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Guide To Philly’s Farmers’ Markets

June 9, 2014 7:00 AM

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(A farmers' market in North Philadelphia.  File photo by Molly Daly)

(A farmers’ market in North Philadelphia. File photo by Molly Daly)

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 artisanal 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

picture 005 Guide To Phillys Farmers Markets

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

TUESDAY

22nd & Tasker Farmers’ Market
22nd & Tasker Sts
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: Fruits, vegetables and baked goods
Run By: The Food Trust

Frankford Transportation Center Farmers’ Market
Bustleton & Frankford Ave
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: fresh produce
Run By: The Food Trust

33rd & Diamond Farmers’ Market
33rd & Diamond Sts
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: TBD
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

4th & Lehigh Farmers’ Market
4th St & W Lehigh Ave
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: produce
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

Broad & Snyder Farmers’ Market
Broad St & Snyder Ave
2 – 7 p.m.
Products: Fruits, vegetables, baked goods and preserves
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

West Oak Lane Farmers’ Market
Ogontz & 72nd Aves
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: produce and baked goods
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market
Walnut St, west of 18th St
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits and vegetables – beef and eggs from pastured animals – baked goods – canned goods
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

Drexel Tuesday Farmers’ Market
Chestnut St between 22nd & 23rd Sts
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Products: Fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, and a variety of baked goods, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables

picture 009 Guide To Phillys Farmers Markets

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

WEDNESDAY

18th & Christian Farmers’ Market
18th & Christian Sts
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: Fruit, vegetables and free-range, hormone-free poultry and eggs
Run By: The Food Trust

58th & Chester Farmers’ Market
58th & Chester Ave
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, canned goods, flowers and soaps
Run By: The Food Trust

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. – 2 p.m.
Products: local produce, baked goods
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

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: Fruit, vegetables and free-range, hormone-free poultry and eggs
Run By: The Food Trust

26th & Allegheny Farmers’ Market
26th & Allegheny Sts
1 – 5 p.m.
Products: produce
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

52nd & Haverford Wednesday Market
Haverford Ave & N 52nd St
1 – 5 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

Cliveden Park Farmers’ Market
Chew Ave & E Johnson St
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

University Square Farmers’ Market
36th & Walnut Sts
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: Conventional vegetables, IPM fruit & berries, dairy products from pastured animals, Amish canned & baked goods, European-style baked goods, cut flowers

picture 003 Guide To Phillys Farmers Markets

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

THURSDAY

Cecil B. Moore Farmers’ Market
Cecil B. Moore Ave & Broad St
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: Produce, baked goods, eggs, soaps and canned goods
Run By: The Food Trust

Clark Park Farmers’ Market
43rd St & Baltimore Ave
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies
Run By: The Food Trust

Liberty Lands Farmers’ Market
3rd & Poplar Sts
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: Fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggs, baked goods, cut flowers and preserves
Run By: The Food Trust

Oxford Circle Farmers’ Market
900 E Howell St
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies
Run By: The Food Trust

Olney Transportation Center Farmers’ Market
Broad St & Olney Ave
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: Fruits and veggies
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

Federal Building Farmers’ Market
20 N 6th St (courtyard in front of GSA building)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: IPM fruits & vegetables – honey – plants
Run By: Farm to City & General Services Administration, Mid-Atlantic Office

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
*Opening Soon

Weaver’s Way Farmers’ Market
On Carpenter Lane at Greene Street
3 – 7 p.m.
Products: IPM fruit and vegetables
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with Weavers Way
*Opening June 26th

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
Run By: Farm to City, partnered with Jefferson Hospital

Baltimore Avenue Farmers’ Market
48th St & Baltimore Ave
3 – 7 p.m.

Farmstand at the Walnut Hill Community Farm
Market St., between 46th & Farragut Street
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Products: Fruits & vegetables grown onsite at the farm

VA Medical Center Farmers’ Market
38th Street & Woodland Avenue (inside the hospital gates at the north entrance)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Products: Produce, dairy and baked goods

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

picture 004 Guide To Phillys Farmers Markets

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

FRIDAY

52nd & Haverford Farmers’ Market
Haverford Ave & N 52nd St
1 – 5 p.m.
Products: fruits and veggies
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

Germantown Farmers’ Market
6026 Germantown Ave
2 – 6 p.m.
Products: fruits, veggies and baked goods
Run By: The Food Trust
*Opening Soon

Farmers’ Market at the Radian
3925 Walnut St
11 – 3 p.m.
Products: local produce, baked goods

Drexel Friday Farmers’ Market
33rd and Market Streets, in front of the Drexel Recreation Center
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as jarred fruit butters, select coffees, fruit ciders and more
*Opening in July

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

picture 008 Guide To Phillys Farmers Markets

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

SATURDAY

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market
18th and Walnut Sts
Year-round, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Products: Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery – Beechwood Orchards – Cherry Grove – Davidson Exotics Mushrooms – Down Home Acres Farm – Food and Ferments – Fresh-A-Peel Hummus – Good Spoon Soups – Green Aisle Grocery – Hilltop Farm – John & Kira’s – Market Day Canele – Rineer Family Farms – Shore Catch – Tandi’s Naturals – Tassot Apiaries – Wildflour Bakery
Run By: Farm to City

Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market
Winston Rd, between Germantown Ave and Mermaid Ln
Year-round, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Products: Davidson Exotic Mushrooms – Fahnestock Fruit Farm – Good Spoon Soups – Foolish Waffles Truck – Otolith Sustainable Seafood – Rineer Family Farms – Stoudt’s Wonderful Good Market – Taproot Farm
Run By: Farm to City

Girard & 27th Farm Stand
NW corner of 27th and Girard Ave
10 am. – 1 p.m.
Products: fruits and vegetables, bread from Metropolitan Bakery
Run By: Farm to City
*Opening Soon

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

Lancaster Ave Farmers’ Market
East of 38th Street at Powelton and Lancaster Avenues
Year-round, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Products: Produce, dairy and baked goods

SUNDAY

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

Mayfair Farmers’ Market
Cottman & Frankford Aves
10 a.m. – 2 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

picture 010 Guide To Phillys Farmers Markets

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

SUBURBAN PA FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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 – 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.

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Municipal Lot 7 at Lancaster Ave (in front of Bryn Mawr train station)
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (year-round)
Products: Birchrun Hills – Blue Elephant Farm – Canter Hill – Davidson Exotics Mushrooms – Frecon Farms – Fresh-A-Peel Hummus – Good Spoon Soups – Market Day Canele – Philly Fair Trade Roasters – Shellbark Hollow – Two Gander Farm – Wildflour Bakery
Run By: Farm to City

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, 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!

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!

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.

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