join the celeberartion and get all your questions answered.

If you’d like to get involved by becoming a member-owner, making a loan, or volunteering, please email general@southphillyfoodcoop.org. Or join the mailing list to receive the latest news from the Co-op!

 

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Events Round-Up

Compiled by Josephine Cardillo

If you have an event you’d like us to include on our weekly events round-up, please send us an email at events@passyunkpost.com 

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 30

  • 10 a.m. (earlier in hot weather) – Gardening at South Philly High. Dedicated groups work in both gardens. For more info, email lomo@gmail.com.
  • 2 p.m. Super Saturday Matinee: CrazyForSwayze – Tall Tale at South Street Cinema, 327 South Street. Pop-up cinema “brings classic films, cult favorite and campy cinema to Philadelphia’s boulevard of entertainment.”
  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kitchen Crawl: A Traveling Cocktail Party. Traveling dinner party, offering samples and sips of Philly’s local food scene at homes of South Philly Food Co-op member-owners. Benefits South Philly Food Co-op. Check-in at 2031 South Juniper Street, $30-$40. Read more here.
  • 8 p.m. CrazyForSwayze- Steel Dawn at South Street Cinema, 327 South Street. Pop-up cinema “brings classic films, cult favorite and campy cinema to Philadelphia’s boulevard of entertainment.”

All Weekend

  • 10 a.m. World Cup screening parties continue on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 & July 1, at Bardascino Park, 10th and Carpenter streets.
  • 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.  The Italian Market Project, is a 90-minute interactive adventure for audiences of eight to 10 people.  Learn about the past, present and future of the Market while enjoying snacks, beverages and puzzles. Five shows a weekend, now extended through July 15. Find more information here.

Monday, 7/2/18

Tuesday, 7/3/18

  • 2 p.m. Teen CornerFumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Each Tuesday Teens can participate in a different activity and win prizes. This week: create a stop motion animation 30 second commercial with the library’s iPads.
  • 2 p.m. Teen Gardening Club, Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. Teens, help spruce up Whitman’s yard with flowers, plants, and other natural fauna! Please wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 12-19.

Thursday, 7/5/18

  • 10 a.m. Construction ClubFumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations!
  • 10:30 a.m. Movers and Shakers StorytimeSouth Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad Street. Dance, listen, and sing along in this active storytime for independent movers.
  • 2 p.m. Jetsetter ThursdaysThomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library, 1935 Shunk Street. Get your passport stamped without leaving the library! We will set off to discover a new country each Thursday. Discover the food, music, language, culture and wildlife of faraway places.
  • 4 p.m. CrafternoonWhitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. A new story and craft every week. For children and families. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 7/6/18

  • 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Coloring, Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. Color away your stress and enjoy a beverage with other community members. All coloring supplies, tea, and coffee will be provided.
  • 2:30 p.m. Family Flicks | Ratatouille, Fumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Each Friday (except the second Friday of the month) the Fumo branch shows a different family-friendly film . They serve popcorn. Bring your own beverage.

All summer long…

Note: some on-going events may not be held due to the July 4th holiday.  Be sure to check individual schedules.

Tuesdays

  • 5:30 p.m. Woofstock Concert Series at Seger Park, 10th and Lombard streets. Weekly concert series welcomes dog owners and community members alike. Enjoy live music and dinner and drinks from local food trucks.  Through August 28.  Hosted by the members of Seger Dog Park. Next concert: July 10th.
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Free Evening Yoga, Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine Street. Offered Tuesdays in July and August at Palumbo Park,  6:15-7:15 pm. Next Yoga: July 10th.

Tuesday – Sunday

  • Visit the Pippi Longstocking Gallery at the American Swedish Historical Museum to introduce you child to the beloved children’s book character. This dedicated gallery brings to life the whimsical world of iconic Swedish author Astrid Lindgren with exhibits and a museum scavenger hunt. The museum is located in FDR Park, at Broad and Pattison Ave.

Wednesdays

  • 3 pm to 7 pm. Fountain Farmers’ Market at the “Singing Fountain,” East Passyunk Avenue at Tasker. Hosted by Farm to City, this market offers a variety of locally-grown, fresh produce every week.

