Environment

Photo by Aaron Elliot
Photo by Aaron Elliot

Live FRESH

Taking a stroll through the streets of New Wilmington, you’ll be quick to discover the rich environmental ambiance tightly knit into its every element. From the heart of New Wilmington borough to her countryside, you’ll find health, wellness and cleanliness in the purest form. You’ll see freshly picked vegetables, apple orchards, locally raised meats, and locally produced cheeses.

Most compare New Wilmington’s countryside as “storybook-like” – with our Amish friends living in a way that makes Mother Nature smile. In their method of living and being in their wide open corridors, they provide the environment with the gift of purity and sustainability that paints the most genuine picture of New Wilmington’s soul.

An EDCOM committee has been planted to celebrate New Wilmington’s abundant fresh options:
EDCOM Fresh Market

If you are interested in helping New Wilmington to continue to nurture its nature, please visit the Get Involved page to contact either of these committees directly, or share some of your own ideas with us too!


Environmental Happenings

First Fridays: Community Table – Sept. 1

We are bringing back a fan favorite! Join us for an evening of food and fun with your neighbors! Our Community Table will be set on Chestnut Street – in front of The Fresh Marketplace and the new beautiful mural. We will provide the space and ambience; all you need to do is decide what you are going to eat! FOOD…

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Tiny House Introduction to the Community

Have you been wondering what is going on with that adorable tiny blue house that has recently popped up in town?! Well the community has been invited inside! Join Dr. Helen Boylan and students from the Westminster College Tiny House Team inside The Fresh Marketplace building on Friday, September 1st, as they share the ins and outs of the much-anticipated Tiny House Project. Two…

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New Wilmington Garden Club

On the first Tuesday of this month, the Garden Club planted baskets and flowers for the town. According to Mary Capoferri, the Garden Club has been planting flowers in the town once a year. “We usually do this after Memorial Day,” she told me. They purchase the flowers at a local Amish greenhouse, and have been planting for at least…

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Read, Learn, Grow – Pigs!, June 28th

Come to the Apple Castle to Read, Learn & Grow! Pigs edition 🙂 Participants will get to sit and listen to our storyteller read a children’s book about pigs, take a tractor ride to feed our pigs an apple, & then return to play a 3 little pigs themed game! Cost is $5 per child and while all ages are…

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On the Docket for This Week’s Fresh Marketplace (June 17)

This Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Fresh Marketplace will feature a variety of special features, including the opportunity to compost, special music, The Faces of the Fresh Marketplace mural kids activity, and vendors galore! COMPOSTING: Make a contribution to the local fertility cycle by dumping your food scraps in the BIG YELLOW ORGANIC WASTE BIN. Composting…

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Fresh Marketplace Grand Opening Recap and June 10 Announcement

  The Fresh Marketplace @ New Wilmington Center kicked off its season last week with a successful opening day. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August 26. The market is located at 129 S. Chestnut St., New Wilmington, behind Mugsies Coffee House. This season, Fresh Marketplace will offer farm fresh fruits and vegetables,…

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Annual Tree Chipping Party: Saturday, April 22

At 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, the Westminster College Field Station will host the annual Chipping Party for Christmas trees they’ve collected from our neighbors. You’re invited to help in the Earth-friendly fun! The trees and other yard waste will be converted by a machine into wood chips for composting and other environmentally sustainable uses at the Field Station….

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Fresh Marketplace to Offer Paid Positions

Directors of New Wilmington EDCOM are looking for a STRONG TEAM to manage the Fresh Marketplace@ New Wilmington Center.  Through the LCEDC, EDCOM received a USDA FMPP Three Year Grant giving us the opportunity to now offer paid positions for project manager, assistant manager and marketing consultant. Please call, text or email if you’re interested in more details.  Susan Ligo…

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Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns, Sept. 29

Westminster College will host “Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns” from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are appreciated. The evening’s agenda includes a networking dinner, panelist presentations and community and teacher action discussion. Participants will understand the techniques of shale…

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Fresh Marketplace to Host Special Events, August 11

The Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center will feature a variety of special events and vendors from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11 on Chestnut Street in New Wilmington. The weekly farmers market features music, demonstrations, and a vendor marketplace. Children will have the opportunity to make dish gardens. Wishbone Island Farm will offer fresh and spicy lettuce mixes;…

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