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fair food and grid magazine present

Local Food Guide




eating, buying and dining local in the city of Philadelphia.


Local Food Guide

From the Director


lex Mulcahy, publisher of Grid magazine,

approached me in December. “Grid wants to marry Fair Food,” he exclaimed. That was his not-so-subtle way of courting us to be their partner for the 2010 Philadelphia Local Food Guide. In your hands is the progeny of that fruitful union between a publication devoted to Philadelphia’s growth as a sustainable city and a nonprofit organization that supports our region’s sustainable agriculture. This guide is our baby—and we couldn’t be more proud. Fair Food’s mission is to bring healthy local food to the marketplace. For the past nine years, we have been connecting Philadelphians to fabulous farmers—and their wonderful products—while simultaneously connecting ► fa i r f ood sta f f pi cks

Ann Karlen – Director Eggs from Meadow Run Farm — These eggs have deep yellow-orange

yolks, viscous whites and an almost unbreakable membrane—all the signs of healthy soil and healthy animals. Oh, and they’re really delicious!

The Local Food Guide was produced by Grid Magazine, published by Red Flag Media, 1032 Arch Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia 19107.

Alex Mulcahy, Publisher Lee Stabert, Managing Editor Claire Connelly, Distribution Jamie Leary, Art Director Lucas Hardison, Production Artist

Glossary What Do We Mean When We Say... Certified Organic To be labeled

organic in the United States, all fresh or processed foods must be produced according to the national organic standards and certified by an inspection agency accredited by the USDA. Organic farmers must use only approved materials that will not harm humans, animals or soil life. Chemical Free A farm that uses or-

ganic standards and methods but chooses not to be Certified Organic, for whatever reason. Conventional Agriculture This broad

category encompasses everything from IPM (see below) to heavy

The green flag icon signifies a business is a member of Fair Food.

staff picks

Throughout this guide, you’ll find Fair Food employees, starting with Ann above, singing the praises of their favorite local food products. All staff portraits taken by Albert Yee.

reliance on machinery and chemicals to raise crops and livestock.

those farmers to the ever-growing demand for a humane and sustainable food supply. At the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market and through our programs and publications, Fair Food creates the links that keep family farms viable in this community. We celebrate the vital role agriculture plays in our personal health, local economy and environment. We are blessed to live in such a rich agricultural area, so close to working farms and beautiful rural landscapes. And our city is also fortunate to boast an entire community of folks committed to food issues. Nonprofits, independent businesses and organized groups of consumers are all working in concert to transform our current system into one that is more local, healthy, fair and affordable. Sitting in the middle of a growing social movement, it can seem as though victory is around the corner. But, we all know that there are still daunting issues to tackle, including the lack of food access in low-wealth communities and absent infrastructure for local food distribution. We must continue to plow ahead, working on innovative solutions for these complex problems. That said, we should still be proud, and take a minute to think of all we have accomplished here in Philadelphia, bringing the local, family farm back to our tables. This guide is a validation of that success, filled with restaurants, small businesses and institutions that are deeply invested in our local food economy. It is also a call to arms: Seek out these spots, choose local over global, strike up a conversation at a farmers’ market and inquire at neighborhood establishments about what they’re doing to source more locally and sustainably. And always remember, this fight is not only righteous, it’s delicious.

—ann k ar le n

crops, ornamentals and orchards, IPM includes methods such as using predatory insects to kill planteating pests, employing mechanical pest traps and using chemicals when necessary to avoid losing a crop. Many sustainable farms rely upon IPM as an alternative to heavy use of pesticides.

continuous and unconfined access to pasture throughout their lives.

Free-Range/Free-Roaming Animals raised in systems where they can move about in an unrestrained manner.

Hormone & Antibiotic Free Animals

Transitional to Organic To be Certi-

Grass-Fed Animals that have been

Locally Grown Farm products raised

Foodshed The term “foodshed” is similar to the concept of a watershed: While watersheds outline the flow of water supplying a particular area, foodsheds outline the flow of food feeding a particular area.

raised entirely on grass and are fed little-to-no grain. This term applies specifically to ruminant animals, such as cows, that are meant to eat grass. IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

A low-input approach to managing

that have been raised without the use of growth hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics. within our regional foodshed, which we consider 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

Sustainable Agriculture A holistic

method of agricultural production and distribution that strives to be ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible for present and future generations. fied Organic, it typically takes three years of using Certified Organic methods, after which there is an inspection and, if everything is in place, certification. Until that time, many farms use the term “transitional” to describe their growing method. Value-Added Products Farm prod-

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Deborah Bentzel – Farm to Institution Manager I love Keswick Creamery ricotta, whether it’s spread on toast with honey, incorporated into softly scrambled eggs, dolloped onto pizza, stirred into soups, served with ripe fruit or used to finish rice, pasta or polenta.

Urban and 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, these farmstands are open year-round.

Fair Food Farmstand 215-627-2029, Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia Monday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Fair Food Farmstand carries a wide variety of local products from organic and sustainable farms throughout Southeast Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. They emphasize local and artisanal food from small-scale producers, such as humanely raised meats, organic and specialty fruits and vegetables, raw milk, artisanal cheeses and more.

Greensgrow Nursey and Market, 215-427-2702, 2501 E. Cumberland St., Phila. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Starting May 27: Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Farmstand: May 27 – November 24: Thursday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

collectively run urban education farm, Mill Creek utilizes vacant land to improve local access to nutritious foods, promote sustainable resource use and demonstrate ecologically-sensitive methods of living.

Weavers Way Farmstand 559 Carpenter Ln., Philadelphia Thursdays, 3 – 5 p.m.

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

4 Season Harvest (Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative), 717-656-3533

At their unique urban farm, Greensgrow Farms runs a nursery and farmstand. In the spring, they grow a wide variety of bedding plants, perennials, herbs and vegetable starters. Locally-grown produce, humanely-raised meat and eggs, cheeses and artisanal bread are sold seasonally at the market. They also invite other farmers/vendors to join them on market days.

Through an online pricelist, 4 Season Harvest Buying Club provides customers with value-added, Pennsylvania-made foods, pastured animal products and bulk organic foods from Lancaster Farm Fresh farmers. Buying club members order products weekly. A weekly delivery is made to a neighborhood pickup location, with almost 40 sites in the Philadelphia metro area.

Henry Got Crops

Meadow Run Farm Buying Club

Saul Agricultural High School 7100 Henry Ave., Philadelphia Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., 717-733-4279

Hope Gardens at Stenton Family Manor 1300 E. Tulpehocken St., Philadelphia Every other Sunday; 1 – 3 p.m.

Kauffman’s Lancaster County Produce 215-592-1898, Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia Wednesday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This vendor specializes in seasonal, farm-fresh Lancaster County produce, jams, jellies and crafts.

Mill Creek Urban Farm and Farmstand 49th and Brown Sts., Philadelphia Late June – November: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mill Creek grows a wide variety of produce, fruits and herbs for sale at their farmstand. A 4




Meadow Run Farm offers pastured, humanelyraised, hormone and antibiotic-free beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey to its buying club members on a year-round basis. Applications and ordering can be done online at Orders are delivered monthly to host sites in West Chester, Mt. Airy, Wynnewood, Center City and West Philadelphia.

Mugshots Coffeehouse & Café • Fairmount: 2100 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia • Manayunk: 110 Cotton St., Philadelphia • Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave., Philadelphia

Mugshots is a fair trade café and local foodery, and their Buying Club allows customers to shop from the same farmers they do. Every week, members choose from locally-grown produce, dairy, meats and artisan bread, as well as local favorites such as Philly Fresh Pickles and the café’s homemade hummus.

SHARE Food Program, 215-223-2220

For 24 years, the SHARE food program has provided high-quality food packages to consumers in Philadelphia and surrounding areas at discounted rates. All consumers qualify for the SHARE packages (worth $40 to $45), which typically cost $20 plus 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

Winter Harvest is a web-based buying club featuring locally-produced food. It operates November through April—when most farmers’ markets and CSAs are out of season. Farm to City delivers orders weekly to over 30 sites in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Order online from a list of over 500 items, including winter greens, root crops, meat and poultry, eggs, bread, dairy, herbs and preserves.

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

First Watch Farms, 717-419-7611, 584 Mumma Rd., Lititz

At First Watch Farms, they’re dedicated to producing naturally-grown, highly-nutritious, delicious produce and meat without the use of chemical sprays or fertilizers. As a CSA participant, you will receive a weekly share of fresh, vine-ripened, seasonal vegetables for a 22-week period, beginning in May and ending in October.

Greensgrow Farm, 215-427-2702, 2501 E. Cumberland St., Phila.

Greensgrow Farms’ innovative “City Supported Agriculture” program brings its shareholders the best the area has to offer, including Greensgrow’s own produce and local products such as bread, pastured eggs, butter, cheese, yogurt and naturally-raised meats. (There are vegetarian options as well.) Full and half shares available with a unique “vacation option.”

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Hazon CSA

Pennypack Farm & Education Center, 215-635-7106, Congregation Kol Ami, 8201 High School Rd., Elkins Park 215-646-3943, 685 Mann Rd., Horsham

Affiliated with Hazon’s network of Jewish CSA communities, this program is open to all. During the growing season, members pick up fresh, affordable organic produce weekly at Kol Ami. By doing so they are supporting sustainable farming, helping to preserve local farmland and building community. The Hazon CSA program also offers opportunities to explore contemporary food issues from a Jewish perspective, promoting environmental awareness, healthy eating and sustainable living., 570-247-2550, Rome

Since 1997, Keystone Farm has used organic, sustainable farming practices to raise small animals such as chickens, pigs and sheep while also growing fruits and vegetables. Featuring an emphasis on the highest quality goods, their CSA delivers the bounty of the farm to Philadelphia each weekend.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative 717-656-3533

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is a nonprofit organic farmers’ cooperative, owned by over 75 member farmers in Lancaster County. Beginning in May, CSA members receive 25 weeks of freshlyharvested, certified organic produce. Grass-fed meat and dairy, Pennsylvania-made products and bulk foods are also available through 4 Season Harvest, a year-round buying club. LFFC also offers optional fruit and flower shares.

