National Farmers Market Week began bright and early Sunday morning. Many Philadelphians recognized it with visits to the markets at Headhouse Square and Reading Terminal Market. First recognized by the USDA in 2000, this year Farmers Market Week will be heralded by nearly than 5,000 markets all across the country (that number has gone up 170% in the last nine years).
In this area, we are fortunate to have more than 50 farmers markets each week that run throughout the year. These markets give us access to locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as pastured meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. This edible bounty never fails to make me feel blessedly lucky.
This year, we Philadelphians are increasingly fortunate to have the newly-launched Philly Homegrown website to help us find locally grown and produced foods at area markets and restaurants. The Food Finder will guide you to your area farmers’ markets, u-pick farms and restaurants. Click Meet the Makers to read brief profiles on a number area restaurateurs, farmers, brewers and more.
Just to get you in the mood for a farmers’ market visit, check out a few more recent photos from our areas markets.
Uwishunu has caught a case of Oscar Fever. With all the buzz around Silver Linings Playbook and its eight oscar nominations this Sunday, we couldn’t help but get caught up in it all. We’ve rounded up our top picks for Oscar Viewing parties on Sunday; we’ve put together a Silver Linings-themed itinerary of Philadelphia; and [...]
Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years [...]
There’s a chill in the air, which means that the holidays are upon us. That, in turn, means that it’s time to start thinking about decorating and gifting. If you’re looking to go green — literally and figuratively — this holiday season, check out the annual Holiday Bazaar at Greensgrow Farms. The event runs two [...]
If fashion design is up your alley, you won’t want to miss this “tailor-made” event. Norman Porter, a local denim, canvas and leather company, will be demonstrating how to construct denim jeans at Art in the Age on Friday, November 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn the fascinating process of denim and leather crafting [...]