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TONIGHT! Sweeteners and Sugar

Thursday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sugar may be the most overlooked health hazard in our culture. So, which foods are sweet, and which are scary? April Lea and Megan Haupt of We Are Foodwise/Food Nerd Junior will demystify Big Sugar and help you learn how to rebalance your body chemistry and cut the cravings in "Eating with Body in Mind: Sweeteners & Sugar." Summit Church, Westview and Greene streets. For info and to RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

TONIGHT! Chillin' & Truckin' in Mt. Airy

Thursday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.
Join us  for another easy-livin' summer night in the neighborhood, featuring Mucho Bueno and Zsa's Ice Cream food trucks and live music by Sad Patrick. And it’s Thirsty Thursday, hosted by Philly Salvage. Carpenter Lane and Greene Street. Info: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

At Saul, fresh from our local orchards, we have peaches, nectarines, plums, donut peaches and rambo apples - the first of the season!. We also have cucumers, squash and eggplants straight from our own farms.

We are also offering a deal on paste tomatoes that are great for canning and making sauce.  For the next two weeks purchases over 10 lbs will be sold at our wholesale price, $2.60/lb. Purchases under 10 lbs will be at our regular retail price, $3.00/lb. If you would like to pre-order your paste tomatoes, we can box them up in advance and have them waiting for pick up during the farm stand hours. Contact Nina at nberryman@weaversway.coop to order.

Weavers Way Farmstand at Saul
2-6 p.m. Friday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday
Across from Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave.

This week, we have eggplant, peppers, mini gourmet lettuce heads, mult-colored beets, rainbow carrots, salad mixes, dandelion greens, cucumbers, squash and every kind of tomato you could dream of - cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, paste tomatoes, and your regular, reliable slicers.

Weavers Way Farmstand at Headhouse Square
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
2nd and Lombard streets

Meanwhile here's what the young people participating in Weavers Way Community Programs' gardening and nutrition education programs will be selling.

Weavers Way Community Programs Farmstand
3-6 p.m. Tuesday
Outside Weavers Way Chestnut Hill, 8424 Germantown Ave.

Ticket to Ride

Join cyclists of all levels on an urban farmland adventure! Check out the Philadelphia farming scene from the seat of your bicycle and see what "local" is in its purest form - right in our own backyards! Tickets are now available online.  Early bird tickets are only $39.50 and available until 9/2. Regularly priced tickets are $45.

Back By Popular Demand!

Sunday, September 7, 4 p.m.
Transcending the traditional definition of choral music, the Northern Harmony choral group is renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles, from the hearty and ultra bright Bulgarian “hard voice” to the equally powerful, but darker and more sonorous Georgian timbre, from the rich, mellifluous South African style to a delicate, pure, early music timbre. Unitarian Church, Lincoln Drive and Wayne Ave. (enter parking lot from Johnson St.) Tickets: $15. Weavers Way members $12.Students - $5. Under age 12 – free. For information: film@weaversway.coop and additional information from the website:

Wyck-ed Homegrown Food Festival

Saturday, August 9, Noon-4 p.m.
The folks at Wyck will use their own farming and food traditions as a launching pad to explore why food matters to us – beyond physical nourishment. Weavers Way is a sponsor of this "Behind the Fence" series. Wyck Historic House and Garden is at 6026 Germantown Ave. Info: www.wyck.org.

Too Many Tomatoes? Never!

You had to plant all those Ramapos again, didn't you? Put your backyard bounty to good use through the Philabundance Share the Harvest program, now in its 21st year. Drop-off locations, Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon through Sept. 27, are listed at www.philabundance.org/2014/06/09/share-the-harvest-2014, where you can also get more information. The closest to the Co-op is Laurel Hill Gardens, 8125 Germantown Ave. 

Local Mondays

Check out our weekly 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 every Monday afternoon!