July is cooking up to be full of great music and good food at Gold Star Park. The park, located at 6th and Wharton, underwent major transformation this spring and now has a fabulous green space perfect for Thursday night picnics and listening to music! The South Philly Food Co-op is partnering to bring food fun to the well-established summer music series organized by Friends of Gold Star Park. We’ll also have membership applications and volunteers on-hand to answer questions. Bring your checkbook or your credit card and join the co-op on the spot! Every Thursday in July at 7pm join South Philly Food Co-op, Gold Star Park, and your neighbors for the following food and music events. July 7 - Local Fruit and Veggie Tasting Music: Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) Youth Latin Jazz Ensemble We'll be providing samples of in-season fruits and vegetables for everyone to sample. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring your kids - this is a great way to become familiar with what is in-season in our region and maybe try something new. We will also feature a blind "Taste-Test" pitting Local/Organic versus conventional produce. Do you think you can tell the difference? Special thanks to Pennsylvania Horticulture Society for providing the grant to purchase the produce, and to Birchtree Catering for sourcing and cutting up the veggies and fruit. July 14 - Picnic Potluck Music: The Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra Bring something tasty to share - meet and mingle with your neighbors and like-minded folks interested in food, community, and music. July 21 - Dessert Bake-Off Music: The Knife & Fork Band Calling all you Betty Crockers and pastry-chef wannabees, or just lovers of chocolate and all things dessert. Bring your best sweet creation to the Gold Star Park and enter to win the first ever SPFC Dessert Throw Down - you could go down in history. A prize worthy of dessert awesomeness will be awarded. Even if you don't win best of show, going home with a belly full of yummy treats is a good consolation prize! July 28 - Local Fruit and Veggie Tasting Music: Railroad Fever We'll be providing another tasting in-season fruits and vegetables for everyone to sample. What will be in season 3 weeks later? You'll have come out to Gold Star Park and find out. Special thanks to PHS for providing the grant to purchase the produce, and to Birchtree Catering for cutting up the veggies and fruit.
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