Every Tuesday afternoon, The Mt. Airy Farmers’ Market welcomes residents with organic produce, baked goods and music from a variety of performers. The market offers local residents the opportunity to buy farm fresh produce from vendors who can give tips about using the kind of foods that are not always available in local grocery stores.
The market is one of 15 Philadelphia community markets sponsored by Farm to City. The Mt. Airy Farmers’ Market features chemical-free fruits and vegetables and an assortment of vegan baked goods. “If you want the freshest of the fresh you come here on Tuesday. It doesn’t get any fresher than this.,” said Mt. Airy market Manager Kathy Detwiler. Three local vendors – Weavers Way Co-op, Fruitwood Orchards farm and Earth’s Elements Foods & Products, present all of the products and baked goods. Detwiler stessed the importance of people being connected to farmers and the food they produce “I realized that there’s this really big gap in our whole way of structuring local goods, which made me start thinking about farmers’ markets.” Besides an array of produce and baked goods, the market features a different musician each week.
The Mt. Airy Farmers’ Market takes place at the William Allen Plaza at the Lutheran Theological Seminary every Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm .