Published: June 20, 2019
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)!
Now in its seventh season, the Pretzel Park Farmers' Market is open every Saturday afternoon through November 16, 2019. Shoppers will be able to choose from seasonal veggies, flowers and plants, meat & poultry, fresh eggs and even vintage clothing and jewelry.
Tuesdays & Fridays, 12pm-7pm
A partnership between Weavers Way Co-Op and Saul High School, Henry Got Crops provides more than just veggies; the farm is managed by Saul students alongside their teachers and Weavers Way staff, teaching them both professional and agricultural skills. Get your local favorites, and be a part of a great program.
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.
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!
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.
Thursdays, 3-7pm; Saturdays, 10am-2pm
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.
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.
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.
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.