Hours for QVNA

Queen Village Neighbors Association office hours are:

Monday- Friday 10:00am -4:00pm

(215) 339-0975

Closed Saturday & Sunday, and most major holidays

 

 

Queen Village CSA Options

Its not too late to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to have direct access to local, fresh and delicious food. Check out some of the CSAs that are available in Queen Village and keep in mind they are no longer just vegetables. Cheese, flowers, eggs, yogurt, fruit, bread, etc.

Collective Creamery

This is a woman-owned artisan cheese CSA-style subscription. Members can join our cheese club for the Summer season (9 alt-weekly pickups between June 1 and Sept. 21) to receive a two-item (1#) or three-item (1.5#) cheese share of grassfed, handmade cow’s milk cheeses from Birchrun Hills Farm and Valley Milkhouse Creamery. They can also purchase add-on shares of cream-top yogurt and cultured butter. More info here: collectivecreamery.com

Pickup near E Moyamensing and Carpenter

Greensgrow

Greensgrow is a nonprofit whose mission is to engage their neighbors to cultivate social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community greening. They source the items in your share locally, working directly with farmers from within 150 miles for each share to provide a balance of staples as well as specialty items. Full & Half Farm Shares include items besides veggies (fruit, cheese, eggs, etc.).

Pickup BeerLove

Philly Food Works

Working to increase access of healthy food for Philadelphia residents while supporting thoughtful farmers, PFW has the most unique CSA model in the area and provides all non-GMO produce. Offering flexible rolling CSA shares and refunds if you are unable to pick up your share, you can have an account for as little as $30/month. Optional additions to your seasonal fruit & veggie delivery include meat, dairy, bread, jam, honey, hummus, beef jerky, soup, mushrooms, condiments, tea & coffee, desserts, and beauty and health supplies.

Pickup Red Hook Cafe

Red Earth Farms

Family-owned and operated since 2006, Red Earth Farm offers “choice CSA” delivery of fresh vegetables you select for 22 weeks.   Each week of the growing season, you can log in and select from dozens of delicious produce items just harvested from our fields. It’s also possible to supplement your order with eggs, fruit, cheese, honey, yogurt, and other items provided by trusted local partners. If you forget to make your choices, no worries, you’ll still receive a box of items selected by your farmers.

Pickup Weccacoe Community building

Crosstown Questionnaire Results: Candidates Often Agree

The Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition sent a questionnaire to candidates in the upcoming election.  Replies are posted at philacrosstown.org  were received from Beth Grossman,  the sole Republican candidate for District Attorney, and four of the seven Democratic candidates – Joe Khan, Lawrence Krasner, Rich Negrin and Michael Untermeyer. Democrats Jack O’Neill, Tariq El-Shabazz or Teresa Care Deni did not respond. One takeaway – the candidates often agree on reforms so the Crosstown can follow up after the election to implement these changes:

1.     Videotaping  Interrogations – All five candidates urge that in custody interrogations be videoed.

2.     Cash Bail Critics – Even though no specific question was asked about the current cash bail system, Kahn, Krasner,  and Untermeyer flat out called for its replacement and Negrin noted “we desperately need bail reform”.

3.     “Decarceration” – No specific question was asked about reducing the inmate count, but  Kahn, Krasner and Untermeyer listed this as a  top priority and both Grossman’s  and Negrin’s answers repeatedly advocate diversionary programs which lead to decarceration.

4.     Information on Immigrants Held in Custody – All 4 Democrats (Kahn, Krasner, Negrin and Untermeyer) oppose sharing arrest data on immigrants with ICE (Immigration and Custody Enforcement).

5.     Police Abuse Procedures – Kahn, Krasner and Untermeyer all suggest a separate unit staffed by personnel outside the office to address cases of inappropriate police conduct.

6.     Seattle’s LEAD Program – When asked about successful programs in other cities, Grossman, Kahn, and Untermeyer cited the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program in Seattle.