November 23, 2014

Dutch Wagon Market

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If you sometimes long for a farm market in the dead of winter, fear not.  The Dutch Wagon Market in Medford, New Jersey is open year round! The market is open on Fridays and Saturdays and has an interesting array of food vendors. There is a wonderful bakery area with everything from sticky buns to [...]

Betty’s Speakeasy

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Yesterday, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Betty’s Speakeasy in Philadelphia.  We were spending the day in the city celebrating my birthday, and wanted to end the day with some treats!  Betty’s Speakeasy was the first place I thought of, I have been following them on facebook for a few weeks and [...]

A.B. Orchards

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Last fall when I was tooling around Paradise, PA, in search of a farm where I was planning to buy chickens and milk, I came across one of the best kept secrets of Lancaster County — A.B. Orchards.  If I hadn’t gotten lost, I’d never have found it. Cradled in a gentle bend on a [...]

Kimberton Whole Foods

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Kimberton Whole Foods has been serving the Chester County area for almost 25 years.  From their humble beginnings selling Seven Stars Yogurt across from the Kimberton Waldorf School to their current expansion to four stores serving the Greater Philadelphia area, Terry and Pat Brett have maintained their commitment to the promotion of locally-grown, primarily organic [...]

Skippack Farmers’ Market

The Skippack Farmers’ Market is a producer grower market located within Montgomery County’s Historic Skippack Village featuring locally produced fruit, salad mixes, heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms, wine, baked goods, artisan cheeses, and pastured poultry and eggs plus much more. Skippack Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays from 10am to 1pm, June through September. Skippack Farmers’ Market [...]

Boyertown Farmers’ Market

The Boyertown Farmers’ Market, located in the parking lot of The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, is a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food to the community. I was dying to get up to this farmers’ market because I’m familiar with several of their vendors — Wholesome Dairy Farms, The Black Buggy [...]

Hendricks Farm & Dairy

Hendricks Farm & Dairy in Telford, along the Bucks and Montgomery county line, has grass fed meats, raw milk, yogurt, and award-winning cheeses. They also sell soaps. Last week I bought their cabiolette and cheddar bley – both incredible cheeses. I tried their sausage, hot dogs (with out nitrates), and chicken tenders. Everything was delicious. [...]

Farmers’ Market at Great Valley

I am so excited about the Farmers’ Market at Great Valley in Malvern, Chester County.  Every Thursday from 10am to 2pm during the warmer months, area farmers bring their locally grown produce and baked goods to the corporate park at Penn State Great Valley.  Holding an open air market during lunchtime hours at a corporate [...]

Collingswood Farmers’ Market

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The Collingswood Farmers’ Market in Collingswood, New Jersey, is just over the Philadelphia bridges on the Jersey side and is open every Saturday from 8am to noon, from May to Thanksgiving, rain or shine. This market was recently voted “America’s Favorite Market” in a contest hosted by American Farmland Trust. The market offers a wide [...]

Lansdowne Farmers’ Market

Lansdowne Farmers’ Market in Lansdowne, Delaware County is located at the municipal parking lot on Lansdowne Avenue. My first thought when I saw it was it’s kind of small so I was unsure of what I would find. I need to start remembering that great things come in small packages.  Don’t let the smallness of [...]

Oakmont Farmers’ Market

The Oakmont Farmers Market in the Oakmont section of Havertown, Delaware County, is a producers-only market featuring locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs and poultry, bison, beef, lamb and flowers. Wednesday Afternoons 3pm to 7pm from 5/19 – 9/1 2pm to 6pm from 9/8 – 11/24 In the Oakmont Parking Lot 2419 West Darby Road [...]

Greensgrow Farm

Greensgrow Farm in Philadelphia is a regular CSA, a workshare AND a low income CSA for those on food stamps. Even the regular CSA is made more affordable because you can pay in installments. This is my 2nd year with them, and I love that they partner with other local farms. I feel like I [...]

Harvest Local Foods

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Located in Landsdowne, Delaware County, Harvest Local Foods is a delivery service for fresh, locally grown organic groceries.  Owned by two women “with a passion for food that is grown with care for the land, the animals, the workers, and the people who eventually eat the food,” this buying club/food delivery service offers “organically-grown or [...]

Town Clock Cheese Shop

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I passed the Town Clock Cheese Shop in Gap, Lancaster County, many times before I finally took the time to stop and check it out.  I shouldn’t have taken so long!  This is a third generation family business, and the owner is passionate about cheese.  He recommended several varieties based on my criteria, and he was spot [...]

Spring Water Farm

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Spring Water Farm is an Amish farm in Paradise, Lancaster County that also supplies a buying club to Philadelphia and various drop-off locations throughout the suburbs.  Rather than ordering through the buying club, I prefer to save the 18% fee and drive right out to the farm and get my food directly.  There’s just something [...]

Glenside Farmers Market

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Glenside Farmers Market is located in, you guessed it, Glenside, Montgomery County. It’s farmers market and pick your own fruit season here in the Philadelphia area, and I’m so thrilled!  It’s also vegetable gardening season and we’re well on our way to a great one here at our house.  If you’re not into getting your [...]

Wholesome Dairy Farms

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Wholesome Dairy Farms in Douglassville, Berks County, specializes in raw milk and beef (both from their pasture grazed Ayrshire cows.)  They also sell homemade yogurt and cheese.  I love driving down the narrow, winding road to this farm and seeing the cows contentedly grazing on acres of fresh green grass. I travel to Wholesome Dairy [...]

West Chester Grower’s Market

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I discovered the West Chester Grower’s Market last summer.  Every Saturday morning, local farmers from as far away as Lancaster County converge in a parking lot in hip and trendy downtown West Chester, Chester County.  Vendors include a wide variety of wares from organic grass fed meats and cheeses to raw milk to produce to [...]