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Anniversary Edition FARMERS MARKETS • CSAs • RESTAURANTS • RETAILERS • ARTISANS AND MORE Fair Food and Grid present the definitive guide to eating, buying and dining local all year round in the city of Philadelphia.



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What’s Inside

from the director

Looking Back, Behind, and Ahead

Urban & Suburban Farmstands

Our Tenth Anniversary is a time to look back, but it’s also a great time to look behind the scenes and ahead at what’s to come

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Grid to discuss this year’s Local Food Guide, they asked me what I was most excited about these days. My mind went immediately to the things I thought people want to hear about Fair Food – like the 10th annual publication of the Local Food Guide and the success of Philly Farm & Food Fest. But when I mentioned that much of Fair Food’s work is behind the scenes, and that what I’m most excited about are projects that are not “consumer-facing,” they encouraged me to share this aspect of Fair Food’s work with readers of the Local Food Guide. When I sat down with the folks at

Fair Food was originally envisioned as operating behind the scenes, building demand and supply for local food. We did that by going doorto-door to restaurants, telling them about the wonderful produce, meat and dairy available right here in the region, and then reporting back to the farms, letting them know what the market was looking for. Over the years this work has taken many forms, and it continues to be rewarding to be the grease, or the glue, or whatever metaphor you use to describe the facilitator. But through the years, our profile has risen. Our bustling Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market sells all locally grown and raised farm products. We’ve made headlines by providing Double Dollars for our customers who rely on SNAP benefits to purchase their groceries, making these products more accessible and affordable. Now, for the 10th year in a row — and our fourth with The Local Food Guide was Grid — we bring you the Philadelphia compiled by Fair Food, Local Food Guide, which is inextricaproduced by Grid and bly linked to our membership program. published by Red Flag Media, Our members are the businesses high1032 Arch St., Third Floor, lighted in this Guide who we recognize Philadelphia, PA 19107. for serving, selling and producing local food in their restaurants, stores and The red flag icon cafeterias. Lastly, there are the events signifies a business is a — from intimate farm tours to our anmember of Fair Food. nual fundraising extravaganza, Brewer’s Plate. And because one giant event isn’t publisher enough, we are now in our second year Alex Mulcahy of collaborating with PASA to bring you the Philly Farm & Food Fest each April. editor-in-chief Turns out maybe we’re not so good at Jon McGoran staying behind the scenes. But in tion to the events, the publications and the Farmstand, making connections art director and growing new markets remains at Jamie Leary the core of our mission. Fair Food is one of a handful of ordesigner ganizations around the country whose Danni Sinisi primary functions are facilitating sales of local food, making market and supcontributor ply-chain connections and working to Lauren Medsker understand and shift market demand. Brian Rademaekers While Fair Food and others have been engaged in this work for over a decade,





there isn’t yet an official name for this role, and I’m working with a group of colleagues from around the country to coin a phrase. We’re considering “Value Chain Facilitator,” and Fair Food is leading a national discussion around how to best define, acknowledge and develop the important work of these food system connectors. Another exciting project is a collaboration between Fair Food, the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) and the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service. If you’re not familiar with the PWPM, this “Terminal Market” is made up of 25 produce wholesalers that have been in business for generations. PWPM is an essential component of our region’s food system infrastructure. With annual sales of approximately $1 billion, the market contributes greatly to the region’s food economy and food security. So why would an organization devoted to building a local food system be interested in collaborating with a market that sells produce from all over the world? Because we know that in season, a lot of the food at PWPM is local. The USDA knows it, too, and beginning this month and for the next year, they will be tracking the local food flowing through the PWPM. Parallel to this quantitative study, Fair Food will conduct a qualitative study, engaging PWPM’s three major stakeholders: the shareholders (or merchants), the farmers and the customers who shop the market. This innovative public-private-nonprofit partnership is an opportunity to assess how a greater volume of local food can be sold by our region’s produce growers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and surrounding states. But whether we’re behind the scenes or creating a scene, our goal remains the same: to keep local farmland in production and help more fair food reach more people every day. Warm Regards, Ann Karlen, Executive Director Fair Food

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Cafes & Coffee Shops page 12

Hospitality, Resorts, Hotels page 12

Restaurants page 14

Food Trucks page 20

Specialty Stores page 20

Caterers & Food Service Providers page 22

Food Artisans page 22

Personal Chefs page 24

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Community Supported Agriculture page 26

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then & now

the Farmstand evolves 1 Getting a delivery! The Farmstand in the folding-table days, located in Center Court and open just one day a week (2004-2005). 2 Another shot from the early years. 3&4 The Farmstand’s second home near the 11th & Arch St. entrance, across from Metropolitan Bakery. Look, a fridge and a full-sized freezer! Open four days a week (2005-2009) 5 Joined by farmers, staff, volunteers and customers, Director Ann Karlen cuts the ribbon on the Farmstand’s current location (2009-present).

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The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County presents the Wild Foraging Series for 2013. Join us at Bucktoe Creek Preserve for a three-part foraging series.

Wolff’s Apple House

Farm Market & Garden Center

432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311 . Wild Mushroom Forage & Cooking Demo Saturday July 27 9:00am to 1:30pm

Medicinal Plant Wild Edible Plant Forage Forage Saturday Aug. 17 Saturday Oct.5 9:00 am 2:00 pm to to 12:00 noon 5:00 pm led by Lee Peterson

Fresh, Locally Grown Produce & Plants Our farm market is your ticket to the region’s best selection of fresh, locally grown produce including freshly picked berries, homegrown tomatoes, corn on the cob, juicy peaches and more. Sample the assortment of gourmet chef prepared food options from our kitchen and shop our garden center for beautiful hanging baskets and planters. 81 S. Pennell Rd. - Media, PA - 610-566-1680

Why Join A Co-op? Since 1973, Weavers Way Co-op has been cooperatively owned by individuals in the community. Join us in supporting one another and . . . 701 S 4 t h St , P hi l a d el phi a , PA 1914 7 P ho ne: (2 15 ) 2 38-1888

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Community-owned food markets open to the public.

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Urban & Suburban

Farmstands Located on urban farms and in public markets, these stands sell 100 percent local products grown by family farmers throughout the region. Unless otherwise noted, farmstands are open year-round. Fair Food Farmstand • Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Sts. 215.386.5211 x120 Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open year-round, carrying a wide variety of local products from organic and sustainable farms from within about 150 miles of Philadelphia. Emphasizes local and artisanal food from small-scale producers.

Greensgrow Nursery and Market, 2501 E. Cumberland St. 215.427.2702 Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Farmstand: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Starting May 26, Thu., 2 – 7 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Urban farm, nursery and farmstand. The farm grows a wide variety of bedding plants, perennials, herbs and vegetable starts. Local produce, cheese, artisanal breads, and humanely-raised meat and eggs are sold seasonally at the market. Other farmers and vendors to join them on market days.





Henry Got Crops Saul Agricultural High School, 7100 Henry Ave. Wed., 2 – 5 p.m.

Hope Gardens at Stenton Family Manor 1300 E. Tulpehocken St. Starting June 6, Mon. 3-6 p.m.

Kauffman’s Lancaster County Produce Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Sts. 215.592.1898 Wed.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specializing in seasonal, farm-fresh Lancaster County produce, jams, jellies and crafts.

