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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Chester City Blog: Fare & Square Cuts Ribbon on New ‘Chester Housing Authority-Grown’ Produce Section

This morning, officials from the Chester Housing Authority and Fair & Square grocery store officially launched the partnership of the City’s only full-service grocery store now featuring a CHA farm goods section by cutting the ribbon on a produce section. The products are 100% freshly grown at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes community farm.

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Philly.com: A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership

Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens. Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood posters, the Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm in the struggling city of Chester’s West End, the farm might seem as incongruous as the February warmth.

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