Now in its 7th year!
It looks like spring will start earlier than usual this year, thanks to the Chestnut Square Farmers’ Market. In its seventh season, the market’s opening day is scheduled for Tuesday April 28th from 3 – 7 p.m. This is the second year that Drexel University hosts Farm to City and Neighborhood Foods Farm for its Farmer’s Market.
The Chestnut Square Farmers’ Market features the fresh, seasonal produce of Neighborhood Foods Farm, the urban farming branch of the Urban Tree Connection, located about five miles away from Chestnut Square itself. Now that’s local food.
For opening day at the market, we expect Neighborhood Foods Farm to bring an array of sustainably grown urban produce: baby greens, lettuces, bunching greens, fresh herbs, foraged edibles and more. Throughout the season, they’ll be selling seasonal fruits and vegetables from their West Philly farm, everything from asparagus to zucchini, plus locally sourced fruits of Pennsylvania farms, jams, jellies, fruit butters and honey.
The Chestnut Square Farmers’ Market is just one of the sixteen farmers’ markets in the Philadelphia area managed by Farm To City. Neighborhood Foods Farm also sets up shop at the Rittenhouse Market every Saturday morning from 9am-3pm.
For those who really love what Neighborhood Foods Farm does and want to go beyond just supporting them at the market, then consider helping at one of their market stands, volunteering at the urban farm, donating to the organization or joining the mixed vegetable CSA. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Drexel Farmer's Market
Since its inception in 2008, the Farmer's Market has provided the Drexel community with the opportunity to purchase fresh and locally grown food from local farmers. Selections include a variety of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables, cheeses, and yogurt.
The Drexel University Farmers Market is part of a growing interest in the farm-to-fork style of eating. The inclusion of a weekly Farmers Market on the Drexel University campus has positive environmental and social impacts that affect students, faculty, professional staff, and the members of our local community.