Mill Creek Farm 49th and Brown Sts. 3451 Walnut St. June 23, 2012-Thanksgiving: Sat., 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Preston’s Paradise, 1234 Market St. (lower mezzanine) June – August, every other Wed., 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.,

Walnut Hill Community Farm SEPTA Farmstand in Partnership with Walnut Hill Community Farm 4610 Market St., June–Oct., Tue. and Fri., 3:30–6:30 p.m.

Weavers Way Community Programs 8424 Germantown Ave. 215-866-9150 Every Tues. from 3-6 p.m.

Fair Food was founded in 2000 by Philadelphia

entrepreneur, Judy Wicks, to build a sustainable and humane local food economy by spreading the local purchasing practices of her restaurant, White Dog Cafe. Over the past thirteen years, Fair Food has built demand for local food across all sectors of the food system. Along with our partners in the field, our work has created a paradigm shift in the public’s perception about what we eat by shining a spotlight on the men and women who grow our food.



Buying Clubs Buying clubs offer convenient access to fresh, delicious, locally grown food, even in the winter months. They are also a great vehicle for building community through food. To start a buying club in your neighborhood, contact Delaware Valley Farm Share • info @ 215.733.9599

Food for All Collective • May–Oct.

Surrounding the Philadelphia area. Members receive 12 deliveries every other week. Sourced directly from local family farms that follow earth-friendly farming methods.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op 717.656.3533

Nonprofit cooperative of 75 organic growers in Lancaster County with a 43-week CSA available in all four seasons. Value-added items may also be included with à la carte ordering through the Co-op’s online store. All items ordered online are delivered with the CSA share to the pickup location of the subscriber’s choosing.

Sweet Stem Farm Buying Club •, 717.733.4279

Humanely raised, hormone and antibioticfree beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey for members on a year-round basis.

SHARE Food Program 215.223.2220

High-quality food packages to Philadelphiaarea consumers at discounted rates. In exchange for SHARE’s individual food packages (worth $40 to $45), residents are asked to pay $20 and complete two hours of community service. SHARE now offers Farm Fresh packages, featuring fresh, local produce and meats sourced from area farms.

Winter Harvest • 215.733.9599 Nov.–Apr.

Web-based buying club featuring more than 500 locally-produced food items with over 20 area pick-up sites.

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Grocers, Retail Markets & Co-ops These neighborhood markets keep customers well-fed throughout the year by stocking local, seasonal products from sustainable family farms. Essene Market & Café

Kimberton Whole Foods 719 S. Fourth St. 215.922.1146 Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kimberton, Douglassville, Downingtown, Ottsville, Malvern (Fall 2013)

Natural, organic and local foods. The 40-year-old market specializes in products for macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian and raw diets.

Fair Food Farmstand Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Sts., 215.386.5211 x120 Mon.– Sat., 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Open year-round, carrying a wide variety of local products from organic and sustainable farms from within about 150 miles of Philadelphia. Emphasizes local and artisanal food from small scale producers.

Independent, family-owned whole foods grocery stores. Visit the Kimberton Cafe (Kimberton location) featuring a hot food bar, fresh prepared foods, sandwiches, coffees, teas, and smoothies

Mariposa Food Co-op • @marisposacoop 4824 Baltimore Ave. 215.729.2121 Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Wide variety of healthy foods, including many locally grown and produced goods, organic foods and specialty items. Follow on Twitter at @mariposacoop

Green Aisle Grocery

Martindale’s Natural Market 1618 E. Passyunk Ave. 215.465.1411 Mon.-Fri. 12-8, Sat. 11-8, Sun. 12-7 1172 Baltimore Pike, Springfield 610.543.6811 Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Milk from grass-fed cows, eggs from pastured poultry, heirloom produce, housemade preserves, John and Kira’s chocolate, Rival Bros coffee, Q Tonic, Zahav hummus and more.

Harvest Local Foods 303 Windermere Ave., Lansdowne, 484.461.7884

Over 60 local family farmers and food artisans offered year-round through an online local foods market with door-to-door delivery. Choose from locally-sourced produce, pastured meats, dairy, dry goods, homemade entrees and fresh breads. No membership or minimum order.

Ippolito’s Seafood Co

Kensington Community Food Co-op




One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, with more than 75 local, independent retailers offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, poultry, Amish specialties and ethnic foods, plus the widest variety of eateries in the city under one roof.

South Philly Food Co-op

Swarthmore Co-op 341 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore 610.543.9805 Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Member-owned, full-service food market committed to supporting sustainable practices, providing humanely raised products, sourcing local growers and producers.

The Fresh Grocer 610.622.1520

The Fresh Grocer proudly supports the local food movement with locally sourced products offered year-round. Visit www.thefreshgrocer. com for a complete list of store locations.

Weavers Way Co-op • Mt. Airy: 559 Carpenter Lane, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., 215.843.2350 • Chestnut Hill: 8424 Germantown Ave. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Cooperative market with stores in Chestnut Hill and West Mt. Airy, two urban farms, and a non-profit arm. Open to the public with member specials and working member discount.

Whole Foods Market 4435 Baltimore Ave. 215.387.6455 Weekdays 7a.m.-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.– 8 p.m. • 929 South St., 215.733.9788, • 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., 215.557.0015 Daily, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Locally produced items from fresh raw ingredients, artisanal cheeses and housemade foods and sweets. Visit our West Philly location or new Café in Sister Cities Park open daily 7am- 7pm. •

Family-run for over 80 years, dedicated to serving local, day boat seafood goods, as well as fresh produce, dairy, prepared foods and other seasonally available goods, including a full menu of freshly prepared foods from sandwiches and tacos to full seafood dinners and homemade salads — and delivery. 12th & Arch Sts., 215.922.2317 Mon.–Sat., 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Milk & Honey Market

Philadelphia CowShare 1300 Dickinson St. 215.389.8906


Established in 1869, offers local and organically grown fresh produce. We offer quality dairy products from local grass-fed cows, including butter, milk and raw milk, artisan cheeses, heavy cream, yogurt, local grass-fed beef in a variety of cuts, pork sausages, chicken and more.

Reading Terminal Market

Connects communities of responsible farmers and butchers with urban communities. Shares of 100% grass-fed beef and pastured pork. Buy a share on your own or gather a group to purchase a cow or pig. Cows are big. Share one. Don’t be a pig. Share one!

Pumpkin Market 1610 South St. 215.545.3924

The nation’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods, committed to buying from highquality local producers, particularly those who farm organically and are dedicated to environmentally friendly, sustainable agriculture. Eight locations in the Philadelphia area. Visit website for locations. Follow us on Twitter: @WFMSOS and @WFM_Callowhill.

Wolff’s Apple House 81 S. Pennell Rd., Media 610.566.1680

A family owned business supplying the highest quality farm-fresh food since 1910. Our farm market and garden center in the heart of Media offers healthy and delicious food, locally grown produce, organic and heirloom vegetable plants, annuals, perennials and more.

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Cafes and Coffee Shops Philadelphians get their buzz on at these local favorites featuring fair trade beans (often locally roasted) and simple, lovingly prepared food. Bodhi Coffee

High Point Café

The Random Tea Room • Original Location, 602 Carpenter Lane, 215.849.5153 • Allen Lane Train Station, 7210 Cresheim Rd., 215.248.1900 713 North 4th St., 267.639.2442

Small neighbohood cafes serving quality handmade, seasonal pastries and desserts created daily, along with made-to-order crepes and espresso.

