Headhouse Square Farmers Market
Last Sunday, I finally got over to the new farmers market at Headhouse Square. I’ve been meaning to go since it opened on July 1st, but a collection of family commitments, lazy Sundays and trips out of town prevented me from making it happen. But this Sunday I got up without any plans until 4:30 pm and decided that it was the day to go check out the market everyone has been raving about.
The raves are totally justified. It is an amazing farmers market. There are standings selling just about everything you need. You could totally do a week’s worth of grocery shopping, with the bread, cheeses, meats, produce, dairy and baked goods. The variety is amazing and the prices are fairly competitive. Plus anything you buy there comes with the satisfaction that you are making a purchase directly from the people who grew/raised/baked/produced the food you’re putting into your bag.
If this post turns on your desire to shop at a farmers market, you don’t have to wait until Sunday to do so. There’s one from 10 am until 1 pm today at Rittenhouse Square and another tomorrow up at 36th and Walnut from 10 am to 2 pm. For complete lists of local markets go here and here.