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

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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12

From the Director Is the idea of eating local mainstream yet? Every day it seems more and more like it is. Fair Food is 10 years old (wow!) this year. We started by connecting a few forward-thinking chefs with a handful of enterprising farmers. At the time, it felt so ground-breaking—like we were reinventing, or maybe rediscovering, the food system. Now we expect to find locally grown produce, meats, dairy and cheeses in the places where we shop and eat, whether it’s high-end restaurants, cafés or neighborhood retail shops. This change didn’t happen by accident. Nor did it happen because one person or group set out to make a difference. Food system reform has been a steady groundswell for the past quarter-century, with things really ramping up over the past 15 years. What I’m loving right now is that everyone’s getting into the game—you see nonprofits opening businesses, businesses forming co-ops, and farms starting nonprofits. Community development organizations that traditionally work on affordable housing are focusing on food issues. At the same time, the food and agriculture groups are addressing issues of food access and community engagement. In our corner of the world, we’ve been hard at work keeping pace with the demand for local food. Six years ago we set up a folding table in the center court of Reading Terminal Market with the goal of educating a diverse consumer public about local agriculture. We set out a modest array of beautiful produce and labeled it with the name of the farm that grew it. A small chest freezer was packed with humanely and pasture-raised meats, something that was really hard to find at that time. Little did we know that we were piloting a retail location, but the consumers in Reading Terminal were hungry for local food! Week after week, they returned, begging us to expand our offerings and our hours.

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o n t h e cov e r All products available seasonally at the Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia. Whole milk from Swiss Villa Dairy, Lykens, Pa. Asparagus from Sheppard Farms, Cedarville, N.J. Summer in the City Honey, 19143 varietal, Philadelphia Maidenhead cheese from Cherry Grove Farm, Lawrenceville, N.J. Birchrun Blue from Birchrun Hills Farm, Chester Springs, Pa. Red and yellow onions from Landisdale Farm, Jonestown, N.J. Bay leaves from Overbrook Herb Farm, Lansdale, Pa. Fiddlehead ferns, wild-harvested at Vollmeke Orchards, Coatesville, Pa. Eggs from Meadow Run Farm, Lititz, Pa. Cremini mushrooms from Mother Earth Mushrooms, Kennett Square, Pa. Pinto, turtle beans and spelt berries from Cayuga Pure Organics, Ithaca, N.Y. Pink Beauty radishes from Lancaster The Local Food Farm Fresh, Pa. Guide wasLeola, produced Russian kale by GridRed Magazine, from Landisdale Farm, published by Red Jonestown, N.J. Flag Media, 1032 Ramps, wild-harvested one Arch Street, hour north3rd of Philadelphia Floor, Philadelphia Rhubarb from Lancaster 19107. Farm Fresh, Leola, Pa.

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04 Urban and Suburban Farmstands 04 Buying Clubs 04 Grocers, Retail Markets and Co-ops 08 Cafés and Coffee Shops 08 Restaurants 14 Specialty Stores 14 Caterers and Food Service Providers 16 Food Artisans 18 Personal Chefs 18 Institutions 19 Fair Food Advocates 20 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 23 Farmers Markets

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And expand we did. In 2006 we abandoned the folding table for a stall on the Arch Street side of Reading Terminal. Having a permanent location was the beginning of turning our tape-and-bubblegum operation into a social enterprise business. We realized, too, that sourcing food from 90 family farmers/producers and telling their stories to our customers fits in with our mission to educate. In 2009 The Fair Food Farmstand moved again—this time to an even larger space on the 12th Street side of Reading Terminal Market. Our prominent location has enabled us to reach an even broader audience, and we’re also now deliberately reaching out to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) shoppers through our Double Dollars program. Through the years, Fair Food has attracted a wonderful staff of people who are passionate about food. This year we asked them, “What do you love about Philadelphia as a local food mecca?” As you leaf through the guide, you’ll see our smiling faces accompanied by statements of deep appreciation for neighborhood burger and beer joints, great eggs and the approachability of each person along the local food chain. I couldn’t agree more. Look around Philadelphia and you will see businesses, non-profits and community groups working to build a sustainable local food system—one that supports family-scale farming, promotes biodiversity and provides access to healthy food for all Philadelphians. If you feel inspired to join the movement, then do it—there’s still plenty of room at the table. — ann karlen

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by GRID magazine, published by Red Flag Media, 1032 Arch St., Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Throughout this guide, you’ll find Fair Food employees answering the question: “What do you love about Philadelphia as a local food mecca?” All staff portraits taken by Albert Yee.

Alex Mulcahy, Publisher

Jamie Leary, Art Director

Brian Howard, Editor in Chief

Melissa McFeeters, Designer

Felicia D’Ambrosio, Interim Managing Editor

Lucas Hardison, Production Artist

Ariela Rose, Associate Editor

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


Fair Food is dedicated to bringing healthy, local food to the marketplace and to promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Philadelphia region.

Double Dollars Fair Food Farmstand Farm to Institution Farm to School Farmer and Buyer Consultation


Brewer’s Plate Farm Tour Series Local Grower Local Buyer


Buy Fresh Buy Local Heritage Breed Education Project


Philadelphia Local Food Guide Wholesale Guide to Local Farm Products Shop year-round at the Fair Food Farmstand, located in the Reading Terminal Market, for a wide variety of produce, meats, poultry, dairy, cheeses, and eggs from over 90 local farms.



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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12

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, farmstands are open year-round.

Fair Food Farmstand, Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, 215-386-5211, x120 Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 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 Nursery and Market, 2501 E. Cumberland St., Philadelphia, 215-4272702; Tue. - Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Farmstand: Sat., 10 a.m – 3 p.m. Starting May 26, Thu., 2 – 7 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At its unique urban farm, Greensgrow runs a nursery and farmstand. In the spring, the farm grows a wide variety of bedding plants, perennials, herbs and vegetable starters. Locally grown produce, cheese, artisanal breads, and humanely raised meat and eggs are sold seasonally at the market. Greensgrow also invites other farmers/vendors to join them on market days.

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

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

Kauffman’s Lancaster County Produce Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia, 215-592-1898 Wed. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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

Mill Creek, an educational urban farm in West Philadelphia, grows a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs for sale at its farmstand. Mill Creek Farm is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.

SEPTA Farmstand in Partnership with Walnut Hill Community Farm, 1234 Market St. (lobby, east entrance), Philadelphia June – August, every other Wed., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.,

Walnut Hill Community Farm, 4610 Market St., Philadelphia June – October, Tue. and Fri., 3 – 6 p.m.

The Walnut Hill Community Farm is an urban agriculture venture operated by youth in West Philadelphia adjacent to the 46th Street El Station. The growers, in partnership with The Enterprise Center CDC and Philly Rooted, grow and sell produce in addition to operating a 10-share CSA for area residents. 

Weavers Way Farmstand 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia Thu., 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

Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op 717-656-3533

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative offers seasonal organic produce, grass-fed animal products and natural organic products through a year-round online buying club. It also features local flour, breads, gluten-free baked goods, canned goods, and much more. LFF supports small, ethical, natural and organic food companies throughout the region in supplying products that normally couldn’t be found in this area. The buying club is free for all to join, and an excellent way to get natural foods at a competitive price and support small family farms in Lancaster County. All ordering is done online and Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative makes weekly deliveries to neighborhood pickups in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

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As a vegetarian (and total pastry fiend), good eggs are essential to my life. I love how easy it is to find multi-colored, pastured, local eggs in various retail outlets, farmers markets and, of course, our Farmstand. —Deb Bentzel, Farm-to-Institution Program Manager





Sweet Stem Farm Buying Club, 717-733-4279

Sweet Stem Farm offers pastured, humanely raised, hormone and antibiotic-free beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey to its buying club members on a year-round basis. Applications and ordering 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 its buying club allows customers to shop with the same farmers they do. Every week, members choose from locally grown produce, dairy, meats and artisanal 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.

Grocers, Retail Markets and Co-ops These neighborhood markets keep customers wellfed throughout the year by stocking local, seasonal products from sustainable family farms.

Almanac Market 900 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia, 215-625-6611 Mon., Tue., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wed., Thu., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. – sunset

Almanac Market has been providing fresh, local and organic produce, meat and dairy to their neighbors in Northern Liberties for more than five years. Their expanded prepared foods section, cheese case and fresh bread (delivered daily) help bring the best of the region to your doorstep.

Recipe for a Sweet and Savory Philly Homegrown™ Weekend • Start with a visit to the Reading Terminal Market and the Italian Market, two of Philly’s most famous markets, for your ingredients

• Sprinkle in stops at restaurants wowing diners’ taste buds with farmfresh cuisine sourced from Amish Country to the Atlantic Ocean

• Blend in delicacies from one of Philly’s 45+ producer-only farmers markets

• Season to taste while satisfying your sweet tooth with refreshing gelato, gourmet chocolates or locally produced canelés

• Shake things up at a few of our many wineries and breweries

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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 Essene Market & Café 719 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, 215-922-1146

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Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

It seems like every neighborhood has at least one terrific bar where you can drink a (local!) craft beer and eat really creative food, all without feeling intimidated or breaking the bank. Local food and beer belong together! —Jennie Noakes, Farmstand Assistant Manager

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.

Food For All Market 7127 Germantown Ave., Phila.,267-297-7122

Artisanal grocery featuring a full menu of allergysensitive locally and/or organically sourced prepared foods, soups, sandwiches, desserts, produce, cheeses and meats. Full line of gluten-free and allergy-friendly groceries, as well as a full sandwich menu all served on gluten-free breads. Our kitchen is gluten-free/nut-free/shellfish-free.

