Winter Harvest Philadelphia
Winter Harvest Buying Club will open its 2016-2017 season in October for member orders. Until then, please patronize the farmers' and food artisans at our producer-only farmers' markets. Click on FARMERS' MARKETS in the top green banner for market locations, day, and time.
New to Winter Harvest? Fill out an application form to get started - the link is on the left side of this window.
WHAT IS WINTER HARVEST?
Winter Harvest is a buying club now in its 15th season. From Winter Harvest you can order locally produced food during the winter and spring months when most farmers' markets and CSAs are not open. You submit your orders bi-monthly through Farm to City’s web site. Our driver delivers orders weekly to Philadelphia and a number of towns in Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden Counties.
By ordering from Winter Harvest, you will be using your purchasing power to support your good health and get fresh, delicious food, to support local farmers and food artisans, and to become part of a growing movement that promotes farmer welfare and environmental stewardship.
Winter Harvest offers high quality, sustainably produced foods, many of which are otherwise not available to urban households.
THROUGH WINTER HARVEST MEMBERS CAN:
- Order on-line from a list of over 500 food items and other products grown or produced in the Philadelphia region: root crops, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, herbs, preserves, baked goods, honey, and more.
- Order what you want, when you want it. No minimum order.
- Feel secure about your selections: most vegetable are grown using sustainable practices and without the use of chemicals. Meat, poultry, and dairy products are from pasture raised, grass-fed animals.
- Order from our list twice a month for deliveries on the next two Thursdays from November to April.
- Choose your delivery location from the list of 20 communities in the Philadelphia area.
- Support family-owned farms and other food businesses in the region.
Members place order online during specified ordering windows. Orders are then delivered to the pick up sites below every Thursday from November through April.
PICKUP SITES FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON
FARM TO CITY COMMITMENT
- Swarthmore: 3-7pm, private residence in the 600 block of N. Chester Road
- Media: 6-8pm, private residence in the 900 block of 2nd Avenue
- Ardmore: 6-8pm, private residence in the 100 block of Simpson Road
- Overbrook: 4-8pm, private residence in the 6000 block of Drexel Road
- West Philly: 4-6pm, The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises at 310 S. 48th St.
- Center City: 5-7pm, Metropolitan Bakery at 262 S. 19th Street
- Philadelphia Building: 12-2pm, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1526
- Society Hill: 5-7pm, Old Pine Community Center at 401 Lombard Street
- Jefferson University: 12-1pm, Alumni Hall on Locust Street between 10th and 11th Streets
- South Philadelphia: East Passyunk Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St. 6-8 pm.
- Collingswood: 5-8pm, private residence, Summerfield Avenue
- Cherry Hill - NEW SITE. We need 25 households to apply and a host site. contact Farm to City if you are interested in serving as site host (bob at farmtocity.org)
- Brewerytown: 4-8pm, private residence in the 2900 block of Poplar Street
- Manayunk: 5-8pm, CrossFit Gym across from the Ivy Ridge SEPTA station
- Erdenheim : 4-9pm, private residence in the 1000 block of Fraser Road
- Elkins Park: 6-8pm, private residence in the 600 block of Widener Road
- Huntingdon Valley: 5-7pm, private residence in the 600 Meadow Road
- Dresher: 6-9 pm, private residence in the 500 block of Cardinal Drive Road
Farm to City's mission is to unite communities, families, and farmers year round through good local food; our slogan: Real Farmers, Real Food. We strive to bring healthful food products from family farms and other small producers to appreciative households in the Philadelphia area. We select the producers for Winter Harvest based on their quality products and their commitment to sustainable agricultural practices, including organic farming, no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers on vegetables, integrated pest management for tree fruit, and pasture management.
Winter Harvest responds to the need to connect urban residents to the real food that local farmers grow in the winter months.
So much of the food eaten by Americans is picked or processed in far away places by huge corporations remote from our scrutiny. We don't know who grew or raised it, how farm workers are treated, whether animals are treated humanely, what land and pest management practices are used, and how long the food took to get here. When we get our food from local farmers, we are much more connected to the land and can get answers to these important questions.
Winter Harvest supports local family farmers who are under intense economic pressure due to artificially low food prices and the agricultural policies and programs that favor corporate farming. We include in our list food and other items produced by several food artisans in the Philadelphia area with values similar to our own.
We hope you share our objective of supporting family farms and small food businesses, through the combined purchasing power that Winter Harvest provides.