The 7 Worst People at the Farmers’ Market

Photo illustration | Alyse Moyer   Diet Coke  woman  and produce  images via  Shutterstock.com

Photo illustration | Alyse Moyer
Diet Coke , woman and produce images via Shutterstock.com

In theory, the farmers’ market sounds like a lovely place to spend your Sunday morning.

And it should be. It could be. Sometimes it is. It’s a great opportunity to meet the hard-working people who grow your food, and if you have a lot of thoughts about tomatoes, there’s nowhere else you should be. Read more »

How to Tour Urban Farms for Free Every Weekend

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Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm

We hope you’ve been taking advantage of The Food Trust’s Farmers Market Tours we told you about a few weeks ago. And now, the nonprofit is taking you beyond where the food is sold to where it’s grown, and I don’t mean countryside in the middle of nowhere. Every Sunday starting this week, July 12th, you can tour an urban farm right here in Philly, free of charge.

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24 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Summer

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You’ve heard that eating locally and seasonally is healthier and more sustainable, but you certainly can’t eat that way unless you know what’s available locally this season. To that end, we’re here to help! Let this be your encyclopedia to the fruits and vegetables you can find at your local farmers’ markets over the next few months, why they’re nutritious, and how to prepare them in a delicious and unusual way, organized in order of when they’re at their peak quality. Read more »

Learn How to Pick the Perfect Produce at Clark Park Farmers’ Market’s Free Tours

 

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If you’re a foodie in Philly, summertime is glorious. Why? More open-air farmers’ markets, where you can get the best selection of local, seasonal produce around. You know the farmers’ market is the ideal place to purchase the freshest fruits and veggies, but do you know how to pick out the best peaches from the bunch?

Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or already a kitchen wiz, we’re guessing you’d be grateful for the opportunity to hone your produce-picking skills to get the best bang for your buck and the best sauce out of that tomato — I would! And lucky for you and me, Philly-based nonprofit The Food Trust is offering up guided tours of their Clark Park Thursday Farmers’ Market throughout the summer.

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The Checkup: 24 Tricks to Survive Brutally Hot Nights Without Turning on the Air Conditioner

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• We have one air conditioner in my house and it’s from, like, 1986 and cuts out almost every 30 seconds. So really, we have zero working air conditioners in our house, which is why when I saw this, I was overjoyed (and if you are without an air conditioner, or just like to save on your electric bill, you will soon jump with joy, too): 24 tricks to survive hot summer nights without AC. [Greatist]

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Philadelphia Farmers’ Market Guide 2015: 81 Farmers’ Markets in the Region

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Warm weather is finally upon us, folks, and with it comes dozens of farmers’ markets scattered throughout the Philly area. And who doesn’t love hand-picked, farm-fresh produce and baked goods? So, to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the amazing eats, we’ve compiled a list of 81 farmers’ markets within the city, the suburbs, and New Jersey. Happy farm-fresh shopping!

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13 Reasons We’re So Stinkin’ Excited for Warm Weather in Philly

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Newsflash: We’ve only got nine more days of winter, people! Spring is a comin’ — on March 20th, to be exact — and I, for one, could not be more excited for the warm weather it’ll bring with it. Just about every single day of this dreadful season we call winter, I say to anyone who will listen, “If we lived somewhere warm, we could be doing [insert fun outdoor activity here] right now. Ughhh, winter!” And I’m sure I’m not alone.

But with spring headed our way, soon we’ll all be able to start checking things off the long list of activities we’ve been talking about wanting to do for months, from hiking in the Wissahickon to playing frisbee down the Shore to picnicking anywhere we can lay a blanket down.

Below, 13 reasons we here in Be Well Philly Land are so freakin’ excited for warm weather in Philly.  Read more »

Philadelphia Market Report

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Everything Fresh has opened at 1222 Walnut Street.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in food market news in-and-around Philadelphia. This past Saturday marked the last farmers’ market at Headhouse Square but there are several outdoor farmers’ markets that go all year long, most notably the Clark Park farmers’ market in West Philadelphia that happens every Saturday morning.

In some very surprising news, Local Collingswood closed after just three weeks in operation. The market was located in a former Woolworths on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood. It closed after the owners decided the business wasn’t sustainable.  Check out the NJPen.com article for more on the downfall.

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The List: Fall Flavors at the Farmers’ Market

Photo by Courtney Apple

Photo by Courtney Apple

Forget Whole Foods. Who wants to pay $75 for a bunch of bantamweight transcontinental bananas that are going to rot before you even get them home? The city has a wealth of excellent farmers’ markets, and while the glorious excesses of summer may be past (and some markets might be looking at shutting down for the winter soon), here are a few that are still overflowing with autumn’s hardier bounty, and that stay open straight through to the holidays (or all year round).

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