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Mosey On Down

The inaugural Hoedown is an evening of locally sourced, farm-fresh food, live music and outdoor games. We look forward to celebrating the Summer Solstice with you! Purchase tickets now, or for more information, contact Weavers Way Community Programs at wwcp@weaversway.coop.

TONIGHT: Weavers Way Education Committee

Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m.
Join this longtime Weavers Way members' group to discuss ways to give your fellow members something to think about! In the Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store). Info: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

Get the Veg Out

Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Everything you ever wanted to know about veggies but were afraid to ask. Weavers Way will set up shop at Philly’s first Veg Fest, organized by our friends from the Humane League. It's at Headhouse Square, 2nd and Lombard streets. Contact: outreach@weaversway.coop

Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling

Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Drop your stuff at the city's Northwest Transfer Station in Roxborough, Domino Lane and Umbria Street. For details on what's accepted, visit www.philadelphiastreets.com/hazardous-waste. (Next date: July 17 at the Streets Department, Training Center, State Road at Ashburner Street.

Celebrate Dad — Musically and Maybe More

Sunday, June 15, 12:30-4 p.m.
Come to Mt. Airy Village (corner of Greene and Carpenter) for the free Sunday Is Daddy's Day concert. Warm up with dad Mike Stevens’ samba class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., then partake in father-focused live music in all styles — rock, country, folk, soul and even Yiddish — outside until at least 4 p.m. All lyrics about Dad and Grandpa! And check out the picture windows at MaMa: Moving Arts of Mt Airy, displaying popular song sheets of times gone by, all about fathers! Info: muze@erols.com, 215 842-1040.

We Got Farmstands!

Weavers Way Farmstand at Saul
2-6 p.m. Friday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday 
Stop by the Weavers Way Farm across from Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave., to see the CSA in action and check out the newest additions to the farm stand! You can purchase vegetables from the farms and staples from the Co-op, including Philly Muffins, Seven Stars yogurt and La Colombe coffee.

WWCP Farmstand at
Weavers Way Chestnut Hill

3-6 p.m. Tuesday
Grab some goodies grown by young people participating in Weavers Way Community Programs' gardening and nutrition education programs.

This bounty for June 17 includes:

  • Kohlrabi
  • Kale (red Russian, green curly, Lacinato)
  • Collards
  • Scallions
  • Onions
  • Salad mix — spicy and regular
  • Garlic scapes
  • Herbs — sorrel, oregano, mint, fennel fronds, sage, thyme, basil
  • Radishes
  • Hakurei turnips
  • Starts — basil, sage

Local Mondays at the Co-op

June 16, 4-7 p.m.
This week in Chestnut Hill, Chaikhana Chai will be serving up their traditional spiced tea brewed with ginger, black tea, vanilla and spices, ready to be mixed with milk and served over ice.


Celebrate Philadelphia’s Solidarity Economy

Tuesday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) and Cabot Creamery Cooperative for beer, wine, light refreshments, speakers and inspiration. Free, but you may donate at the door. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 4th floor (wheelchair accessible), 20 N. American St. For more info, visit www.philadelphia.coop/events, or read about it on Page 6 of the June Shuttle. 

PA Women’s Agricultural Network Field Day

Thursday, June 19 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tour the Weavers Way Farm at Awbury Arboretum, hear from a panel of female urban farmers and learn from Weavers Way Community Programs farm educator Shelley Hedlund how she is engaging youth in the food-production process. 1011 E. Washington Lane. $15 includes lunch and materials. Info and tickets:  agsci.psu.edu/wagn/events/2014-06-19ChildrensGarden.

Smoothies and Superfoods

Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m.
Put that blender to healthy use by learning to make delicious and nutritious smoothies. April Pedrick will tell you what the fuss about superfoods is really all about. In the kitchen at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext.118.



New! Farm Workshops for Kids

Weavers Way Community Programs offers Cycles on a Farm, a new urban farm workshop series for children of all ages. These five Monday sessions, starting June 23, feature farm tours and other activities, last one hour and cost $15 each. Register for all five and save 10 percent! For more info and to sign up, visit www.weaversway.coop/cyclesonafarm.

Saturday, June 21, noon-4 p.m.
Mark your calendar for a seasonal treat! Get a taste of what’s in season, with lots of local vendors sampling their delicious products, along with Weavers Way Farms farmers and live music courtesy of the talented Weavers Way staff as well as the Make Music Philly Day folks. (Dancing shoes optional!) Rain or shine, 'cause we got a tent! In the Backyard at the Chestnut Hill store, 8424 Germantown Ave.

Juneteenth in Germantown

Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hosted by the Johnson House Historic Site, the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance, and Historic Germantown, this free community festival commemorates the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment ending slavery in the United States. Exhibits, family-friendly activities, discussions, performance art and other live entertainment and vendors will fill the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue. Info: freedomsbackyard.com/programs-events/juneteenth-festival.

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