There are a number of farmers markets taking place across the Philadelphia region this Saturday, January 22, and we wanted to make sure that you don’t miss a single opportunity to support your farmers and get yourself some local eggs, milk, meat and veg.
In Center City, make a plan to swing by either Rittenhouse Square or Fitler Square. The Rittenhouse market (18th and Walnut Streets) is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and features meat, eggs and produce from Rineer Family Farms, those fabulous mushrooms from Davidson Exotics and much more. Fitler Square (23rd and Pine Streets) is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and some of the offerings include (but are not limited to) eggs and meat from Natural Meadows Farm and fruits and vegetables from Two Gander Farm.
If you’re in West Philly, you won’t want to miss the Clark Park Farmers Market (43rd and Baltimore Ave.). Even in January, you’ll find between ten and twelve vendors lining up to sell you all manner of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more. This market also draws a few food trucks, so come hungry. We recommend the breakfast taco from Honest Tom.
For those of you located in a more northerly direction, you’ve got a couple of choices. If you’re close to the Piazza at Schmidts (2nd and Poplar Streets), their market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closer to Kensington and Fishtown? Head over to Greensgrow (2503 E. Cumberland)! They’re offering their biweekly farm market and will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Live outside the city? We’ve got a couple of markets for you as well! Bryn Mawr residents can get their local food fix from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the market in front of the Bryn Mawr train station. This market runs the fourth Saturday of the month, January through April, before resuming a weekly schedule in May. The Chestnut Hill Growers Market (Winston Road between Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane) is also open this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This market is open twice a month through April, to see the complete schedule click here (and scroll down to Saturday markets).
If you can’t make it out to a market on Saturdays, consider joining Winter Harvest. It’s a buying club that allows you to order local food from a variety of our region’s growers and producers.