Roots Cafe 8 West Gay St., West Chester 484.887.8290

Down Dog Healing Cafe

Milk & Honey Cafes 1001 S. 10th St., 215.305.8201 • Cafe South, 518 South 4th St., 215.928.1811 • Cafe Sister Cities Park, 200 North 18th St., 215.665.8600

Serving healing foods and beverages with purpose in a quick and friendly environment to help people create balance in their lives so they can turn their intention to be healthy into a reality.

Elixr Coffee Elixr Coffee is consumed with coffee brewing excellence. We are passionate about treating our employees, our community, our farmers, and our customers with respect and gratitude.

Earthcup Coffee West 405 South 45th St., 215.222.0973


Green Line Cafe 3131 Walnut St., 215.222.1605



Coffeehouse and caterer with fairly traded, organic coffee and tea. Now serving wine from Chester County’s Paradocx Vineyard at the Fairmount location., 267.297.7122

12 • Art Museum: 1925 Fairmount Ave., 267.514.7145 • Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave., 215.717.3327

OCF Coffee House

Food for All Market


Featuring La Colombe Coffee and many Milk & Honey Market favorites. See Market listing for a full description.

Mugshots Coffeehouse 207 S Sydenham St.

The Fair Food Farmstand hosts tastings every

third Thursday of the month, featuring delicious local bites that can be purchased on the spot as you talk with producers. Cheeses, seasonal produce, jams, honeys…check out our Facebook page to find out what we’re doing next!



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Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery

Rocket Cat Cafe

Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse A warm, welcoming space for neighbors; a hub for community activism and cultural awareness, and an affordable coffeehouse offering direct trade, organic, and local items, sraight from the farmer to your cup. 410 S. Second St., 267.239.2928

Locally made jewelry, monthly music events, rotating art gallery, light food menu with local gluten free baked goods, finest teas.

Sip N Glo Juicery 267.273.0639 932 South St.

Freshly picked, nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, ready to juice. We use locally sourced produce, and support the local ecosystem.

Ultimo Coffee • 1900 S. 15th St., 215.339.5177 Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. • 2149 Catharine St., 215.545.3565 Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Direct Trade-certified coffees from Counter Culture Coffee, pastries and bagels from Four Worlds Bakery, gourmet sandwiches from Plenty and more.

Yellow Juice Bar, 2046 Sansom St.

Sugar-free, locally sourced fruit and vegetable smoothies without powders, purees, or sugars.

Hospitality, Resorts, Hotels Looking to get the full treatment? Stop by these destinations and, well, why not stay the night? Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia One Logan Square, 215.963.1500

Focus on utilizing local ingredients in The Lounge and the Fountain Restaurant. Building features wind turbines and the hotel boasts a composting program.

Glasbern Inn 2141 Packhouse, Fogeslville, 610.285.4723

Historic country inn and restaurant on a 19thCentury farm where most of the food is raised, grown, and prepared on site.


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Keating’s River Grill Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing 201 South Columbus Blvd, 215.521.6509

Gastro-pub menu with sustainable and locally sourced food with a healthy lifestyle menu and a bar and deck overlooking the Delaware river

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

restaurant is the only restaurant at the Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market.

Café Lift


Brunch all day, everyday. Fresh, whole foods with a rotating menu to showcase seasonal foods in the Loft District / Chinatown North just a short walk from The Pennsylvania Convention Center! 412 S. 13th St., 215.732.2647

Audrey Claire 276 S. 20th St., 215.731.1222 10 Avenue Of The Arts

10 Arts Lounge is the ideal restaurant for light dining and cocktails. 10 Arts Bistro is a contemporary, regional restaurant using local food products and available for private dining and intimate gatherings.

Mediterranean BYOB with mezze, Israeli couscous, grilled fish specials, lamb, olive oils and more.

Barbuzzo 110 South 13th St., 215.546.9300


Barclay Prime

Philadelphia is truly a dining destination, whether you’re looking for a casual pub or fine dining. The following restaurants have all shown a commitment to sourcing locally and sustainably.

Bierstube German Biergarten 237 S. 18th St., 215.732.7560 206 Market St., 215.922.2958

New German cuisine with classic German and European craft beers.

Bufad Pizza

Alla Spina 1240 Spring Garden St., 215.238.9311 1410 Mt. Vernon St., 215.600.0017

Fresh, whole foods whenever possible, seasonal local foods.

American Sardine Bar

C19 1800 Federal St., 215.334.2337

Neighborhood bar specializing in American craft beer and artisanal sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients. Constantly changing seasonally-driven menu, 16 rotating taps and a wide selection of beer cans. This “Snail of Approval” 267 S. 19th St., 215.545.0441

Emphasizes organic and sustainably raised food from local farms including vegetables, fruits, humanely raised meats and poultry, eggs, cheese and dairy.


know? 28 N 13th St., 215.922.3031

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen 2370 E. Norris St. , 215.868.3354

Committed to the natural resources of Philadelphia. Using sustainable practices, and supporting local farms, breweries and artists.

COOK 253 S. 20th St., 215.735.2665

Fully equipped, 16-seat demonstration kitchen/classroom where guests discover, prepare and enjoy meals made by the city’s diverse culture of chefs and food lovers. Approximately 25 classes per month.

Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant 701 S. 50th St., 215.726.2337

Dedicated to providing fresh, artisanal ales and lagers along with fresh gourmet wood-fired pizzas, salads and farm-raised beef burgers.

Earth Bread & Brewery 7136 Germantown Ave., 215.242.6666

Flatbread pizza made with local, organic flour, baked in a wood-burning oven. Four housemade beers on tap.

Ela 627 S. 3rd St., 267.687.8512


Next year will mark the 10th year of The Brewer’s

Plate – Fair Food’s annual fundraiser that unites local brewers, distillers, farms, restaurants, and food businesses to bring you Philadelphia’s premier local food and beer event! “Best Beer Festival” —2013 Philly Beer Scene Awards 2028 Fairmount Ave., 267.639.3063

Farmicia Food & Tonics 15 S. 3rd St., 215.627.6274

The Farm & Fisherman 1120 Pine St., 267.687.1555

Fork Restaurant & Fork Etc. 306 Market St., 215.625.9425

Contemporary American cuisine with seasonal, inventive food from Chef Eli Kulp.

Garces Trading Company 1111 Locust St., 215.574.1099





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Geechee Girl Rice Café 6825 Germantown Ave., 215.843.8113

Neighborhood BYO with hand-crafted American Southern food and seasonally inspired menu, Fried Chicken Wednesdays during the summer and a complete array of catering services.


Heirloom Fine American Cookery 8705 Germantown Ave., 215.242.2700

Honey’s Sit ’n Eat 800 N. Fourth St., 215.925.1150 2101 South St., 215.732.5130

honeygrow 110 S. 16th St.

Fast casual eatery serving salads, stir-fry bowls, and smoothies, using high quality ingredients, including local and organic when possible.

Fair Food hosts an annual member farm tour to showcase the people, land, and sustainable methods on which our local food system depends. It’s an opportunity for Fair Food member businesses to get a behind-the-scenes look at local farm operations, and to hear stories of local farming successes and challenges. For more information about the benefits of Fair Food membership, visit

Jamonera 105 S. 13th St., 215.922.6061

JG Domestic Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St., 215.222.2363

Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Ave., 215.739.9684

Fresh, seasonal food and locally brewed draft beer seven days a week with brunch on Sat. & Sun. Gospel Brunch 2nd Sunday of every month.

Jules Thin Crust, 215.345.8565

Organic thin crust pizza and organic salads with Bucks and Lancaster county farms to supplying their various toppings.



Osteria 37 South 19th St. 215.564.2925 640 N. Broad St., 215.763.0920


Oyster House 500 S. 20th St., 215.985.1922 1516 Sansom St., 215.567.7683

Monk’s Café 264 S. 16th St., 215.545.7005

Oyster bar and seafood restaurant serving updated classics served in a simple, modern setting.

Award-winning, locally owned, beer-centric restaurant with much of the food sourced from local farmers.

Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar

Mugshots Coffeehouse

Prohibition Taproom Art Museum: 1925 Fairmount Ave., 267.514.7145 Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave., 215.717.3327 501 N. 13th St., 215.238.1818 1627 E Passyunk Ave., 215.271.2066

Fresh, whole foods whenever possible and seasonal foods from our region. Exclusively U.S. breweries on tap.

Wood-fired pizza, sustainably and locally sourced food for vegetarians and omnivores, local craft beers.

Locally-minded coffeehouse and caterer that serves fairly traded, organic coffee and tea, and supports organic agriculture and local farmers.

Koo Zee Doo

Moshulu 1713 South St., 215.545.4448 614 N. Second St., 215.923.8080 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.923.2500

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Nectar 119 South 21st St., 267.318.7441 1927 East Passyunk Ave., 215.271.5626 1901 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, 610.725.6652

R2L 848 S. Second St., 267.687.1426

Lolita , 106 S. 13th St., 215.546.7100

London Grill 2301 Fairmount Ave., 215.978.4545

Landmark restaurant and bar serving New American bistro fare. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, late-night & private parties.





Classic French cooking with the freshest, finest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

Pumpkin BYOB 50 South 16th St., 215.564.5337

Nomad Pizza

Roller’s Flying Fish Café 611 S. 7th St., 215.238.0900 8142 Germantown Ave., 215.247.0707


Route 6 1311 Sansom St., 215.545.0170 , 600 N Broad St.

The four-door MINI Countryman with seating for up to five and available all-whell drive.*

OTTO’S MINI 305 W LINCOLN HWY EXTON, PA 19341 855-646-4194






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The Institute 1521 Spruce St., 215.546.1521 926 South St., 215.592.8180 549 N. 12th St., 267.318.7772


The Pickled Heron • 68 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, 610.642.9400 • UPenn, 3925 Walnut St., 215.386.1365 2218 Frankford Ave., 215.634.5666

Fresh, sustainable salads and frozen yogurt with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms.

BYOB passionate about promoting local and seasonal products and producing artisanal breads and charcuterie.

Talula’s Garden

The Union League of Philadelphia 210 W. Washington Sq., 215.592.7787 140 South Broad St., 215.563.6500

Rittenhouse Square BYOB with Italian and French-inspired menu using the finest local and seasonal ingredients.

South Philly Tap Room 1509 Mifflin St., 215.271.7787

Gastropub featuring antibiotic and growth hormone-free meats, sustainable fish, and locally raised and produced ingredients whenever possible.

Spring Mill Cafe 164 Barren Hill Rd., Conshohocken, 610.828.2550

Seasonal, local, ingredients, light and seasonal preparations, dinner seven nights and a Sunday brunch, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

BYOB committed to locally sourced ingredients and community sustainability.

Talula’s Table

Southwark Restaurant & Bar

Highly acclaimed gourmet market, bakery, cheese shop and restaurant. Reservations must be made up to a year in advance. 701 S. Fourth St., 215.238.1888

Southwark uses ingredients from local farmers and co-ops for a fresh and dynamic dining experience that supports the local economy.

Standard Tap 102 W. State St., Kennett Square, 610.444.8255

Changing chalkboard menu boasts favorites such as smelts and chicken pie as well as seasonally available fish, game, and produce. Over 20 locally brewed beers plus 2 cask-conditioned brews on hand pumps.

Triumph Brewing Company 117 Chestnut St, 215.625.0855 21st & Green Sts., 215.235.3500

Extensive international bottled beer list and more than a dozen beers on tap. Menu includes many vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes.



Reading Terminal Market carries a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, poultry, dairy, cheeses, eggs and value-added products from organic and sustainable farms in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The Farmstand is unique both regionally and nationally due to its mix of highquality farmers’ market products with the convenience and accessibility of a grocery store.


Award-winning Brew Pub serving craft beer made in-house, local sustainable ingredients, an eclectic local and sustainable menu and regional and national live entertainment.

twenty manning grill 261 S. 20th St., 215.731.0900

Relaxed setting with seasonal classic fare like salads, burgers, raw-bar selections, snacks and sides and heartier plates.

Vedge Restaurant 1221 Locust St., 215.320.7500


The Fair Food Farmstand in


Taproom features beer, wine and cider on draft, wood-grilled flatbreads and tasty bar fare. NewTria Taproom at 2005 Walnut St. 243 South Camac St., 215.545.1102


18 • 123 S. 18th St., 215.972.8742 • 1137 Spruce St., 215.629.9200 • Tria Taproom: 2005 Walnut St.

Terra Restaurant & Bar

The Belgian Café 901 N. Second St., 215.238.0630

Tria Café

| 1312 Spruce St., 215.732.3478

White Dog Cafe • 3420 Sansom St., 215.386.9224 • 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne 610.225.3700

Finest ingredients from local farms. American cuisine, civic engagement, and environmental responsibility.

Will BYOB 1911 E Passyunk Ave.

Zahav 237 St. James Place, 215.625.8800

“You’ll think twice about the food you put into your mouth after you read Drift. This thriller isn’t only compelling—it’s about something hugely important.”


An ecological thriller about GMOs from Jon McGoran

“McGoran impressively integrates concerns about genetically modified produce with an action-filled storyline and fleshedout characters…The disturbing, but scientifically plausible, secret at the heart of the bad guys’ schemes is an original one, and McGoran makes the most of it.” Publishers Weekly, starred review “This is a rare rip-roaring read that’s also about something very serious—in this case, genetically modified foods. It’s somehow both escapist fun and a scary real-life wake-up call.” “This biotech thriller delivers a complex Frankenfood story, with lots of twists and turns leading to a startling ending. Readers who enjoy Michael Crichton or liked Paul McEuen’s Spiral, or even the nonfiction biothrillers by Richard Preston, will find much to enjoy here.” Booklist

David Morrell, NYTimes bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

“Jon McGoran is a writer to watch. His effortless prose keeps his quirky characters ripping through a tricky plot that’s as unusual as it is original. Drift is a winner.” F. Paul Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of Dark at the End

“Drift is a compelling and devious novel from a powerful new voice in thriller fiction. Jon McGoran has the chops to become one of the greats!” Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code and Rot & Ruin

“Cops, drugs, plenty of action. Drift is written with style and verve. Do yourself a favor and read this tough thriller.” John Lutz, NY Times bestselling author of Serial

“Gripping, chilling and written with aplomb. Packed with plot twists and palpable tension; it’s Lee Child’s Killing Floor with a smart-aleck Reacher. Genuinely unputdownable.” Owen Laukkanen, author of The Professionals

Launch Party! July 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia Reading • Signing • Music • Refreshments • Special Guests Free admission. Space is limited. Register at





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Food Trucks

Specialty Stores

Frank & Josie’s

Mucho Bueno

Vegan lunch cart with a seasonal menu and produce and beans from local farms working with other small local businesses. Many gluten-free and organic ingredients.

Menu includes tacos, sandwiches and salads, along with vegan and gluten-free options sourced from local farms.

Füd Truk

Lucky Old Souls

Lehigh University destination featuring local and seasonal ingredients with favorites like “Smashed Falafel” and hand-cut local fries. Operated by Sodexo as part of the school’s foodforward approach to campus dining.

“Farm-to-truck” menu features grass-fed beef burgers, housemade veggie burgers, hand-cut fries, house-cured bacon, made-from-scratch condiments, seasonal local vegetables, thick milkshakes, and all-natural mixed-to-order sodas.

Local 215

Zea May’s 267-270-2364

Homespun American fare made with meat and produce from small farms in and around the city. Nose-to-tail style and highly seasonal menu, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

Foods made with ingredients common in Native American cuisines: corn, quinoa, wild rice, bison, and more.

Who knew Philadelphia was the land of milk and honey? We’ve got gelato and ice cream made from local milk and chocolates made with honey from nearby hives. And how about some local cheese with that Pennsylvania brew? Betty’s Speakeasy 2241 Gray’s Ferry Ave., No. 1, 215.735.9060

Capogiro Gelato • Midtown Village: 119 S. 13th St., 215.351.0900 • Rittenhouse Square: 117 S. 20th St., 215.636.9250 • University City: 3925 Walnut St., 215.222.0252 • Passyunk Scoop Shop, 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.462.3790

Growing Local After thirteen years of Fair Food, local farms showing healthy growth

Against the backdrop of long-term overall declines in both the number of farms and acres farmed in Pennsylvania, since Fair Food began thirteen years ago, our local food system has enjoyed a dramatic increase in the number of small farms feeding directly into our local food shed.


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Family-owned and operated gelateria offering Italian artisan gelato made with farm fresh local milk from grass-fed, hormone-free cows and handpicked produce, including blackberries, Asian pears and quince.

Di Bruno Bros.

Metropolitan Bakery

The Franklin Fountain • Rittenhouse Square: 262 S. 19th St., 215.545.6655 • Reading Terminal Market: 12th and Arch Sts., 215.829.9020 • Chestnut Hill: 8607 Germantown Ave., 215.753.9001 • West Philadelphia: 4013 Walnut St., 215.222.1492 116 Market St., 215.627.1899

Homemade ice creams, sundaes and fizzy fountain concoctions in the authentic atmosphere of an early-1900’s soda fountain.

Artisan bakery specializing in handmade rustic breads and pastries. Stores offer an array of locally produced products, including cheese, yogurt, pasta, fair trade coffee and premium teas. • Rittenhouse Square: 1730 Chestnut St., 215.665.9220 • Italian Market: 930 S. Ninth St., 215.922.2876 • Comcast Center: 1701 JFK Blvd., 215.531.5666 • Ardmore Farmers Market: 120 Coulter Ave., 484.416.3311

Shane Confectionery 110 Market St., 215.922.1048

Established in 1863, chocolates and confections made on site with an emphasis on locallysourced ingredients, seasonal specialties and old-fashioned quality.

Night Kitchen Bakery

Serving the highest quality gourmet and artisanal cheeses, meats and produce since 1939. 7725 Germantown Ave., 215.248.9235

Cakes, cookies, tarts and pies, made using Old World recipes and local ingredients when available.

Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods & Catering 415 South York Rd, New Hope

Pennsylvania General Store

Family-owned shop offers made-to-order sandwiches, salads and soups as well as prepared foods, regional cheeses, and more with a focus on local, seasonal products. Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Sts., 800-554-4891



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Caterers and Food Service Providers These caterers and food service providers think outside the box by providing delicious, fresh and locally sourced foods at functions, from cafeteria lunches to formal galas. Birchtree Catering 1909 S. Mole St., 215.390.3415

Fresh, local food and seasonal menus, customized for each client. Options include the best in biodegradable plateware and sustainable solutions for elegant events.

Mugshots Coffeehouse

Donna & Company • Art Museum: 1925 Fairmount Ave. • Temple University: 1520 Cecil B. Moore Ave. • Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave. • 908.272.4380

Fair Food-approved catering services. Platters for breakfast, lunch and dessert. Compostable disposables and beverages, including organic coffee and tea.

Samirand Catering, 215.848.9797

Food Artisans Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery, 717.330.4359 219 E. Fifth Ave., Conshohocken, 215.753.1991

Providing whole grain breads, rolls, sweets, granola and more to local restaurants, institutions, grocers, cafes and farmers markets.

Feast Your Eyes Inc.

coco love homemade • 215.634.3002

Cosmic Catering

Located in a repurposed factory in Kensington that has been made into a unique party space.

Frog Commissary Catering, 215.448.1100

Based at The Franklin Institute, Frog Commissary provides on- and off-premise catering and operates Franklin Foodworks, the restaurant at The Franklin Institute.

Whimsical spins on classic treats using local and seasonal ingredients, delicate tea cookies, luxurious whoopie pies, and darling bruffins™ sold in local cafes and shipped to your doorstep.

Cookie Confidential

Artisan line of cookies, cupcakes (in jars and pops!), and brittle using locally sourced and organic ingredients.

Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods & Catering

Daisy Organic Flours for McGeary Organics 415 South York Rd, New Hope • 800.624.3279

Independent, family-owned shop offering madeto-order sandwiches, salads and soups, prepared foods, regional cheeses, and meats and dessert items, with a focus on local, seasonal products.


Daisy Organic Pastry, All-Purpose Bread and Spelt Flours are milled at the Annville Flouring Mill near Hershey Pa. The mill has been in continuous operation since about 1740.


Fair Food’s Double Dollars coupon program makes

locally-produced food more accessible and affordable for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) shoppers. Since its launch in October 2010, this program at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market has reached over 800 households across Philadelphia and has redeemed over $32,000 in coupons. For more information about this program email





Brings the Tuscan slow food movement to NJ and PA. Locally sourced ingredients create chocolates with bold flavor profiles.

Éclat Chocolate 24 South High St., West Chester, 610.692.5206

Sustainable ingredients, and local and seasonal products whenever possible. The area’s largest selection of organic, fair trade, and single origin chocolate, and other seasonal specialties.

Farm Fromage

Local seller of PA artisan cheeses, they help farmers stay on the farm and distribute cheese throughout the United States.

Fresh Tofu Inc. 1101 Harrison St., Allentown, 610.433.4711

Supplying the East Coast with organic artisanal tofu and other fine soy products since 1983. Preservative-free, vegan.

Gilda’s Biscotti Inc. 267.679.7589

Producing handmade biscotti for more than 15 years using pasture-raised hen eggs and other sustainable ingredients.

Good Spoon Seasonal Foods

Seasonal soups and stews made with fresh, local, and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Available year-round at the Fair Food Farmstand and select local markets.

Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC, 215.781.8300

Turning local rye grain into rye whiskey in a converted 19th century mill in Bristol, PA.


25 years of experience in producing locally grown, grass-fed beef from our Chester County Pastures No artificial growth stimulants, hormones or antibiotics • 610.486.0789 or 610.384.6576

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Brought to you from the Lafferty famiLy farm!

Farmer Friendly in SpringÞeld


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The chip that’s dried not fried!

