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Rittenhouse Market Expanding Around the Corner to 18th Street This Saturday

While our official farmers market season doesn’t kick off for a couple more weeks, the Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market is getting a jump on things and is rolling out a couple alternations early in order to get all the kinks out before May 7th. Primary among their changes is that they’re officially stretching the market out along two sides of the Square, so that it spans both Walnut Street between 18th and 19th Streets, and the length of 18th Street south of Walnut.

Last summer, they moved a few vendors to that 18th Street stretch in the middle of the season. Unfortunately, shopper habits were well set by that point and the relocated stalls suffered as a result. The hope is that by starting out the season as a two-length market, it will become routine for shoppers to visit both parts of the market.

We’re hearing that this expansion will go into effect this Saturday. Here are some of the vendors you can expect to see along 18th Street: Triple Tree Flowers, Blue Mountain Vineyard, John & Kira’s Chocolates, Market Day Canele and Frecon Farms. There will also be the occasional special guest set up with these heavy hitters, including folks like Better Butter, who make some of the best peanut butter I’ve eaten recently.

Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market
Where: Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut Streets
When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. currently, hours shift to 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 7th
Cost: free to stroll, bring cash to purchase fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods pastured eggs, local meat and more
More info: www.farmtocity.org

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