Headhouse Farmers’ Market to open May 4th

April 17, 2008

The Food Trust will reopen its popular Headhouse Farmers’ Market two months early, on Sunday May 4th, this year. Located at Second and Lombard Streets, the Market will be open Sundays from 10am to 2pm and will feature 22 vendors (up to 30 by this summer) from local farms selling fruits, vegetables, crafts, and prepared goods.

Weavers Way Produce“The market was so successful last year, we decided to open two months earlier this year,” said market manager Katy Wich. “We were thrilled to see how many customers enjoyed the market last year, and are excited to offer shoppers the opportunity to visit the market again.”

This will be the Headhouse Farmers’ Market’s second year in operation.

This year, you’ll find previous market favorites, such as Griggstown Quail Farm’s chicken pot pies from Princeton NJ, Patches of Star Dairy’s feta cheese from Nazareth, PA, and North Star Orchards famous Asian Pears from Coatesville, PA.

The Market will also feature new products, like African greens from Yoder Heirlooms in Lititz, PA, artisan game sausage and salami from Talula’s Table in Kennett Square, PA, and fresh milk from Birchrun Hills Farm in Birchrunville, PA.

As part of the opening day festivities, Hoots and Hellmouth, a Philadelphia-based band, will be performing at the market.

The Food Trust, a non-profit organization working to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food, operates 29 markets–including affiliated markets in surrounding suburban communities that will be opening throughout May and June.

Two of the Food Trust’s markets have been open all winter:

  • Clark Park Farmers’ Market, 43rd St. & Baltimore Ave. is open Saturdays 10am-2pm
  • Fitler Square Farmers’ Market, 23rd St. & Pine St. is open Saturdays 10am-2pm

Find out more at www.headhousemarket.org or www.thefoodtrust.org.

Event: State of the City

March 31, 2008

Center City Proprietors Association and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Invite you to the Sixth Annual State of the City

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust Street

A savvy sector of the region’s brain trust will review the past year’s accomplishments, offer a sneak peek of coming developments, and discuss their vision for the city’s future. Panelists: Andrew Altman, Peggy Amsterdam, Camille Cates Barnett, Ph.D., Tom Muldoon, Steven Wray, Executive Director, Economy League

Space is limited and pre-payment is required. For details and to reserve a place, contact CCPA: 215 545 7766.

Source: State of the City Event April 30

Event: Schools and the New Inequality

March 20, 2008

A public conversation held in conjunction with Politics, Activism, and the History of America’s Public Schools: A Conference for Young Scholars.

The causes and nature of inequality in American education have been the subject of sustained historical scrutiny. Using histories of American educational inequality as a backdrop, this panel asks: What aspects of American educational inequality have endured and what is new? Scholars will explore how developments in the past three decades—globalization, post-1960s immigration, the new spatial organizations of American urban areas, shifting regional fortunes, the decline of labor as a political force, the growing service economy—have altered the landscape of American educational inequality. Panelists will address the components of educational inequality in America that continue to demand analysis and will point to the questions that recent trends suggest need further scholarly exploration.

April 12, 2008, 4:30pm
Logan Hall, G-17
University of Pennsylvania

Free and open to the public

James D. Anderson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Michael B. Katz, University of Pennsylvania
Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
David Labaree, Stanford University
James Leloudis, University of North Carolina
Elaine Simon, University of Pennsylvania (moderator)