Green Aisle Grocery 1618 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, 215-4651411; Mon. – Thu., noon – 8 p.m.; Fri., noon – 9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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

Partnering with more than 60 local family farmers and food artisans, Harvest Local Foods offers the community a year-round, online local foods market with door-to-door delivery. Customers can shop from a weekly selection of locally sourced items including organic produce, pastured meats, organic dairy, dry goods, homemade entrees and fresh breads. Pickup for orders is also available at our micro-market in Lansdowne. No membership commitments or minimum order requirements.

Kimberton Whole Foods Kimberton hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Douglassville hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Downingtown hours: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m – 6 p.m. Ottsville hours: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 pm.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A family-owned, independent whole food store with four locations in Pennsylvania: Kimberton and Downingtown in Chester County, Ottsville in Bucks County, and Douglassville in Berks County. They offer a fine selection of organic and natural foods as well as gourmet specialities. Visit the Natural Cafe (Kimberton location). They have a wide selection of herbs, homeopathy and supplements as well as sumptuous bath and beauty items. Check out their local body care items. One-stop shopping in a fun and friendly setting.





Mariposa Food Co-op 4726 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, 215-729-2121 Mon. – Thu., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

West Philly’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. Mariposa is moving to a larger location this fall, just one block away. Find out more on their website, Facebook or Twitter.

Martindale’s Natural Market 1172 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, 610-543-6811 Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; closed Sun.

Founded locally in 1869, Martindale’s may be the oldest health food market in the country. It’s not surprising then that their motto is “Health, first!” Proud members of Fair Food, providing locally sourced fresh produce, cheese, raw milk, bread and meat.

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

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 1610 South St., Philadelphia, 215-545-3924 Tue. – Sun., 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Owners Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor are committed 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 12th & Arch streets, Philadelphia, 215-922-231 Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., 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 in the city under one roof.

Selene Whole Foods Co-op 305 W. State St., Media, 610-566-1137 Mon. & Wed., noon – 6 p.m.; Thu., 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Tue. & Sun.

Swarthmore Co-op 341 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore, 610-543-9805 Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Swarthmore Co-op is a member-owned, fullservice food market open to everyone. The co-op is committed to the local community of growers and producers.

Weavers Way Co-op • Mt. Airy: 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, 215-843-2350; Daily, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Ogontz: 2129 72nd Ave., Philadelphia; Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Chestnut Hill: 8422 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia; Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

A cooperative market located in Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy and West Oak Lane, with three working farms within the city that provide product and education on nutrition, urban farming and economic development through urban farming. The markets are open to the public; members get specials and rebates, and working members receive 5 percent off all shopping. Notary, fax, duplication, and check cashing services available.

Whole Foods Market • 929 South St., Philadelphia, 215-733-9788, Daily, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. • 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, 215557-0015, 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 environmentally friendly, 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.

Now Eat This

The city is bursting with new restaurants dedicated to highlighting the bounty of our region’s hard-working producers. Here are six new spots that have our locavore hearts aflutter. By Ariela Rose The Farmers’ Cabinet  The rustic Farm-

ers’ Cabinet (pictured) is the first downtown venture for husband-and-wife Matt and Colleen Swartz and partner Matt Scheller (formerly of East Falls’ Fork & Barrel). Hanging candles encased in mason jars illuminate oak barrel tables, a 60-seat communal table and menu offerings displayed on thin slats of reclaimed barn wood. Chef Peter Felton’s menu grabs ingredients from local spots including Birchrun Hills Farm for whole milk cheeses, Liberty Gardens for organic produce and Ponderosa Poultry for duck eggs. 1113 Walnut St., Mon.-Sun., 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., 215-923-1113,

Talula’s Garden  Talula’s Table owner Aimee

Olexy has teamed up with former boss Stephen Starr to create a garden-to-table concept right on historic Washington Square. Talula’s Garden boasts an outdoor patio featuring local flowers and a pergola created from reclaimed wood. The menu is a mix of rustic dishes with elegant flair that highlight locally sourced ingredients. Local farms—including Four Story Hill, Birchrun Hills and Cherry Glen—are responsible for fresh ingredients like eggs, spring vegetables and grass-fed beef. Diners can also expect fresh herbs and baby beets plucked right from the restaurant’s outdoor garden. 210 W. Washington Square, Sun. – Thu., 5 – 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 5-11 p.m., Sunday brunch, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 215-592-7787,

The Farm & Fisherman  Run by husband-

and-wife Joshua and Colleen Lawler, this farm-totable BYOB specializes in fresh ocean fare and innovative plates that let locally sourced ingredients shine. The restaurant sources from local producers including Farm 51 in West Philly and Medford, N.J.’s Jennings Farm. Try the pancetta-wrapped Jennings Farm egg with purple kale and civet

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mushrooms for a preview of the egg collaboration the restaurant is planning with the farm. Jennings is currently raising chicks that, once grown, will lay eggs especially for F&F in a specially designed “egg-mobile.” 1120 Pine St., Tue.-Sat., 5 – 10 p.m., 267-687-1555,

JAR Bar  Fresh, local produce is important

at this raw food restaurant, where diners nosh on fruits and vegetables in their simple, naked glory. Owners Joel Odhner and Jennifer Richmond will work with local vendors including Lancaster’s Paradise Farm to create Thai coconut ginger soup, sweet potato pasta, kale chips and a variety of fresh juices from Richmond’s Catalyst Cleanse line. Since raw food inherently requires no cooking, the restaurant has no stove, gas grill, fryer or exhaust fan, making the facility’s energy use especially low. 107 S. 12th St.,

Pure Fare  Siblings Kunal and Kriti Sehgal

created Pure Fare to link their shared love for nutrition and innovative technology. Pure Fare’s “My Fare” system allows customers to create an online account that keeps track of what they eat and how much they exercise. The fast, casual spot serves simple, whole food dishes created by Chef Sarah Ginn using locally sourced and organic ingredients from Green Meadow Farms, Lancaster Farm Fresh and Baker Street Bread. Nutritional data and ingredients for each dish are clearly listed on Pure Fare’s site, whether you choose to slurp down a cashew-banana smoothie or enjoy a wheatberry salad with beets, butternut squash and raw kale. 119 S. 21st St., Mon. – Fri., 7a.m.-7p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 267-997-4524,

Opa  Brother-sister team George and Vasiliki

Tsiouris’ Midtown Village spot balances traditional Greek fare and contemporary elegance. A

24-seat river rock bar and tables made from reclaimed oak add clean simplicity to the décor’s aquatic, Mediterranean vibe. Chef Andrew Brown creates artfully plated dishes that utilize local ingredients from Green Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, plus seafood that adheres to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sustainability standards. Dishes are created using Tsiouris family recipes and include Bifteki, a feta-stuffed local grass-fed burger, Spread Pikilia hummus, tzatziki, Tirokafteri (a spicy Feta dip), vegetables, olives and grilled pita. 1311 Sansom St., open Mon. – Sat. beginning at 5 p.m., 215-545-0170,





Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12

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

organic agriculture and local farmers. They select suppliers based upon their business ethics and a shared commitment to the “triple bottom line,” a commitment to people, profit and the planet.

Nick’s Vegan 1507 N. 33rd St., Philadelphia, 215-235-1111

BODHi Coffee 410 S. Second St., Philadelphia, 267-239-2928 207 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, 215-475-8221

Elixr Coffee is dedicated to sustainability and providing for a better world. Of all profits, Elixr gives 30 percent to employees and 20 percent to the local and global community through charities and nonprofits. Elixr is dedicated to excellence in every part of the coffee experience from sourcing to preparation to presentation.

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

The Rocket Cat Cafe 2001 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, 215-739-4526 1515 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, 215-839-3333

The delicious menu is constructed of food made primarily in-house from an abundance of local resources. Rocket Cat proudly supports local bakers, local vegan bakers, coffee roasters, and meat, produce and dairy farmers, with a strong emphasis on providing something for everyone, from vegan to gluten-free to meat lovers.

Healthy Bites To-Go

Ultimo Coffee

Locally sourced market and cafe with outdoor seating that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are a specialty market with a fabulous cafe menu that includes gluten-free offerings, prepared foods, smoothies, and more. We also offer catering, meal-delivery services, cooking classes, tasting events, made-to-order baby food and nutrition services.

Ultimo Coffee is committed to serving the highestquality coffee, tea and local, sustainably sourced food. The coffee shop boasts a seasonal menu of Direct Trade certified coffees from Counter Culture Coffee, in addition to pastries and bagels from Four Worlds Bakery, treats from Betty’s Speakeasy, house-made vegetarian sandwiches and other goodies.

Grindcore House 2521 Christian St., Philadelphia, 215-259-8646

High Point Café • 602 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, 215-849-5153 • Allen Lane Train Station location & NEW Sunday Market on SEPTA Chestnut Hill West line — Allen Lane Train Station • 7210 Cresheim Road, Philadelphia, 215-248-1900

High Point Cafés are small neighborhood cafes serving the West Mt. Airy community. High Point serves only the highest quality handmade, seasonal pastries and desserts created daily, along with made-to-order crepes and wonderful espresso. NEW this year: Join High Point on Sundays at the Allen Lane Train Station for the High Point Sunday Market, June through October. This new market will highlight the bounty of urban farmers, as well as the creativity of local craftspeople.

Amís 412 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, 215-732-2647

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

Picnic 3131 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 215-222-1605


to early autumn, the huge cafe windows are wide open and our outdoor tables line the street. 1900 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, 215-339-5177

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.

Audrey Claire 276 S. 20th St., 215-731-1222

Audrey Claire, a Mediterranean BYOB, is one of the city’s favorites. Between the mezze, Israeli couscous, grilled fish specials (served head to tail), lamb and the olive oils, you’ll feel like you’ve taken the grand tour. The intimate, open-kitchen restaurant offers a rare opportunity to experience the theatrics of a small kitchen. Through spring

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

Barbuzzo is the Mediterranean farmhouseinspired restaurant from chef Marcie Turney. The menu highlights housemade charcuterie, pasta and sausages, as well as wood-oven-roasted local veggies and Neapolitan-style pizzas. Look for the whole-animal dinners!

Barclay Prime 237 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, 215-732-7560

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

Bindi is the modern Indian BYOB from Chef Marcie Turney. The menu combines traditional techniques and flavors while highlighting locally grown products. Join us for our market inspired Thali Tuesdays!

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

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.

Chloe 232 Arch St., Philadelphia, 215-627-2337

Cichetteria 19 267 S. 19th St., Philadelphia, 215-545-0441

Through the rediscovery of forgotten Venetian recipes, C19 is bringing back traditional methods and time-tested culinary techniques. They invest time and knowledge sourcing the best ingredients, thereby distancing themselves from the mass-production to which society has grown accustomed.

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 that strives to make a positive contribution to the community by being mindful of the environment and its neighbors, both global and local, in all actions. They use only fair-trade, organic coffee, and support





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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 C19 emphasizes the use of organic and sustainably raised food from local farms including vegetables, fruits, humanely raised meats and poultry, eggs, cheese and dairy.

COOK 253 S. 20th St., 215-735-COOK (2665)

Opening in summer 2011 is COOK: a state-of-theart, fully equipped, 16-seat kitchen and classroom where guests will discover, prepare and enjoy meals made for and by the city’s diverse culture of food lovers. Presented by Philadelphia magazine, COOK will offer approximately 20 classes per month, as well as a private events space. COOK will feature multi-course meals taught by well-known area chefs to classes on essential techniques, recipes, cuisines and much more. Our boutique retail space will sell cookbooks, food periodicals, unique food products and gadgets.

Joshua Lawler, a former chef de cuisine at the quintessential farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns. At The Farm and Fisherman, Chef Lawler serves what he calls “snapshots of the seasons here in the Delaware Valley,” incorporating interesting and unusual ingredients produced by area farmers.

Farmicia Food & Tonics 15 S. Third St., Philadelphia, 215-627-6274

Fish Restaurant 1708 Lombard St., Philadelphia, 215-545-9600

Fork Restaurant & Fork Etc. 306-308 Market St., Philadelphia, 215-625-9425 701 S. 50th St., Philadelphia, 215-726-2337

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, housemade prepared foods, freshbaked bread and pastries.

Earth Bread & Brewery

Fountain Restaurant

Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant 7136 Germantown Ave., Phila., 215-242-6666

Earth is located in the NW Philly neighborhood of Mt. Airy, offering delicious flatbread pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Pair that with one of the four house-made beers on tap or one of the seven guest beers. Wine and house-made sodas are also available. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

The Farm and Fisherman 1120 Pine St., Philadelphia, 267-687-1555

The Farm and Fisherman is a 30-seat white tablecloth BYOB featuring regional produce, meat and fish prepared by owner and executive chef

Fair Food members have a terrific opportunity to connect with Buy Fresh Buy Local,® a nationwide network of community chapters all working together to celebrate the local food movement. Design for Social Impact, the creative energy behind Buy Fresh Buy Local,® is collaborating with Fair Food members to promote the story of fresh and local foods in our region, and those supporting a healthy local food system through their thoughtful and responsible food purchasing practices.

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

Open seven days a week, this multi-purpose space features a host of housemade 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 6825 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 215-843-8113

A warm, sunlit neighborhood BYO, Geechee Girl features hand-crafted American Southern food on its innovative, seasonally inspired menu. The World’s Best Fried Chicken served Wednesdays during the summer. Geechee Girl also offers a complete array of catering services.

Happy Rooster 118 S. 16th St., Philadelphia, 215-963-9311

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

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 2130 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, 215-232-9000

JG Domestic Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St., 215-222-2363

JG Domestic, Jose Garces’ artisanal restaurant and bar located in the Cira Centre, features the finest domestic products in one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful and welcoming settings. JG Domestic offers a seasonal, farm-fresh menu, along with a selection of domestic wines, beers and spirits.

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

Johnny Brenda’s is a neighborhood tavern featuring great beer and wholesome food. Their chalkboard menu boasts favorites such as smelt, 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 handpumps; wine and a full bar are also available.

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

Kennett 848 S. Second St, Philadelphia, 267-687-1426

Featuring wood-fired pizza, sustainably and locally sourced food for vegetarians and omnivores, local craft beers, local musicians and living wages for a family-oriented staff. Kennett is seeking certification through the Green Restaurant Association and look forward to being an active participant in the Queen Village community.

Le Virtu 1927 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, 215-271-5626

Lacroix Restaurant Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, 215-790-2533

Lolita 106 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, 215-546-7100

Lolita is the modern Mexican “BYOT” (as in tequila!) restaurant from chef Marcie Turney. The menu combines seasonal ingredients with traditional flavors and techniques. Don’t forget your bottle of tequila to mix with the housemade seasonal margarita mixes!

London Grill 2301 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, 215-978-4545

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

M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel 231 S. Eighth St., Philadelphia, 215-625-6666

Marathon Restaurants • 16th and Sansom • 10th and Walnut • 19th and Spruce • Broad and Chestnut • 19th and Market • 40th and Walnut

Marathon is a group of locally owned restaurants serving casual comfort food with a commitment to sourcing produce and meats locally whenever possible. Rooted in a belief in strengthening local food systems, they have cultivated MarathonFarm, a community farm in Brewerytown that provides their restaurants and neighbors with fresh produce.

Mémé 2201 Spruce St., Philadelphia, 215-735-4900

Meritage 500 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, 215-985-1922

MidAtlantic Restaurant 3711 Market St., Philadelphia, 215-386-3711

Award-winning chef Daniel Stern’s MidAtlantic is a modern-yet-rustic neighborhood tap room in University City focused on reinterpreting the roots of traditional foods of Philadelphia and the surrounding region. With its open kitchen, communal table and outdoor fire pit it is the ideal gathering spot for residents and students alike. Locally sourced ingredients and frequent communal-style Farmer Feasts showcase MidAtlantic’s strong commitment to the community.

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

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 more than 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 2025 Sansom St., Philadelphia, 215-568-7000

Nectar 1901 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, 610-725-6652

Nectar’s eclectically creative menu offers the perfect amalgamation of classic French cooking with the freshest, finest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. From wild Alaskan salmon to Arctic Char to grass-fed





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fa i r food staff pi cks… ► ►Philadelphia is a local food mecca because…

In a word: approachability. You can easily develop a rapport with your favorite farmer, baker or chef after a conversation or two. Each person along the local food chain cares deeply about their products, and it shows. —Albert Yee, Farmstand Employee

beef to free-range poultry to locally grown, handpicked organic produce; Nectar is committed to selecting what is best for our patrons as well as our planet.

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

Oyster House 1516 Sansom St., Philadelphia, 215-567-7683

ROOST 4529 Springfield Ave., Philadelphia

This rotisserie and fried chicken spot in West Philly serves Bell and Evans organic chicken, locally grown veggie sides and homestyle biscuits with every order. Take-out and delivery only.

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

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

Spring Mill Café


South Philly Tap Room

Paradiso is a family-owned and -operated Italian restaurant located on vibrant East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. Paradiso focuses on sourcing ingredients from local farmers, allowing us to provide our guests with a delicious farm-to-table experience while also supporting our local economy.

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. 1627 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-271-2066 164 Barren Hill Road, Whitemarsh, 610-828-2550 1509 Mifflin St., Philadelphia, 215-271-7787

Pumpkin BYOB

Southwark Restaurant & Bar

Pumpkin BYOB features a seasonal, daily changing menu. Join us for our $35 five-course tasting menu on Sundays. Pumpkin Market offers all local products: seasonal produce, meats, dairy, cheese, baked goods and a cafe menu of sandwiches, soups and all-day breakfast. Locals supporting locals!

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. 1713 South St., Philadelphia, 215-545-4448

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

Rembrandt’s Restaurant & Bar 741 N. 23rd St., Philadelphia, 215-763-2228

Rembrandt’s Restaurant & Bar, along with Chef Robbert Legget, places a strong emphasis on sourcing locally produced ingredients. From our support of Jamison Farm’s lamb and Murray’s free range chickens to the freshest of sustainable fish and locally crafted beers, we consistently offer the best choices for your dining experience.

Roller’s Flying Fish Café 8142 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 215-247-0707




| 701 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, 215-238-1888

Standard Tap 901 N. Second St., Philadelphia, 215-238-0630

Standard Tap is a neighborhood tavern that features great beer and wholesome food. They offer a draft-only beer selection that highlights the vast array of styles crafted by breweries located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The food menu both complements the beer and expands the notion of what pub food can be, using only the best available produce, poultry, meats and seafood— much of it from area farms and local vendors—to create fresh, seasonal dishes.

Supper 926 South St., Philadelphia, 215-592-8180

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.

Sweetgreen • 68 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, 610-642-9400 • UPenn, 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 215-3861365

Started in 2007 by three Georgetown grads that leads the national charge in sourcing delicious local and organic ingredients with an underlying commitment to the environment, and their community. Sweetgreen makes eating healthy food both simple and tasty. Offering a menu of fresh, sustainable salads and frozen yogurt with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms, Sweetgreen is redefining the concept of fresh-casual cuisine.

Sycamore 14 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, 484-461-2867

Talula’s Garden 210 W. Washington Square, Philadelphia, 215-592-7787

Talula’s Table 102 W. State St., Kennett Square, 610-444-8255

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.

Tartes 212 Arch St., Philadelphia, 215-625-2510

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

The Abbaye is a warm, casual Belgian style pub and restaurant serving outstanding beers from around the world along with great local and national microbrews. The Northern Liberties favorite features an eclectic menu, offering classic bistro and pub fare made wih seasonal ingredients from local growers and suppliers. Open everyday 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Brunch offered Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy happy hour, 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. through Fri.

The Belgian Café 21st & Green streets, Philadelphia, 215-235-3500

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

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The Foodery 847 N. Second St., Philadelphia, 215-238-6077 324 S. 10th St., 215-928-1111

Local & Organic Produce Local & Natural Bodycare Organic Beef & Poultry Gluten Free Foods Specialty Cheeses Raw Milk

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.

The Whip Tavern 1383 N. Chatham Road, West Marlborough, 610-383-0600

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

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Tweed 114 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, 215- 923-3300

twenty manning grill 261 S. 20th St., 215-731-0900

Located off Rittenhouse Square, twenty manning grill is a place where friends and neighbors return for seasonal, classic fare served in a relaxed setting. The menu boasts salads, burgers, raw-bar selections, snacks and sides and heartier plates like steak frites and pan-seared scallops. Also popular is the “Daily Show,” a weekly roster of feelgood dishes like lobster pot pie or a brisket sandwich.

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Union Trust Steakhouse 717 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-925-6000

Set in one the country’s most beautiful dining rooms, Union Trust is a seasonally driven, locally owned steakhouse focusing on regional and artisanal ingredients. Our 500 label wine list complement’s one of the city’s best raw bars, line caught seafood, and Prime dry aged beef.

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

White Dog Cafe 3420 Sansom St., Philadelphia, 215-386-9224 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne 610-225-3700

White Dog Cafe is committed to using the finest ingredients from local farms. White Dog Cafe is a local favorite known for its unusual blend of award-winning contemporary American cuisine, civic engagement, and environmental responsibility.

Xochitl 408 S. Second St., Philadelphia, 215-238-7280

Zahav 237 St. James Place, Philadelphia, 215-625-8800

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





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Specialty Stores

fair fo o d s taff p ic ks … ► ►Philadelphia is a local food mecca because…

I love how accessible our outlying region is—a one- to two-hour drive brings you to the front door of your favorite cheesemaker, hen breeder or orchardist. Even better, they welcome your visit and are eager to share their vast knowledge of our foodshed. —Nate Hopkins, Farmstand Staff, Volunteer Coordinator

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

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

This favorite in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood features artisan confections and baked goods. Serving breakfast and lunch fare, Betty’s Speakeasy focuses on the best local, organic and fair trade ingredients. They are also a CSA pickup for the community.

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.

Di Bruno Brothers • Center City: 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220 • Italian Market: 930 S. Ninth St., Philadelphia, 215-922-2876 • Comcast Center: 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, 215-531-5666 • Ardmore Farmers Market: 120 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, 484-416-3311

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

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

An artisan 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 pickup spot for CSAs and Farm-to-City.

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

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. Stop by and visit our newly expanded bakery and cafe.

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

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

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

Birchtree Catering 1909 S. Mole St., Philadelphia, 215-390-3415

Birchtree specializes in fresh, local food and seasonal menus, customized for each client. They offer vegetarian menus as well as delicious traditional options, sourced from the area’s best farms and food artisans. Their “green” options include the best in biodegrable plateware and sustainable solutions for elegant events.

Cosmic Catering 219 E. Fifth Ave., Conshohocken, 215-753-1991

Cosmic Catering is a full-service catering company serving great-tasting food with a conscience. Join them at their new location, Cosmic Café at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row. Consider Cosmic Café for your next meeting or social event. Or stop by to pick up a picnic basket and enjoy the scenery.

Feast Your Eyes Inc.,, 215-634-3002

Feast Your Eyes Catering provides off-premise full catering, take-away food orders and fantastic events at Front and Palmer, a renovated barrel factory with a 3,000-square-foot loft available for parties. They’ve proudly supported local artisans and food suppliers for more than 20 years.

Frog Commissary Catering 215-448-1100

Frog Commissary was founded in 1973 by Steve Poses, who continues to guide the company. Based at The Franklin Institute, Frog Commissary provides on- and off-premise catering and operates Franklin Foodworks, the restaurant at The Franklin Institute.

Joshua’s Catering Company 712 West Ave., Jenkintown, 215-887-8796

Joshua’s Catering, open since 2002—an all-natural cafe and catering company. Committed to providing their clients with the freshest, purest ingredients—creative continental cuisine based on French training and technique. Chef David’s inspired cuisine comes from his true passion for nature and food. Creative original menus and a dedicated team of partners.

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

Mugshots can bring their culinary talents to your home or office with their Fair Food-approved catering services. Mugshots offers beautifully garnished platters for breakfast, lunch and dessert. They can also provide set-up, compostable disposables and beverages, including organic fair trade coffee and tea.

Sustainable Fare/ The Lawrenceville School P.O. Box 543, Island Heights, N.J., 609-620-6143

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.

The Perfect

SUMMER BEER! Farmhouse Summer Ale

Weavers Way Co-op Member-owned • Open to the public Three stores and four farms in Northwest Philly

A beautiful golden beer, flavorful and easy to drink. Great with food or by itself.

Fresh • Local • Organic

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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 Grain Flour. Soft wheat for our Pastry & Spelt flours is grown in this region. Also sold online.

Food Artisans Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery

Éclat Chocolate

Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery is committed to using whole grain flours, natural sweeteners and nutritious ingredients to provide the gluten-free community with healthy and delicious baked goods. 717-330-4359

Betty’s Tasty Buttons 215-735-9060

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. Find Betty’s baked goods in many of Philly’s best cafes.

B.T. Bake Shop 54. W. Marshall Road, Lansdowne, 610-622-1306

Creating the best brownies and baked goods using simple, organic, local and fair trade ingredients. Their commitment extends not only to hand-baked treats but to being a positive member of the local and global community. Who says food can’t taste great and make you feel good?

Cobblestone Krautery

Cobblestone Krautery is a local producer of naturally fermented, live, active, flavored Sauerkraut recipes. Their products are distinctively exciting to eat, being packed with flavor and rich in taste. They are excellent additions to your menu and full of beneficial lactobacilli for your health!

coco love homemade

coco love homemade is a Philadelphia-based baking company. They put a whimsical spin on classic treats highlighting local and seasonal ingredients. Their gourmet whoopie pies and cookies are the goodies you wish you had as a kid! Now, all you need is coco love.

Daisy Flour for McGeary Organics, 800-624-3279

Daisy Pastry, All-Purpose, Bread and Spelt Flours are milled at Annville Flouring Mill, a local roller mill in Lancaster County that dates to 1746. Each variety is available as either White or Whole

Since the beginning, Éclat Chocolate’s team of chocolatiers have only used sustainable ingredients, and local and seasonal products whenever possible. Products include organic hot chocolate sticks, organic chocolate farm bars, and other seasonal specialities.

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, vegan, kosher (parve), freshly made and delicious. They package in retail and food service sizes, and also have a weekly delivery schedule for wholesale accounts.

Four Worlds Bakery

John & Kira’s Chocolates 4634 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia, 215-967-1458

Michael Dolich’s Four Worlds Bakery is a neighborhood storefront bakery specializing in artisan breads, croissants, 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. 1101 Harrison St., Allentown, 610-433-4711

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., 267-679-7589

They’ve been producing the highest quality, handmade biscotti for more 15 years. Using only top-notch ingredients, including their own pasture-raised hen eggs, they are dedicated to continuing the unmatched tradition of Old Worldinspired baking. It’s been their great pleasure to serve the tri-state area and beyond!

Good Spoon Seasonal Foods

Good Spoon sources local, sustainably grown ingredients year-round to create a variety of wholesome and delicious soups that highlight the best seasonal produce of the region. A hearty yet healthful alternative for prepared soups in the Philadelphia area, Good Spoon products are available at the Fair Food Farmstand and select local markets.

I love that I can go to a restaurant or coffee shop and find creative (not to mention scrumptious) offerings, made with seasonal ingredients from farms that I actually recognize! —Shivon Isatu Pearl, Farmstand Staff



| 301 Ryers Ave., Cheltenham, 215-379-6433 24 South High St., West Chester, 610-692-5206

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Helen’s Pure Food | Michele’s Original 800-747-4808

LoveBar, 215-870-5522

LoveBar is the first bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Philadelphia. They manually roast their beans in micro-batches, a dynamic process that coaxes the best flavor possible from every batch. All of their bars are nut, dairy, gluten and soy free. They source beans directly from family farms and cooperatives in Ecuador, Mexico and the Dominican Republic and don’t purchase beans from countries that are known to have oppressive cacao industries. Made with love for food, art and Philly!

Market Day Canelé, 215-922-3571

Market Day Canelé began as a labor of love devoted to an obscure pastry. Its product line has grown to include artisanal fleur de sel caramels, Florentine cookies and sweet and savory tarts utilizing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Find them at area farmers markets and specialty stores around town.

Ray’s Seitan 1101 Harrison St., Allentown, 610-351-0479

Since 1983, Ray Reichel of Ray’s Seitan has been producing the finest quality seitan, available at natural food stores and restaurants in the Delaware Valley and New York City. Their expanded processing facility in Allentown opened in 2007, and is open to visitors. Call to find the Ray’s products nearest you.

Renaissance Foods

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

“From our trees to you.” This artisan grower of gourmet Asian Pears offers several traditional varieties (as well as patented varieties) of fresh Asian Pears throughout the growing season (September through December) in Pennsylvania. They also sell dried Asian Pears year-round as a healthy and delicious snack. Where to buy? Fair Food Farmstand or online at

GPTMC would like to thank the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the William Penn Foundation for their support of Philly Homegrown.

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Put A Bow On It You don’t need to be in Philadelphia to enjoy its epicurean treasures. Locally sourced food gift ideas abound. whether you’re putting a care package together for far-flung family or just looking for a few fresh items to share with friends, we’re certain there’s a delicious Philadelphia treat that will fit the bill. Here are just a few of our favorite Philly Homegrown edible gifts. Gilda’s Biscotti 1 If you think biscotti is just a jaw-breakingly hard cookie, it’s time to discover Gilda’s. Light and delightfully crisp, this biscotti is worlds away from other rock-solid spears. Gilda Doganiero (a former pastry chef at the Four Seasons) first baked up her delectable biscotti in 1996 to trade for free La Colombe espresso. However, as people discovered the delights of her perfect, dunkable cookie, she expanded her operation and now runs a commercial bakery in Salem, N.J. Gilda is committed to using the best ingredients, including eggs from her backyard flock of hens. Gilda’s Biscotti is a fantastic gift all on its own, but is even better paired with a bag of coffee beans from one of our many local roasters. Bluecoat Gin 2 The artisanal spirits movement has been picking up steam and Philadelphia’s Bluecoat Gin is a prime example. Made in a custom-built, hand-hammered copper pot still, each bottle has been distilled five times, creating a truly smooth quaff. What’s more, Bluecoat stands out from the pack thanks to its unusual herbal and floral notes. It’s the perfect gift for the friend who’s beginning to explore cocktail culture and wants something both classic and a little quirky.

Tait Farm Foods 3 Every jar and bottle of Tait Farm Foods is made on location at their family farm in Central Pennsylvania. From their enchantingly good Apple Pepper Jelly to homemade fruit shrubs (acidic drink concentrates that come in flavors like cranberry, apple and cherry), the Taits have the perfect edible gift for nearly everyone. You’ll find their products at the Fair Food Farm Stand as well as on the shelves of several local Whole Foods Markets. The gift of Tait and a loaf of Metropolitan bread will thrill breakfast lovers. Antoine Amrani 4 World-class chocolates from East Norriton, Pa.? Yes indeed! Frenchtrained chocolatier Antoine Amrani has been in love with chocolate since he was 6 years old. Amrani and his staff carefully create a wide range of rich, indulgent truffles and bonbons with an eye towards environmental sustainability. There’s not a chocolate lover on this planet who wouldn’t be thrilled by a box of Antoine Amrani chocolate. Le Virtu Salumi 5 at Green Aisle Grocery Handmade salumi from happy pigs raised in the sunshine of Berks County, Pa., is what you’ll get when you buy Le Virtu’s handmade salumi. While you can get this on the charcuterie plate at Le Virtu, to make a gift of their artisanal cured meats, you must pay a visit to South Philly’s Green Aisle Grocery. To make a lasting impression, pair the charcuterie with a small cutting board or sturdy picnic knife. For more info on eating your way through the region, check out





Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 Cooper University Hospital

Personal Chefs


From preparing boxed lunches for the week to creating extravagant, multi-course dinner parties, these personal chefs bring the region’s best food right to your home--whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or omnivorous.

Large schools, universities, hospitals and other institutions have enormous food needs, and thus enormous power to influence our local food economy. They have chosen responsibly and sustainably by promoting locally grown food on their campuses.

Healthy Bites Katie Cavuto Boyle, MS, RD, Chef, 215-259-8646

Katie and Healthy Bites offer personalized inhome cooking classes, boutique catering and personal chef services, as well as a meal delivery and nutrition services. All culinary services are focused around clean, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients free of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.

La Nena Cooks 1832 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, 215-765-6329

La Nena Cooks is a company dedicated to helping people add vibrancy to their lives through excellent food choices. They focus on linking clients with the best seasonal and sustainably produced foods in their respective geographic areas. Through careful menu developments, educational programming and catered meal service they help clients eat with the seasons.

For over five years, The Baldwin School has supported local farmers through their dining services program buying fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more. Baldwin is committed to serving local food to their community because food that is harvested at peak freshness contains the highest nutritive values and tastes best.

Bon Appétit at Penn Dining Staffer Hall, 3702 Spruce St., 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.

Figs Migrants carried figs, one of the first plants cultivated by humans, to zones far outside their Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and northern Indian origins—all the way to South Philadelphia. Photographer and Fair Food staffer Albert Yee has spotted the trees all over South Philly. “Once you learn to recognize the three- to five-lobed leaves, they are unmistakable,” he says. The city’s warming “concrete island” effect helps the trees survive frigid winter temperatures, as does planting them facing south, and close to a house. Yee suggests walking or biking around to find trees with fruit-laden branches overhanging the street. Check out the giant specimen at 10th and Christian to learn the fig’s identifying features.

Asian vegetables  Mystery comes heaped in tempting viridian and emerald piles courtesy of Xiuqin Qin and Zuohong Ed Yin, growers of stunning Asian vegetables at Queens Farm in West Chester. Their weekly table at the Headhouse Farmers Market serves as a taste portal for both vegivores and fans of home-cooked Asian cuisine. The pair started their farm on three acres in 2003, after finding it impossible to procure the produce they wanted.



CulinArt Inc. 701 W. Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-525-2700

A selective guide to foods you probably had no idea came from right in your (figurative) back yard. By Felicia D’Ambrosio


Cooper University Hospital continues to increase the amount of food they purchase locally. Cooper sources locally caught fish from a sustainable seafood vendor in N.J., and are serving as a CSA site for Muth Family Farm for a fourth year. Cooper buys turkey, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs, and local honey, cider, vegetables and fruits.

Baldwin School

You Grew That Here?

18 One Cooper Plaza, Camden, N.J., 856-342-2000

6198 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, 215-641-1400 • Abington Friends School: 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, 215-886-4350 • Agnes Irwin School: 275 S. Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-525-8400 • Chestnut Hill Academy: 500 W. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, 215-247-4700, • Cumberland County College: P.O. Box 1500 College Drive, Vineland, N.J., 856-691-8600 • The George School: 1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, 215-579-6500 • Germantown Friends School: 31 W. Coulter St, Philadelphia, 215-951-2300 • Holy Family University: 9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, 215-637-7700 • Montgomery County Community College: 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, 215-641-6300 • Sanford School: 6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Del., 302-239-5263

Having grown to encompass 34 acres, their dazzling array includes hard-tofind fresh soy beans, bitter melon, pac choi, daikon and amaranth, plus Chinese cucumbers, celery, lettuces and eggplants. Not sure how to prepare your newly acquired ta chai? Just ask—Queens Farm is ready with suggestions.

Pawpaws  “Ten years ago, you could hardly sell them,” says Green Mead-

ows farmer Glenn Brendle of pawpaws. “Now, people are familiar and anxious to try them.” The largest edible fruit native to North America, the pawpaw has a curiously tropical flavor, and texture similar to a banana. Brendle describes the flavor as “caramel mango-banana, with slight strawberry and pineapple overtones.” Southwark chef Sheri Waide buys all the pawpaws she can get during the fall harvest, pureeing and freezing the custardy fruit for use during the dark days of winter. A brief ripening window and short shelf-life have kept the pawpaw from making significant commercial inroads, but they are worth seeking out at farmers markets in late September. As Brendle says, “when just tender, they are out of this world.”

Emu Eggs  Laid in late winter and early springs by

the “girls” of Boody Mills Emu Ranch in Sewell, N.J., deep turquoise emu eggs appear in baskets at Weavers Way Co-op and Fair Food Farmstand for a limited time each year. The vibrant shells contain a much higher proportion of thick, pale yellow yolk to white than a chicken’s egg, making them suitable for use in desserts, stuffings and custards. Though Dromaius novaehollandiae is the largest bird native to Australia, it shouldn’t be confused with the larger, more aggressive ostrich. “Ostriches are 8 feet tall, 450 pounds and will kick and kill you,” says Marcus Bass, who runs Boody Mills with veterinarian Dinah Flack. “Emus are 6 feet tall, 125 pounds, and they’ll look you right in the eye… and run away.”

photo by albert yee

• Springside School: 8000 Cherokee St., Philadelphia, 215-247-7200 • Waldron Mercy Academy: 513 Montgomery Ave., Lower Merion, 610-664-9847 • William Penn Charter School: 3000 W. School House Lane, Philadelphia, 215-844-3460 • Flik at Princeton Day School: 650 Great Road, Princeton, N.J., 609-924-6700

Serving locally grown food that tastes better because it’s fresher, supports family farms and builds community.

Gourmet Dining, LLC 285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ, 973-443-8659

Gourmet Dining knows the value of buying local. June through December, we utilize the abundance of local produce available in New Jersey and the North East region. It is our goal, especially in the summer and fall months, to buy from as many New Jersey farmers as possible. The local food initiative also includes purchasing meats, seafood, cheeses, and artisanal goods.

The Green Tree School 6401 Wayne Ave., Philadelphia, 215-844-2324

The Green Tree School Food Service program teaches students about fresh, healthy foods as well as how to prepare and serve food according to professional standards. Students participate in culinary classes to prepare and serve fresh, nutritious lunches daily for all 120 Green Tree students. The school purchases locally grown fruits and vegetables from Common Market, while also cooking foods grown in the organic school garden.

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

Parkhurst Dining at Gwynedd Mercy College 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, 267-448-1328

Parkhurst Dining at Philadelphia University 4201 Henry Ave., Philadelphia, 215-951-2700

Solebury School 6832 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, 215-862-5261

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

See description on page 16.

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

Jefferson is committed to supporting local farmers and promoting healthy food choices. The Atrium cafeteria features fair trade organic coffee, local organic yogurt and cage-free eggs. Patients, along with staff and visitors enjoy local, seasonal produce, rBGH-free local dairy and grass-fed beef. Commitment to wellness includes hosting a weekly Farmers Market.

Fair Food Advocates Fair Food Advocates support a strong and healthy local food system through their own business practices, a variety of community partnerships and their membership in Fair Food.

Common Market Philadelphia 215-275-3435

Wholesale Local Food Distributor. Your trusted source for local farm food. A nonprofit wholesale local food distributor, Common Market delivers the region’s bounty to hospitals, public and private schools, universities, restaurants, groceries and communities.

