Philly Farmers Markets: Your Day-By-Day Guide to Buying Local
Where to find fresh produce and more, all over the city.
Summer is finally here, and with the new season comes an abundance of warmer, longer days, and the chance to use fresher ingredients while cooking with the family. That means it’s time to hit Philly farmers markets — and with dozens of them around the city, there’s no excuse not to take the kids and pick up the fixings for tonight’s dinner.
Make a stop (or two) part of your weekly routine and make a commitment to buying local. Here’s our day-by-day guide of where you can find farmers markets seven days a week in every Philadelphia neighborhood.
51 N. 12th St., 8 am — 6 pm
With no farmers markets open on Mondays, it’s the perfect day of the week to stop by this famous public market to lunch and shop.
10 am — 6 pm
If you work downtown, the Rittenhouse Farmers Market gives you a great chance to stop out on your lunch break and stock-up on fresh fruits and veggies. Or enjoy the warm weather and have an impromptu picnic right in the Park. The Rittenhouse Farmers Market also takes place every Saturday if the weekend is a better time for you and the kids to swing by.
25th and Spruce streets, 3 — 7 pm
Take in views of the river while picking up produce, meats, and cheeses.
11th and Tasker streets, 3 — 7 pm
Every Wednesday, the East Passyunk farmers market features fruits and veggies, baked goods and desserts, and ice treats.
43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, 3 — 7 pm
This West Philly farmers market is ideal for visiting on your way home from work or during an afternoon neighborhood stroll with the family. Canned goods and vegan, locally-sourced sweets are available among the fresh produce. There is also an extended Clark Park Farmers Market every Saturday.
22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue
Located across from the historic Eastern State Penitentiary, a wide variety of local vendors from Philadelphia and the surrounding region are a staple at this farmers market every Thursday.
6026 Germantown Ave., 2 – 6 p.m.
Located in front of Germantown’s historic Wyck House, freshly grown produce and pastured eggs harvested right from the grounds of this urban farm are sold, along with other local fruits and vegetables. It’s kicking off the summer season this year on June 9.
7673 Germantown Ave., 9 am — 1 pm
Locals flock here for fresh produce, fine meats, and a food truck (lately it’s been Foolish Waffles). The market sits close to the border between Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill, making it a popular choice for both neighborhoods. (There’s also the Market at the Fareway farther up Germantown.)
23rd and Pine streets, 10 am — 2 pm
Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, honey, and a variety of other farm products are available every Saturday in this beautiful city neighborhood.
2nd and Lombard streets, 10 am — 2 pm
The historic Headhouse Shambles in Society Hill hosts one of the city’s largest farmers markets every Sunday. Among the fresh produce the market boasts locally prepared foods such as soups, breads, ice cream, coffee, and wine and artisanal goods.
The Food Trust is bringing back the Night Market to two stops this summer: Spruce Hill in West Philadelphia on Saturday, July 1, and Roxborough on Thursday, August 10. These nocturnal street food festivals celebrate the joy of food and also feature live music, outdoor seating, and locally crafted beverages. A great way to introduce kids to new cuisines and have a fun night out too.
Photograph by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia.