As cherry blossoms color the city in pink and white blooms, farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are getting baskets and crates ready with lush berries, juicy citrus, vibrant tomatoes, crisp snap peas, and more for weekday and weekend markets across the region.
From West Philly to Wildwood, farmers markets are the intersection of fresh and local. Players like The Food Trust, a national nonprofit, and Farm to City operate many of the markets in the city and surrounding suburbs. On any given day of the week, small businesses with their homemade products and farmers with the season’s produce give residents the opportunity to stock their kitchens. And for Philadelphians with a CSA (community-supported agriculture) subscription with a local farmer, it’s the spot to pick up orders.
Whether you’re a farmers market novice or a regular with a designated tote bag, here are a handful of farmers markets in the Philly area to enjoy year-round or till the fall. We’ve also noted which farmers markets offer CSA pickups, plus operating schedules, in a handy table below.
In Society Hill, roam around tables stocked with Good Spoon Foods soups, Griggstown Quail Farm fruit pies and quail eggs, High Street breads, and fresh produce from a garlic farm in Bloomsburg, Pa. With more than 25 weekly and rotating vendors year-round, Headhouse is one of the Food Trust’s largest farmers markets and a hot spot for online orders year-round.
📍: 2nd & Lombard Streets, 🕒 Sundays / The market, now open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in early May.
Originally published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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