Founded in 2005 on the land of the East Poplar Recreation Center, our first and oldest Teens 4 Good farm grew from a vision to improve access to healthy food while providing meaningful learning opportunities for teens.
Located in an ethnically diverse area of North Philadelphia’s East Poplar Neighborhood, this vibrant farm is improving access to affordable healthy food through their weekly farm market and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. The farm engages community members through weekly volunteer drop-in hours and markets, educational workshops, community events, and school tours.
Our mission statement describes this approach as Collective Impact, “a disciplined approach for building cross-sector partnerships that transform systems.”
Over the years, this farm has grown to include a fruit orchard, beehives that produce honey, a composting area, and a large high tunnel that extends our growing season to 10 months per year. Attached to the high tunnel is a water catchment system that was collaboratively designed by Teens 4 Good youth and Penn State Engineering students.
Head Farmer: Drew Alexandra Gold
How To Get There:
The 8th and Poplar Farm is located at 800 Poplar Street accessible by the 47 bus or a short walk from the Market Frankford Line.