Local Since 1869


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Philadelphia Brewing Company 2423-39 Amber St., 215.427.2739

Philadelphia Brewing Co. keeps it local and fresh, with brewery tours every Saturday (noon – 3 p.m.) that show their commitment to sustainability and community.

Philadelphia Distilling 12285 McNulty Rd., 215.671.0346

First craft distiller in Pennsylvania since before prohibition distills, bottles and markets award-winning small batch spirits, all made in Philadelphia.

Ray’s Seitan 1101 Harrison St., Allentown, 610.351.0479

Producing quality seitan since 1983, their new (2007) processing facility is open to visitors.

Subarashii Kudamono • 610.282.7588

This artisan grower of gourmet Asian pears offers varieties of fresh Asian pears during the fall season. Dried Asian pears are sold year-round. Wine and spirits available at PLCB stores.

Urban Apiaries

Honey made exclusively by city-dwelling honeybees, labeled by zipcode and capturing the unique flavor of rooftop gardens and window boxes, community gardens and city parks to produce complex, delicious honey. Spared the stresses of industrialized agriculture, urban bees are strong, healthy bees producing great honey.

Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, 610.873.0881

Creating award-winning beers since 1996, committed to watershed conservation and community stewardship.

Weckerly’s Ice Cream

Seasonally changing frozen treats made with cream from Seven Stars Farm. Ice cream, ice cream sandwiches and bon-bons available year round at the Green Line Café.

Personal Chefs Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or omnivorous good brought to your home. Healthy Bites Katie Cavuto Boyle, MS, RD, Chef, 215.259.8646

Organic Planet Handcrafted Foods, 215.696.9780

In-home personal chef service catering to customers of all kinds, especially those with challenging dietary needs. Chef Lindsay Gilmour has had a lifelong love affair with global food traditions and the allure of fresh, delicious food direct from farmers who take land and animal stewardship seriously.

Studio Kitchen •

A social experiment in the propagation and perception of natural flavors, sourcing ingredients as direct from the source as possible to push flavors forward with harmony and surprise.

Institutions Schools, universities, hospitals and other institutions have significant food needs, and thus significant power to influence our local food economy. They have chosen responsibly and sustainably by promoting locally grown food on their campuses. Bon Appétit at Penn Dining • Hill House, 3333 Walnut St. • Houston Market, 3417 Spruce St. • 1920 Commons, 3800 Locust Walk

Driven to create food in a socially responsible manner by purchasing from local sustainable farms.

Small, artisanal bread and pastry bakery in Northeast Philadelphia selling hand-formed and fresh baked products to restaurants, cafes, hotels, and caterers.





Sodexo Campus Services 6081 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown 610.217.5378

Partnering for a better tomorrow through local, sustainable dining that supports health, planet and communities. • DeSales University, Center Valley, PA • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA • Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA • Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA.

Sustainable Fare at Lawrenceville School Island Heights, N.J., 609-620-6143

See description on page 26.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 111 S. 11th St., 1-800-JEFF-NOW

CulinArt Inc.

University of the Arts

97 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, 610.644.1500 • Abington Friends School: 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, 215.886.4350 • Agnes Irwin School: 275 S. Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610.525.8400 • Cumberland County College: P.O. Box 1500 College 320 S Broad St. One Cooper Plaza, Camden, 856.342.2000

Cooper runs a community garden, operates a farm stand year-round in the hospital lobby, and serves as a CSA site for Muth Family Farm.

Cooper University Hospital 610.621.0508

Wild Flour Bakery

Parkhurst Dining

Atrium cafeteria features fair trade organic coffee, local organic yogurt and cage-free eggs. Patients, staff and visitors enjoy local, seasonal produce and rBGH-free local dairy. They also sponsor a buying club, CSA and weekly farmers market.

Wholesome Dairy Farms

Grass fed dairy products, whole milk yogurts, kefir, ricotta cheese, chocolate milk and raw milk.

Drive, Vineland, N.J., 856.691.8600 • The George School: 1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, 215.579.6500 • Germantown Friends School: 31 W. Coulter St., 215.951.2300 • Holy Family University: 9801 Frankford Ave., 215.637.7700 • Montgomery County Community College: 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, 215.641.6300 • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: 4170 City Ave., 215.871.6922 • Sanford School: 6900 Lancaster Pike, • Hockessin, Del., 302.239.5263 • SCH Academy, Phila, 215.247.7200 • Tower Hill School: 2813 West 17th St. Wilmington, 302.575.0550 • Waldron Mercy Academy: 513 Montgomery Ave., Lower Merion, 610.664.9847 • William Penn Charter School: 3000 W. School House Lane, 215.844.3460 • Friends Select, 1651 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., • The Green Tree School, 6401 Wayne Ave., • Independence Charter School, 1600 Lombard St., • Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race St.,

Wissahickon Charter School 4700 Wissahickon Ave.

Philly Roasted, Always Fresh! Find our coffee online or at area cafes and markets •


Farm Fromage Hand Crafted Cheese from the Farm Howard M. Field • 717-314-1373

Does Shore Catch bring the freshest fish to Philadelphia, or what?

You decide. At our Rittenhouse (Sat. 9-3) and South & Passyunk (Sat. 10-2) Farmers’ Markets.

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Just one mile from the PA state line, we are Delaware's premiere supplier of PA-grown organic and pastured foods.


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While serving our clients, we are Eco-friendly and tech-savvy, creating lower costs and hourly fees

Sustainably raised pork, lamb, & goat meat Meadow-raised, natural-color wool & yarn products

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166 Monmouth Rd • NorthPork Hanover, NJ 08562 Sustainably Raised & Lamb • Border 609-758-6708 Collies, Horse Boarding & Turnout

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Fair Food Advocates Support the local food system through business practices, a variety of community partnerships and their Fair Food membership. Bartram’s Garden 54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.

This garden of curiosity on the banks of the Schuylkill River offers local honey and a unique selection of native plants and edibles for home gardeners, as well as wholesale distributors. Please visit our website for seasonal hours.

Common Market Philadelphia 215.275.3435 @CommonMkt

Fitly • @FitlyFamily 417 N. 8th St., 2nd Floor, 609.289.0710

Social enterprise addressing childhood obesity by providing busy families with a free delivery service of healthy ingredients and meal prepping instructions.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop (LFFC) 717.656.3533

Nonprofit farmer-owned organic co-op in Lancaster County delivering fresh, handpicked organic produce directly to businesses twice a week. Their small farms supply grass-fed meats from healthy, humanely raised animals. They carry locally milled flour, local honey, rich, nutrient-dense eggs from pastured chickens, PA maple syrup, a wide array of dairy, and gluten-free baked goods.

Local Food Systems, Inc. Local Food Systems connects high volume buyers to reliable supply, and brings suppliers demand.

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society 1528 Walnut St. Suite 301, 215.569.8080

Presenting classical chamber music concerts by world-class artists at venues around the city paired with tastings from local farms or businesses, enhancing the concert experience and providing wonderful exposure for the purveyors.

2013–14 LOCAL FOOD GUIDE • 540 Route 31, Ringoes, N.J., 609.443.1772

Local craft beer-centric magazine covering the culture behind Philadelphia’s craft beer movement. Free copies can be found at most better beer destinations in the area and at the Fair Food Farmstand. Available in digital format at iTunes app store.


Farm-fresh distribution, connecting organic and sustainable farms in NJ and Eastern PA to restaurants and grocers all year. Dinners on the farm, June -Sept.

