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TONIGHT! You Say Tomato

Thursday, July 3, 5:30 p.m.
Get maximum tomato production instead of a jungle! Join Farm Manager Nina Berryman on the Weavers Way Farm across from Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave., to learn different methods of pruning your plants. $15 at the door. RSVP to nberryman@weaversway.coop or call 215-843-2350 ext 118.

TONIGHT! Chillin’ & Food Truckin’ in Mt. Airy

Thursday, July 3, 5-8 p.m.
Take it easy before the long weekend. Mucho Bueno and Zsa's Ice Cream will be parked outside the Co-op for your dining pleasure, along with live music to feast your ears. Try your hand in a friendly round or two with the Weavers Way Chess Club, too. And, of course, it's Thirsty Thursday at Philly Salvage across the street! At Greene Street and Carpenter Lane.

TOMORROW! Get Your Veggies (Next Week, Too)

Weavers Way Farmstand at Saul
2-6 p.m. Friday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday

Yes, the farmstand will be open on Friday, July 4! The season's first field grown, local tomatoes are here — we have slicers from Sunny Harvest, and Paradise Organics' mixed cherry tomatoes. Earlier than usual, we also have corn in from Sunny Harvest just in time for your 4th of July barbecue! 

Weavers Way Community Programs Farmstand at Chestnut Hill
3-6 p.m. Tuesday
Grab some goodies grown by young people participating in Weavers Way Community Programs' farming and nutrition education programs. Next week's bounty includes basil, beans, beets, broccoli, collards, cucumbers (lemon, pickling, slicing), flowers, garlic scapes, gooseberries, Hakurei turnips, herbs, kale (red russian, green curly, lacinato), kohlrabi, red currants, radishes, scallions, spicy salad mix, summer squash.


Vegan Picnic, noon-3 p.m.
Picnic, hula hoops, face painting for kids at Harpers's Meadow, Northwestern and Germantown avenues (across from Chestnut Hill College). And no meat! Sponsored by Public Eye: Artists for Animals. For more information, call 267-847-6553. 

See the Sites of Historic Germantown, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Join Historic Germantown to celebrate our nation's birthday at six sites — Stenton, Hood Cemetery (pictured), Concord School and Upper Burial Ground, Johnson House, Cliveden and Wyck — that were here in 1776. Free tours, activities for children, live music, reenactors, a farmer's market, and the annual ringing of the historic Concord School bell. Visit www.freedomsbackyard.com for more info.

NEXT WEEK! Local Mondays at the Co-op

Check out our weekly Local Monday 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.

July 7, 4-7 p.m.
Epic Pickles
out of York, PA, will be at Chestnut Hill sampling their handcrafted small-batch pickles. Not just cucumbers! Try the green beans, cauliflower, carrots and okra, too!

Giving Twosday

Tuesday, July 8
It's easy to help Weavers Way Community Programs help kids learn about food, farming and nutrition — just add $2 to your tab at the register when you shop  the Co-op the second Tuesday of the month. 
Join the crowd! Last month's Giving Twosday generated $1,066 for our nonprofit. WWCP and hundreds of young people thank you!

Wissahickon Village Cohousing Info Meeting

Wednesday, July 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wissahickon Village Cohousing, an intergenerational and diverse group of people who are developing sustainable, apartment-based cohousing in Northwest Philadelphia, has a potential site in the heart of Mt. Airy for 18-20 households.  Come learn more about this solution to today's environmental and social challenges at the Wadsworth Library, 1500 Wadsworth Ave. For more information, visit wissahickonvillagecoho.com/LearnMore.htm.

Eating with Body in Mind Workshop: Body Care & Skin

Thursday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.
Learn the proper care and feeding of your biggest organ, how it tells the story of our health and the most natural ways to protect it in the summertime in the latest session of this free series. Out back behind Across the Way, 610 Carpenter Lane, weather permitting. Rain locale: Weavers Way Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store). For info and to RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

NEXT SATURDAY! (We List 'Em, You Have to Choose)

Weavers Way Farms Work Day at Awbury Arboretum
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,1011 E. Washington Lane.
Join our farmers for a day in the sun, and help get fresh produce to the stores. Wear something you don’t mind getting dirty and don’t forget to bring water! (Next month's work day is at Saul, and we'll be having a special Happy Hour afterwards!) For info and to RSVP: nberryman@weaversway.coop.

Welcome Meeting for New Members on the Farm at Awbury!
10 a.m.,1011 E. Washington Lane.
Learn about YOUR Co-op outdoors at the farm, and earn two working credit hours in the process. 1011 E. Washington Lane.  RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

A Thing of Beauty at Weavers Way Next Door
4-6 p.m., 8426 Germantown Ave.

Check out the makeup demos from our friends at Embellish Mineral Cosmetics. 10% off too!

Behind the Fence at Wyck: History and Community
Noon-4 p.m., 6026 Germantown Ave.

Explore the 300-year-old house and garden and discover how history intersects with the here and now. Live music, food and kids’ activities — and the Weavers Way mini marketplace! This is the second in Wyck's 2014 Behind the Fence Festival series. For more info, visit wyck.org or call 215-848-1690.

Friends of the Wissahickon 90th Anniversary Picnic
3-8 p.m., Pachella Field, 6839 Henry Ave. 

Listen to live bluegrass music from the Bacchus Boys, drink craft beer from the award-winning Stone Brewing Company, or if wine is your thing, we’ll have plenty of that, too.  Partake in summer barbecue favorites, all to support the preservation of the Wissahickon Park. Tickets ($40 for adults, $15 for children, $55 for one adult and child, $90 For two adults and two children) include all activities, food and beverages. For info and tickets, visit www.fow.org/90thPicnic or call Sarah Marley at 215- 247-0417.

Jazz at Cliveden for Bebashi Health Awareness
5-8 p.m., 6401 Germantown Ave.

Bring chairs or blankets and relax on the beautiful grounds of Cliveden to hear local jazz artists perform and support Philadelphia’s historic places and Bebashi's focus on HIV/ AIDS awareness, breast health and hunger relief. Enjoy the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Mozaic Flow and other Philadelphia jazz artists, spoken word poet Krissy Mosely, local food and arts and craft vendors. Admission is $20 (children, $10), cash only. For more info, visit www.cliveden.org.

I Screen, You Screen

Boob tube or information portal? The new TV monitor at the Chestnut Hill store has generated quite a kerfuffle. Have we jumped the shark or are we helping couch potatoes get out to the Co-op? Tell us what you think at www.surveymonkey.com/s/TVatWW.

Members Only!

Have you used your coupon in the July Shuttle for $15 off a $99 shopping trip? This is a member-only benefit, so if you haven’t joined or you've let your membership lapse, now is a great time to become a card-carrying owner-member of our vibrant Co-op! So grab a coupon and start saving!