Published: July 15, 2020
By: Frances Ellison
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)!
Many of your favorite farmers' markets are open during our region's amended Green Phase, with new rules in place for social distancing.
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. This market also accepts SNAP benefits.
9am-10am for pre-order pickups only
10am-12pm for onsite shopping & pre-order pickups
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!
9am-12pm for onsite shopping & pre-order pickups
12:15pm-1pm for pre-order pickups only
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.
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. Starting July 11, Greensgrow's Saturday market will be Pay What You Can to ensure that everyone who comes can get the produce they need. Patrons can also place pickup orders for their Garden Center.
3pm-3:30pm 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. On 4th Thursdays, there’s also knife-sharpening service for all of you top chefs. 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.
9:30am-10:30am reserved for seniors and immunocompromised shoppers
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 Assistant Manager of Digital Marketing 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.