Landisdale Farm, 215-865-6220

Landisdale Farm is a family-owned and operated, certified organic farm that grows a variety of organic produce. Their season-long (June through October) CSA provides produce as well as some local fruit in full and medium shares. Price is by share size; shares can be picked up at several locations in Philadelphia.

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Christina Dowd – Communications & Events I’m a Weaver’s Way Pickles girl—regular or hot. I’ll let you bring the cheese and beer to go with them.




Pennypack Farm & Education Center is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to making local sustainable agriculture an important part of our community through farming, education and community events. Their CSA provides season-long shares of organicallygrown produce. Price is by share size (there are several options) and pick-up is weekly at the farm in Horsham. For event and educational program listings, visit the farm’s website.

These neighborhood markets keep customers well-fed throughout the year by stocking local, seasonal products from sustainable family farms.

Red Earth Farm

Almanac Market has been providing fresh, local and organic produce, meat and dairy to their neighbors in Northern Liberties for almost half a decade. Their expanded prepared foods section, cheese case and fresh bread (delivered daily) help bring the best of the region to your doorstep., 570-943-3460

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Located in Schuylkill County, Red Earth Farm uses organic practices to produce its weekly CSA boxes. Members have the option to purchase full or partial shares, as well as optional fruit, yogurt, egg or herb shares. Members also have the option to use online selection for produce items. The farm offers several pickup locations around Philadelphia and two in Berks County.

Red Hill Farm CSA, 610-558-6799, Aston

Red Hill Farm sits on 183 acres of woodlands and meadows in Aston, PA, owned by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. CSA members pick up their share of fresh, organic produce once a week at the farm (located just west of Philadelphia). Red Hill Farm offers over 30 types of vegetables, a Children’s Garden and a wide array of U-Pick crops, including berries, cut flowers and herbs.

Almanac Market 215-625-6611, 900 N. 4th St., Philadelphia Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - sunset

Bryn Athyn Organic Produce Co-op Bryn Athyn Church Elementary School, 600 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn Wednesdays, 4 – 6 p.m.

Essene Market & Café 215-922-1146, 719 S. 4th St., Philadelphia Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For nearly 40 years, Essene Market & Café has provided the Philadelphia region with a unique venue for natural, organic and local foods. The market specializes in products for macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian and raw diets.

Wimer’s Organics

Harvest Local Foods 215-733-9599 484-461-7884, 303 Windermere Ave., Lansdowne

This CSA is a collaboration between two farms in Lancaster County that have been producing standard-setting certified organic vegetables for almost 30 years. CSA members have the option to choose a spring/summer share, a fall share, or both; optional egg and flower shares—as well as special orders—are also available. The farms offer eight pickup locations in Philadelphia, as well as spots in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Partners with over 30 local family farms and food artisans, Harvest Local Foods gives customers the opportunity to shop online yearround, choosing from their weekly selection of local and organic produce, meats, dairy, dry goods, homemade soups and entrees. They offer convenient door-to-door delivery or pickup at the market. They make eating local easy with no membership commitments or minimum ordering requirements.

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Annie Rojas — Grants Manager I love Maplehofe or Trickling Springs chocolate milk—both lovely in

their own ways.

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• Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Sts., Philadelphia, 215-238-9938 • 7721 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 247-2110

Herbiary specializes in natural products that promote healthier living. They carry bulk herbs, teas, tinctures, essential oils, flower essences and supplements. All products are organic, wildcrafted or cultivated without chemicals. Classes and consultations are also available.

Green Aisle Grocery 215-465-1411, 1618 East Passyunk Ave. Monday – Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m.; Friday, 12 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Located on vibrant East Passyunk Avenue, Green Aisle is the grocery for life’s essentials— grass-fed milk, pastured eggs, heirloom produce, local bread—as well the luxuries that make life worth living: Stumptown coffee, Q Tonic, Zahav hummus and more.

Kimberton Whole Foods • 2140 Kimberton Rd., Kimberton, 610-935-1444 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • 1139 W. Ben Franklin Ct., Suite 106, Douglassville, 610-385-1588 • 150 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Downingtown, 610-873-8225 • 239 Durham Rd., Ottsville, 610-847-2419

Now boasting four locations, Kimberton Whole Foods has a mission to promote sustainable farming. They purchase from local farmers whenever possible and support organizations such as PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture). Their goal is to educate the community about the importance of keeping our dollars in the local economy.

Mariposa Co-op

This locavore corner store is open seven days a week. The shelves are stocked with beloved, locally-produced items, from fresh raw ingredients and prepared foods to artisanal cheeses and sweet treats. Milk & Honey carries local dairy, produce and sustainably-raised meats, alongside Italian Market specialties and Philly favorites.

Pumpkin Market 215-545-3924, 1610 South St., Philadelphia Tuesday – Sunday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Owners Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor have a commitment to showcasing all the wonderful products of our region. Pumpkin Market features seasonal produce, meat, dairy, cheese, ice cream, in-house baked goods, prepared foods, specialty items, coffee roasted in-house and more. The market also boasts a full coffee bar for your on-the-go caffeine fix.

Reading Terminal Market 215-922-2317, 12th & Arch Sts., Philadelphia Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, the historic Reading Terminal Market houses more than 75 local, independent retailers offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, poultry, Amish specialties and ethnic foods, plus the widest variety of eateries under one roof in the city. New in 2010: RTM will host a weekly outdoor farmers’ market with more than a dozen local growers and producers: Sundays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., May through November.

Selene Whole Foods Co-op 610-566-1137, 305 W. State St., Media Monday & Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Tuesdays & Sundays 215-729-2121, 4726 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia Monday – Thursday, noon – 9 p.m.; Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sue’s Produce Market

West Philadelphia’s Mariposa is a member-owned food co-op operating since 1971. They carry a variety of locally-grown and produced goods, organic foods and specialty items. Everyone is welcome to join. Visit the website for information on the co-op’s upcoming expansion. 610-543-9805, 341 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

215-241-0102, 114 S. 18th St., Philadelphia

Swarthmore Co-op

Swarthmore Co-op is a member-owned, full-service food market open to everyone. The Co-op

is committed to the local community of growers and producers.

The Coopermarket 610-664-2252, 302 Levering Mill Rd., Bala Cynwyd

Weavers Way Co-op • Mt. Airy: 559 Carpenter Ln., Philadelphia, 215-843-2350; Daily, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Ogontz: 2129 72nd Ave., Philadelphia Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Chestnut Hill: 8422 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia; Coming Soon!

A member-owned food cooperative with 3,700 member households, a non-profit educational arm and an urban farming operation, Weaver’s Way has locations in West Mt. Airy, West Oak Lane and Chestnut Hill. Their stores provide a friendly shopping environment and feature products that are local, sustainable and healthy. Shopping and membership are open to the public.

Whole Foods Market • 929 South St., Philadelphia, 215-733-9788 Daily, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. • 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Phila., 215-557-0015 Daily, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Whole Foods Market is the nation’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods. The company is committed to buying from high-quality local producers, particularly those who farm organically and are dedicated to environmentallyfriendly, sustainable agriculture. Buying local helps the retailer stay connected to the natural cycle of the seasons, unique regional varieties and the people who grow our food. Whole Foods Market has eight locations in and around the Philadelphia area; visit the website to find the store nearest to you.

Cafés and Coffee Shops Philadelphians get their buzz on at these local favorites featuring fair trade beans (often locally-roasted) and simple, lovinglyprepared food.

Gold Standard Cafe 215-727-8247, 4800 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

Martindale’s Natural Market 610-543-6811, 1172 Baltimore Pk., Springfield Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; closed Sundays

Martindale’s philosophy revolves around benefiting their staff, customers, community and the planet.

Milk & Honey Market 215-387-6455, 4425 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia Daily, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 8




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Federico Santoyo – Farmstand Staff There is really too much at the Fair Food Farmstand to pick just one—especially for a foodie like me. Plus, I like eating according to what the season brings. When it comes to meat, I would say: bacon, bacon, bacon! And also Giant Flemish Rabbit, both from Green Meadow Farm.

Local Late Night Snacks

Green Line Cafe

Just because the hour is late, doesn’t mean local eats are off the menu. Check out these spots for after-hours chow. ◄

Honey whiskey chicken wings from Pub & Kitchen.

Standard Tap 901 N. 2nd St., 215-238-0630

Pub & Kitchen 1946 Lombard St., 215-545-0350

A gastropub of the highest order, this signless spot at the corner of 20th and Lombard keeps their kitchen open late. It’s worth the trip for the wings alone—made with Eberly Farms (Lancaster County) chickens, these little suckers pack a big punch. Eschew the traditional buffalo for the out-of-this-world “honey whiskey” version. Pub & Kitchen also serves a small slate of ever-rotating bar snacks—deviled eggs, chicken liver on toast with a Kir-marinated cherry, welsh rarebit with goat cheese and raw honey—a standout burger and the best fish and chips in the city. The menu features lighter fare as well, including seasonal salads, steamed mussels and raw oysters.

Monk’s Belgian Café 264 S. 16th St., 215-545-7005

If you’re talking mussels in Philadelphia, you’re probably talking Monk’s. This Belgian café serves up eight varieties of their signatures mollusks until 1 a.m. nightly, pairing them with crispy frites (made with locally-grown potatoes) and their beloved bourbon mayo dipping sauce. You can also enjoy an organic grass-fed sirloin, oven-roasted local, free-range chicken, or a burger topped with caramelized leeks and blue cheese. But don’t let the soul-satisfying food distract you from their bottled beer list—it’s so extensive and thoughtful that it could pass for a novella. Monk’s also features a rotating selection of draft brews, including their tongue-tickling Flemish Sour Ale.

