Most of the food we eat starts out on a farm — and a lot of that food travels thousands of miles before it ends up on your plate.
But not all of it.
Philadelphia has dozens of farmers’ markets, where you can buy fruit, vegetables, meat, and other items grown in rural Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
But some food is grown closer to home.
Like… really close.
For this story for community radio station WPPM, I visited the Life Do Grow farm in North Philly and spoke to some of the people who work there about how their work is changing one Philadelphia neighborhood’s relationship to food and agriculture.
This story originally aired on the radio news program The Philly Breakdown on WPPM-LP 106.5 FM, a community radio station based in Philadelphia.
You find out more about the Life Do Grow farm at the Philly Urban Creators website.
And you can listen to the full Philly Breakdown episode on Food here: