The Food Trust, operator of some of Philadelphia’s favorite farmers’ markets (including the flagship Headhouse Square Market) recently opened two additional markets in previously underserved neighborhoods.
The first is located in South Philly, at the intersection of Broad and Ritner Streets. It operates on Tuesdays from 2 – 7 p.m. Goods available at this market include seasonal produce, free-range poultry, grass-fed meats, baked goods and some preserves.
The Norris Square Farmers’ Market is the other new destination. It can be found at West Susquehanna Avenue and Howard Street in North Philadelphia on Thursdays, between the hours of 3 – 7 p.m. This market will feature seasonal produce and baked goods from the Solly Brothers Farm in Ivyland, PA.
Farmer Bob Solly is well known in this neighborhood, as he’s been a participant in The Food Trust’s Kindergarten Initiative for more than five years now. In that program, students from William McKinley Elementary School learn about farms and healthy foods. They also take at least one field trip out to the farm during their kindergarten year.
Both of these markets are part of the 10 new markets planned as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative, a federal grant awarded to the City of Philadelphia.