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A Northern Liberties stalwart, Standard Tap—and its Fishtown cousin Johnny Brenda’s—offer selections from their everchanging chalkboard menu long past the dinner hour. Perfect when paired with the all-local draft beer selection, the food is simple, rich and lovingly prepared. Check out the addictive duck confit salad, fried smelts or the pulled pork sandwich, made with meat from Country Time Farm in Berks County. (In a true showing of locavore love, Standard Tap sends their stale buns back to the farm; the pigs apparently love ’em.) Alongside the burgers, pot pies and slow-cooked meats is a rotating offering of seasonal vegetables. How long ’til Brussels sprouts season (served with bacon and lemon) comes around again?

South Philadelphia Tap Room 1509 Mifflin St., 215-271-7787

It might be a bit off the beaten path, but the South Philadelphia Tap Room is worth it just for this locavore carnivore dream: a local, grass-fed burger topped with beerbraised bacon, Lancaster smoked cheddar, red onion and Sly Fox beer mustard. The SPTR serves up plenty of other twists on classic fare—tomato lager soup with grilled cheese, grilled calamari served with local potatoes, baby spinach, herbs and lemon, asparagus and strawberry salad with goat cheese and rib-eye cheesesteak sliders. Wash down your late-night snack with a draft brew from local favorites such as Philadelphia Brewing Company, Stoudt’s and Weyerbacher. • 4239 Baltimore Ave., Phila., 215-222-3431 • 3649 Lancaster Ave., Phila., 215-382-2143 • 4426 Locust St., Philadelphia, 215-222-0799

West Philly’s neighborhood stop for fair trade coffee, culture and conversation, Green Line features fine coffees and teas, fresh bagels and pastries and healthy grab-n-go snacks made inhouse. The café also hosts a full slate of music, poetry and art events.

Healthy Bites ToGo 877-667-6495, 2521 Christian St., Philadelphia

Owned by certified nutritionist Katie CavutoBoyle, Healthy Bites ToGo is a locally-sourced market and café that also offers nutrition and culinary services. These include an organic meal delivery service (“Best of Philly 2009”), catering and cooking classes, all with a focus on green cuisine—food that is healthy for your body and the planet.

High Point Café Espresso Bar & Pastry Shops • 602 Carpenter Ln., Philadelphia, 215-849-5153 • Allens Lane Train Station, 7210 Cresheim Rd., Philadelphia, 215-248-1900

Located in beautiful West Mt. Airy, the two High Point Café locations are great neighborhood meeting spots, specializing in seasonal handmade pastries and desserts, made-toorder crepes and expertly prepared espresso.

Mugshots Coffeehouse & Café • Fairmount: 2100 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia • Manayunk: 110 Cotton St., Philadelphia • Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave., Philadelphia

Winner of the Sustainable Business Network’s Triple Bottom Line award, Mugshots is a sociallyconscious café serving fair trade drinks and locally-grown food including homemade pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Mugshots was also named “Best of Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine and voted the City’s Best Coffeehouse by AOL City Guide.

Dock Street Brewing Co.


701 S. 50th St., 215-726-2337 (215) 222-1605, 3131 Walnut St., Philadelphia

If you find yourself in West Philadelphia with a grumbling in your stomach, head over to Dock Street Brewing Co., a neighborhood favorite. On Friday and Saturday night, this brewpub serves up brick oven pizzas and rotisserie chicken until 1 a.m. Their beef comes from Montgomery County, while their chickens hail from Lancaster; all the meat is organic and sustainably raised. Local produce goes into fresh, simple salads and tops pizzas in creative combinations such as crème fraiche with spinach and leeks or portobello mushrooms with gorgonzola. Pair your pie with one of their signature beers or a seasonal favorite—all brewed on-site.

Picnic offers catering as well as a wide variety of fresh breakfast items, soups, salads and madeto-order sandwiches.

Old City Coffee • 221 Church St., Philadelphia, 215-629-9292 • Reading Terminal Market (two locations), 12th and Arch Sts.

Pumpkin Café 215-545-1173, 1609 South St., Philadelphia

Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor’s café emphasizes local food with a menu featuring sandwiches, salads, soups, chili, all-day breakfast, fresh juices, smoothies, baked goods and fair trade,






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organic coffee, roasted in-house. Everything at Pumpkin Café is made fresh daily, and free WiFi is also available.

cheeses. Betty’s also specializes in excellent, locally-roasted coffee, fudge and cupcakes. In addition, the café serves as a weekly pick-up location for Highland Orchards’ CSA.

Bindi 215-922-6061, 105 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

Ultimo Coffee 215-339-5177, 1900 S. 15th St., Philadelphia

Committed to serving the highest-quality coffee, tea and locally-sourced food, Ultimo boasts a seasonal menu of Direct Trade certified coffees from Counter Culture Coffee, Four Worlds Bakery pastries and bagels, vegetarian sandwiches and other sweets. A huge selection of microbrews from BREW is now available for takeout in the same space.

Restaurants Philadelphia is truly a dining destination, whether you’re looking for a casual pub meal or sophistication worthy of a special occasion. The following restaurants have all shown a commitment to sourcing locally and sustainably.

Chef Marcie Turney puts a modern twist on regional Indian cuisine, highlighting seasonal, local ingredients.

Bistro 7 215-931-1560, 7 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia

Café Estelle 215-925-5080, 444 N. 4th St., Philadelphia

Serving 100 percent handcrafted food, Café Estelle uses only the best ingredients to produce inspired breakfast, lunch and “Best of Philly 2009” brunch. With an emphasis on local and seasonal foods, their ever-changing specials offer a taste of the day all year round.


Garces Trading Company 215-574-1099, 1111 Locust St., Philadelphia

Open seven days a week, this multi-purpose space features a host of house-made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label, as well as Chef Garces’ award-winning cuisine, available for eat-in or take-out. Garces Trading Company is the city’s only all-in-one culinary destination.

Geechee Girl Rice Café 215-843-8113, 6825 Germantown Ave., Phila.

A small, sunlit neighborhood BYO with an innovative, seasonally-inspired menu, Geechee Girl Rice Café emphasizes hand-crafted American southern food. Menu highlights include the “World’s Best” fried chicken (served Wednesdays during the summer), chicken and waffles at Sunday brunch and specialty mac-and-cheese at Sunday supper.

Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat 215-925-1150, 800 N. 4th St., Philadelphia


Chloe 215-732-2647, 412 South 13th St., Philadelphia 215-627-2337, 232 Arch St., Philadelphia

Honey’s offers casual family dining in a rustic, cozy atmosphere. All their eggs, bacon, yogurt and bread—plus most of their meats, cheeses and produce—are locally grown, sown, raised, butchered and bought. Breakfast is served all day, alongside ever-evolving lunch and dinner specials. BYOB.


Jack’s Firehouse Restaurant 215-483-9400, 4411 Main St., Philadelphia 215-232-9000, 2130 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia

Farmicia Food & Tonics

JAMES Restaurant 215-627-6274, 15 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia 215-629-4980, 824 S. 8th St., Philadelphia

Farmicia captures the simple pleasures of well-crafted food, served in a relaxed atmosphere. This neighborhood favorite showcases farm fresh fare, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients from local growers.

JAMES is a family-run fine dining restaurant serving modern American cuisine in a sophisticated and friendly environment. They are committed to seasonal cooking and the future of sustainable agriculture.

Fork Restaurant & Fork Etc.

Johnny Brenda’s 215-625-9425, 306-308 Market St., Philadelphia 215-739-9684, 1201 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia

Fork continues to set the standard for New American, bistro-style cuisine with their seasonal, inventive food. Next door, Fork Etc. serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, house-made prepared foods, fresh-baked bread and pastries.

Johnny Brenda’s is a neighborhood tavern featuring great beer and wholesome food. Their chalkboard menu boasts favorites such as smelts, duck confit salad and chicken pie, as well as seasonally-available fish, game and produce.

Amis—which means “friends” in the Italian Bergamasque dialect—serves up small, simple dishes featuring clean, vibrant flavors. This is old school cooking at its best—the kind of cooking that makes people feel good.

Bar Ferdinand 215-923-1313 1030 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

Barbuzzo 215-546-9300, 110 South 13th St., Philadelphia

A Mediterranean wine bar from Chef Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo’s menu of rustic food features handmade pasta, wood oven-roasted vegetables, classic thin crust Neopolitan pizzas and housemade charcuterie.

Beau Monde 215-592-0656, 624 South 6th St., Philadelphia

An authentic Breton creperie, Beau Monde prepares savory and sweet crepes with ingredients that range from hearty stews and seafood to compotes and fresh local fruit. The cozy elegance, handcrafted gilded interior and stylish outdoor deck complement the creativity of a kitchen that constantly strives to bring farm to table.

Betty’s Speakeasy 215-735-9060, 2241 Gray’s Ferry Ave. No. 1, Phila.

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Albert Yee – Farmstand Staff Weaver’s Way Hot Pickles are the best! I grew up in New York with more Jewish delis than I can remember producing pickles by the barrel—so that’s saying something. There’s an added bonus: You can reuse the juice to make more pickles (it takes two to three weeks), so they’re a treat that keeps on giving.

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Complementing these items is a draft-only beer selection highlighting over 20 locally-brewed beers, plus two cask-conditioned brews on handpump; wine and a full bar are also available.

Koo Zee Doo 215-923-8080, 614 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

From the inviting décor (much of it done with reclaimed materials) to the perfectly-prepared menu featuring simple dishes crafted with seasonal and local ingredients, this Center City spot is a beacon of warmth and fine cookery.

Osteria 215-763-0920, 640 North Broad St., Philadelphia


A traditional Italian osteria offering homemade pastas, thin crust pizzas and wood-grilled meats and fish, this Marc Vetri venture is classically designed, inspiring a warm feeling in an industrial setting. The menu changes seasonally and the wine list features over 100 varieties of Italian wine. 215-546-7100, 106 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

Oyster House

Lacroix Restaurant 215-790-2533, 210 West Rittenhouse Sq., Phila.

Chef Marcie Turney’s modern Mexican BYOB incorporates local produce into its seasonal menu and award-winning margarita mixes.

