2200 East Norris Street, the future home of Riverwards Produce market | Photo via Vincent Finazzo
There were some magical months this past summer when, every Saturday morning, I would wake up, make my coconut green tea, read a magazine, then get myself out of the house and over to the Riverwards Produce market, a tiny — but very well-stocked — weekends-only market on Fishtown’s Tulip Street, where the bill for all the produce I could want for the week, most of it local, never set me back more than $20. (And I am to produce what the Cookie Monster is to chocolate chip pastries, so that’s saying something.)
I repeat: It was magical. And then one day, like magic, it was gone. The market, which was intended as a temporary location anyway, while the guys running it gauged the neighborhood’s interest for a produce market in Fishtown, went “poof!” after the partners had a falling out.
But good news, my fellow Fishtowners: Riverwards Produce, now helmed by just the original founder Vincent Finazzo, has signed a lease on a new, larger space in Fishtown for a market that will be open seven days a week starting — hopefully! — in March of 2017. And the 2,000-square-foot space at 2200 East Norris Street will allow them to offer way more than just produce. Say it with us: HOOOOOORAY.
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