There are two things to keep in mind this weekend. The first is that this weekend, in some neighborhoods, is your last chance to shop a farmer’s market pre-Thanksgiving. Second, the fact that some markets, including Bryn Mawr and Headhouse, close the weekend after Thanksgiving, which means that you should really be thinking about shopping for two weeks, and not just one holiday. With those as your marching orders, go forth and pick-up your sweet potatoes, your greens, your turkey, and everything else you can carry. Here are a few additions worth considering.
We’ve officially entered countdown mode for the single biggest food holiday of the year. Order up that heritage breed turkey, figure out who’s responsible for the candied yams this year, and settle the debate of fresh vs. canned cranberry sauce, even if it requires a truce. Oh, and don’t forget to feed yourself something in the meantime.
Happy Halloween, one and all! Expect this weekend’s farmer’s markets to be as festive and colorful as your kid’s bag of trick-or-treats, except with substantially fewer artificial flavors and colors. You’ll see lots of greens, reds, oranges, and browns, a rainbow of colors you can feel good about eating tomorrow as a means of balancing out a dinner of mini-candy bars pilfered from your toddler’s stash.
It’s about as idyllic as it gets out there for autumn weather. Go ahead, eat some apples, carve some pumpkins, and sprinkle some cinnamon on damn-well anything you please. Also? Go to the farmer’s market to stock up on these and other seasonal goodies.
Along with more Autumnal splendor, this Sunday evening is anticipated to bring our coldest temperatures yet, with maybe even the possibility of a hard freeze. Whether or not things unfold that way, it’s a fair assumption that this weekend will mean a hard stop to certain lingering summer flavors like tomatoes and peppers. The good news is that there’s plenty of good stuff to replace them on market tables. Here’s what you need to know for this weekend’s slightly more bundled-up trip to the farmer’s market.
The trees are starting to turn, and even with warmer temperatures lingering it’s finally starting to look like Autumn out there. Two Harvest Festivals, one at Reading Terminal Market and another at Awbury Arboretum, plus the Rittenhouse Arts and Crafts Fair means that you should have no shortage of opportunities this weekend to spend time outside and even enjoy some pumpkin and apple-themed festivities. If all else fails? A quick stop for a heavy dose of fall ingredients at city farmer’s markets will see you through.
Now that Pope Francis has made his visit and moved on, the farmer’s markets are back on track for the weekend ahead. A week off means that more summer fruits and vegetables have made their departures, autumn has officially arrived, and, along with this rain, the season for baking, braising, and roasting has officially begun.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens…
Clark Park is one of very few farmers’ markets that will be #openinPHL this weekend, so if you’re in town you should definitely plan to stop by for apples, mushrooms, fresh vegetables, and cut flowers. But if you, like me, have decamped for the weekend, you might need to find sustenance elsewhere. This week, instead of featuring the goodies you’ll find at your local markets, we’re devoting The Dirt to markets that would make excellent additions to any day trip, or pope-cation, outside of our fair city.
If you want to eat locally grown food while you shelter-in-place during the Pope’s visit, now’s your chance. Several area farmer’s markets including Rittenhouse, Headhouse, Fitler Square, Overbrook, and the Common Ground market will not be happening next weekend, and even for the markets that are scheduled as planned, it’s anybody’s guess as to how things will play out. Not sure what’s happening with yours? Check in with Farm to City and The Food Trust. That way you can plan a staycation filled with local food to feed your own family during the World Meeting of Families.
Though you’ve still got a full week of summer left according to the calendar, now’s the time to stock up on those summer favorites- plums, peaches, and tomatoes – because even good things can’t last forever. The good news is that we’re in for a gorgeous weekend ahead, so now’s the perfect tome for taking advantage of the huge amount of produce at area markets.