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 Post subject: Mariposa Food Co-Op and R5 Productions
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:25 am 
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I got an email today from R5 about a fundraising effort for the Mariposa food co-op in West Philly. They bought a new location and are doing wonderful things in the city!

Here's where you can donate.
http://www.indiegogo.com/Mariposa-Coop- ... c=comments

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Bull Gervasi, who really inspired us to start R5 and who is pretty much the
reason we have shows at The First Unitarian Church (he was one of the founders
of "The Cabbage Collective" - the first group of kids to use the church as a
show space), has been helping to run Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philly for
years. Now he and all the members there are trying to renovate an old bank
building on Baltimore Ave to make the store five times bigger and have a ton of
space for more food, community events, roof garden, etc. Turning it into a
space/store that would be for us as a community.

It's really awesome and this is just the sort of independent community effort
we need more of in Philly, with younger people running the show.

But Bull and Mariposa need to raise a bunch more money before May 31st to open
on schedule. Can you throw in a few bucks to help? We decided over this weekend
that R5 will match the next $5,000 that gets donated....so whatever you give in
the next few days gets doubled.

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 Post subject: Re: Mariposa Food Co-Op and R5 Productions
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:47 pm 
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I'm so glad r5productions is hyping this up. Mariposa's new space is going to be so beneficial to the community, plus there will be so much more shopping space, nobody will have to trip over anybody at the bulk bins anymore. More products will be available, more produce will be bought from local farms (and sold hecka cheap too - especially the greens), open membership with non-required workshifts. ahhh I can't wait.


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 Post subject: Re: Mariposa Food Co-Op and R5 Productions
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 6:08 pm 
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I seriously wish I lived anywhere close to where the new location will be. Im jealous of anyone who gets to be a part of this.

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 Post subject: Re: Mariposa Food Co-Op and R5 Productions
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:10 am 
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Gracia, the good news is you'll be able to shop there once they move. There's so much awesomeness in that neighborhood, it would be worth coming over the bridge to get some groceries and then grab a coffee or vegantreat from satellite or greenline, or have dinner at the awesome thai-laotian place - Vientienne, or grab a beer and pizza/burger/whatever from dock street brewery, or enjoy the surplus of ethiopian or indian or indi-paki street food (desi chaat house) or tomato pie from best house or come on a saturday afternoon and stop at clark park farmers market. Ahhh I love my neighborhood.


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 Post subject: Re: Mariposa Food Co-Op and R5 Productions
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:31 am 
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xstartxtodayx wrote:
Gracia, the good news is you'll be able to shop there once they move. There's so much awesomeness in that neighborhood, it would be worth coming over the bridge to get some groceries and then grab a coffee or vegantreat from satellite or greenline, or have dinner at the awesome thai-laotian place - Vientienne, or grab a beer and pizza/burger/whatever from dock street brewery, or enjoy the surplus of ethiopian or indian or indi-paki street food (desi chaat house) or tomato pie from best house or come on a saturday afternoon and stop at clark park farmers market. Ahhh I love my neighborhood.


Exciting, I generally stay around 50th and Baltimore area and I love it, I might even want to move next year


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 Post subject: Re: Mariposa Food Co-Op and R5 Productions
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:57 am 
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Its not really worth while for me to drive into West Philly to go grocery shopping. But if I lived in the city close enough to walk or take public transportation I would def go weekly!

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