December 21, 2014

Greensgrow Farms Winter Farmstand Open Saturday

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Greensgrow Farms certainly has the right idea in this crazy cold winter we are experiencing — their winter market is in a heated greenhouse. Sounds toasty, no? The Greensgrow Farms Winter Farmstand will be open this Saturday, January 22, from 10am until 2pm. The market will have fresh produce (including lemons grown in their greenhouses!!), [...]

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 [...]

Reading Terminal Market

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When you walk through Reading Terminal in Center City Philadelphia, you’re walking through a little piece of Philadelphia history. In existence since 1893, the Reading Terminal Market has been a home to local merchants selling home-grown products in the Philadelphia region for over a century. On a recent trip into the city for date night [...]

Lancaster County Farmers Market

The Lancaster County Farmers Market is a huge building conveniently located on the west end of downtown Wayne, Delaware County.  Here vendors from all over the region, particularly Lancaster County, converge to sell their wares.  The Lancaster County Farmers Market is one stop shopping for fresh meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, deli items, and baked goods. [...]

Merrymead Farm

Merrymead Farm is located in Lansdale, Montgomery County. It’s been years since I’ve been to Merrymead, but this is a lovely spot to stop and visit.  There are all kinds of seasonal activities for the family, and if you visit between 3pm and 6pm, you can see the cows being milked — a great opportunity [...]

Kolb Brothers Butcher Shop

The Kolb Brothers Butcher shop is a family owned tradition in Spring City, Chester County. Butchering is all done on the property. Meat comes from farms in Lancaster County. I’m not sure if they are grass fed or not, but the service is excellent. They are always ready to offer suggestions and tell you how [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Maple Acres Farm

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Maple Acres Farm in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, is a fun place near my house where I bring my daughter all the time.  When you arrive at the farm, there is an old farm house where the family that runs the farm lives and there are some cute little shops out back.  After you park, [...]

Willow Creek Orchards

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A friend turned me on to Willow Creek Orchards in Collegeville, Montgomery County, for organic strawberry picking. I drove out to see what it was about and was delighted to discover a gorgeous farm store that was spacious and welcoming.  The strawberries take center stage — tables of them grace the tables in the middle [...]

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 [...]