From the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability
Today is the opening day of the City Hall Farmers’ Market. Every Wednesday, through the early fall, local farmers and vendors will be in the City Hall courtyard selling local foods and goods from 11am-3pm.
At this summer's bountiful market you'll find fresh produce, baked goods, prepared sandwiches and salads, cut flowers, and more. New this year will be local chefs leading cooking demonstrations to show how you can cook easy and healthy meals at home using ingredients from the market (these start right at noon). They’ll also hand out samples of their dishes so that you can get a taste of their work. Master Gardeners from Penn State will also be on hand to answer your questions about home gardening and to offer recipes and information.
This week at the Market:
McCann Farm (Monroeville, NJ) – vegetables and fruit
Triple Tree Farm (Lancaster County) – cut flowers
La Baguette (Pennsauken, NJ) - baked goods
Mugshots Catering (Philadelphia) – prepared sandwiches and salads
Kit Summers (Delaware County) – salsa with locally produced ingredients
Cooking demonstration by Deborah Winans
The City Hall Farmers’ Market is a partnership between the City of Philadelphia and Farm to City. For more information on farmers’ markets in neighborhoods across Philadelphia, visit: www.farmtocity.org or www.thefoodtrust.org.
So now there's no excuse for you not to support local growers, purchase fresh foods and enjoy the bounty of summer! Stop by on Wednesdays and pick up some things for dinner, stay to eat lunch, and learn some new recipes and ideas.