I had the great pleasure of accompanying Jeanne Ortiz, Managing Director for Food Routes, and Rita Calvert from the Chesapeake Bay chapter of BFBL on their two day ‘Feed Ability’ tour this week. The idea is to show how important local food production can be for a community. We had a blast driving along glorious back roads, meeting local Chester County farmers and growers and viewing their productive CSA’s and sustainable farms. The weather cooperated to give us crisp cool mornings and nights with sunny warmth during the day. Here are some photos and notes. I’ll be writing up a lengthier article later this weekend, but for now enjoy-
Charlestown Farm Center, in Phoenixville, PA includes a 40 Acre cooperative family farm and 150 member CSA. The Farm Center is a non-profit educational center and shares property with the Broadwater Farm across the road. They sell to the Phoenixville farmers market and Kimberton Whole Foods.