Design for Social Impact 525 S. Fourth St., Studio 589, Philadelphia, 215-922-7303

Since 1996, Design for Social Impact has developed creative communication projects that help call attention to important social issues. They believe that the best communication starts with focused strategy that gets delivered with an artistic and compelling energy. They help groups achieve those results— whether it’s an organizational identity or promotional campaign.

Health Catalyst helping you take your health to the next level

Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop (LFFC)

LFFC is a nonprofit farmer-owned organic co-op located in the heart of Lancaster County. They can deliver fresh, handpicked organic produce directly to your business twice a week. Their small farms also can supply you with grass-fed meats from healthy humanely raised animals. They carry locally milled flour, local honey, rich ,nutrient-dense eggs from pastured chickens, maple syrup (Northern Pennsylvania), a wide array of dairy products including artisanal cheeses, and gluten free baked goods. Their co-op is ready to serve you. They have a very knowledgeable staff and professional transportation. Your one-stop shop, local, clean food source.

Local Food Systems, Inc. Local Food Systems, Inc. (“LFS”) is delivering logistics and financial Software as a Service (“SaaS”) to support local/organic food economies. The systems will support food hubs, and other midlevel participants in the local value chain, and bridge them to legacy systems of large buyers such as institutions and food services. LFS SaaS enables aggregated sales of local/organic food to the much larger industrial food economy.

Philadelphia Brewing Company

Private health and lifestyle coaching

Workshops, webinars, teleclasses for individuals and organizations

Online resources, blog, and event info at

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.

Health Catalyst, MBA, RYT, CHC, Reiki practitioner

Vinyasa and Yin yoga, 267-603-3663 2423-39 Amber St., Philadelphia, 215-427-2739


Erin Owen, 717-656-3533






Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 Philadelphia Distilling 12285 McNulty Road, Philadelphia, 215-671-0346

Craft distiller of premium quality spirits. They combine artisan skill, local grains and botanicals and a deep knowledge of distilling to create world class small batch spirits right here in Philadelphia. As the first craft distillery in the state of PA since Prohibition, Philadelphia Distilling offers locavores a unique opportunity to “drink local” when stepping up to the bar or purchasing from the top shelf!

Rolling Barrel Events Bridgeport, Pa., 610-292-0880

A full-service event planning and management firm that creates uniquely branded experiences focusing on regional food and drink. Rolling Barrel plans everything from intimate beer bar walking tours to large scale celebrations such as BBQ at the Ballpark and The Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival.

Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, 610-873-0881

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.

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

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.

Zone 7, Farm-fresh Distribution, P.O. Box 66012, Lawrenceville, N.J., 609-206-0344

Mikey Azzara and team deliver! Farm-fresh distribution, connecting organic and sustainable farms in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to restaurants and grocers 52 weeks a year. Zone 7 offers seasonal fruit, berries, vegetables, mushrooms, eggs, honey, cheese, grain products and more. Dinners on the farm, June through September. Farm & customer profiles at

fair fo o d s taff p ic ks … ► ►Philadelphia is a local food mecca because…

The thing I love most is the number of local food options there are to explore! Every week I find a new favorite, and my list of “local foods to try” continues to grow! —Annemarie Vaeni, Program Associate

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

Blooming Glen Farm, 98 Moyer Road, Perkasie, 215-257-2566 Blooming Glen Farm is located in scenic Upper Bucks County, Pa., on 25 acres of preserved farm land in Hilltown Township. Their goal is to promote sustainable agriculture in Bucks County through organic farming practices that enrich the soil and protect the water and air. The farm grows over 75 different types of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. As part of Blooming Glen’ 300-member CSA, you will receive an assortment of vegetables from late May to mid-November. Full and split share options are offered. Pickup location is at the farm, 98 Moyer Road, Perkasie, on Tuesday or Friday.

Charlestown Farm, 2565 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, 610-917-0252

Charlestown Farm is a non-certified organic vegetable and small fruit farm on 40 acres of land. To ensure best taste and highest nutritional content, the farm picks its produce at the peak of ripeness. The CSA has grown to 150 members.

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

Down to Earth Harvest is a small farm that practices organic farming methods and is currently pursuing organic certification. The farm’s objective is to offer high quality, diversified produce by encouraging balance within natural systems. The

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Living in Center City affords an abundance of places to choose from, and even little grocery stores now carry a changing line according to local availability. All of these changes have affected the way I cook and eat… and everything tastes better! —Federico Santoyo, Farmstand Staff





27-week CSA lasts from May 24 to November. Half and full share options are available and may include: lettuce, peas, radish, bok choy, dandelion, summer corn, melons, tomatoes, fall leeks, sweet potatoes, beets and carrots. Pickup locations are in Kennett Square, West Chester, Centreville, Delaware and Philadelphia.

First Watch Farm, 584 Mumma Road, Lititz, 717-419-7611

First Watch Farm is dedicated to producing naturally grown, highly nutritious, delicious produce and meat without the use of chemical sprays or fertilizers. As a member of the 22-week CSA, you will receive a weekly share of fresh, seasonal vegetables from the end of May through October. Full or half share options are available.

Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St., Philadelphia, 215-427-2702

Greensgrow Farm is a nationally known leader in urban farming, devoted to encouraging social entrepreneurship through the reuse of abandoned land. The farm’s 25-week CSA brings shareholders the best the area has to offer, including Greensgrow’s own produce, as well as bread, pastured eggs, butter, cheese and yogurt from local purveyors. Full, half and vegetarian shares are offered, and pickup is located at the farm.

Hazon CSA, Congregation Kol Ami, 8201 High School Road, Elkins Park, 415-397-7020

Associated with Hazon’s network of Jewish CSA communities, the farm’s CSA program is open to all. During the growing season, members are invited to pickup fresh, organic produce weekly at Kol Ami. The CSA also offers opportunities to explore contemporary food issues from a Jewish perspective, and is presently the largest faith-based CSA program in the country.

Henry Got Crops, 7100 Henry Ave., Philadelphia, 215-843-2350, ext. 325

Henry Got Crops is a collaboration between Weavers Way Co-op and W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences. As one of the first high school-based CSAs in the country, the program offers students and teachers the chance to partake

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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 in small-scale, organic vegetable growing. Opportunities for summer work and job placement for students are also available. The CSA offers both large and small shares, as well as opportunities to sponsor a share for a low-income family, split a share with a fellow member, and receive a discount in exchange for farm work.

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Whether in a local pub or schmancy-pants restaurant of the moment, our local cheeses are finally getting their due! Philly has always been a big cheese town, but now it’s more the norm than the exception to support our regional dairy farmers—and I love it. —Paul Lawler, Farmstand Cheesemonger and Dairy Buyer

Herrcastle Farm, 198-A Douts Hill Road, Holtwood, 717-284-3203

Herrcastle Farm is a family business located in rural Southern Lancaster County. Originally a hog enterprise, the farm has since transitioned from livestock to fruit and vegetable production. The farm utilizes a combination of natural, organic, and conventional farming techniques. The CSA program, started in 2000, includes a weekly share of vegetables, fruits, herbs, apple cider and sauerkraut, and runs from June until October.

Kimberton Farm, 415 W. Seven Stars Road, Phoenixville

Kimberton Farm was the first CSA in Pennsylvania and currently offers 175 shares to community members each season. The farm’s shares feature a variety of fresh and seasonal vegetables, herbs,

and berries. The 28-week share begins May 13 and runs until November 18. Full and half share options are available and pickup is located on the farm.

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, 717-656-3533

cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, lettuce, garlic and more. Optional fruit and flower shares are also available. With more than 70 pickup locations including, Center City, North Philadelphia and University City, there is sure to be a spot by you.

Landisdale Farm

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is a nonprofit organic famer’s cooperative of 75 growers throughout Lancaster County, all dedicated to creating healthy, high-quality food. The CSA lasts for 25 weeks with the option of a weekly full or half vegetable shares, beginning in May and continuing through October. Typical vegetable shares include broccoli, potatoes, dinosaur kale,, 838 Ono Road, Jonestown, 215-865-6220

Landisdale Farm is a family-owned, certified organic farm in Lebanon County focused on growing organic produce in well-nourished soil. Their June to October CSA provides produce and some local fruit in full and medium share options. Several pickup locations are offered throughout Philadelphia.

A Caravan of Freshness Some people are happy just to know where their food came from. Others want to shake the hands that grew it. Join Fair Food and GRID as we kick off another season of Farm Tours that put you face-to-face with the growers and purveyors behind your favorite local fare. Visit and for more information as the tour dates draw nearer.

Adams County Orchard Tour and Hoedown

Snout-to-Tail Tour and Dinner

September, Date TBD

October, Date TBD

Pennsylvania, fourth among apple-producing states in the country, has a long history of growing quality fruit. This September we will visit two Adams County orchards that are keeping the tradition alive, growing commercial apple varieties like Gala and Golden Delicious and lesser-known heirlooms like Smokehouse and Gold Rush, as well as stone and small fruits. Join us as we tour Beechwood Orchards, a fifth-generation farm in Biglerville, and Three Springs Fruit Farm, a seventh-generation farm on 350 acres in Wenksville. Stay tuned for details on a catered dinner, dancing and live music by Three Springs farmer Ben Wenk’s regular Thursday night jam crew.





farm tours

Cows, sheep, pigs and chickens didn’t always eat processed soy and corn and live in cramped feedlots. Learn why a grass-based pasture system produces healthy animals and high-quality food when we visit two family-owned livestock farms this October. From the farms, we’ll move on to a processing facility where we will learn about humane animal slaughter and see the meat-cutting process in action. After our day in the country, field-trippers will have the opportunity to return to Southwark restaurant for a dinner featuring meat from the farms we visited, and sous chef Nick Macri will demonstrate the methods behind his exceptional charcuterie.

