If you’re a fan of farmers markets or just want a new option to purchase fresh goods and produce, there’s a new market opening soon. Starting June 3rd, the all-new Northern Liberties Farmers Market will operate every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The famers market will be held in the courtyard of the new Piazza Alta located at 1099 Germantown Avenue (near 2nd and Germantown).
This new market was made through a partnership between developers Post Brothers along with Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and The Food Trust and will feature over a dozen vendors including fruit and vegetable farmers, dairy purveyors, chocolate makers, and local brewers.
The farmers market will be staged along the newly opened stretch of Germantown Avenue and which also features public amenities including a children’s playground and splash pad, a multi-generation fitness and play structure, and more direct access to SEPTA’s Market-Frankford line.
“We’re always seeking new opportunities to solidify Northern Liberties as Philadelphia’s premier destination neighborhood, and we envision the farmers market as yet another community asset that advances those efforts,” said Michael Pestronk, CEO of Post Brothers. “A farmers market is precisely the type of public programming we envisioned when conceptualizing this space.”
Northern Liberties Farmers Market will be organized by The Food Trust, which runs a dozen similar markets across Greater Philadelphia. These include Headhouse and Clark Park, two of the city’s largest and most well-established outdoor markets. “Delicious, nutritious food should be easy to find in every neighborhood,” says Mark Edwards, President & CEO of The Food Trust. “We’re thrilled to be bringing a farmers market back to Northern Liberties, in a
central location that is accessible to the entire community.”
“We are blessed with some amazing places to get staples in Northern Liberties, but there is nothing like browsing a farmers market for food and beverages handcrafted right in our backyard,” said Kristine Kennedy, Executive Director of the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District. “This year-round collaboration will serve as an important economic driver by offering Northern Liberties residents and visitors alike a convenient, affordable option for produce, specialty items, and so much more.”
Vendors for the June 3rd kick-off Include:
Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart-Homemade Polish food, made in Philly from scratch and by hand.
Mural City Wine – Winery
Plant Basting LLC- Infused Oils
Green Street Roasters- Coffee
Aajis Coastal Indian Condiment– Lonsa (loan-sah)
Hay Day Farm Garlic – Garlic products and Other Produce
Urban Roots Farm – Produce
Urban Village Brewery – Brewery
Lost Bread Co – Artisan Bread and Baked Goods
Ray’s Reusables Eco-Friendly Lifestyle items
Bluestem Botanicals Herbs – Botanicals, Teas
Mycopolitan Mushroom Co. – Gourmet Mushrooms
Horseshoe Farm– Eggs/ Poultry Eggs and Poultry
Birchrun Hills Farm – Artisan Cheeses
TheDurrtyDozen – Flowers
Settantatre Pasta Company – Artisan Pasta (Gluten Free and Regular)
Kismet Bagels – Bagels