FarmerJawn will host a fall community market with a plant workshop and sustainable shopping

An urban farm based in Montgomery County is hosting a community market focused on improving access to healthy food and promoting sustainable farming practices.

FarmerJawn’s Fall Community Market takes place at FarmerJawn Greenery in West Mount Airy on Saturday, September 3 from noon to 6 p.m. The event is free with a prerequisite registration and will include music, food and a variety of vendors selling sustainable products.

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“FarmerJawn was founded with a mission to bring health and wellness to low-income communities as well as advance the education behind farming and be able to grow your own food regardless of lack of space or lack of space. ‘education,’ Kale Henderson, store manager and event host, says Woodland ice cream. “FarmerJawn also aims to bridge the gap between food waste, food insecurity, and the symbiotic relationship between the two.”

A free plant workshop will be held at 3 p.m. to provide the education FarmerJawn has become known for. The non-profit organization’s initiative aims to teach people to be more aware of what they put into their bodies and to integrate agriculture into their daily lives.

Participating providers include tallow skin care brand Vellum Street Soap Co. and Spotted Horse Provisions, a local jam and sauce company. New Jersey bakery Lizzie’s Love Cakes and Corneey’s, a food truck specializing in street corn, will also be on site.

In addition to stores and food vendors, FarmerJawn runs educational programs about the cannabis industry and parenting.

FarmerJawn founder Christa Barfield got her start in community farming when she left her healthcare job in 2018.

In the midst of her job search, she took an impromptu trip to the Caribbean island of Martinique, where she drank tea each morning prepared by an Airbnb host using herbs straight from her garden. Back home in Germantown, she decided to start Viva Leaf Tea Co.a brand of tea from agriculture, in 2019.

After favorable reviews, Barfield was approached by a real estate developer in 2020 open several greenhouses in Elkins Park. She started FarmerJawn to teach people about urban agriculture and encourage access to nutritious food in marginalized communities.

FarmerJawn Fall Community Market

Saturday, September 3, 2022
Noon to 6 p.m. | Free with registration
FarmerJawn Greenery
6730 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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