Guide to Farmers' Markets In Philly

Guide to Farmers' Markets In Philly

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Situated amidst richly fertile farmland and home to innovative urban growing projects, Philadelphia is a market-goer’s dream. Philly's growing Farmers markets!Philadelphia, PA - Situated amidst richly fertile farmland and home to innovative urban growing projects, Philadelphia is a market-goer’s dream. Philly's growing Farmers markets!

The open-air stalls dotting the city and countryside—from the bustling energy of the indoor Reading Terminal Market to the gingham-clothed tables of the Phoenixville Market—collectively connect consumers to freshly grown and produced food every day of the week. With many now accepting electronic payments, Philly’s growing roster of markets has made eating fresh, local food a way of life for its residents. Here are just some of the places to find seasonal goodies and support area farms:

Year-Round Markets:

  • The only farmers’ market open on Mondays, the indoor Reading Terminal Market also happens to be a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and Amish pickles to cheeses, seafood and meals to go. For the record, Reading Terminal is technically considered a public market rather than a farmers’ market since many of the people selling produce are not the ones who grow the products. Sundays, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Mondays through Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 12th & Arch Streets, (215) 922-2317, readingterminalmarket.org
  • At the bustling Rittenhouse Square Market, vendors offer everything from organic produce and pastured meats to artisan cheeses and gluten-free baked goods. Tuesdays (seasonal), 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Saturdays (year-round), 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 18th & Walnut Streets, farmtocity.org
  • Amish pastries, heirloom vegetables, fresh-cut flowers and dried herbs are just a few of the goodies available at the popular Clark Park Market in West Philadelphia. Thursdays,
    3:00-7:00 p.m. (Memorial Day through Thanksgiving); Saturdays (year-round, 10:00 a.m.-
    2:00 p.m. 43rd Street & Baltimore Avenue, thefoodtrust.org, universitycity.org
  • The goods at the Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market include farm-made sausages, organic produce, foraged and cultivated mushrooms and dairy products. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Winston Road between Germantown Avenue & Mermaid Lane, farmtocity.org
  • The Fitler Square Farmers’ Market features fresh produce and herbs from Brogue Hydroponics, whole-grain baked goods from Big Sky Bread Bakery, grass-fed beef from Jennings 1785 Farm and coffee from Philly Fair Trade Roasters. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 23rd & Pine Streets, thefoodtrust.org
  • Organic produce, mushrooms, maple syrup, grass-fed meats and artisan chocolate are just some of the reasons to visit the Phoenixville Market held under the Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., May through November; every other Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. during winter months. 300 Mill Street, Phoenixville, phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org
  • IPM and organic fruits and vegetables, seasonal baked goods, chocolates and goat cheese are on offer at the Bryn Mawr Market. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., May through Thanksgiving; every other Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. during winter months. Municipal Lot 7, Lancaster Avenue at Morris Avenue in front of the Bryn Mawr train station,
    facebook.com/pages/Bryn-Mawr-Farmers-Market

Seasonal Markets:

  • Held May through December at Headhouse Square, Headhouse Farmers’ Market boasts more than 40 farmers and producers, all displaying their fresh produce, baked goods and local meats, cheeses and wines, as well as food trucks selling tacos and lemonade. Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 2nd & Lombard Streets, thefoodtrust.org
  • At the Oakmont Farmers’ Market, vendors sell baked goods, exotic mushrooms, pork and lamb, goat’s milk, soap, flowers and more. Wednesdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., May through August; Wednesdays, 2:00-5:30 p.m., September through November; and select Wednesdays through the winter. Grace Chapel Parking Lot, 1 W. Eagle Road, Havertown, oakmontfarmersmarket.org
  • Joggers can take a detour off the riverfront trail to browse the weekly market at Schuylkill River Park, with its appealing displays of fresh produce and other edibles. Wednesdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., May through October. 25th & Spruce Streets, thefoodtrust.org
  • Convenient to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University campuses, the University Square Farmers’ Market offers IPM fruits and vegetables, canned goods, meat and eggs from pastured animals and more. Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., May 4 through November 25. 36th & Walnut Streets, universitycity.org/farmersmarkets
  • Stop by 30th Street Station after the morning commuter rush to score local vegetables and fresh fruit at The Porch Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., May through September 26. The Porch at 30th Street Station, universitycity.org/farmersmarkets
  • At the Fountain Farmers’ Market in East Passyunk, hungry shoppers can stock up on cheese and eggs, IPM produce, Amish-baked goods and preserves. Wednesdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., May 20 through Thanksgiving. East Passyunk Avenue at 11th & Tasker Streets, farmtocity.org
  • Look for vendors like Philly Fair Trade Roasters, Wild Flour Bakery, Apple Tree Goat Dairy, Fifth of a Farm and Countryside Bakery and Farm at the Fairmount Farmers’ Market. Thursdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., May through November. 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue, thefoodtrust.org
  • In addition to farm-fresh fare, the producer-only Media Farmers Market displays smoked foods, honeys, homemade dumplings and mushrooms. Thursdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., May through November. State & Gayley Streets, mediafarmersmarket.com
  • Thomas Jefferson University partners with Farm to City to offer the Jefferson Farmers’ Market featuring IPM produce, jams, honeys, baked goods and plants. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May through October. Chestnut Street east of 10th Street, farmtocity.org
  • In Bucks County, the Doylestown Farmers’ Market, located in the center of town, gathers more than 35 vendors selling produce, dog biscuits, mushrooms, baked goods, alpaca yarn and coffee. Saturdays, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., April through Thanksgiving. 25 S. Hamilton Street, Doylestown, (215) 345-5355, doylestownfarmersmarket.com
  • The Upper Merion Farmers’ Market is an open-air market featuring a variety of sustainable goods (pesto, wine, vegan foods, raw milk, eggs) from more than 20 local farmers and producers. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., mid-May through mid-November. Upper Merion Township Park, 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, (610) 265-1071, uppermerionfarmersmarket.org

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