Cheesemakers of Chester County Sunday, June 26

With its acres of bucolic pasture and rich agricultural tradition, Chester County is undoubtedly Pennsylvania’s hotbed of farmstead cheesemaking. Local fromagophiles will have the opportunity for a private tour and tutored tastings with two star artisans when we bus out to the country to visit Doe Run Dairy in Coatesville, where Kristian Holbrooke is crafting and aging stunning mixed-milk cheeses from their herd of goats, sheep and cows. Next, we’ll be calling on Sue Miller at Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester Springs. Her creamy Birchrun Blue, funky Fat Cat and petite-but-powerful Red Cat all come courtesy of Miller’s 80 Holstein gals, each with her own name. Walk the pasture, ask questions, eat cheese. Repeat. Family-friendly; departure point and time TBA; $35 for adults and free for children under 12; transportation and lunch on the farm are included.

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Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center

Red Hill Farm

Maysie’s Farm is a nonprofit educational organization committed to expanding public knowledge of conservation and ecological ideas. The farm collaborates with individuals, families, communities and educational institutions to promote organic agricultural practices. The CSA season runs from late spring to late fall and shares feature a variety of vegetables, dairy products and meat. Pickup is each week on the farm.

The 183-acre Red Hill Farm is owned by the Sisters of Saint Francis in Aston, Pa. The CSA runs for 22 weeks from June until November and features a variety of seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables. Available in both full and half share options, the CSA is open to 130 members who may also select u-pick crops and supplement shares with local meat, eggs and dairy., 15 St. Andrew’s Lane, Glenmoore, 610-458-8129

North Star Orchard, 3226 Limestone Road, Cochranville

Pennypack Farm and Education Center, 685 Mann Road, Horsham, 215-646-3943

Pennypack Farm and Education Center is a non-profit educational organization devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture through farming, education and community events. The farm grows produce on a 27 acre tract of land leased from the College Settlement of Philadelphia. The 24-week CSA is available in half or full share options and features a variety of organic vegetables and fruit. Pickup is offered weekly at the farm once the season begins in May and runs until mid-November.

Red Earth Farm, 1025 Red Dale Road, Orwigsburg, 570-943-3460

Red Earth farm is a family-owned 13-acre farm dedicated to bringing the freshest produce to your table. Members of the 23-week CSA select produce each week from the farm’s website, choosing either 10 items for a full share, or six for a half share. Eggs, cheese, yogurt, honey and grass-fed meats are also available for purchase. Pickup locations are located throughout Philadelphia, including Center City, Northeast Philadelphia and South Philadelphia.

Wimer’s Organics, Lancaster County, 717-445-4347

Wimer’s Organics offers fresh, organic food straight from the farm to your table. The CSA is supplied by two farms in Lancaster County that have been growing certified organic vegetables for almost 30 years. CSA members may choose to sign up for the spring/summer share, fall share, or both. Pickup spots are located in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Lancaster, Berks and Lebanon counties.



North Star Orchard grows seasonal, hard to find, high quality produce including, 70+ modern and heritage apples; 50+ plum varieties; 30+ peach varieties; as well as European pears, nectarines, and seasonal vegetables. Vegetable and fruit shares are offered to interested members and pickup is located in Cochranville, Eagle, Phoenixville, Havertown, London Grove, Kutztown, Horsham and West Chester., Aston, 610-558-6799


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


CreekSide Co-op Farmers Market Sun., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April – Oct. High School Park, High School Road and Montgomery Avenue, Elkins Park Products: coffee, baked goods, sustainable sea-

food, jellies, jams, kosher pickles, honey, organic greens and vegetables, apples and apple cider, jewelry Purveyors: Bell Flour LLC, Bill’s Philly Pickle, Bucks County Preserves, Chris’s Mushrooms, Frecon Farms, Lone Wolf Farms, One Village Coffee, Otolith Seafood, Streamside Farm, Tall Pine Farms, Under the Oak Café

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I love all the programs that are dedicated to making delicious, local foods affordable to all! —Misha Baker, Haverford Fellow






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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12 Headhouse Farmers Market Sun., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., May – Dec. Second Street between Lombard and Pine streets Products: cheeses, yogurt, veal, beef, pork, honey,

lavender products, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, seed plants, artisan chocolates, fresh-cut flowers, rare heirloom varietals Purveyors: Birchrun Hills Farm, Culton Organics, Happy Cat Organics, Hillacres Pride, John & Kira’s Chocolates, Longview Farm, Market Day Canele, Mountain View Poultry, Paradocx Vineyard, Savoie Organic Farm, Renaissance Sausage, Three Springs Fruit Farm, Love Bar

Dickinson Square Farmers Market Sun., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., opens June 5 Southeast corner of Dickinson Square, on Moyamensing near Morris St. Products: Chemical-free vegetables, IPM (Inte-

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We’re so close to some of the richest (and longest producing) agricultural land in our country. In just an hour’s drive, you can visit cranberry bogs in the Pine Barrens, the fertile farms of Lancaster or a cheesemaker in Chester County! —Emily Gunther, Farmstand Product Manager Products: organic produce, meat and eggs, seasonal

fruits and vegetables, free-range chicken, grass-fed beef and lamb, and baked goods Purveyors: Solly Brothers Farm, Livengood Family Produce

Grays Ferry Farmers Market

grated Pest Management) fruits and vegetables, eggs from pastured chickens, cut flowers

Tue., 1 – 6 p.m., June – Oct. 29th and Wharton streets (in front of Peace Plaza) Products: seasonal fruits and vegetables Purveyor: Beiler Family Produce


Point Breeze Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Farmers Market Tue., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Walnut Street, west of 18th Street Products: IPM fruits and vegetables, mushrooms,

goat’s milk and cheese, milk and yogurt from pastured cows, and beef and eggs from pastured animals, regular and gluten-free bread, honey, local artisan chocolate, cut flowers. Purveyors: Rineer Family Farm

South & Passyunk Farmers Market Tue., 2:30 – 7 p.m. Passyunk Avenue, off South Street, just east of Fifth Street Products: organic vegetables and berries, IPM

fruits, organic and Amish baked goods, goat cheese, pastured beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, flowers, artisan bread Purveyors: John & Kira’s, Covered Bridge Produce, Livengood Family Produce, Maple Hill Farm, Energeia Farm, Highfield Dairy, Meadow Run Farm, Big Sky Bakery, Shumaker Flower Farm

Mt. Airy Farmers Market Tue., 3 – 7 p.m. The plaza of Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7200 block of Germantown Ave. Products: organic and IPM fruits and vegetables,

a wide variety of pastured meats, cut flowers and herbal teas.

Broad & Ritner Farmers Market Tue. 2 – 7 p.m., June – Oct. Broad and Ritner streets

Tue., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Oct. 22nd and Tasker streets Purveyor: Riehl Family Farm

West Oak Lane Farmers Market Tue., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Nov. Ogontz and 72nd avenues (in front of Weavers Way) Products: milk and cheese, eggs, dried fruits and

nuts, seeds, honey, tea, seasonal produce, Amish baked goods Purveyors: Buckview Produce, Quarryville Orchard, Seeds for Learning WEDNESDAY

Schuylkill River Park Wed., 3 – 7 p.m., May – Oct. 25th and Spruce streets Purveyor: Highland Orchards

Haddington Wed., 1 – 5 p.m. (and Fri., 1 – 5 p.m.), July – Nov. 52nd Street and Haverford Avenue Purveyors: Dry Wells Produce, Mill Creek Farm

Broad & South Wed., 2 – 7 p.m., June – Oct. Corner of Broad and South Streets Purveyors: Hill Top Farm, Slow Rise Bakery

Cliveden Park Wed., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Nov. Chew Avenue and Johnson Street Purveyor: Buckview Produce

It’s important to me to know where my food comes from and how it is grown. I think it’s great that there are so many options for purchasing locally grown foods and supporting small, sustainable farms. —Holly Guerin, Farmstand Staff


Wed., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Walnut Street and S. 36th Street Products: conventional vegetables, IPM fruit and berries, dairy products from pastured animals, Amish canned and baked goods and artisan baked goods Purveyors: McCann’s Farm, Hilltop Gardens

The Mayor’s Farmers Market at Love Park Wed., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Love Park, 15th Street and JFK Boulevard Products: IPM fruits and vegetables and baked

goods. The Penn State Extension will provide nutrition and cooking information. Purveyors: Teens4Good urban farms

Fountain Farmers Market Wed., 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. East Passyunk Avenue, at 11th and Tasker streets Products: IPM fruits and vegetables, cut wild flow-

ers, Amish cheese and baked goods

Oakmont Farmers Market Wed., 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oakmont Municipal Parking Lot, 2419 Darby Road, Havertown Products: bison meat and woolens, gourmet cheese,

vegetables, herbs, gourds, corn, fruit, jams, honey, gourmet chocolates and caramels, breads, granola, eggs, pork, ciders, goat’s milk soaps and body products, flowers Purveyors: Backyard Bison, Birchrun Hills Farm, Blueberry Hill Farm, Éclat Chocolate, Fruitwood Orchards, Great Harvest Bread Company, Lime Valley Mill Farm, Lindenhof Farm, North Star Orchard, Shellbark Hollow Farm, Spotted Hill Farm THURSDAY

Oxford Circle Farmers Market Thu., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Oct. Oxford Mennonite Church, 900 E. Howell St. Purveyors: John Esh, Ammon King’s Baked Goods,

Eden Garden Farm

Palmer Park Farmers Market

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Thu., 2 – 6 p.m., early June – Oct. Frankford Avenue and East Palmer Street Purveyors: Beiler Family Produce, Leiper Valley


Norris Square Farmers Market Thu., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Oct. West Susquehanna Avenue and Howard Street Purveyor: Riehl Family Farm

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Local Food guide Philadelphia 2011-12

fa i r food staff pi cks… ► ►Philadelphia is a local food mecca because…

We’re deliciously inclusive. The same local produce you would eat at a fancy, upscale restaurant can also be seen on the regular serving lines of our public schools. —Megan Bucknum, Farm-to-School Program Associate

