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Mill Creek Urban Farm is an educational farm and environmental education center located in West Philadelphia. We are dedicated to improving local access to fresh, chemical-free produce at low cost for the immediate Mill Creek community and surrounding neighborhoods. We are a people of a color-led non-profit organization in service of communities of color in need of basic resources. Mill Creek Urban Farm is dedicated to cultivating a healthy environment, growing strong communities, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.


We envision a world in which everyone has access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate food and where local communities work collaboratively to build a food system that is socially just and environmentally and economically sustainable.

Value Statement 

We value:

  • The neighborhood in which we farm. We work with our neighbors to strengthen
    our community. 

  • Experiential education. We provide hands-on, farm-based learning opportunities.

  • Our environment. We demonstrate innovative ways to foster sustainable living.

  • Community and collaboration. We work with and exchange ideas with others. 

  • Urban food production. We foster the connection between people and the food they eat.

  • Equity and justice. We believe healthy, affordable food is a basic human right. 


Our History

We value:

A Little Taste of Everything (ALTOE) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to increase access to nutritious, affordable foods and provide food system education for low-income populations in Philadelphia. ALTOE grew out of a youth-driven project at University City High School (UCHS) in conjunction with the Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) and received its non-profit status in 2005. ALTOE evolved from previous efforts to improve food security in West Philadelphia communities through school gardens and farmers’ markets.



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