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Guide To Philadelphia’s Farmers’ Markets

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

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The local food craze has swept the nation, and with so many farmers’ markets within the city and scattered throughout the suburbs, Philadelphians can take their pick of delicious, local produce, dairy products and baked goods…even artisinal chocolate and natural beauty products!

But before you shop, there are a few things to consider. While some markets accept debit and credit cards, others are cash-only; those that are cash-only are designated below when able to be identified. And while most of the farmers that participate in these markets also accept Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program paper vouchers (which are issued to seniors or WIC recipients), SNAP/food stamps and (for Food Trust markets) Philly Food Bucks, some do not. You should check with each individual farmer before you buy.

Also, some of the market descriptions include a general list of goods and products sold at that location. Specific markets might not offer all of the products listed every time they are open, and some might occasionally have a larger variety of goods.

Finally, it’s necessary to decode a few product terms. IPM, which is listed with some products (e.g. “IPM veggies”), stands for “Integrated Pest Management,” which means that these items are grown with a sustainable approach to pest management so as to minimize health risks and environmental impact. “Pastured” animals are animals that have been raised on pasture and eat their natural diet (as opposed to processed feed). Farmers who raise pastured livestock usually don’t give them antibiotics or inject them with hormones, producing healthier, tastier food.

Now that you’re primed and ready to go, enjoy our comprehensive list of Philadelphia-area farmers’ markets, which will tell you where to shop and when to go. Happy—and healthy—eating! –Chelsea Karnash

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

TUESDAY

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market
Walnut St, west of 18th St
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits and veggies – beef and eggs from pastured animals – baked goods – chocolates – fresh-pressed lemonade
Run By: Farm to City

29th & Wharton Farmers’ Market
29th & Wharton Sts
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: Fruits, veggies and baked goods
Run By: The Food Trust

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

WEDNESDAY

University Square Farmers’ Market
36th & Walnut St
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Products: IPM vegetables, fruit, & berries – mushrooms – canned & baked goods – artisan chocolates – gourmet popsicles
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with UPenn

The Porch Farmers’ Market
30th Street Station, on the south side between 30th and Market Sts
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits & vegetables, cider, honey, fresh-pressed lemonade
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with University City District

Fountain Farmers’ Market
E. Passyunk Ave at 11th & Tasker Sts
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits & vegetables – cheese and eggs – honey – cut flowers – locally-made preserves thru Green Aisle Grocery – vegetable and fruit breads – Amish baked goods – cut flowers
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with East Passyunk Business Improvement District and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation

SEPTA Farm Stand
Concourse level of 1234 Market St (take escalator down from ground floor)
Every other week starting June 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies from local farms
Run By: Farm to City (operated by The Enterprise Center)

Schuylkill River Park Farmers’ Market
25th and Spruce Sts
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: produce, meats and cheeses from Highland Orchards
Run By: The Food Trust

Broad & South Farmers’ Market
Broad & South Sts
2 – 7 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies from Hilltop Farm
Run By: The Food Trust

Mt. Airy Village Market
Municipal Parking Lot, Park Ave between Cross St & Veterans Lane
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Products: chemical-free & IPM vegetables – IPM fruit – Food Truck – Sharpening Service (once a month)

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

THURSDAY

Suburban Station Farmers’ Market
16th St Concourse between Market & JFK (near 16th St elevator)
Year-round, 12 – 6:30 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits & vegetables – beef & eggs from pastured animals – pickled products
Run By: Farm to City

Walnut Hill Farm Stand
4610 Market St (next to SEPTA 46th St L Station)
4 – 7 p.m.
Products: veggies grown without pesticides/herbicides
Run By: operated by The Enterprise Center

Weaver’s Way Farmers’ Market
On Carpenter Lane at Greene Street
Starting in mid-June, 3 – 7 p.m.
Products: IPM fruit and vegetables – gourmet popsicles

Run By: Farm to City, partnered with Weavers Way

Jefferson Farmers’ Market
Chestnut St, east of 10th St
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits & vegetables – beef & eggs from pastured animals – jams & baked goods from seasonal fruit – honey – plants – canele – food trucks
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with Jefferson Hospital

Fairmount Farmers’ Market
22nd St & Fairmount Ave
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies – eggs and dairy products – canned goods – pasture-raised meats – artisanal bread and baked goods
Run By: The Food Trust

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

FRIDAY

Gorgas Park Farmers’ Market
Gorgas Park on Ridge Ave (Roxborough)
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits and veggies – honey – cupcake truck
Run By: Farm to City

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SATURDAY

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market
18th and Walnut Sts
Year-round, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Products: certified organic, chemical-free and IPM vegetables – IPM fruits – mushrooms – cows’-milk and goats’-milk cheeses – meat and eggs from pastured animals – sustainably-caught New Jersey and Alaskan seafood – European-style and gluten-free bread – honey – wine from Lehigh County – artisan chocolate – cut flowers, potted annuals and succulents – lemonade – soup – body care products – hummus – ice cream – canele – tea and coffee – gourmet popsicles
Run By: Farm to City

Clark Park Farmers’ Market
43rd St & Baltimore Ave
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies – pasture-raised chicken and pork – barbecue – breads and baked goods – food trucks
Run By: The Food Trust

South & Passyunk Farmers’ Market
Passyunk Ave, off South St and east of 5th
Starting June 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: vegetables and berries grown without pesticides/herbicides – IPM fruits – beef & eggs from pastured animals – New Jersey seafood – crusty bread
Run By: Farm to City

Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market
Winston Rd, between Germantown Ave and Mermaid Ln
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Products: chemical-free & IPM vegetables and berries – IPM fruit – mushrooms – cows’-milk cheeses – European-style bread – eggs and meat from pastured animals – honey – sustainably-caught fish – canele – soup – burger truck
Run By: Farm to City

Girard & 27th Farm Stand
NW corner of 27th and Girard Ave
Opening June 1 (tentative), 10 am. – 1 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies – bread from Metropolitan Bakery
Run By: Farm to City

East Falls Farmers’ Market

Under the Route 1 overpass, between Kelly Dr and Ridge Ave
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: IPM vegetables and berries
Run By: Farm to City , partnered with East Falls CDC

Fitler Square
23rd and Pine Sts
Year round, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies – herbs – baked goods – grass-fed beef – eggs and dairy
Run By: The Food Trust

Overbrook Farms Farmers’ Market
Overbrook Presbyterian Church (Lancaster Ave & City Ave)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies – baked goods – eggs and dairy – coffee
Run By: The Food Trust

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

SUNDAY

Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market
SE corner of Dickinson Square (on Moyamensing near Morris St)
Opening June 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: chemical-free vegetables – IPM fruits and vegetables – eggs from pastured chickens – European-style bread and baked goods – food truck
Run By: Farm to City

Mayfair Farmers’ Market
Frankford Ave & Ryan Ave
9 – 1 p.m.
Products: produce from PA and NJ farmers, homemade desserts, local honey, beeswax candles, homemade soaps, free-range eggs, pastured poultry, artisan bread, whole bean coffee and gourmet food trucks
Run By: Mayfair CDC

Headhouse Farmers’ Market
2nd between Lombard and Pine Sts
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: pretty much everything
Run By: The Food Trust

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(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

SUBURBAN PA FARMERS’ MARKETS

PRC’s Newtown Square Farmers’ Market
Mostardi’s Nursery
4033 W Chester Pk
Wednesday, 2 – 6 p.m.
Products: cal fruits and vegetables, chemical-free fruits & vegetables, Amish baked goods, relishes, preserves, jams, barbecued chicken and ribs, pulled pork, muffins, hummus, honey, Mediterranean cuisine, Italian cookies, pies, healthy soaps, chocolate truffles , flowers, plants, shrubs, trees

West Vincent Farmers’ Market
West Vincent Township Park
401 & St. Matthew’s Rd
Chester Springs, Pa.
Wednesday starting May 29, 2 – 6 p.m.

Bala Cynwyd Farmers’ Market
GSB building parking lot, on Belmont Ave near St. Asaph’s Rd
Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Thursday, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.; cash only
Products: chemical-free & IPM vegetables – IPM fruit – cows’-milk cheese – pastured meats and eggs – European-style bread and sweet baked goods – artisan chocolate – hummus – gelato – cupcake truck.
Run By: Farm to City

East Goshen Farmers’ Market
East Goshen Park on Paoli Pike
Thursday, 3 – 7 p.m.

Media Farmers’ Market
Media Theater Parking Lot
State & Gayley Sts
Media, Pa.
Thursday, 3 – 7 p.m.

Kennett Square Farmers’ Market
State & Union Sts
Kennett Square, Pa.
Friday, 2 – 6 p.m.

West Chester Farmers’ Market
N Church St & W Chestnut St
West Chester, Pa.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Upper Merion Farmers’ Market
175 W Valley Forge Rd
King of Prussia, Pa.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wrightstown Farmers’ Market
2203 2nd St Pike
Wrightstown, Pa.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Historic Eastern Market
308 E King St
Lancaster, Pa.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lansdale Farmers’ Market
Railroad Ave at Main St
Lansdale, Pa.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lansdowne Farmers’ Market
Lansdowne Ave parking lot, across from Historic Lansdowne Theater
Lansdowne, Pa.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Havertown – Oakmont Farmers’ Market
Oakmont Municipal Parking Lot, Darby Rd just off of Eagle Rd
Havertown, Pa.
Saturday, 3 – 7 p.m.

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Municipal Lot 7 at Lancaster Ave (in front of Bryn Mawr train station)
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Products: Organic & IPM vegetables – IPM fruit – mushrooms – goats’ milk, yogurt, and artisan cheeses – meats and eggs from pastured animals – European-style and gluten-free bread and baked goods – honey – artisan chocolate – Philadelphia-roasted coffee – plants and cut flowers – hummus – gelato – fresh pasta – soup

Swarthmore Farmers’ Market
Municipal building parking lot (across from Swarthmore Co-op)
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Products: IPM vegetables & fruit – mushrooms – meat and eggs from grass-fed animals – crusty bread – artisan chocolate and soap
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with Swarthmore Town Center, Inc.

Ambler Farmers’ Market
Butler Pike at Maple Ave., next to Trax Restaurant & Cafe
Saturday starting June 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Products: A wide variety of vegetables and fruit, mushrooms, eggs, grass-fed beef, pasture raised chicken, honey, pickled products, jams, fruit butters, hard cider, and more!
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with Ambler Main Street

Parkwood Farmers’ Market
Byberry Ave at Barbary Ave., Far Northeast
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Products: Fruits, vegetables (IPM and organically grown), eggs, baked goods, honey, cider, and more!
Run By: Farm to City

West Reading Farmers’ Market
500 Block of Penn Ave (same side as West Reading Drug Store)
Reading, Pa.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ardmore Farmers’ Market
Suburban Square Mall
Ardmore, Pa.
Year Round: Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lancaster County Farmers’ Market – Wayne
389 W Lancaster Ave
Wayne, Pa.
Year Round: Wednesday & Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information on Farm to City, click here.
For more information on The Food Trust, click here.

For information on New Jersey farmers’ markets, visit the Jersey Fresh website.

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