Favorite Farmers’ Markets

by Lisa Marie Patzer

It is springtime and the local Farmers’ Markets in West Philadelphia are ready for business.  On Wednesdays, the Farmers’ Market at University Square is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This market is conveniently located at 36th and Walnut streets outside of the Penn Bookstore.

Farmers’ Market at University Square

Farmers’ Market at University Square

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships participates in the Clark Park Farmer’s Market, located at 43rd St. & Baltimore Ave.

Clark Park Farmers' Market

Clark Park Farmers’ Market

The Clark Park Farmers’ Market is open on Thursdays, from 3pm-7pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

I am also a big fan of Mill Creek Farm located at 49th and Brown Streets in West Philadelphia, between Haverford and Lancaster Avenues.

Mill Creek Farm

Mill Creek Farm

Most of their produce is sold directly to residents of the neighborhood at the farm-stand they operate on the farm, or at the farmers’ market two blocks away. They also harvest their own honey bees.

Mill Creek Farm Bees

Mill Creek Farm Bees

If you find yourself at Penn on a Wednesday afternoon, be sure to stop by the Farmers’ Market at University Square.  The Honey Crisp apples are by far my all time favorite!


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