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Chester Housing Authority Farm Gains Outlet At Local Grocer

June 21, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

  by Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer Jun 13, 2017 Officials from Chester Housing Authority and the Fare & 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, Fare & Square’s vice ...

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Desert Fare

May 5, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By  Quinn O'Callaghan On the wall in Mike Basher’s office at Chester’s Fare & Square, there’s a piece of paper noting the days that Ramadan falls on in 2017; the days are highlighted in pink. It jumps out pretty quickly, because a lot of the other stuff on the wall betrays ...

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A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership

February 27, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by John Ryan Barwick 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 ...

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Casey Vows to Fight Changes in Food Assistance Programs

June 7, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

CHESTER >> A plea from legislators to save food assistance programs in Pennsylvania came to Chester Monday morning at the Fare & Square grocery store with the arrival of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. In opposition to H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, Casey and supporters ...

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Fare & Square Nonprofit Grocery Store Helps People Eat Healthy

January 12, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — We all know produce isn’t the cheapest item to buy at the grocery store. So, one store in Chester, Delaware County, is trying to entice customers to eat healthier by offering rewards. The store is already a first of its kind in the country, and now, it has ...

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A Win for Chester: Union Foundation Donates $25G to City’s Fare & Square

January 7, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

By: Rick Kauffman CHESTER >> The Fare & Square grocery store is one of a kind. It is the first and only non-profit grocery in the United States, but more importantly it is the sole food market in the city of Chester. With the closing of Bottom Dollar on Edgmont Avenue after ...

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