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Top Picks for Summer Farmer’s Markets in Philadelphia

There’s something so refreshing about biting into crisp, summer fruits and vegetables, and where could be a better place to find them than at a farmer’s market? Shopping for local produce and home-made baked goods is even sweeter when you know that they were delivered straight from the farm. But you don’t have to travel outside of the city to get the best of what the earth offers! Philadelphia is chock-full of amazing farmer’s markets this summer that will leave you hungry for more. Here are some top picks you definitely don’t want to miss out on for every day of the week.

Photo by Wikipedia user Fletcher6

Photo by Fletcher6

Mondays | When you’re talking about markets with delicious local food, it’s impossible to leave out the best one in the city, and the only one open on Mondays – the historic Reading Terminal Market. Open daily, RTM is the home of local produce and meats, authentic Amish fare, and the most beautiful fresh flowers. (Not all vendors are local, so make sure you check where what you’re buying is coming from!)

 

 

Photo by Sorbello Girls Farm

Photo by Sorbello Girls Farm

Tuesdays | From Tuesdays 2 – 6 p.m., head down to Point Breeze at 22nd and Tasker. There you’ll find one of the Food Trust’s farmer’s markets, offering fresh fruits and vegetables from the Sorbello Girls, a family-owned farm 25 miles away in Mullica Hill, NJ. Grab their perfectly-in-season tomatoes, blueberries, and raspberries.

 

 

 

Photo by the McCanns Farm

Photo by the McCann Farm

Wednesdays | Every Wednesday, take your pick of fresh New Jersey produce in the heart of Center City. The McCann Farm is selling their farm-fresh tomatoes, peppers, blueberries, and more from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. And don’t forget to stock up on that delicious sweet Jersey corn!

 

 

 

 

Photo by the Food Trust

Photo by the Food Trust

Thursdays | Every Thursday across from the historic Eastern State Penitentiary, the Fairmount Farmer’s Market showcases local good from several different unique vendors. Goat cheese and yogurt from a Richfield, PA dairy; homemade sweets and pastries from a bakery right here in Philly; and artisanal breads and more Philly-made baked goods are just some of the delicious finds you’ll discover here.

Photo by the Wyck Home Farm

Photo by the Wyck Home Farm

Fridays | The Germantown Farmer’s Market is your go-to fresh food locale, open Fridays from 2 – 6 p.m. in front of the historic Wyck House. Located on an urban farm, this market is unique in that you get freshly grown produce and pastured eggs right from the grounds of the Wyck House! Now that’s authentic farm-fresh food.

 

 

Photo by Jason Varney

Photo by Jason Varney

Saturdays | On Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., High Street on Market and Plowshare Farms join forces for a farmer’s market you can’t miss. Right outside the High Street restaurant in Old City, peruse local cheeses, produce, and herbs, plus items from High Street’s prepared foods line. You can even score unique tableware from FELT+FAT! A delicious bonus: you can also pick up farm-fresh food here every Thursday if you join the Plowshare Farms community supported agriculture program.

 

Photo by Albert Yee

Photo by Albert Yee

Sundays | Named one of the top 50 farmer’s markets in America by Cooking Light Magazine, the Headhouse Farmer’s Market in Society Hill does not disappoint! Every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., you can find over 25 different vendors offering an amazing variety of local fare, like small-batch artisanal ice cream, herbs, wine, baked goods, flowers, cheeses, and so much more!

Have you tried any Philly farmer’s markets this summer? Comment with your favorites!