Philadelphia Farmers Market Options To Try This Summer

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There is nothing better than knowing exactly where your food comes from. As individuals have become more conscious about the goods they consume, farmers markets have seen an uptick in popularity. In a bustling city, finding farm-fresh ingredients can be a little more challenging. Luckily, the residents of Philadelphia can choose from a growing selection of local farmers markets.

The farmers markets of Philadelphia are spread out to include each section of the city. While some are smaller or only open seasonally, there are a few farmers markets that are open to the public year-round. Need help deciding where to get some local treats?

Wicker baskets of shallots and kohlrabi, along with containers of purple potatoes and yellow gold potatoes
Lots of the good stuff and even some unusual items can be found every week

Read on for our list of the best farmers markets in Philadelphia.

Headhouse Market

Yellow buckets of sunflowers next to a board offering fresh vegetables at an outdoor market
Headhouse is arguably the best farmers market in Philadelphia…for good reason

A Society Hill treasure, Headhouse is very popular amongst the local community. With over 40 local vendors and rotating food trucks, this Food Trust run market is a weekend treat. Located at 2nd & Lombard St. Dates: Year-round, Sundays 10 – 2 pm. Website.

Germantown Market

Wicker baskets of nectarines, sweet onions, corn, and mushrooms
This option in Germantown is small but wonderful

Located in front of the historic Wyck House building, Germantown Market is a place for local food producers and artisan makers to sell their wares in a community-oriented setting. Find fresh produce, eggs, even books in this family-friendly environment. Located at 5501 Germantown Ave. Dates: May-November, Saturdays 12 – 4 pm. Website.

Grumblethorpe Farmstand

Sign listing fresh produce available at a community farmstand in Philly
At Grumblethorpe you can benefit a good cause while enjoying veggies from this garden

The Grumblethorpe Farmstand is not only a produce market, but a memorial to the property’s former owners, the Wister family. To honor this family’s commitment to horticulture, the well-preserved property remains a refuge for Philly’s youth with hands-on educational programs.

At this seasonal organic farm stand, you can even purchase goods grown directly from the historic ground you tread! Located at 5267 Germantown Ave. Dates: Memorial to Labor Day, Saturdays 9:30 – 1:30 pm.

Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

Tents by sign reading "Chestnut Hill Farmers' Market Every Saturday"
In Chestnut Hill, the tables fill the street in front of the famous Mermaid Inn

This ever-growing, producer-only, outdoor market sells fresh seasonal staples to the local community and is a mainstay in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Since its inception, it has expanded to include a range of items beyond produce such as honey and beeswax products; flowers; locally made cider, whiskeys and beers; artisanal pastas; and more. Located at 7673 Germantown Ave. Dates: Year-round, Saturdays 9 – 12 pm. Website.

Clark Park Farmers’ Market

Bags of Arugula and Spinach from Landisdale Farms in wood crates, along with cabbage and leeks at the Clark Park farmers market in Philadelphia
The produce is local, such as these leafy greens from Landisdale Farm in Lancaster County

Established in 1998, Clark Park’s farmers’ market has stood the test of time. Run through the Food Trust, this market strives to provide accessible, fresh produce to its West Philly neighbors. For this reason, The ACCESS/food stamps card is accepted at every stand, except food trucks. Located at 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave. Dates: Year-round, Saturdays 10am-2pm; June through November, Thursdays 3pm-7pm. Website.

Fitler Square Farmers’ Market

Sign reading "farmers market open today!"
Fitler Square is one of the best in center city

Small in size but robust in its selection, the Fitler Square Farmers’ Market offers a relaxed environment for shoppers to peruse high-quality local goods. Plus, the location is in spitting distance of the Schuylkill River— the perfect destination for a sunny afternoon picnic. Located at S 23rd St & Pine St. Dates: Year-round, Saturdays 9am-2pm. Website.

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market

Table at farmers market with fresh pies, bottles of honey and applesauce
Rittenhouse has more than just veggies, you can get pies, fresh pasta and even beer

The city’s beach in many respects, Rittenhouse Square becomes overrun with locals the second temperatures surpass 65 degrees. That is to say, its weekly farmers market typically has quite the turnout. If you are looking for a farmers market that doubles as a social outing, this is the spot for you! Located at 1800 Walnut St. Dates: Year-round, Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

Fairmount Farmers Market

Situated in the Art Museum area, this option offers a range of produce and baked goods, primarily from Amish vendors. Like many other farmers markets, the early bird gets the worm in Fairmount. Many of the more popular vendors sell out quick, so arrive right at 3pm for the best selection. Located at 22nd Street and Fairmount Ave. Dates: Year-round, Thursdays 3-7pm. Website.

East Falls Farmers Market

Under the Twin Bridges, vendors gather every Saturday to share their harvests with locals. In addition to produce, meats, cheeses, and eggs, East Falls gets a lot of excellent food trucks and live musicians to join their weekend festivities. Located at 4100 Ridge Ave. Dates: May – Nov 10am-2pm, Dec – Apr 11am-1pm, Saturdays. Website.

Christ Church Farmers’ Market

Lots of summer goodies to be had at Christ Church

While visiting the historical gem that is Christ Church, you can bask in the sunlight and pick up some goodies for the week! Though smaller than the other farmers markets in the area, it’s perfect for a midweek break and conveniently located by the Market Frankford line.

Grab a latte at Old City Coffee, walk the cobblestone streets, and peruse some of Philly’s locally grown treasures. Located at 20 N American St. Dates: May – Nov, Wednesdays 3-6pm. Website.

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