September 2, 2014

Turkey Time!

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With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, now’s the time to start thinking about where you’re going to get your turkey. There’s no reason to buy factory farmed turkey at the grocery store when you live in Eastern Pennsylvania. There are turkeys happily grazing on farms all around us! Here is a list of sources for local turkeys [...]

Doylestown Farmers’ Market

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The Doylestown Farmers’ Market is a local producer-only market that was started in 1979 by the Buckingham Township Civic Association.  Today it’s a bustling marketplace with over 20 vendors.  Many are happy to take pre-orders, so be sure to peruse their website for contact info and more information on what is available. From their site: [...]

Fresh Turkey Delivery for Thanksgiving!

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Rent A Runner Now is partnering with local Piper Hill Farm in Bellefonte, PA to offer delivery of locally raised, organic turkeys to the Chester County area.  This is a great way to support a local area farmer AND enjoy the best quality holiday turkey available. Rent A Runner Now is a personal concierge and [...]

Forks Farm Market and Buying Club

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Forks Farm is a once-a-month buying club delivering to Chester and Delaware Counties, with no minimum order and no commitment to buy each month. They offer fresh foods from local family farms, including pasture-raised meats, eggs, raw dairy, produce, breads, baked goods, nuts, honey and more. They are located in Columbia County, but they deliver [...]

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. [...]

Woodsong Hollow Farm

Woodsong Hollow Farm, located in Boyertown, Berks County, produces pasture-raised chicken, lamb, goat, pork, eggs, Thanksgiving/Christmas turkey and goose, and sheepskins.  All livestock are raised on pasture and the additional grain they receive is grown without chemicals and is ground and mixed fresh by a local farmer to create a balanced and healthy feed. Sheep [...]

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 [...]

Pikeland Pastured Poultry

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Pikeland Pastured Poultry is a small farm in Spring City, Chester County, that raises chicken, eggs and holiday turkeys on pasture.  They call their animals “free grazing” because they realize that the term “free range” is misleading.  (See my Learn the Lingo page for a low-down on the terms we throw around on this site.)  [...]