Chester Housing Authority and Swarthmore Co-Op Selling CHA-Grown Flowers

The Chester Housing Authority’s community farm has found a second line of business – flower sales. And it has found a partner to help market the flowers – the Swarthmore Co-Op community food market. The first harvest of Sunflowers went on sale in late June.

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Philadelphia Tribune: Chester Housing Authority farm gains outlet at local grocer

Officials from Chester Housing Authority and the Fair & Square grocery store have formed a produce partnership that features items grown at agency’s Ruth L. Bennett Homes community farm. “We’re excited to partner with the Chester Housing Authority,” Mike Basher, Fair & Square’s vice president for retail operations, said in a news release.

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Chester City Blog Podcast: Chester Housing Authority talks about partnership with Fair & Square

Podcast: Chester Public Radio 02: Chester Housing Authority talks about partnership with Fair & Square By SERoots, Chester City Blog June 8, 2017 LISTEN HERE

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Delaware County Daily Times: Chester grocery sells locally grown produce

Chester’s only full-service grocery store is now featuring fresh produce grown locally at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes community farm. Chester Housing Authority officials were joined Tuesday morning by representatives of the Fare & Square grocery store for a ribbon-cutting ceremony launching a partnership that hopefully will yield revenue to assist the CHA in sustaining the farm.

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Chester Housing Authority and Fare & Square Cut Ribbon on Produce Partnership

Officials from the Chester Housing Authority and Fare & Square grocery store launched a partnership today by cutting the ribbon on a produce section featuring products freshly grown at CHA’s Ruth L. Bennett Homes community farm.

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