By Christina Dagnelli
Fresh fruit should be a part of most people’s day because it’s full of energy, water, natural medicine and it’s pretty tasty. Organic is best most of the time (debates can be held on produce you peel) but if you’re healthy, and you just want to find places that have clean fresh fruit, free of bruises. There are some farmers markets and small local produce stores scattered throughout the Philadelphia area. Here are the top five places to buy fresh fruit in the Philadelphia area.
Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market
18th and Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rittenhouse Square is a favorite location in center city for many dwellers because of the atmosphere and little shops. It makes perfect sense for there to be a small market operated here. Outdoor farmers markets give you a chance to talk to the growers and as a bonus, you get some fresh air. The Farmers Market is typically on Sundays from 10-2 and is considered a Small market with not too many stalls. There are plenty of organic options for fruit and other produce and is moderately priced. People describe the Rittenhouse Square Market as quaint. You will also find Amish products here.
Sue’s Produce Market
14 S.18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Sue’s Produce market of course carries plenty of fresh fruit and is a favorite store for many people in the city. Customers find the service and products here excellent and there is no shortage of fresh produce, fruits, or herbs. They also have a nice selection of cheeses to pair with your fruit. The quality is important here for this small family run business. Open daily 6:30-7pm.
Iovine Brothers Produce
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia PA 19107
Iovine Brothers is a popular place for many customers to get their fresh fruit. You can find both organic and conventional products, and the organic fruit is lower priced than many other places in the city. Produce prices always fluctuate with the season depending what is growing locally. You can find fresh pressed juices here and some of the best customer service you can get. If you have questions this is the place you may wish to go as Iovine Brothers employs “Produce Guides”. So they are knowledgeable about where a product comes from and what it can do for you.
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Honey Sit N Eat
2101 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Maybe instead of just buying some fruit you want some prepared for you. Honey Sit N Eat is known for their delicious comfort food, which is their specialty, however you can get fresh fruit with numerous breakfast and dessert items. Everything here is homemade so all the fruit used is very fresh and of higher quality. Honey Sit N Eat also does delivery and catering and are typically open early in the morning until 10pm (with the exception of Sundays when they close at 5pm).
Harvest Local Foods
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Sometimes being able to get to a store to shop for your own produce and fresh fruit is a challenge. One option to get some high quality fresh fruit is to have it delivered by Harvest Local Foods. The store partners with over 60 different markets and artisans in the Philadelphia area. So you will have the option to get some of the best produce and fruit out there. As well as other items you may need. Delivery costs between $5 and $10 (first one is free) and you can order online so you can shop whenever you want. They carry approximately 200 different products. Don’t worry about being home either to receive your fruit, they pack everything in an ice packed cooler (if you don’t have one, they can lend you one for a $20 deposit).