Monday, February 23, 2009

Clark Park Farmers' Market open year-round in Philadelphia

I read about this on a site a stumbled upon,, a site dedicated to finding and using locally produced foods. There is a farmers market that is open year-round in Philadelphia, Clark Park Farmers' Market. It's in the University City district.

It's located at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue. Hours of operation are from May through November from 10am-2pm on Saturdays and 3-7pm on Thursdays and from 10am-1pm on Saturdays December through April.

On a February 14th trip to the market, the Seasonal Chef reported in his market report that
about a dozen farms were represented at this market today, offering meats, cheeses, dried herbs and beans, processed foods and a surprisingly varied array of produce, considering that its mid-winter and the temperature in these parts was in single digits just a few weeks ago. In addition to mushrooms, root crops and storage apples, there were nearly a dozen varieties of cold-tolerant greens including spinach, arugula, Tuscan and Russian kale, chard, collard greens, cabbage and brussel sprouts. There was even romaine lettuce grown in a greenhouse.
I just may have to go check this market out this Saturday. I have so missed going to the farmers market on Saturday mornings and am looking forward to the South Jersey ones opening up in May.

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