London Grill & London Next Door 215-978-4545, 2301 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia 215-567-7683, 1516 Sansom St., Philadelphia

South Philly Tap Room 215-271-7787, 1509 Mifflin St., Philadelphia

SPTR is a neighborhood gastropub featuring 14 taps devoted to delicious microbrews and a gourmet pub menu. All their meats are antibiotic and growth hormone-free, their fish is sustainable and they source locally-raised and produced ingredients whenever possible. Their ever-rotating taps specialize in local favorites and notable brews.

Spring Mill Café 610-828-2550, 164 Barren Hill Rd., Whitemarsh

Standard Tap 215-238-0630, 901 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia 215-238-0210, 1120 Pine St., Philadelphia

Standard Tap is a Northern Liberties favorite featuring great beer and wholesome food. Their chalkboard menu boasts favorites such as smelts, duck confit salad and chicken pie, as well as seasonally-available fish, game and produce. Complementing these items is a draft-only beer selection highlighting over 20 locally-brewed beers, plus two cask-conditioned brews on handpump; wine and a full bar are also available.

Pumpkin BYOB


Specializing in updated classics  served in a simple, modern setting, Oyster House is Philadelphia’s premiere oyster bar and seafood restaurant.

A landmark Philadelphia restaurant and bar serving New American bistro fare, London Grill is open for lunch, brunch, dinner and late night; groups welcome.


Matyson Restaurant 215-545-4448, 1713 South St., Philadelphia 215-592-8180, 926 South St., Philadelphia

Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor run this cozy BYOB featuring a daily-changing seasonal menu that utilizes the finest local ingredients available. The food is simple and elegantly prepared, allowing the ingredients to shine. Sunday evenings feature a $35 five-course tasting menu. 

Supper is a “Best of Philly” Top 50 Restaurant and a “3 Bell” winner situated in the heart of the Bella Vista neighborhood. Chef Mitch Prensky offers up seasonal modern American cuisine in a beautiful urban farmhouse setting. Whenever possible, Supper utilizes local products from artisan growers and producers. 215-564-2925, 37 S. 19th St., Philadelphia

Memphis Taproom 215-425-4460, 2331 E. Cumberland St., Phila.

Mid-Atlantic Restaurant 215-386-3711, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia

Monk’s Café 215-545-7005, 264 S. 16th St., Philadelphia

A casual, affordable neighborhood bistro inspired by cozy Belgian brasseries, Monk’s Café uses local, organic produce and meats whenever possible. The Philly mainstay also has an environmental ethos, recycling everything—including their fryer oil; a local farmer uses it to heat his greenhouse— and relying on wind power. Their legendary beer list features over 200 options, perfect paired with their famous mussels. The full menu is served until 1 a.m. nightly.

Mugshots Coffeehouse & Café • Fairmount: 2100 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia • Manayunk: 110 Cotton St., Philadelphia • Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave., Philadelphia

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Noble American Cookery 215-568-7000, 2025 Sansom St., Philadelphia

Noble’s mission is to make you feel at home while creating a truly special dining experience.





Rx 215-222-9590, 4443 Spruce St., Philadelphia

Talula’s Table

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Talula’s Table is a highly acclaimed gourmet market, bakery, cheese shop and restaurant. The shop is filled with housemade pastries, breads, amazing artisan cheeses, creative prepared foods and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. Talula’s also does beautiful catering and private “farm table” and “chef’s table” tasting menus nightly. Reservations must be made up to a year in advance; this is a true food lover’s destination. 610-793-0947, 1333 Lenape Rd., West Chester

Southwark Restaurant & Bar 215-238-1888, 701 S. 4th St., Philadelphia

Southwark uses ingredients from local farmers and co-ops to craft one of the freshest and most dynamic menus in the Philadelphia region. They offer guests a high-quality dining experience while working to support the local economy and striving to set the standard in farm-to-plate cuisine. 610-444-8255,102 W. State St., Kennett Square

The Abbaye 215-627-6711, 637 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia

The Abbaye is a warm, casual Belgian pub and

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Colleen Normile – Farmstand Staff Pink Lady apples are the best—they’re simultaneously sweet and tart, and always impeccably crisp. It’s really the perfect apple, and helps get me through winter. I also love Vrapple: so meaty, so spicy, so vegan. A perfect breakfast!

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Emily Gunther – Farmstand Product Manager & Farm-to-Market Liaison Beechwood Orchards’ nectarines and peaches are summer in my mouth. And my face. And my hands. And my… well, you get the idea. 

restaurant serving Belgian beers and microbrews from around the world. The Northern Liberties favorite also features an eclectic menu, offering everything from Southern home cooking to classic bistro and pub fare. Enjoy happy hour, 4 – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The Belgian Cafe 215-238-7280, 408 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia 215-235-3500, 21st & Green Sts., Philadelphia


A comfortable neighborhood destination, the Belgian Café features an extensive international bottled beer list and over a dozen fresh, full-flavored beers on tap. Their menu includes many vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes.

The Foodery 215-238-6077, 847 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

The Foodery carries great beers from around the world—alongside beloved local brews—by the bottle or six pack. Pair them with a sandwich or snack from their gourmet deli. Visit their website for information on free beer tastings.

Tria Cafe • 123 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, 215-972-8742 • 1137 Spruce St., Philadelphia, 215-629-9200

Vetri 215-732-3478, 1312 Spruce St., Philadelphia

Vetri has built a reputation as Philadelphia’s premier authentic Italian dining experience. Servers attend to each diner with exceptional care in a calm, refined atmosphere. “People come to Vetri to be transported,” says co-owner Jeff Benjamin, “to forget the worries of the day, and to lose themselves in a tranquil evening of fine Italian food and wine.”

White Dog Cafe 215-386-9224, 3420 Sansom St., Philadelphia

Located in three adjacent Victorian brownstones in the University City section of Philadelphia, the White Dog Cafe is a local favorite known for its unique blend of award-winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement and environmental sustainability. Its menu emphasizes high-quality, locally-grown and humanely-raised ingredients from farms that pasture feed livestock and practice sustainable farming methods. 215-625-8800, 237 Saint James Pl., Philadelphia

Zavino 215-732-2400, 112 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

Specialty Stores Who knew Philadelphia was the land of milk and honey? We’ve got gelato and ice cream made with local milk and chocolates made with honey from nearby hives. And how about some local cheese with that Pennsylvania wine?

Betty’s Speakeasy 215-735-9060, 2241 Gray’s Ferry Ave. No. 1, Philadelphia

This favorite in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood features artisan confections, baked goods and other fine edibles made with local, organic and fair trade ingredients.

Capogiro Gelato • Midtown Village: 119 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, 215-351-0900 • Rittenhouse Square: 117 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, 215-636-9250 • University City: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 215-222-0252 • Passyunk Scoop Shop: 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, 215-462-3790

This family-owned and operated gelateria serves up authentic Italian artisan gelato. Capogiro’s products are made with farm fresh local milk from grass-fed, hormone-free cows and handpicked produce, including blackberries, Asian pears and quince.

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Nate Hopkins – Volunteer Coordinator My favorite thing at the Farmstand is the Toma Primavera cheese from Cherry Grove Farm. It’s super creamy, a little tangy and tastes even better when it’s melted into eggs.





• Center City: 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220 • Italian Market: 930 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, 215-922-2876 • Comcast Center: 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, 215-531-5666

The Center City Di Bruno Bros. location is a gourmet superstore, featuring cheese, meat and fish counters and prepared foods. The new Upstairs at Di Bruno’s offers daily lunch and weekend brunch café service.

Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates 215-546-8700, 108 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

Chef Marcie Turney crafts artisanal chocolates in her open chocolate studio, using ingredients from local and family farms.

Metropolitan Bakery • Rittenhouse Square: 262 S. 19th St., Philadelphia, 215-545-6655 • Reading Terminal Market: 12th and Arch Sts., 215-829-9020 • Chestnut Hill: 8607 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 215-753-9001 • West Philadelphia: 4013 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 215-222-1492

An artisan bread bakery specializing in handmade rustic breads and pastry, Metropolitan also offers an array of locally-produced products, including cheese, yogurt, pasta, fair trade coffee and premium teas. In addition, they support area farms by serving as a pick-up spot for CSAs and Farm-to-City.

Night Kitchen Bakery 215-248-9235, 7725 Germantown Ave., Phila.

An independently-owned retail bakery in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Night Kitchen specializes in cakes, cookies, tarts and pies, made using old world recipes and local ingredients when available. The bakery has been certified by the Green Restaurant Association and is a proud member of the Sustainable Business Network.

Pennsylvania General Store 800-554-4891, Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Sts., Philadelphia

The Franklin Fountain 215-627-1899, 116 Market St., Philadelphia

The Franklin Fountain serves homemade ice creams, spectacular sundaes and fizzy fountain concoctions in the authentic atmosphere of an early-1900s soda fountain.

Caterers and Food Service Providers These caterers and food service providers think outside the box by providing delicous, fresh and locallysourced food at functions—whether it’s lunch in a cafeteria or a formal gala.

Cosmic Catering 215-753-1991, 8229 Germantown Ave., Phila.

Cosmic Catering is a family-owned business that has been committed to preparing locally-produced, farm fresh food since 2001. Cosmic also takes pride in presentation, and uses only earthfriendly dinnerware and packaging. Whether you’re holding a small business luncheon or planning a wedding, consider the planet by considering Cosmic Catering.

Best Eat Local Brunches When the weekend arrives, Philadelphians descend on the city’s best brunch eateries. Here are a few of our favorites—they’re serving up hearty mid-day fare featuring seasonal produce, Supper sustainable meat 928 South St., 215-592-8180 If you’re looking for something sustainable and dairy, pastured eggs and near South Street to sate your morning huna commitment to making ger, look no further than Supper. Chef Mitch Prensky is doing everything from scratch— things from scratch. Café Estelle 444 N. 4th St., 215-925-5080

Tucked away in a strange little section of the city, on the ground floor of a condo building, Café Estelle didn’t stay a hidden gem for long. Chef Marshall Green named the BYOB eatery after his late grandmother, and he’s honoring her legacy with locally-sourced, handcrafted food. His menu features organic vegetables from nearby farms, farm fresh eggs, local cheese and pastured meats. Charcuterie and fish are cured and smoked in-house. Try his legendary shirred eggs (slow-cooked with spinach, mushrooms and truffle oil) or the sweet-savory magic of pork sausagestuffed French toast.

