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...

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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 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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