Philly Mobile Food Association • @phillymfa

Providing a strong communal voice and shared resources to support local food truck and food cart operators. They also develop alternative eating experiences in underutilized spaces.

Rolling Barrel Events Bridgeport, Pa., 610.292.0880

A full-service event planning and management firm. Plans everything from intimate tutored tastings to large scale celebrations like Fair Food’s Brewer’s Plate., 1149 N. 3rd St., 215.238.9212

Educational programs on the practice of a timetested plant-based diet and contemporary macrobiotic principles. Cooking classes, lectures, seminars and advanced training helps people improve their energy level and recover from various health problems.

Sustainable Fare Island Heights, N.J., 609.620.6143

Emphasis is on locally grown foods and seasonal menus, prepared with fresh, unprocessed ingredients.

The FruitGuys • 877-378-4863

Regional TakeHome case is a weekly mix of fruits and vegetables sourced from local farms and delivered to you at work or at home. The FruitGuys also delivers farm-fresh fruit and healthy snacks to the workplace. The FruitGuys support charities like Philabundance and projects that positively impact the environment and the farming community.

The Enterprise Center CDC 4548 Market St., 215.895.4000 • 267.603.3663


Zone 7, Farm-Fresh Distribution

Strengthening Health Institute

A source for local farm food, nonprofit wholesale local food distributor delivers to hospitals, schools, universities, restaurants, groceries and communities.


Philly Beer Scene

Building a complete farm-to-fork urban food system in West Philadelphia. West Philly Foods CSA distributes locally sourced urban produce to residents and food entrepreneurs operating out of The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises.

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia 1617 JFK Blvd.

Works to build a just, green, and thriving economy by educating local, independent businesses, policymakers and the public.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial agreement between community members and a local farmer. In exchange for a payment in the spring, a CSA farm provides a “share” of the produce and other farm products throughout during the growing season. Crawford Organics •

Delaware Valley Farm Share • 215.274.3435 x 10

Down to Earth Harvest 912 S. Union St., Kennett Square

Farm to Families

Greensgrow Farms • 215.380.4355 2501 E. Cumberland St.

The 26-week CSA provides shareholders with a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as eggs, butter, cheese, yogurt and vegan options through a network of over 50 partner farms. Full shares and half shares offered. Pickups available at the Kensington farm, Center City, Williams-Sonoma at The Bellevue, The Navy Yard, West Philly, and Camden.

Hazon CSAs • Elkins Park Hazon CSA:, 215.635.3110 • Merion Station Hazon CSA:, 610.934.1919 • Center City Hazon CSA:, 215.232.0808

Henry Got Crops! CSA Saul High School of Agriculture, 7100 Henry Ave.

Herrcastle Farm • 717.284.3203


The Neighborhood’s de facto living room. – National Geographic.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative 48 Eagle Dr., Leola, 717.656.3533

Nonprofit organic famers’ cooperative of 75 growers in Lancaster County. Their 25-week, May-October CSA offers weekly full or half vegetable shares. Optional fruit and flower shares available. More than 70 pickup locations including Center City, N. Philadelphia and University City.

Landisdale Farm

Neighborhood Foods

Pennypack Farm and Education Center • 215.646.3943

Red Earth Farm • 570.943.3460

Root Mass Farm • 484.706.9039 344A Old State Rd., Oley.

Taproot Farm

Local Food, Beer, and Music., George Brittenburg and Ola Creston

Teens 4 Good Urban Farm CSA Aviva Asher,

West Philly Foods CSA 4548 Market St., 215.895.4050

Sources all produce from Philadelphiabased urban and rural farms. Profits support community programs and subsidize shares for low-income individuals.

Wimer’s Organics 717.445.4347


Yellow Springs Farm (Cheese CSA) Chester Springs





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Glossary When we talk about fair food, we mean... Artisan: Food produced by non-industrial methods. Artisan producers respect the raw materials with which they work, know where these materials come from and understand their unique characteristics. They have mastered their craft and have a historical, experiential, intuitive and scientific understanding of it. Biodiversity: The presence of genetic diversity or variety among plants and/or animals in an ecosystem. Greater biodiversity within an agricultural area generally leads to healthier soil and improved resilience to diseases and pests. In contrast, monoculture is a lack of genetic diversity in an agricultural area. Buying Clubs: Members order food for periodic delivery, typically once a week. Unlike CSAs, buying clubs operate on a “pay-as-you-go” basis, allowing members to order as much or as little food as they want each week. Certified Organic: In the United States, all Certified Organic fresh or processed foods must be produced according to the national organic standards and certified by a USDA-accredited inspection agency. Organic farmers must use only approved materials that will not harm humans, animals or soil life. Chemical Free: Farms that refrain from using any chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other similar agents. Chemical-free farms may or may not have USDA organic certification. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A form of direct marketing in which consumers pay for a share of a farm’s harvest at the beginning of the growing season and subsequently receive goods from that farm throughout the season. Consumers share in the risks and benefits inherent to agriculture while providing economic security to the farmers. Conventional Agriculture: This broad category of farming practices encompasses everything from IPM (see below) to heavy reliance on machinery and chemicals to raise crops and livestock. Cultured/Fermented: Foods that have been broken down into simpler forms by ye asts, bacteria or fungi. Fermented foods generally enhance digestive processes and have a longer shelf-life than non-fermented foods. Examples include yogurt, kefir, miso, sauerkraut and kombucha.





Free-range chickens on Spring Wood Farm in Kinzers, PA.

Fair Trade: Business Practices that improve the terms of trade for farmers and artisans by increasing access to markets and ensuring just compensation for their products and labor. Farmstead Cheese: Cheeses made by the farmers who raise the animals that produce the milk. In other words, they are cheeses “from the farm.” Food Hub: Business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers for the purpose of strengthening producer capacity and access to wholesale, retail, and institutional markets. Food hubs have positive economic, social and environmental impacts in their communities, and fill a critical gap in regional food systems. Foodshed: Similar in concept to a watershed, a foodshed outlines the flow of food feeding a particular area. Free-Range/Free-Roaming: Animals raised in systems where they can move about in an unrestrained manner. GMO free/non-GMO: The vast majority of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), whose DNA has been manipulated in a laboratory using genetic engineering. GMO-free products have no genetically engineered ingredients. Certified organic products must be GMOfree. The non-GMO claim is unregulated, but some products are verified by a third party, like the Non-GMO Project. 100% Grass Fed: Animals that have been raised entirely on grass and are fed no grain. This term applies specifically to ruminant animals, such as cows, that are meant to eat grass. Heirloom Varieties: Plants grown from seeds saved through several generations that have not been artificially genetically modified. Growing heirloom varieties is important to the preservation of genetic diversity in the food supply.