Honey’s Sit ’N Eat 800 N. 4th St., 215-925-1150

Honey’s is where the Jewish deli meets the world. You can start your meal with potato latkes (served with homemade applesauce), and finish with their excellent enfrijoladas—flour tortillas filled with free range Lancaster County eggs and topped with salsa verde, queso fresco, slivered radishes and fresh greens. Everything at this Northern Liberties BYOB favorite is made in-house, down to the mayonnaise in their whitefish salad. Honey’s also serves a host of vegetarian options, from veggie sausage to veggie burgers to killer fried green tomatoes. Get there early to score a table! photos by jamie leary

Feast Your Eyes Catering 215-923-9449, 914 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

Love Your Fruits & Vegetables LLC. aka LYFVE; 877-445-6051, PO Box 462, Bala Cynwyd

pickles made from local produce, scrapplefried country pâté and sausages (country and chorizo). He’s also topping cornmeal pancakes with local maple syrup and serving a rotating selection of seasonal fruit.

LYFVE is a nationally-accredited green company with a mission to teach kids to cook and eat healthily. Since 2006, LYFVE has served up “no-cook” and hands-on cooking workshops to over 5000 children. LYFVE organizes green, nowaste birthday parties, summercamps and field trips, while also crafting innovative and healthy snacks for schools, homes and businesses.

Green Eggs Café

Mugshots Coffeehouse & Café

1306 Dickinson St., 215-226-3447 • Fairmount: 2100 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia • Manayunk: 110 Cotton St., Philadelphia • Brewerytown: 2831 Girard Ave., Philadelphia

South Philly has been a brunch Mecca for years—Sabrina’s and Morning Glory continue to pack in patrons week after week. Now there’s a newcomer: Green Eggs Café emphasizes local products and environmentally-friendly practices including composting and recycling. They serve up Philly favorites, such as pork roll and scrapple, and creative twists on the classics, including peanut butter-stuffed French toast and Philly-Style Eggs Benedict, served on a pretzel roll.

Southwark 701 S. 4th St., 215-238-1888

Queen Village favorite Southwark is known around town for their commitment to crafting creative dishes out of outstanding local products. Their brunch is no exception— they’re filling their omelettes with seasonal produce, baking Shellbark Hollow goat cheese from Chester County with herbs and parmesan and shirring a goose egg with wild mushrooms and dandelion cream. The old classic creamed chipped beef also earns an update, served on English muffins with farm fresh sunny side up eggs.

Mugshots is a fair trade coffeehouse and local foodery offering sustainable catering services, using biodegradable/compostable disposables. They specialize in party trays featuring homemade sweet and savory muffins, baguette and wrap platters and cocktail-inspired cupcakes. To order online, visit the website and click on “Catering.”

Sustainable Fare/ The Lawrenceville School 609-620-6143, PO Box 543, Island Heights, NJ

Founded in 2007 as an independently-operated, environmentally-responsible food service and consulting company, Sustainable Fare focuses on integrated sustainable food systems designed for food service institutions. Sustainable Fare’s emphasis is on locally grown foods and seasonal menus, prepared with fresh, unprocessed ingredients.






Chestnut Hill Growers’ Market Winston Rd. at Germantown Ave. Sat: 9:30am – 1:30pm Open until Thanksgiving


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farmers’ markets Manayunk Farmers’ Market Canal View Park, on Main St. (near Gay) Sat: 10 am – 2 pm May – November

Mt. Airy Farmers’ Market Germantown Ave. at Allens Lane Tues: 3 – 7pm May 25 – Thanksgiving

Germantown Farmers’ Market Germantown Ave. & Walnut Lane Fri: 2pm – 6pm Opens May 28

Overbrook Farmers’ Market 63rd between Sherwood & Overbrook Sat: 9am – 1pm Opens May 29 Girard & 27th Farm Market Girard & 27th Street Wed: 10am – 1pm Open until October

Haddington Farmers’ Market 52nd & Haverford Ave. Wed: 1 – 5pm Opens July 7

Clark Park Famers’ Market 43rd & Baltimore Thurs: 3 – 7pm, June – Thanksgiving Sat: 10am – 2pm, June – Thanksgiving Sat: 10am – 1pm, Thanksgiving – April

outside the city

University Square Farmers’ Market 36th & Walnut Sts. Wed: 10am – 3pm Open until Thanksgiving

Schuylkill River Park Farmers’ Market 25th & Spruce Sts. Wed: 3 – 7pm Opens May 19 Fitler Square Farmers’ Market 23rd & Pine Sts. Sat: 9am –1pm Open year round

Conshohocken Farmers’ Market Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

East Lancaster Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Landsdowne Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ambler Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Creekside Farmers’ Market Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Glenside Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Langhorne Farmers’ Market Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Doylestown Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 7 a.m. – noon

Indian Valley Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lansdale Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bala Cynwyd Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Eagleview Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Kennett Square Farmers’ Market Fridays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.





Pullout map courtesy of West Oak Lane Farmers’ Market 72nd & Ogontz Tues: 2–6 pm Opens June 1

Cliveden Park Farmers’ Market Cliveden Park Wed: 2 – 6pm Opens June 23

Map by Maskar Design Oxford Circle Farmers’ Market Oxford & Summerdale Thurs: 2pm – 6pm Opens June 10

Fairmount Farmers' Market 22nd St. & Fairmount Ave. Thurs: 3pm – 7pm Opens May 6

Cecil B. Moore Farmers’ Market Between Broad Street & Park Walk Thurs: 2 – 6pm Opens Mid-June

Piazza Farmers’ Market 969 North 2nd St. Sat: 10am – 3pm, year-round Sun: 10am – 3pm, May – September

Palmer Park Farmers’ Market Frankford Ave. & East Palmer St. Thurs: 2pm – 6pm Opens June 3

Love Park Farmers’ Market 15th & JFK Blvd. Wed: 11am – 3pm, June – October Farmers’ Market at Reading Terminal 12th St., between Cuthbert and Arch Sts. Sun: 9am – 2pm, Opens Mid-May

Suburban Station Farmers’ Market 16th St. Concourse Thurs: 2:30 – 6:30pm Year round

Rittenhouse Market 18th & Walnut Tues: 10am – 1pm; Until Thanksgiving Sat: 9:30am – 3pm; May – Nov Sat: 10am – 2pm; Dec – April

Jefferson Farmers’ Market Chestnut, East of 10th St. Thurs: 11am – 3pm Open until end of October

Broad & South Farmers’ Market Broad & South Sts. Wed: 2 – 7pm Opens May 26

Headhouse Farmers’ Market 2nd & Lombard Sts. Sat & Sun: 10am – 2pm Opens May 2

South & Passyunk Farmers’ Market Passyunk Ave off South St., east of 5th Tues: 2:30 – 7pm May – November

Fountain Farmers’ Market East Passyunk at 11th & Tasker Wed: 3 – 7pm Open until end of October

New Garden Growers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Oxford Farmers’ Market Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Swarthmore Farmers’ Market Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

West Reading Farmers’ Market Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New Hope Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Phoenixville Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Upper Merion Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wrightstown Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Norristown Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plumsteadville Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon

West Chester Growers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Oakmont Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Skippack Farmers’ Market Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

West Grove Producers’ Market Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Local U-Pick Activities Experience farm life with a “U-Pick” adventure. Grab the kids and head out to the country for a day of applepicking, pumpkin painting, picnicking or berry-plucking. Berks County

Frecon Farms specializes in apples, but they

also grow cherries, peaches, pumpkins and raspberries. The pick-your-own apple season will kick off with the farm’s Fourth Annual Harvest PickFest featuring live bluegrass, carriage rides, face painting, pumpkin painting and more.

Bucks County

Snipes Farm is an insecticide and herbicide-

free orchard growing strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins. The farm also has an arboretum, tent facilities and the Snipes Farm and Education Center. The Center hosts a wide variety of programs and activities for children, youth and adults. Snipes Farm,, 890 W. Bridge St., Morrisville, 215-295-1138

stone fruit, berries and pumpkins. They also offer pre-picked produce, alongside a gift shop, refreshment stand, playground, picnic are and petting zoo. The orchard is also available for birthday parties and school tours. Highland Orchards,, 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd., West Chester, 610-269-3494

Delaware County

Indian Orchards, 24 Copes Ln., Media, 610-565-8387

Weaver’s Orchard,, 40 Fruit Ln., Morgantown, 610-856-7300


Highland Orchards specializes in apples,

The Rodale Institute cultivates over 30 variet-

Weaver’s Orchard produces apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, eggs, pumpkins and fresh apple cider. They also offer school tours, a refreshment stand and a picnic area.


Chester County

Frecon Farms,, 501 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown, 610-367-6200

The Rodale Institute,, 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, 610-683-6009


Solebury Orchards,, 3325 Creamery Rd., New Hope, 215-297-8079

All Indian Orchards fruits and vegetables are sustainably or organically grown. This small family farm offers both pre-picked and pick-your-own fruit. In December, they will cut down the Christmas tree of your choice.

ies of organic apples on their farm. The season officially kicks off September 11 with the Organic Apple Festival, and lasts into October. Their farm store offers organic produce, apple butter, apple cider and organicallygrown, locally-milled flour. The Institute also features a picnic area, tours and workshops.


ries, blueberries, cherries, flowers and raspberries, July through October. They also host a farm market featuring local produce, home-pressed apple cider and applesauce. Farm tours and pick-your-own flowers outings are available.

Linvilla Orchards features pick-your-own fruit, vegetables and Christmas trees, as well as a pre-picked pumpkin patch. Linvilla also offers train rides, a corn and straw bale maze, a picnic area, hay rides, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo and a farm shop.

