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    Published: July 15, 2020

    Updated: August 17, 2021

    By: Frances Ellison & Phillyfunguide Staff

    • Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

    Tired of your mundane weekly trips to the grocery store? Switch things up--and support local businesses--by checking out one of Philly’s many farmers’ markets!*

     

    Not only will you find the freshest produce and locally made foods, but it’s also a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Some vendors even offer samples of their custom culinary creations, so we suggest you bring your appetite (and a reusable bag to haul everything home)!

     

    Here’s a list of some of our favorite farmers’ markets in the city and ‘burbs, but feel free to tweet us yours on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

     

    *Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, visit their official website.

    Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

     

    This South Philly market in Dickinson Square Park showcases local artists and crafters alongside seasonal produce, fresh baked goods, dairy products and sustainably raised meats.

    Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

     

    Chestnut Hill has everything you love and expect from a farmers market, and it’s also a frequent location for Foolish Waffles, one of the best food trucks in the city!

    Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

     

    Bryn Mawr's market is the largest on the Main Line, boasting over 20 local farmers and artisans. Choose from fresh produce, delicious food and spirits from local distilleries.

    Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

     

    Greensgrow isn’t just a giant farmstand, it’s also a community hub. All food is grown or sourced locally, and they offer a robust CSA program. In July 2020, Greensgrow changed its Saturday market to be be Pay What You Can to ensure that everyone who needed produce during the pandemic could have access to it. They've decided to continue this again in 2021 with their reopening in May.

    Thursdays, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

    3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. reserved for seniors and immunocompromised shoppers

     

    The Fairmount Farmers' Market is right across from historic Eastern State Penitentiary, and offers goats’ milk dairy products, fresh produce, fresh-baked pastries, artisanal breads and pop-up dessert shops. 

     

    Check their official website for online order & pickup dates. This market accepts SNAP benefits, Philly Food Bucks and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers.

    Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

     

    HeadHouse Farmers Market offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of South Street, allowing you to indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables from more than 50 rotating vendors, plus specialty wine and coffee sellers.

     

    Check their official website for online order & pickup dates. This market accepts SNAP benefits, Philly Food Bucks and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers.

    Frances Ellison is the Digital Content Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and handles all things Phillyfunguide, including all digital content, social media and of course, the weekly Funsavers email. If you enjoy irreverently yelling into the void, read her portfolio. 

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