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Our Farmers' Markets

Wednesdays

  • University Square Farmers' Market
    Winter schedule: 11/19 - Market 11/26 - No market, 12/3 - Market, 12/10 - Market, 12/17- 1/7 - No markets, 1/14 - Market resumes
    Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
    Location: 36th St at Walnut Street
    Products: - IPM vegetables, fruit, & berries - mushrooms - canned & baked goods - artisan chocolates - gourmet popsicles
    Local partner: University of Pennsylvania
    SNAP/credit card access: Beechwood Orchards
  • Saturdays

    • Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
      Year-round market!
      Hours: 10 am to 2 pm
      Location: 18th & Walnut Streets, both on south sidewalk of Walnut St and west sidewalk of 18th St
      Producers*: Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery - Beechwood Orchards - Cherry Grove - Davidson Exotics Mushrooms - Down Home Acres Farm - Food and Ferments - Fresh-A-Peel Hummus - Good Spoon Soups - Green Aisle Grocery - Hilltop Farm - John & Kira's - Market Day Canele - Rineer Family Farms - Shore Catch - Tandi's Naturals - Tassot Apiaries - Wildflour Bakery Updates:visit the Facebook page.
      Pennsylvania ACCESS, VISA, and MASTER CARDS accepted: Beechwood Orchards, Rineer Family Farms (visa and master card only)
    • Chestnut Hill Farmers' Market
      Year-round market! Weekly but there will be no market on the Saturday after Christmas, 12/27
      Hours: 10 am - Noon or until producers sell out.
      Location: Winston Road between Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane
      Producers*: Davidson Exotic Mushrooms - Fahnestock Fruit Farm - Good Spoon Soups - Foolish Waffles Truck - Otolith Sustainable Seafood - Rineer Family Farms - Stoudt's Wonderful Good Market - Taproot Farm
      Updates:visit the Facebook page.
      Visa and Master Card: Landisdale Farm, Rineer Family Farm, Wonderful Good Market
    • Bryn Mawr Farmers' Market
      Year-round market! Winter Schedule is 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, Dec-April
      Hours:10 am - Noon.
      Location: Municipal Lot 7 on Lancaster Avenue, in front of the Bryn Mawr train station, across from Ludington Library
      Producers*: Birchrun Hills - Blue Elephant Farm - Canter Hill - Davidson Exotics Mushrooms - Frecon Farms - Fresh-A-Peel Hummus - Good Spoon Soups - Market Day Canele - Philly Fair Trade Roasters - Shellbark Hollow - Two Gander Farm - Wildflour Bakery
      Updates:visit the Facebook page.
      Pennsylvania ACCESS, VISA, and MASTER CARDS accepted: Birchrun Hills Farm
      VISA and MASTER CARD only: Canter Hill and Frecon Farms
      (*please check Facebook or sign up for our newsletter for weekly lineup of producers):
    • PAYMENT OPTIONS

      Most of the farmers at our markets do accept Farmers' Market Nutrition Program paper vouchers, issued to seniors or WIC recipients; please check with individual farmer(s) at each market, because each farmer must apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to be eligible to accept these paper checks.

      SOME FARMS AT OUR MARKETS ACCEPT ACCESS (SNAP), CREDIT, AND DEBIT CARDS. The farmers who will be able to accept payment with these cards are listed in blue, by market.

      GLOSSARY

      IPM. This term used to describe the fruits and vegetables available at some of the markets. IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. The National IPM Network defines IPM practice as "a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks."

      Pastured animals. When cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and other animals are allowed to eat their natural diet - grass, bugs, and other organisms in a field - they produce superior quality meat, eggs, and milk. The farmers who raise their livestock on pasture typically do not feed them antibiotics nor inject them with hormones. Research shows that meat, eggs, and dairy products from grassfed animals have higher omega-3 fatty acids, more favorable omega-3 to omega-6 ratios, and lower cholesterol than the poor beasts stuffed with corn in feed-lots. They are healthy animals and the products made from them are better for people. Eggs are available from various farms at all our markets! The following are markets at which meat from pastured animals is available:

      Philadelphia:

      • Chestnut Hill (Landisdale Farm and Rineer Family Farm: beef; Stryker Farm: woodland raised pork
      • Jefferson (Herbal Springs Farmstead: beef)
      • Rittenhouse on Tuesday (Rineer Family Farm: beef)
      • Suburban Station: (Rineer Family Farm: beef)
      • Rittenhouse on Saturday (Rineer Family Farm: beef; Cranberry Creek Farm: goat, pork; Hilltop Farm: chicken)
      • Suburbs:
        • Bryn Mawr (Birchrun Hills Farm: pork, veal; Canter Hill Farm: lamb, poultry; Herbal Springs Farmstead: beef; Livengood's Family Farm: beef, pork, fresh poultry)
        • Swarthmore (Forrest Acres: beef, pork, lamb, goat, rabbit, poultry)
        Please support these farmers and enjoy high-quality meat that is not a product of the industrial food system.

      Vendor Requirements

      To be considered as a potential producer for one of our markets you must have a food-related product and either be: a) a primary producer growing the crops you bring to market; or b) a value added producer whose main ingredients are sourced from local farms (within 150 miles of Philadelphia) and your product(s) need to be made in a certified kitchen. You must also be willing to carry a general liability insurance policy with aggregate limit of $2M and have all of your own equipment for market. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 season; however, if you wish to be placed on our waiting list please email matt at farmtocity dot org with your name, phone number, the name of your business, and a short description of your farm or product(s). Put "Farmers' Market Waiting List" in the subject line. If we haven an opening at one of our markets and we feel you would be a good fit, we will contact you.

      This page was updated on October 22, 2014 by mcw