Thursdays

  • 7:30 p.m.  Summer Mummers Concert Series. Mummers Museum, 1100 South 2nd Street. Thursday evenings from May through September, the Mummers Museum, holds a free outdoor string band concert under the stars. Bring your family, some lawn chairs, and sit back and enjoy the music. Refreshments served at 7:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors. Note: no concert July 7th.
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Progressive Happy Hour / Home & Garden Tour to Benefit South Philly Food Co-op – This Saturday!

by Carolyn Huckabay for the Passyunk Post

Looking for a new local happy hour spot? How about five in one afternoon? That’s what you’ll find this Saturday, June 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m at Kitchen Crawl: A Traveling Cocktail PartyHosted by the South Philly Food Co-op, the event is part progressive happy hour, part South Philly homes-and-gardens tour, and part sneak peek at the future home of South Philly’s only member-owned-and-operated grocery store.

Kitchen Crawlers will start their journey at 2031 S. Juniper St., where the Co-op will open as soon as its Capital Campaign fundraising goal is met. After check-in, guests will receive a map of the libation destinations which include some of South Philly’s coolest rowhomes. All homes are owned by Co-op member-owners and will be well-stocked with special snacks and sips.

On the menu:

  • Summery cocktails from Thirsty Soul, the new cocktail bar and comfort food spot opening this summer at 16th and West Passyunk
  • Savory pickled snacks and refreshing fermented beverages from fermentation expert/Co-op member Amanda Feifer O’Brien of Phickle
  • White, red and pepperoni pizza from LaScala’s Birra on East Passyunk Avenue
  • Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread (aka sesame seed’s answer to Nutella)  from the globally-inspired, sister-owned, Philly-based tahini company Soom
  • Vegan gazpacho shooters from local chef/Co-op member Laura Frangiosa
  • Locally made wine from Nuthouse Wines
  • Savory bites from Home Appetit, a local food-delivery company
  • Sweet treats from Essen Bakery
  • Fair-trade coffee from the worker-owned co-op Equal Exchange
  • Beer from Pistolas Del Sur, located just around the corner from the Co-op

Attendees can also score some amazing raffle prizes from Primal Supply MeatsBing Bing Dim SumMighty Bread, and South Bowl, Home Appetit, Equal Exchange, and Phickle.

Plans for the Food Co-op’s store on display, November 2017. Photo courtesy South Philly Food Co-op.

All sip stops are within a half-mile of the Co-op, and each ticket also includes a tour of the space, which was recently framed out by local contractor Buckminster Green (pro tip: Follow their Instagram account for tons of home renovation inspiration). To learn more about the Co-op’s two-phase construction plan, check out their June 2018 newsletter.

Tickets are available to Co-op members for $30 and $40 for general admission, All proceeds go directly to the Co-op’s Capital Campaign.

Food Co-op leaders at the announcement of their store location, November 2017. Courtesy South Philly Food Co-op.

The South Philly Food Co-op is a community of 916 South Philadelphia member-owner households (and counting!) working together to open a grocery store that uses food as a force for good. The store will be located at 2031 S. Juniper St., steps from three commercial corridors — Passyunk Avenue, Snyder Avenue and Broad Street — and just one block from SEPTA’s Broad Street Line. The Co-op is in the midst of a Capital Campaign to raise $1 million in order to open, stock and staff the store. You can help by becoming a member-owner or making a member loan pledge.

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Stories for a good cause

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.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly Food Co-op to Host Block Party

South Philly Food Co-op is hosting a block party outside of their future home on 2000 block of Juniper Street.

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Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this special Capital Campaign Kick-off and General Membership Meeting — regardless of whether you’re a member-owner – and admission is free. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly Food Co-op announces 3,400 sq. ft. East Passyunk Crossing grocery store location

Your favorite theoretical grocery store is finally becoming a reality.

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South Philly Food Co-op has signed a lease on a location in East Passyunk Crossing. The storefront is a 3,400 sq. ft. ground floor space in a mixed-use building being developed at 2031 S. Juniper St.

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