Franny Lou's Porch : Weekly Newsletter, 5/31
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This Week at Franny Lou's

Our weekly West African drum classes have been moved from 6 - 7 PM every Monday! Dance class is off for now. We've had so much fun drumming at the Porch - come with yo' drum and expand our circle!

Wednesday, 6/1  Astro Dialogue  5 - 6 PM
A time led by Ramona. Curious? Want to explore more? Come by for this lovely hour together.

Happy Day Wednesday  All Day, Once a Week
This month, every Wednesday, we are celebrating a different sort of musician! If you play any kind of music as your bread and butter, come on in this week and receive $1 off a pot of tea or 25% off any latte. <3
In the Neighborhood + Outdoors
Friday, 6/3  First Friday  6 – 9 PM
@ Circle of Hope, 2007 Frankford Ave
Come explore “What to Do”, a First Friday show investigating the work of recently graduated artists. Frankford Ave will be full of First Friday happenings... go for a stroll, say hi to some neighbors, support local business!

Saturday, 6/4  Penn Treaty School Flea Market and Craft Fair  9 AM - 3 PM
@ Penn Treaty School - 600 E. Thompson St.
This family-friendly flea market benefits Friends of Penn Treaty Park! Enjoy food, crafts, bargains and a kids area. For more info, email Ben or check in with the group on Facebook.

Saturday, 6/4  Wild Edibles River Tour  10 AM – Noon
@ Outbound Station Cafe, 2 Harry St, Conshohocken

Our lovely friend and maker of the Wild Foodies Meetup group, Lynn Landes, will be leading a free tour of the Schuylkill River Trail. She'll teach on wild edible plants, how to identify them, and different ways to incorporate them into our diets. We'll be sure to find some edible nettles (good as a tasty iron-rich tea, or in soups, and for sauteeing and steaming)!

Saturday, 6/5  The Sewing Circle of Philadelphia  2:45 PM
@ Coral Street Arts House, 2446 Coral St
The Sewing Circle seeks to develop a tight knit community which impacts its' surrounding community in creative and contributory ways. In nurturing their existing talent, resources, and relationships, they strive to continually strengthen their inner circle while expanding their collaborations within the community. RSVP with Scott.

Our Monthly Community Calendar 
Come in and grab your print copy later this week! We are so happy to share this with you, our talented and amazing community who are making this calendar what it is!

/ /   Our Weekly Specials   \ \

The Pro-Community Sandwich
hummus - cucumber
tomato - greens - bell pepper

STOP Jim Crow Bars
peanut butter - dates - oats
 almonds - cinnamon
agave - coconut flakes 



Romana Africa Latte
black cherry - vanilla
milk - espresso

White Hibiscus Tea
    fair trade teas
- bright and refreshing -

Black Cherry Lemonade
organic juices - fair trade sugar

Our stellar coffees this week are from Tanzania and the Mexican Chiapas (mountains). Thanks to Green Street Roasters for all the love that they put into our beans, brought in via relational trade!

This is the last week to answer the poll question, 

What are you doing or want to do that benefits others?

Come share!

Linden is a common street tree that can be identified by its characteristic heart-shaped leaves and lime tongue-like bracts, from which masses of cream-colored flowers extend. In a few weeks, the flowers will be a'bloom - sweetening the air with their honey scent that draws hordes of honeybees - and in season for harvesting and drying for a soothing herbal tea that tastes lightly of citrus cream. Linden is a perfect ally for soothing nervous tension, headaches, stress, insomnia, and upset stomachs, and is popular remedy throughout Latin America and Europe. Green Dean of "Eat the Weeds" recommends in his video on Linden to eat the raw leaves of the cordata spp. (little leaf linden) as a tender spring green. 

 - Local herbalist Alyssa Schimmel cooks up a different wild edible creation every "Wild Wednesday". Last week's treat was a delightful Linden and Lemon Myrtle Lemonade, sweetened with cardamom and pink peppercorn syrup. Email her for more info on location and times! - 

Franny Lou's Porch
2400 Coral Street
(corner of York Street)
Philadelphia PA 19125

Come by and bring the family!

Store Hours
Monday – Friday 7am-6pm
Sat 8am-6pm : Sun 8am-4pm

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