Jefferson Farmers Market

Thu., 3 – 7 p.m., May – Nov. Corner of 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue Purveyors: Livengood Family Produce, Orchard

Thu., 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Chestnut St. east of 10th Street Products: IPM fruits and vegetables, beef and eggs

Clark Park Farmers Market

Thu., 3 – 7p.m., June – Nov. 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue Products: Locally grown fruits and vegetables, hon-

ey, cut flowers, milk, eggs, yogurt, cheeses, grassfed beef, pastured-raised pork, chicken, turkey sausages, sweet potatoes, dried herbs, pumpkins, homemade jellies, jams and preserves, rare international teas, locally made hummus and flowers Purveyors: Big Sky Bakery, Brogue Hydroponics, Country Meadow, Forest View Bakery, Fahnestock Fruit Farm, Guapos Tacos, Hails Family Farm, Homestead Garden, Honest Tom’s Tacos, Eden Garden Farm, Landisdale Farm, Margerum Herbs, Market Day Canéle, Mountain View Poultry, Melange Tea Cart, John & Kira’s Chocolates, Pennypack Farm, Slow Rise Bakery, Triple Tree Farm, Walnut Hill Community Farm

Cecil B. Moore Farmers Market Thu., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Nov. Cecil B. Moore between Broad and 13th streets at Park Walk Purveyors: Mount Pleasant Organics, Temple Com-

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Suburban Station Farmers Market Thu., 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. 16th Street Concourse between Market and JFK Products: IPM fruits and vegetables, beef and eggs

from pastured animals Purveyor: Rineer Family Farms

Haddington Farmers Market Fri., 1 – 5 p.m. (and Wed. 1 – 5 p.m.), July – Nov. 52nd Street and Haverford Avenue Purveyors: Dry Wells Produce, Mill Creek Farm

The Radian Farmers Market Fri., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., opens Aug. 23. Plaza of The Radian building at 40th & Walnut streets Products: IPM fruit and vegetables

Fairmount Farmers Market

Hill Farms, Countryside Bakery and Farm, Sunny Side Goat Dairy

goods, eggs, cheese, butter, preserves and flowers Purveyor: Wellwater Farm

from pastured animals, jams and baked goods from seasonal fruit, honey, and plants Purveyors: Herbal Springs Farmstead, McCann’s Farm

Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market

Thu., 3 – 7 p.m. GSB building parking lot, Belmont Avenue near St. Asaph’s Road Products: chemical-free and IPM vegetables, IPM

fruit, European-style bread, jams and baked goods, artisan chocolate, eggs, meats, dairy products, fresh flowers, pickles and honey Purveyors: Down to Earth Harvest, Fruitwood Farms, Herbal Springs Farmstead, Frecon Farms, Fruitwood Farms, Family Cow Farm, Green Zebra Farm, Shellbark Hollow Farm, Wild Flour Bakery, John & Kira’s Chocolates, Sarah Bakes FRIDAY

Germantown Fri., 2 – 6 p.m., June – Nov. Germantown Avenue and Walnut Lane. Purveyors: Wyck House, Buckview Produce


Hunting Park Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., June – Nov. Hunting Park Avenue and Old York Road Purveyor: Mount Pleasant Organics

Overbrook Farm Farmers Market Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May – Nov. Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Lancaster and City Avenues Purveyors: Eden Garden Farm, Forest View Bakery,

Sunnyside Goat Dairy, Homestead Garden

Fitler Square Farmers Market Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., year-round 23rd and Pine streets Purveyors: Brogue Hydroponics, Philly Fair Trade

Roasters, Two Gander Farm, Sunny Side Goat Dairy

Rittenhouse Farmers Market Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., year-round Walnut Street, west of 18th Street Products: IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

Fri., 2 – 6 p.m. Ridge Avenue at entrance to Leverington Avenue Products: IPM fruit and vegetables Purveyors: McCann’s Farm

fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, goat’s milk and cheese, milk and yogurt from pastured cows, and beef and eggs from pastured animals, regular and gluten-free bread, honey, local artisan chocolate, cut flowers, wine from Lehigh County Purveyors: Rineer Family Farm of Southern Lancaster, Beechwood Orchards, Down to Earth Harvest

East Falls Farmers Market

Chestnut Hill Growers Market

Fri., 3 – 7 p.m. Midvale Avenue near Ridge Avenue Products: IPM vegetables and berries, Amish Baked

Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., opened April 30 Winston Road between Germantown Avenue and Mermaid Lane

Roxborough Farmers Market

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Our amazing and successful urban farms! From Mill Creek to Greensgrow to my own concrete jungle backyard, Philadelphia urban farmers keep a rich tradition alive while achieving what many thought impossible. —Kristin Mulvenna, Farmstand General Manager Products: chemical-free, organic and IPM vege-

tables and berries, IPM fruit, goats’ milk cheeses and yogurt, eggs and meat from pastured animals, honey, sustainably caught fish, artisan chocolate Purveyors: Rineer Family Farms, Shellbark Hollow Farm, Taproot Farm

Swarthmore Farmers Market Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 341 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore Products: IPM vegetables and fruit, mushrooms,

meat and eggs from grass-fed animals, artisan chocolate, soap, pies and pastries, and pasta Purveyors: Beechwood Orchards, Berry Patch

Farms, Willing Hands Farm, Big Sky Bakery, Davidson’s Mushrooms, Indian Orchards, Barbara’s Scones, Hobb’s Coffee, Parpedelle’s Pasta, John & Kira’s Chocolates, Stratton-Wynnoor Farms

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., opened April 23 Municipal Lot 7 on Lancaster Ave. (In front of the Bryn Mawr train station) Products: Organic & IPM vegetables, IPM fruit,

mushrooms, cow and goats’ milk, yogurt, artisan cheeses, meat and eggs from pastured animals, European-style and gluten-free bread and baked goods, honey, artisan chocolate, Philadelphia-

roasted coffee, sausage sandwiches made with locally raised meat, plants and cut flowers Purveyors: Birchrun Hills Farm, Canter Hill Farm, Davidson Exotics, Philly Fair Trade Roasters, Two Gander Farm, Wild Flour Bakery, Amaranth Gluten-Free Bakery , John & Kira’s Chocolates

Clark Park Farmers Market Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., year-round 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue Products: Locally grown fruits and vegetables,

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Glossary Buying Club Local food purchasing group that shares the costs of purchasing and distributing food among members. May operate on a subscription or pay-as-you-go basis. 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 Farms that refrain from using any chemical pesticides, fungicides and other similar agents. Chemical-free farms may or may not have USDA organic certification.

What we talk about when we talk about Fair Food… Foodshed Similar in concept to a watershed, a foodshed outlines the flow of food feeding a particular area. Free-Range/Free-Roaming Animals raised in systems where they can move about in an unrestrained manner. Grass-Fed Animals that have been 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. Heirloom Varieties Plants grown from seeds saved through several generations that have not been artificially genetically modified. Growing heirloom varieties is important to the preservation of genetic diversity in the food supply. Heritage Breeds Heritage breed animals are traditional livestock that have not been altered by the demands of modern industrial agriculture. The heritage breed animal retains its historic characteristics and is raised in a manner that more closely matches the animal’s natural behavior.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) A form of direct marketing where consumers pay for a share of a farmer’s harvest at the beginning of the growing season and subsequently receive goods from that farm throughout the season. Consumers share in the risks and benefits inherent to agriculture while providing economic security to CSA farms. Conventional Agriculture This broad category of farming practices encompasses everything from IPM (see below) to heavy reliance on machinery and chemicals to raise crops and livestock. Cultured/Fermented Foods that have been broken down into simpler forms by yeasts, bacteria or fungi. Fermented foods generally enhance digestive processes and have a longer shelf-life than non-fermented foods. Examples include yogurt, kefir, miso, sauerkraut and kombucha. Fair Trade Business practices that improve the terms of trade for farmers and artisans by increasing their access to markets and ensuring that they are justly compensated for their products and labor.





Hormone & Antibiotic Free Animals that have been raised without the use of growth hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics.

Humane Animal husbandry practices that raise animals under conditions that resemble their natural habitat, including ample outdoor space for movement, a healthy diet and limited-stress environment. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) A lowinput approach to managing crops, ornamentals and orchards. IPM methods include, but are not limited to: using predatory insects to kill 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 the heavy use of pesticides. Locally Grown Farm products raised within our regional foodshed, which Fair Food considers to be a radius of approximately 150 miles from Philadelphia.

Pasture-Raised/Pastured Animals that have never been confined to a feedlot or feeding floor, and have had continuous and unconfined access to pasture throughout their lives.

Raw Milk Milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Many believe that raw milk contains more beneficial bacteria and enzymes, protein and other nutrients, yet there is also the belief that raw milk carries an increased chance of exposure to harmful microorganisms. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issues raw milk permits, and regulates the operation and sanitation of raw milk bottling facilities in the commonwealth. Twenty-eight states in the U.S. currently allow the sale of raw milk. Another important benefit of raw milk is that direct consumer sales and other viable markets for raw milk dairy farmers bolster their dairy business in an otherwise difficult dairy market. Sustainable Agriculture An holistic method of agricultural production and distribution that strives to be ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible for present and future generations. Growing/production methods may include, but are not limited to, organic, IPM, chemical-free and responsible conventional. Transitional to Organic USDA Organic Certification, on average, takes about three years of applying certified methods to a farm’s growing or production operations. While working toward a “Certified Organic” status, many farms use the word “transitional” to define their farming practices. Triple Bottom Line A business model that gives equal weight to environmental sustainability, social justice and economic success. Value-Added Products Farm products that have been processed so as to add value in some fashion. Examples include jam, pickles and yogurt.

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