upon our arrival in DC, we were inspired by other area businesses who like to focus on the local aspects of the district. Union Kitchen DC helps incubate + launch new DC food concepts out of its Ivy City commissary space while Atlas Brew Works delivers top tier craft beer to the city by way of a fully solar-powered brewery.
how to do you fit a 13 acre farm in the middle of South Philadelphia? Look to the abandoned warehouses. Metropolis Farms is looking to take the farming world be storm by growing up (literally). They are first U.S. vegan certified farm, are exceeding sustainable social and environmental practices + have a no assholes rule. Read more to learn from founders Jack Griffin + Lee Weingard as they share their insights on the urban-vertical farming scene and the future of food.
As one of our fellow seasonal food advocates, and one of the few restaurateurs in the area with locations on both sides of the Delaware, we had to sit down with Joshua Lawler of The Farm and The Fisherman (both BYO and Tavern + Market) to chat trailblazing in the local food scene.