With summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to get your hands on some delicious fresh produce. Lucky for those in Northwest Philly, four farmers’ markets are available on weekends, making it super easy to grab some local goodies right in your neighborhood.
Germantown Farmers Market
Run by Philly Forests, the Germantown Farmers Market operates in Market Square at 5501 Germantown Avenue across from Uncle Bobbies. This market begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., featuring vendors like Odabu selling goods in addition to fresh food. The market now runs bi-weekly on Saturdays through November and accepts SNAP benefits, WIC checks, senior vouchers, and Food Bucks. The Germantown Farmers Market will run on the following dates:
- June 10th and 24th
- July 8th and 22nd
- August 5th and 19th
- September 2nd, 16th, and 30th
- October 14th and 28th
- November 11th
Germantown Kitchen Garden
The Germantown Kitchen Garden operates a farmstand on Saturdays where you can purchase greens, sourdough bread, kombucha, and much more fresh produce. And if that isn’t convincing enough, visit their plant nursery, where you can purchase shrubs, perennials, and annuals. The garden stands at 215 East Penn Street and will be open through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Germantown Kitchen Garden accepts SNAP and Food Bucks. You can visit their website to purchase plants online.
Grumblethorpe Youth Farmstand
The site-based service group of young volunteers hosts a weekly farmstand smaller than the other sites mentioned above but still provides an excellent way for neighbors to support local farming. The farmstand operates on Saturdays at 5267 Germantown Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will run through August. The farmstand accepts SNAP benefits.
FarmerJawn’s Produce Market
FarmerJawn’s produce market operates every Saturday at 10 a.m. (until sold out) at 6730 Germantown Avenue. They offer farm fresh produce and goods. To learn more, visit their Instagram page.