Linvilla Orchards,, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media, 610-876-8796

Lancaster County

One of the oldest pick-your-own cherry orchards in Pennsylvania, Cherry Hill Orchards boasts over 2,500 trees. The farm also offers an outlet store stocked with prepicked produce and other farm goods. Cherry Hill Orchards,, 400 Long Ln., Lancaster, 717-872-9311

Montgomery County

Willow Creek Orchards’ pick-your-own strawberries are certified organic. The farm’s market carries homemade jams, whips and smoothies, alongside products from other local farmers. Farm tours and demonstrations are available.

Willow Creek Orchards, willowcreekorchards. com, 3215 Stump Hall Rd., Collegeville, 610-584-8202

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Genevieve Lodal – Farmstand Staff Pequea Valley Plain Yogurt is key to one of my favorite breakfasts. It’s everything a great yogurt should be: thick, creamy and with just the right amount of tanginess. Add some fruit and nuts, and you’re good to go. If I want something special, I go for Betty’s Tasty Buttons Fudge. I love the flavor combinations, and the goat milk gives it a great base flavor. Plus, the packaging is super fun.

Food Artisans Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery, 717-330-4359

Amaranth Bakery is a dedicated gluten-free facility providing local natural food grocers, restaurants and cafes with freshly baked breads, rolls, sweets and more. They use whole grain flours and natural sweeteners to make their products not only delicious, but nutritious.

Betty’s Tasty Buttons, 215-735-9060

Helen’s Pure Food | Michele’s Original 215-379-6433, 301 Ryers Ave., Cheltenham

Founded in 1978, Helen’s Pure Foods and Michele’s Original are creators and distributors of gourmet vegetarian spreads, salads, sandwiches, hoagies, dressings and soups. Their products are all-natural, kosher (parve), freshly-made and delicious. They package in retail and food service sizes, and also have a weekly delivery schedule for wholesale accounts.

Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates

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Market Day Canelé, 804-338-7545, 215-922-3571 215-967-1458, 4634 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia

Michael Dolich’s Four Worlds Bakery is a neighborhood storefront bakery specializing in artisan breads, croissant, challah and chocolate babka. Their mission is to bring back the neighborhood bakery—a place where people can actually see their bread being baked. Four Worlds’ space in West Philly is also home to other artisans, including a coffee roaster and a cupcake baker.

Fresh Tofu Inc. 610-433-4711, 1101 Harrison St., Allentown

Since 1983, Fresh Tofu Inc. has supplied the East Coast with organic artisanal tofu and other fine soy products. The principle “fresher is better” has always guided the company—no preservatives are used in the processing and all of their products are vegan.

Gilda’s Biscotti, Inc. 856-935-3355; toll-free: 866-242-5640, 1 Hires Ave., Salem, NJ

Gilda’s Biscotti is dedicated to the preservation of the old style of baking. By using only wholesome, high-quality ingredients in small batches, owner Gilda Ann Doganiero is able to

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create the finest, freshest, most authentic biscotti possible.

Betty’s Tasty Buttons focuses on handcrafted baked goods and confections using local, organic and sustainable ingredients. They offer a wide variety of items and many seasonal specialties. They’re especially known for their fudge and their “Best of Philly 2009” cupcakes.

Four Worlds Bakery

TM 215-546-8700, 108 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

Chef Marcie Turney crafts artisanal chocolates in her open chocolate studio, using ingredients from local family farms.

Market Day Canelé makes the legendary pastry of Bordeaux here in Philadelphia using local, farm fresh ingredients. Other products include Market Day Fleur de Sel Caramels—pure and simple vanilla, rum and chocolate—made with Lancaster County cream and butter, and Fleur de Sel de Guerande. Their goods are available at Pumpkin Market, LaColombe, Green Aisle Grocery, Quince and local farmers’ markets, including the Piazza at Schmidt’s, Clark Park and Headhouse Square.

Michael’s Savory Seitan 267-597-7596, 261 Cedar Lane, Florence, NJ

Michael’s uses only the finest ingredients in their savory seitan—three varieties of sea vegetables are slow simmered in vegetable stock, and a high-grade shoyu tamari is added to give the seitan a mild salty taste. Flavors are handadded into each and every batch.

Subarashii Kudamono 610-282-7588, Lehigh Valley/Berks County region

This artisan grower of gourmet Asian pears offers several traditional varieties (as well as patented varieties) throughout the growing season (September through December). They also sell dried Asian pears year-round as a healthy and delicious snack.

Offering fresh local produce, raw milk, local honey, natural bodycare items, supplements & a wide variety of gourmet cheeses & grocery items, Kimberton Whole Foods is a great way to keep your dollars in the local economy! Visit us at one of our 4 locations in Kimberton, Downingtown, Douglassville & Ottsville.






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Leticia Garcia – Program Associate I love heirloom Stayman-Winesap apples for their dusty blood red skin, deep musky aroma and sweet, creamy flesh. I love to eat them with Apple Tree Goat Dairy’s Goat Cheese and a drizzle of local honey.

The Greenwood Kitchen & Bakeshop 610-342-7872

Greenwood Kitchen is commited to providing the most natural and nutritious raw snacks and baked goods around. All their products are vegan, gluten-free and casein free. Organic ingredients are sourced locally year-round, and their delicious creations are made in a wheat-free environment to prevent any cross contamination.

Schools, Universities, Hospitals and Other Institutions These large institutions have enormous food needs, and thus an enormous power to influence our local food economy. They’ve chosen responsibility and sustainability by promoting locally-grown food on their campuses.

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Bon Appétit at Penn Dining

Culinart at William Penn Charter School Staffer Hall, 3702 Spruce St., Philadelphia 215-844-3460 3000 W. School House Ln., Philadelphia

Bon Appétit at Penn Dining is driven to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using whole ingredients. They do this in a socially responsible manner, purchasing from local sustainable farms.

Cooper University Hospital 856-342-2000 One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ

Cooper University Hospital continues to increase the amount of food they purchase locally. This year, the hospital sourced locallycaught fish from a sustainable seafood vendor, and they are in their third year with the Muth Family Farm CSA. They also buy local turkey, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs, honey, cider, fruits and vegetables. The hospital will host “Cooper’s Farmers’ Market” on their grounds every Wednesday during the growing season.

Haverford College 610-896-1000 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford

Throughout the academic year, Haverford College Dining Services buys local food, including fruits, vegetables and other items. They also feature monthly all-local dinners co-sponsored by Food Fight, a campus food system advocacy group. For the past three years, Haverford has supported local farmers through their dining services, special events and creative consumer marketing.

Kendal-Crosslands Communities 610-388-5520 PO Box 699, Kennett Square

Kendal-Crosslands Communities are located on 393 acres in Kennett Square. As continuing care communities, they offer services and amenities that free residents from the chores of home maintenance, housekeeping and meals. Their programs are committed to wellness and serving local items whenever possible.

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mUgShOTS mUgShOTS CoffeeHouse & Café

Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue Lansdowne, PA 19050 Featuring organic and locally produced vegetables, fruit, bread, meats, cheeses, flowers and fresh baked goods. Plus live music and artists every week, and a special event each month!

Mugshots offers coffee to go, breakfast trays, and party platters, great for meetings, events, and parties! Delivery available. Biodegradable plates and cutlery included. To order, visit us online at, and click on catering.

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Paul Lawler – Farmstand Staff Meadow Run Plain Pork Sausage is a misnomer, really,

since this sausage is bursting with coriander, pepper and that signature, rich Berkshire hog flavor. One of the triumphs of the sustainability movement is that we can have our ethics and our pork, too!

Parkhurst at Philadelphia University 215-951-2924, School House Ln. & Henry Ave., Philadelphia

Philadelphia Univeristy is dedicated to bringing fresh products to campus while supporting local growers. The school offers a monthly local dinner in Ravenhill Dining Hall, in conjunction with Sustainable Action, a student organization. They also help host a monthly farmers’ market featuring local produce from Common Market and Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op.

Sustainable Fare/ The Lawrenceville School 609-620-6143, PO Box 543, Island Heights, NJ

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

Jefferson Hospital is committed to supporting local farmers and promoting healthy food choices. The Atrium cafeteria, open to the community, features fair trade organic coffee, local organic yogurt and cage-free eggs; grass–fed beef is available to patients. All menus include local, seasonal produce and rBGH-free local dairy. The hospital is the recipient of the 2007 EPA Trailblazer Award.

Breweries Philadelphia is arguably the country’s top beer city. The region is home to over 30 breweries, including quite a few national standouts. Local brewmasters are new to the Local Food Guide, and we’d like to congratulate our “Founding Five”— Sly Fox, Yards, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Flying Fish and Victory— for being the first breweries to join the ranks of Fair Food members.

Allentown Brew Works 610-433-7777, 812 W Hamilton St., Allentown

Appalachian Brewing Company 717-920-2739, 3721 Market St.,Camp Hill

Bethlehem Brew Works

Climax Brewing Company

McKenzie Brew House 908-620-9585, 112 Valley Rd., Roselle Park, NJ 610-296-2222, 240 W. Lancaster Ave., Malvern

Cricket Hill Brewing Company, Inc.

Nodding Head Brewery 973-276-9415, 24 Kulick Rd., Fairfield, NJ 215-569-9525, 1516 Sansom St., Philadelphia

Dock Street Brewery Co.

Philadelphia Brewing Co. 215-726-2337, 701 S. 50th St., Philadelphia 215-427-2739, 2423-39 Amber St., Philadelphia

Earth Bread & Brewery

By keeping it local, Philadelphia’s one and only Philadelphia Brewing Co. is able to provide you with the freshest beer in town. They offer brewery tours every Saturday (noon – 3 p.m.) where you can learn how their commitment to sustainability and community make them stand out from the rest. 215-242-6666, 7136 Germantown Ave., Phila.

Philadelphia Distilling Co.

