Farm to Families New Partnership!

Farm to Families is thrilled to announce that starting June 1st, we will be providing fresh vegetables and fruit from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative – a group of more than 90 small farmers in Lancaster Pa who are committed to growing organic, sustainable food in our region. This produce was ripened on the vine, picked by hand and then delivered to us in Philadelphia in less than 24 hours. The quick turn-around from harvest to table ensures that food retains the highest nutrient...Read more...

Farm to Families has two new pick-up sites

Farm to Families is expanding!  You can now access our delicious and affordable produce at two new pick-up sites. Thanks to an innovative partnership with the St. Mary Medical Center and their Families Living Well program, Farm to Families is now available in Levittown, Bucks County, PA. Located at the Queen of the Universe Parish Center, this site is open in the early afternoon on Fridays. Please call 215-710-4163 for more information. In addition, you can now pick up Farm to Families boxes...Read more...

On #Giving Tuesday, Invest in the Health of Children in North Philadelphia

#GivingTuesday is here and serves as a reminder of what great impact can be made by the collective efforts of many. Today, please consider supporting the health and well-being of children and families in North Philadelphia. As one of the poorest and most challenged communities in America, your investment will make an important and lasting impact. With your help, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children can continue building community-based programs that address the “root” of some...Read more...

MANNA Gets Ready for the Nourish Awards

Each year, Philly’s own MANNA – a non-profit dedicated to providing nutrition to people in the region with life-threatening illnesses – hosts its nutrition forum and awards honoring leaders in the industry who are truly making a difference. This year’s Nourish Awards & Health Symposium takes place Sept. 26 (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) at the College of Physicians (19 S. 22nd St.) in Philadelphia. At this year’s event, MANNA will honor three champions in the health care and nutrition fields,...Read more...

What’s the Deal with Carbs and Cravings?

A FreshRX speaker shares his insights Sharing the results from a recent study, last year’s FreshRx Symposium keynote speaker Dr. David Ludwig has released the findings of a new study about how sugary foods influence the way our brains tell us how to eat in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “This research suggests that based on their effects on brain metabolism, all calories are not alike,” Ludwig told The New York Times. “Not everybody who eats processed carbohydrates develops...Read more...

How to Teach Kids About Nutrition

Get the family involved with a few simple steps. Plus: How to sign up for our Farm to Families program today. Anni Daulter, a professional cook, nutrition expert and author of several books, including The Organic Family Cookbook, recently shared tips about how to encourage children to eat healthier. “The more parents can do to involve children in the process, the decisions on what they are eating and where their food comes from,” she says, “the better off they will be at helping them learn...Read more...