French Breakfast Radishes, Snap Peas, Greens, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Herbs, Basil Starts and more!

The 2014 Francisville Farmers’ Market opens in late June! Check back soon for more details!

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FREE Cooking Classes for Francisville Residents & Families-Starting Oct. 6th!

At the Francisville Farmer’s Market grounds (19th & Parrish), we are hosting a nutritional cooking class for four weeks, starting October 6, 2012 each Saturday from 11am-12pm.

Successful participants who complete the four week course will receive a Food Nutrition certificate and a completion gift valued at $100!

Enrollment is capped at 20, so be sure to sign up fast! Call 267-687-7544 for more details.  Remember to leave your name, address and contact number!


A SURPRISE Special Guest for Oct. 6th!

Mayor Michael Nutter and First Lady Michelle Obama working in partnership to coordinate some exciting outreach activities in accordance with Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign in Philadelphia.

With their efforts in mind, we are planning some exciting activities on October 6th (10am-2pm) with a SURPRISE special guest!

Mark your calendars, and plan to come meet our special guest!

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August 4th: Francisville Farmer’s Market Festival!

This week’s entertainment is truly special! We will have two world-class musicians gracing our stage. You will be movin’ and groovin’ all evening long!

Jazz performer, John Williams Sax‘s band, is performing from 1:30-3:30pm and singer/guitarist Ken Kweeder is performing from 4-6pm.

Several food trucks will be on location to provide you with cuisine from around the world!

Bring your appetite, bring your dancing shoes!

The fun begins at 10am-2pm where farmers and vendors from Pennsylvania and Philadelphia will be on hand to sell fresh fruits and veggies, soaps, baked goods, honey, and apple butters!

Music and food trucks start at 1:30pm and will run until 7pm!

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Tell Congress: Don’t Cut 3 Million Families from SNAP

This week, the US House of Representatives will take up a bill to throw 3 million low-income Americans off of SNAP (food stamps).

Working families with high child care costs and seniors with a small nest egg would be hit the hardest by this proposal.

Join anti-hunger advocates across the nation by voicing your opposition to this bill today.

Call 877-698-8228today. Enter your zip code and then press 1 to be connected to your member of Congress. Tell your representative:

“I urge you to oppose any cuts to food stamps in the Farm Bill. The proposed cuts would hurt working families, seniors and our communities.”

Thank you for your support in the fight against hunger. To learn more about proposed cuts to SNAP, visit


Julie Zaebst
Policy Center Manager at the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

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We’re MOVING to better serve the neighborhood!

Beginning Saturday, July 7th, find us at our new location
@ 19th and Parrish Streets, across the street from
the Francisville Playground Recreation Center.

HOURS THIS WEEK: 10:00am to 7:00pm!

Still under the BIG TENT! So come RAIN or SHINE.
We hope the new location is more convenient for you!

DON’T FORGET: This July 14th is an EXTENDED Saturday.
We’ll be there until 7:00pm with games, live entertainment, fresh food, and more.
Come early. Stay late. Farmers there until 2:00pm.

* Produce ~ Meat & Poultry ~ Cheese ~ Prepared Foods *
* Fun Family Acitivities ~ Covered Seating Area *
* Nutrition Education *


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Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

The Center in the Park ( is providing voucher distribution for the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program. Distribution begins July 9th from 10am-3pm (while supplies last).

This is a great way for our seniors to get the nutrition they need to keep their bodies and minds healthy. Please see below for more details!

Eligibility requirements are:
-Be 60-years-old by 12/31/2012
-Live in Philadelphia
-Proof of address
-Proof of age
-2011 household Income Guidelines are:
—$20,665 (1 person)
—$27,991 (2 people)
—$35,317 (3 people)
For more information, call Dorcas (215)848-7722 x210


Please direct all questions and other requests to:

Penelope Giles
Executive Director
Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation
267-687-7544 (phone)

For directions and transportation information please click HERE

For more information on the FDNC please click HERE