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 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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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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Chester City Blog: Chester Housing Authority Officers Awarded for Work with Trauma Victims

Two Chester Housing Authority police officers – William Cooper and Wesley Seitz – have been honored with awards from the Trauma Survivors Foundation in Wilmington. The honor stems from a high speed chase last year in Chester that ended at a CHA property. Chester City Police Captain Alan Davis was badly injured in the shootout that ensued. The CHA officers helped bring the incident to an end.

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Delaware County Daily Times: Home-grown fare to feed the people of Chester

Come springtime the Fare & Square in Chester will begin selling locally grown fruits and vegetables that were grown at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes Community Garden thanks to a new partnership announced last week. “Where will you run into a housing authority that supplies a grocery store,” said Steve Fischer, the executive director of the CHA.

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Chester Spirit: CHA extends leader’s contract

The Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners will keep Executive Director Steven A. Fischer around until at least 2021. Fischer’s contract that the board has extended had been sent to expire in March 2017.

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