Heritage Breeds: Traditional livestock that have not been altered by the demands of modern industrial agriculture. Heritage breed animals retain their historic characteristics and are raised in a manner that more closely matches the animal’s natural behavior. Hormone & Antibiotic Free: Animals that have been raised without the use of growth hormones or subtherapeutic (routine) antibiotics. Humane: Animal husbandry practices that raise animals under conditions that resemble their natural habitat, including ample outdoor space for movement, a healthy diet and limited-stress environment. Integrated Pest Management (IPM): A lowinput approach to managing crops, ornamentals and orchards. IPM methods include, but are not limited to: using predatory insects to kill plant-eating pests, employing mechanical pest traps and using chemicals when necessary to avoid losing a crop. Considered a more sustainable alternative to the heavy use of pesticides. Locally Grown: Farm products raised within our regional foodshed, which Fair Food considers to be a radius of approximately 150 miles from Philadelphia. Pasture-Raised/Pastured: Animals that have never been confined to a feedlot or feeding floor and have had access to pasture throughout their lives. Raw Milk: Milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Many believe that raw milk contains more beneficial bacteria and enzymes, protein and other nutrients. Raw milk may also carry an increased chance of exposure to harmful microorganisms. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regulates the operation and sanitation of raw milk bottling facilities in the Commonwealth. Twentyeight states in the U.S. currently allow some form of raw milk sales. Another important benefit of raw milk is that direct consumer sales and other viable markets for raw milk dairy farmers bolster their dairy business in an otherwise difficult dairy market.

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Raw Milk Cheese: Cheeses made from unpasteurized milk. In the U.S., raw milk cheeses must be aged for at least 60 days. Seasonality of Food: refers to the times of year when a given type of food is at its peak, either in terms of harvest or flavor. Seasonal foods are typically the freshest, most flavorful, and least expensive on the market.

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SNAP Incentive Programs: Programs designed to increase SNAP (formerly food stamps) recipients’ access to fresh, healthy food by matching SNAP spending with coupons to spend on additional food. Philadelphia has two key incentive programs: Fair Food’s Double Dollars and the The Food Trust and Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Philly Food Bucks. Sustainable Agriculture: An holistic method of agricultural production and distribution that strives to be ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible for present and future generations. Growing/production methods may include, but are not limited to, organic, IPM, chemical-free and responsible conventional.

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Transitional to Organic: On average, USDA Organic Certification takes about three years of applying certified methods to a farm’s growing or production operations. While working toward a “Certified Organic” status, many farms use the word “transitional” to define their farming practices. Triple Bottom Line: A business model that gives equal weight to environmental sustainability, social justice and economic success.

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Value-Added Products: Farm products that have been processed so as to add value in some fashion. Examples include jam, pickles and yogurt. Vine ripened/Tree ripened: Fruit that has been allowed to ripen on the vine or tree. Within the industrial food system, fruit is often picked before it is ripe because it is better able to survive long distance travel. Tree or vineripened fruit has more fully developed natural sugars and so generally has better flavor. Wild Foraged: Refers to the harvest of uncultivated plant-based foods that grow in the wild. Examples from this region include ramps, hen of the woods mushrooms, fiddlehead ferns, and paw paws.


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Local Food guide philadelphia 2013-14

farmers markets

22nd & Tasker Farmers Market

Chestnut Hill Growers’ Market*

22nd and Tasker Streets Tuesdays 2pm-6pm

Winston at Germantown Ave. Sat 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

29th & Wharton Farmers Market

Clark Park Farmers Market

29th and Wharton Streets Tuesdays 2pm-6pm

43rd and Baltimore Ave Thursdays 3pm-7pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm

33rd & Diamond Farmers Market

Cliveden Park Farmers Market

33rd and Diamond Streets Tuesdays 2pm-6pm

Chew Avenue and Johnson Street Wednesdays 2pm-6pm

52nd & Haverford Farmers Market

Dickinson Square Farmers Market

52nd and Haverford Street Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm-5pm

Moyamensing Ave. & Morris St. Sun 10 am – 2 pm

58th & Chester Farmers Market

East Falls Farmers Market

58th and Chester Streets Wednesdays 2pm-6pm

In lot under Rt. 1 at Kelly Dr. Sat 10 am – 2 pm

Ambler Farmers Market

Fairhill Square Farmers Market

Butler Pike and Maple Ave. Sat 9 am – 1 pm

Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market Ridge Ave. at Acorn St. Fri 2 – 6 pm

Broad & Snyder Farmers Market

Broad & South Farmers Market

Belmont Ave. and St. Asaph’s Rd. Thurs 2:30 – 6:30 pm

Walnut St. near 18th St. Sat 9 am – 3 pm

Headhouse Farmers Market

Schuylkill River Park Farmers Market

2nd and Lombard Streets Sundays 10am-2pm

Hunting Park Farmers Market

25th and Spruce Streets Wednesdays 3pm-7pm

West Hunting Park Ave and Old York Road Saturdays 10am-2pm

South & Passyunk Farmers Market

Jefferson Farmers Market

South St. at Passyunk Ave. Sat 10 am – 2 pm

3rd Street, between Poplar and W. Widley Streets Thursdays 3pm-7pm

Suburban Station Farmers Market 16th St. Concourse Thurs noon – 6:30 pm

Swarthmore Farmers Market Town center parking lot. Sat 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Fountain Farmers Market

Broad Street and Olney Avenue Thursdays 2pm-6pm

Market St. at 30th St. Station Wed 11 am – 5 pm

Overbrook Farms Farmers Market

University Square Farmers Market

Lancaster and City Ave, at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church Saturdays 9am-1pm

36th St. at Walnut St. Wed 10 am – 3 pm

Oxford Circle Farmers Market

Ogontz and 72nd Avenues Tuesdays 2pm-6pm

Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Ave. Sat 9 am – 1 pm

Frankford and Bustleton Avenues Tuesdays 2pm-6pm

Cecil B. Moore Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market Germantown Avenue and Walnut Lane, in front of Historic Wyck House Fridays 2pm-6pm


Rittenhouse Farmers Market*

Olney Transportation Center Farmers Market

Frankford Transportation Center Farmers Market


Gorgas Park Farmers Market

23rd and Pine Streets Saturdays 9am-2pm

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market*


Byberry Rd. and Barbary Rd. Sat 10 am – 2 pm

Liberty Lands Farmers Market

E. Passyunk Ave at Tasker & 11th St. Wed 3 – 7 pm


Parkwood Farmers Market

Sat. 10 am – 1 pm

Fairmount Farmers Market

Broad and South Streets Wednesdays 2pm-7pm

Cecil B. Moore Ave, Between 13th and Broad Streets Thursdays 2pm-6pm

Girard & 27th Farmstand

Chestnut St. east of 10th St. Thurs 11 am – 3:30 pm

Fitler Square Farmers Market

Broad and Snyder Streets Tuesdays 2pm-7pm

Clark Park Farmers Market

4th Street and Lehigh Ave Tuesdays 1pm-5pm

22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue Thursdays 3pm-7pm

Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

Farmers markets showcase food grown on local, sustainable family farms, sold by the farmers themselves. Whether you’re looking for seasonal vegetables, complex local cheeses, pastured eggs or grassfed meat, Philly’s farmers markets are there to enliven your meals. For more information on area markets, visit and

900 East Howell Street, parking lot in front of the Oxford Circle Mennonite Church Thursdays 2pm-6pm

The Porch Farmers Market

West Oak Lane Farmers Market

Weavers Way Farmers Market Carpenter Lane and Greene St. Thurs 3 – 7 pm

*Open year round. Other markets open for the season in May or June. See our website for details.

Look for items labeled from around here to find products grown, raised or crafted within 100 miles (or so) as the crow flies.

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2013 Local Food Guide [#051 Special]  

Fair Food and Grid magazine present the definitive guide to eating, buying and dining local all year round in the city of Philadelphia.

2013 Local Food Guide [#051 Special]  

Fair Food and Grid magazine present the definitive guide to eating, buying and dining local all year round in the city of Philadelphia.