Greensgrow Farms showcases food from throughout Philadelphia

Area restaurants gather for A Taste of Kensington benefit.

Justin Udo
June 14, 2018 - 7:40 am
Performers at Greensgrow Farms' A Taste of Kensington benefit

Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Greensgrow Farms in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood is a nationally recognized leader in urban farming. 

"Growing food, flowers — and neighborhoods finding ways to connect people to plants in these communities we live and work in everyday," said Ryan Kuck, executive director at Greensgrow.

Wednesday night the farm played host to more than 20 restaurants for their food showcase, "A Taste of Kensington."

"It's our second annual event highlighting the vibrant food scene our city has," Kuck said. "We've got amazing chefs, amazing talent here."

Kuck says the event has foods sure to please the pickiest of palates.

"We have things from empanadas and gazpacho, and local cideries making different types of drinks and desserts," he said.

Proceeds from the event go to help Greensgrow Community Kitchen, an incubator space for local food entrepreneurs.