Philly Homegrown™: Farmers' Markets

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Situated amidst richly fertile farmland and home to innovative urban growing projects, Philadelphia is a market-goer’s dream. The open-air stalls dotting the city and countryside—from the sleek urban gathering place known as The Piazza at Schmidts 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 and ACCESS food stamp cards, Philly’s growing roster of markets has made eating fresh, local food a way of life for its residents.

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  • IPM Produce at Jefferson Farmers’ Market in Philadelphia, PA

    Thomas Jefferson University has partnered with Farm to City to offer the Jefferson Farmers’ Market featuring IPM produce, pastured beef and eggs, jams, honeys, baked goods and plants. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May through October.

  • Produce at Norristown Market in Norristown, PA

    Situated on the sidewalk just by the courthouse, the Norristown Market features all manner of produce from June through October. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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    Local Cheese at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA

    The only farm 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. While the market is open seven days a week, the Amish vendors, a huge draw for visitors and locals, sell their goods Wednesday through Saturday. Reading Terminal is actually considered a public market rather than a farmers’ market since many of the people selling produce are not the growers of the product. Sundays, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Mondays through Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Fair-trade coffee at Upper Merion Farmers’ Market in King of Prussia, PA

    The Upper Merion Farmers’ Market is a new open-air market featuring a variety of sustainable goods from more than 20 local farmers and producers. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. through November.

  • Fresh Produce at bryn mawr market in Bryn Mawr, PA

    IPM fruits and vegetables are on offer at the Bryn Mawr Market, in addition to European baked goods and plants. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Produce at doylestown market in Doylestown, PA

    In Bucks County, the Doylestown Market, located in the center of town, gathers more than 20 vendors selling produce, chicken stock, vegan foods, baked goods, bedding and beeswax candles. Saturdays, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon., seasonally.

  • Amish Pies at East Falls Farmer’s Market in Philadelphia, PA

    Amish vendors proffer melons, corn, berries, pies and other goods at the tented East Falls Farmer’s Market. Fridays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., seasonally.

  • Fresh Produce at Schuylkill River Park Market in Philadelphia, PA

    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., seasonally.

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    Local Cheese at Headhouse Farmers' Market in Philadelphia, PA

    Held May through December at Headhouse Square, Headhouse Farmers’ Market boasts more than 25 farmers and producers, all displaying their fresh produce, baked goods and local meats, cheeses and wines, as well as food trucks selling tacos and artisan sausages. Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., seasonally.

  • Pasture-raised Bison at Oakmont Farmers Market in Havertown, PA

    At the Oakmont Farmers Market, vendors sell fresh herbs, pasture-raised bison, pork and lamb, goat’s milk soap and flowers, among other things. Wednesdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m., seasonally.

  • Gluten-free Baked Goods at Rittenhouse Square Market in Philadelphia, PA

    At the bustling Rittenhouse Square Market, vendors offer everything from organic produce and pastured meats to artisan cheeses and gluten-free baked goods. Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in summer; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in winter.

  • Raw Milk at Phoenixville Farmers Market in Phoenixville, PA

    Organic produce, mushrooms, maple syrup, grass-fed meats, cookies from Marci’s Morsels and raw milk fresh from the dairy are just some of the reasons to visit the weekly Phoenixville Market held under the Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Through the winter months, the market is held every other Saturday.)

  • Eggs at Suburban Station Farmers' Market in Philadelphia, PA

    The Suburban Station market is a solid season-round player with biweekly displays of integrated pest management (IPM)—using low or no chemicals—fruits and vegetables and beef and eggs from pastured animals. Thursdays, 12 noon-6:30 p.m.

  • Grass-fed beef at market at the piazza at schmidts in Philadelphia, PA

    In the stylish Northern Liberties Piazza at Schmidts complex, the farmers’ market sells the essentials (grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, organic vegetables, orchard fruit) and the luxuries (flowers, wool, artisan cheese, baked goods). Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 noon-7:00 p.m., year-round; First Fridays, 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (April through September).

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    Dried Herbs at Clark Park Market in Philadelphia, PA

    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. (June through Thanksgiving); Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (10 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Thanksgiving through April).