With a long weekend ahead for many of us, and some promising weather, it seems like the perfect time to pick a park and throw a picnic. We have a few suggestions on where to source some of the season’s best and a some ideas on where to carry out if you’re less inclined to cook. Also, be sure to check out one of our favorite Foodspotting Guides, Local Foods On-The-Go.
What better way to celebrate your long weekend than with a trip to one of the regions many farms that allow you to hand select your own fruit and vegetables! We’ve been talking a lot lately about the early arrival of strawberries, and quite a few local farms are ready for you stop by and get your fill. Aside from the farms listed below, be sure to check out the Philly Homegrown U-Pick Finder to locate an open farm near you.
Picnic-Ready Prepared Foods:
We know that a busy weekend might not allow everyone to venture out to a farm and enjoy an afternoon among berry patches and livestock. Lucky for us, Philadelphia is teeming with a number of local spots that can set you up as a picnic-pro.
By now, most area farmers markets are in full swing. Be sure to check out the markets run by our friends at The Food Trust and Farm to City, as they cover a broad swath of neighborhoods throughout the city. However, if you’re around this weekend, we suggest you check out markets either at or near a local park Rittenhouse Square (Saturday 9am – 3pm), Clark Park (Saturday 10am – 2pm), Chestnut Hill Growers Market (Saturday 9:30am – 1:30pm) and Headhouse Square (Sunday 10am – 2pm).
Happy Memorial Day, Philadelphia!
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