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Greensgrow Farms

Greensgrow Farms

A group of community green thumbs have brought urban agriculture to the Fishtown section of Philadelphia through the establishment of Greensgrow Farms, which includes a nursery, a farm market and a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The neighborhood itself, situated northeast of Center City, was named for its former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. While historically Fishtown has been a working-class neighborhood, in recent years it has experienced a regentrification, with housing redevelopment and the opening of upscale art, entertainment and dining establishments.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Cafes & Markets, Neighborhoods & Towns

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