July 25, 2013
Art of Food — Produced by Monica Rogozinski
The Food Trust brings healthy and fresh food to neighborhoods in Philadelphia that otherwise have no access to it. The Food Trust works in schools, grocery and corner stores, farmer’s markets, community centers and the popular Night Market. Through these programs the Food Trust is revitalizing Philadelphia’s communities and improving Philadelphians’ diets. In this segment of Art of Food, we learn what is going on at the Food Trust and specifically, get an inside look at the famous Night Markets.
In 2010, the very first Night Market premiered in East Passyunk. Since then, the Food Trust has hosted many Night Markets in nieghborhoods throughout Philadelphia, including University City, Washington Avenue and Chinatown. At the most recent Night Market on Fairmount Avenue, over 25,000 people attended. The event is a full-on traveling food festival: a varied array of over 45 delicious Philadelphia food trucks gather to serve unique dishes while lively musicians and performers entertain. The Night Market presents a new concept of gathering that is centered on serving a diverse line-up of quality food and simultaneously bringing people into new neighborhoods that they may never have otherwise discovered.