Flying Fish Brewing Company 215-671-0346, 12285 McNulty Rd., Philadelphia 856-489-0061, 1940 Olney Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ

Prism Beer Company

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 302-226-BREW, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE

Cherry Hill’s Flying Fish lives local—all their beer is sold within 100 miles of the brewery. They brew five year-round beers, as well as seasonal favorites. They’re also hard at work on the Exit Series (, a line of limitedrun brews celebrating all things New Jersey with a beer for each Turnpike exit. Many of the brewery’s beers feature locally-grown or produced ingredients. Check Flying Fish out on Twitter: @jerseyfreshale. 866-424-9681, 2995 Brambling Ln., Norristown

River Horse Brewing Company 609-397-7776, 80 Lambert Ln., Lambertville, NJ

Roy Pitz Brewing Co., Inc. 717-496-8753, 140 N. Third St., Chambersburg

General Lafayette Inn & Brewery

Sly Fox Beer 610-941-0600, 646 Germantown Pk., Lafayette Hill • 520 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville, 610-935-4540 • 312 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, 610-948-8088

Iron Hill Brewery 610-738-9600, 3 W. Gay St., West Chester

Lancaster Brewing Co. 717-391-6258, 302 N. Plum St., Lancaster

Sly Fox Brewing was born as a local brewpub in Phoenixville and has supported all sorts of local merchants throughout the years, from local coffee producers to wineries to a recently-founded meadery. Sly Fox also hosts beer dinners at various venues featuring local cuisine.

Southampton Brewery 610-882-1300, 569 Main St., Bethlehem

Legacy Brewing Co. 610-376-9996, 525 Canal St., Reading 631-283-2800, 40 Bowden Sq., Southampton, NY

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Lion Brewery

Stoudt’s Brewing Co., Inc. 215-671-0346, 12285 McNulty Rd., Philadelphia 570-823-8801, 700 N. Pennsylvania Blvd., Wilkes-Barre 717-484-4386, 2800 N. Reading Rd., Adamstown

Manayunk Brewing Co. 215-625-0855, 117 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

BOAKS Beer 973-570-6381, 262 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ




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Triumph Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company 610-873-0881, 420 Acorn Ln., Downingtown

Since 1996, Victory Brewing has been creating award-winning beers in Downingtown. Victory’s local roots run deep—founders Bill and Ron are childhood friends who met on a Montgomery County school bus in 1973. Now serving fans of full-flavored beers in 30 states, Victory remains deeply committed to watershed conservation and community stewardship. Check them out on Twitter: @victorybeer.

Yards Brewing Co. 215-634-2600, 901 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia

Yards Brewing Company is Philadelphia’s oldest and largest craft brewery. Since 1994, Yards has brewed English-style ales that helped revolutionize the Philadelphia beer scene. Recognized for both the quality of their beer and their commitment to sustainability and community outreach, Yards has become a landmark in the city of Philadelphia.

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

3420 Sansom St. 215-386-9224

Center City East

Farmers’ Market at Reading Terminal

12th St. (btw. Cuthbert and Arch Sts.), Phila. Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., opens mid-May

Headhouse Farmers’ Market

2nd & Lombard Sts., Philadelphia Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., opens May 2

Jefferson Farmers’ Market

Chestnut & 10th Sts., Philadelphia Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., open through Oct.

South & Passyunk Farmers’ Market

Passyunk Avenue (at South & 5th Sts.), Phila. Tuesdays, 2:30 – 7 p.m., May – November Center City West

West Oak Lane • Broad & South • Cliveden Park Haddington • Schuylkill River Park • Clark Park • Fairmount Norristown • Oxford Circle • Palmer Park • Cecil B. Moore Conshohocken • Germantown • Catasauqua • East Lancaster Fitler Square • Headhouse • Lansdale • Lansdowne Phoenixville • Overbrook Farms • Wrightsville • West Reading

Find your farmers’ market

Broad & South Farmers’ Market

Broad & South Sts., Philadelphia Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., opens May 26

Fitler Square Farmers’ Market

23rd & Pine Sts., Philadelphia Saturdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., open year round

Love Park Farmers’ Market

15th St. & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., June – October

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market

18th & Walnut Sts., Philadelphia Tues., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; open until Thanksgiving






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Seth Kalkstein – Farmstand General Manager Birchrun Hills Farm Red Cat is made from the raw milk of grass-fed Holsteins. It’s aged anywhere from 60 to 120 days. At 60, it can be described as two cheeses in one—beneath the edible rind is a semisoft layer that’s assertive and meaty without being overpowering. The interior is light and the flavor crisp and fruity. At 120 days, the rind is still edible and takes on the bitterness of char-grilled asparagus. At this point, it’s a stinky cheese lover’s dream.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; May – November Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dec. – April

Schuylkill River Park Farmers’ Market 25th & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., opens May 19

Suburban Station Farmers’ Market 16th Street Concourse (between Market St. and JFK Blvd,), Philadelphia Thursdays, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m., year round Fairmount

Fairmount Farmers’ Market

22nd St. & Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., opens May 6

Girard & 27th Farm Market

Girard & 27th Sts., Philadelphia Wed., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., open through Oct.

Manayunk Farmers’ Market

South Philadelphia

Mt. Airy Farmers’ Market

East Passyunk Ave. (Tasker & 11th Sts.), Phila., Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., open until the end of October

Canal View Park (Main & Gay Sts.), Phila. Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May – November Lutheran Theological Seminary Plaza (Germantown Ave. & Allens Ln.), Philadelphia Tues., 3 p.m. -7 p.m., May 25 – Thanksgiving

Cecil B. Moore Avenue (between Broad St. & Park Walk), Philadelphia Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., opens mid-June Northwest Philadelphia

Chestnut Hill Grower’s Market

Winston Rd. at Germantown Ave., Phila. Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., open until Thanksgiving

Cliveden Park Farmers’ Market

Cliveden Park (Chew and Johnson Sts.), Phila. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., opens June 23

Germantown Farmers’ Market

Germantown Ave. & Walnut Ln., Philadelphia Fridays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., opens May 28

West Philadelphia

Clark Park Farmers’ Market

Ogontz & 72nd Aves., Philadelphia Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., opens June 1

43rd St. & Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; May – November Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.; May – November Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; December – April

Northeast Philadelphia

Haddington Farmers’ Market

North Philadelphia

Cecil B. Moore Farmers’ Market

Fountain Farmers’ Market

West Oak Lane Farmers’ Market

Oxford Circle Farmers’ Market

Oxford & Summerdale Aves., Philadelphia Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., opens June 10 Northern Liberties/Fishtown/Kensington

Palmer Park Farmers’ Market

Frankford Ave. & E. Palmer St., Philadelphia Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., opens June 3

Piazza Farmers’ Market

969 North 2nd St., Philadelphia Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; open year round Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; May – September

52nd St. & Haverford Ave., Philadelphia Wednesdays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., opens July 7

Overbrook Farmers’ Market

63rd St. (btw. Sherwood Rd. & Overbrook Ave.), Philadelphia Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., opens May 29

University Square Farmers’ Market 36th & Walnut Sts., Philadelphia Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., open until Thanksgiving

Marnie Old’s Pairing Notes

Five Local Cheeses with Local Wines and Beers Aged Chèvre-Style Cheese with Belgian-Style Farmhouse Saison Shellbark Hollow Farm’s Crottin de Chèvre, West Chester, PA and Victory Helios Ale, Downingtown, PA

Most American goat cheeses are young and fresh, but these adorable mini-cheeses are aged to perfection, imbued with the tang and resonance of flavor made famous by their namesake in France’s Loire Valley. They’re a perfect match for spicy Saison-style ales, such as the golden Helios from Victory Brewing Company. The peppery marmalade aromas have just enough earthy funk to stand up to this pungent little gem. You can also give it a try with other local Saisons, such as Yards’ Saison and Flying Fish’s Farmhouse Summer Ale.

Marnie Old is one of the country’s leading wine and beer authors and Philadelphia’s highest profile sommelier. She is the host of “Uncorked,”’s weekly wine webisode series, and her latest book Wine Secrets is in stores now. photo by jon pushnik 24




Outside the City Limits

Ambler Farmers’ Market

Kennett Square Farmers’ Market

Phoenixville Farmers’ Market

Lansdowne Farmers’ Market

Plumsteadville Farmers’ Market

State St., Kennett Square Fridays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., May 14 – October

Butler & Lindenwold Sts., Ambler Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market

Lancaster Ave., Municipal Lot 7 (near Bryn Mawr Train Station), Bryn Mawr Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 8 – Thanksgiving

Bala Cynwyd Farmers’ Market

Belmont Ave. & St. Asaphs Rd., Bala Cynwyd Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., May – November

Conshohocken Farmers’ Market

Fayette & W. Hector Sts., Conshohocken Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Opens mid-May

Creekside Farmers’ Market at High School Park

Lansdowne Avenue Parking Lot (between Baltimore Pk. & Stewart Ave.), Lansdowne Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Opens May 29

Langhorne Farmers’ Market

115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne Tues,, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., June 8 – October

Lansdale Farmers’ Market

Railroad Plaza (Main & Green Sts.), Landsale Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Opens June 12

Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market

Edgewood & Acatock Rds., Doylestown Thurs., 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., June – Mid-October

Montgomery and High School Rds., Elkins Park Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April – October

New Garden Growers’ Market

Rt. 41, New Garden Saturdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., May – November

Doylestown Farmers’ Market

25 S. Hamilton St., Doylestown Saturdays, 7 a.m. – noon, April 17 – Nov. 20

New Hope Farmers’ Market

Eagleview Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., June – November

New Hope-Solebury High School, 180 Bridge St., New Hope Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.,Opens May 6

East Lancaster Farmers’ Market

Norristown Farmers’ Market

Historic Eastern Market, 308 East King St., Lancaster, Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Opens May 29

Glenside Farmers’ Market

Glenside SEPTA Station (southbound side), 5 W. Glenside Ave., Glenside Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May – November

Indian Valley Farmers’ Market

Swede & Main Sts., Norristown Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Opens June 3

Oakmont Farmers’ Market

West Darby Rd., Haverford Wed., 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., May 19 – November 24

Oxford Farmers’ Market

Bridge St. & Taylor Alley, Phoenixville Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Open Year Round Rt. 611 & Kellers Church Rd., Plumstead Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon

Skippack Farmers’ Market

4056 Skippack Pk., Skippack Sun., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Open May – September

Swarthmore Farmers’ Market

Town Center Parking Lot (across from Swarthmore Co-op), Swarthmore Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open until Thanksgiving

Upper Merion Farmers’ Market

175 West Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 15 – November 20

West Chester Growers’ Market

North Church & West Chestnut Sts., West Chester, Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May – November

West Grove Producers’ Market

Harmony Park (Harmony Rd.), West Grove Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., May – October

West Reading Farmers’ Market

500 Block of Pennsylvania Ave., Reading Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Opens May 30

Wrightstown Farmers’ Market

2203 2nd Street Pk., Wrightstown Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Opens May 1

3rd & Locust Sts., Oxford Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., May – November

Telford Station (Penn & Main Sts.), Telford Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Opens May 15

Rich Blue Cheese with Dark German-Style Doppelbock Lager

Funky Toma-Style Cheese with BordeauxStyle Red Blend

Birchrun Hills Farm’s Birchrun Blue, Chester Springs, PA and Sly Fox Instigator Doppelbock, Phoenixville, PA

Cherry Grove Farm’s Toma Primavera, Lawrenceville, NJ and Penns Woods Proprietor’s Reserve Red, Chadds Ford, PA

Fans of Roquefort should check out this stylish local blue, whose depth, decadence and spreadable texture make for extreme versatility. Cheeses this intense demand a beer of equal strength, and a dark, malty Doppelbock is an excellent option. Originally designed to provide fasting monks with enough nutrition to forego their daily bread, this style has become a regional specialty thanks to Pennsylvania’s German heritage. Sly Fox’s Instigator is a perfect foil for Birchrun Blue, providing dessert-like flavors of nutty nougat and chocolate-covered toffee. Also worth considering are Troëgs Troëgenator and Stoudt’s Smooth Hoperator.

Anyone doubting that local cheese can compete with European classics in finesse and complexity should seek out this remarkable New Jersey winner. Inspired by the cheeses of Piedmont in Northern Italy, it delivers a multifaceted range of flavors from fruity twang to truffle-y depth. It makes a lovely match with mid-weight blends of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, such as the surprisingly ripe Proprietor’s Reserve from Penns Woods, rich with dark berry flavors and a woodsy tone. More local options in this vein include the Leverage cuvée from Paradocx and Crossing Vineyards’ Vintner’s Select.

Mild Gouda-Style Cheese with Un-Oaked Chardonnay Keswick Creamery’s Vermeer, Newburg, PA and Chaddsford “Naked” Chardonnay, Chadds Ford, PA

This cheese is made in the image of Dutch Gouda, aged just long enough to stand firm. It is richly textured, but extremely mild, with a faint nutty undercurrent. These characteristics are echoed by the subtle opulence of Chardonnay made without the use of oak barrels, cool-fermented in stainless steel. The “Naked Chardonnay” from Chaddsford offers crisp orchard flavors of apple and pear, along with classy, pine-nut plumpness on the palate. Similar characteristics can be found in Stargazers Chardonnay or the Pinot Grigio from J. Maki Winery.

Sharp Cheddar-Style Cheese with Hoppy American-Style IPA Clover Creek Creamery’s Galen’s Good Old, Williamsburg, PA and Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE

Patience has its rewards, and this delightful aged cheese certainly proves that. Cheeses dry slowly over time, becoming denser, sharper, saltier and fattier as they lose water volume. These qualities call for a bold beer with a bitter bite to scour the palate clean. A perfect choice is Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA, a beer that has earned national attention for its masterful balance of malty opulence and citrusy refreshment. Also consider giving this cheese a try with other local brews, such as Philadelphia Brewing Company’s Newbold IPA or Victory HopDevil.


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The Candy Man Can:

Shane Candy Co 110 Market Street, Philadelphia 215-922-1048 

Blood sugar getting low? Visit Shane’s Candies, a living antique—they’ve been handmaking candy on those marble slabs for more than a century. Our recommendation: Take home the almond butter crunch.

The Franklin Fountain

Philadelphia—dubbed the City of Brotherly Love—caters to couples with romantic eateries, gourmet grocers, sweets shops and other locally-sourced, swoon-worthy spots. Expand your knowledge and your palate:  Tria Café  

1601 Walnut Street, Suite 610, Philadelphia 215-972-7076,

Your education begins at Tria Fermentation School where cheese, wine and beer provide the fodder for one-night classes with names like “Fortified Wine: Only the Strong Survive.” In a low-pressure environment, brewers, vintners, cheese makers, importers and authors share their knowledge with gastronomy-loving students.  

Philadelphia Brewing Company 2439 Amber Street, Philadelphia 215-427-2739, 

If wine and cheese aren’t your bag, Philadelphia Brewing Co. is open for Saturday tours (noon – 3 p.m.). They don’t serve food but are happy to sell you all the tasty beer you can consume (or carry out).  

For Dinner:

Noble American Cookery 2025 Sansom Street, Philadelphia 215-568-7000, 

Noble American Cookery serves sensational seasonal fare, incorporating produce from local farms and the former carriage house’s rooftop garden. It’s easy to feel at home at this Sansom Street haven—from the inviting décor (crafted using salvaged and reclaimed woods) to the refined, soulful cuisine.


3711 Market Street, Philadelphia 215-386-3711

Garces Trading Company

Daniel Stern reinterprets the roots of traditional regional foods at his aptly-titled Mid-Atlantic. The menu recalls the tastes, seasonings, spices and produce of the bustling and vibrant city market that once made its way from City Hall to the Delaware River.

1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia 215-574-1099,

LaCroix Restaurant

After you’ve worked your brain and your tastebuds, swing by Garces Trading Company for a cup of coffee featuring a customized blend of beans from Lambertville’s Rojo’s Roastery. Fancy something stronger? Garces’ partnership with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board allows for in-store wine purchasing and drinking. Grab a bottle, and don’t miss the Iron Chef’s homemade mozzarella and house-cured charcuterie. 28




210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 215-790-2533,

LaCroix at the Rittenhouse’s Chef de Cuisine Jason Cichonski uses products from local farms in Northern Pennsylvania and Bucks County to create delicious cuisine. The restaurant also places a huge premium on freshness, adding an extra zip to their signature dishes.

A few doors down, The Franklin Fountain is making all their ice cream in-house. It’ll be hard to resist Dr. Dovey’s Classic Banana Split—made from the original 1904 recipe— but there’s usually an unexpected flavor ready to lure you off the beaten path; ask your servers for their favorites.  

Capogiro Gelateria

Midtown Village: 119 South 13th Street Rittenhouse Square: 117 South 20th Street  University City: 3925 Walnut Street  South Philadelphia: 1625 E. Passyunk Avenue

If fine artisanal gelato and sorbetto are more your speed, head to one of Philadelphia’s most popular dessert staples: Capogiro. This gelateria boasts four locations across the city and offers dozens of refreshing flavors, giving you that Roman Holiday feeling.

Late Night:

Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia 215-739-9684 

For some after-hours fun, head to Fishtown’s Johnny Brenda’s, one of the city’s best livemusic venues. They also offer excellent, locally-sourced pub fare—can you say midnight snack?—and a full slate of local beers on tap. Head upstairs to catch local and national artists in the intimate performance space.

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Date Night

116 Market Street, Philadelphia 215-627-1899 

Johnny Brenda’s

Where does your food come from?

Saturday in the Country The Philadelphia countryside offers a wealth of farms, markets, restaurants and wineries. You could spend months visiting them all. Here are a few stand-outs to get you started.  Make sure to bring: A few reusable grocery bags, a cooler with ice packs (to keep your purchases fresh) and a hat or sunscreen.  Phoenixville Farmers’ Market

Peace Valley Winery

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bridge Street and Taylor Alley, Phoenixville

300 Old Limekiln Road, Chalfont

Start your day at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market. You can grab a cup of coffee from Artisan’s Gallery and Café, pick up some honey made by Dave and Rosemary Baues’ very busy bees and buy some vivid, yellowyolked pastured eggs from Jack’s Farm. The live music starts every week at 10 a.m., so make sure to stick around for that.  

Hendricks Farm and Dairy 202 Green Hill Road in Telford

Now that you’ve done a bit of farmers’ market shopping, head to Hendricks Farm and Dairy to take a peek at a real working farm. This family operation is committed to responsible land management and the production of the most delicious and nutritious food possible. Their farm store is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Down to Earth Café

1141 N. 5th Streett, Perkasie 

Hungry for lunch? Just a spell further down the road in Perkasie, you’ll find Down to Earth Café. Run by the Maxwell family, the café serves up flavorful food made using fresh, local and—whenever possible— organic ingredients. The menu changes regularly, so take a peek at the website to see what goodies await.  

A fully-operational winery since 1984, Peace Valley produces a line of wines that ranges from dry to sweet, meaning they have something for every palate! The tasting room staff loves showing off their products and will happily guide you to the perfect, locally-grown and produced wine. During the harvest season, Peace Valley offers pick-your-own grapes and apples (be sure to bring your own picking container).    

Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown

After a dusty day on the road in pursuit of the region’s best local foods, consider taking a load off at Victory Brewing Company. Get a sampler flight so you can taste a wide range of their brews, and pair them with a seasonally-inspired pizza.     Other spots to check out:

When you shop at Weavers Way, you know exactly where your food comes from, whether it’s milk from Montgomery County, apples from Bucks, grass fed local meat, or one of the 80 different items from our farms in Northwest Philadelphia, including our own farm at Awbury Arboretum. At Weavers Way, we take local seriously.

Weavers Way Co-op, Now in Chestnut Hill! 8424 Germantown Avenue • Early morning coffee from 7 a.m., with pastries & muffins to help get you started • Salad Bar—for yummy, healthy lunches • Sandwich counter—with freshbaked, local breads and quality fillings • Prepared foods—we do the cooking, you reap the praises • Cheeses—tasty artisan and local cheeses • Fresh herbs and spices, garden plants and accessories • Great hours too—Daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community owned & open to the public

Styer Orchards, Linvilla Orchards, Highland Orchards Farm and Market,

For more info on eating your way through the region, check out and

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