Shop for Locally Grown Produce at These Philly Boutique Markets and Grocers

With spring on the way, it’s time to get excited about all the produce grown locally. Here are our favorite spots to find what’s fresh.

Photo courtesy of South Philly Food Co-op

Philadelphia happens to be particularly well-situated for excellent local produce. New Jersey and central Pennsylvania are patchworks of lush farmland that grows food almost year-round. And while the city is full of farmer’s markets populated by bountiful farms stands, sometimes those limited hours don’t cut it. Instead, check out these other Philly spots that keep us all stocked with local produce.

Riverwards ProduceFishtown 
It’s no secret we love Riverwards: The small grocery store is stocked with an eye toward local products, including produce. In the summer, you’ll find a bounty of juicy tomatoes, peaches and gorgeous corn, but even in the winter they go out of their way to source leafy greens and the most beautiful winter chicories.

Lancaster Farm Freshmultiple locations
Many of the spots on this list source their produce from Lancaster Farm Fresh, a non-profit farmer’s cooperative that includes over 100 farms. In addition to CSAs, they also allow one-off purchases of their seasonal produce boxes available for delivery.

South Philly Food C0-opSouth Philly 
SPFC, newly opened in East Passyunk, sources as much of their produce (and other food, actually) locally as possible (much of which comes from Lancaster Farm Fresh).

Rowhouse GroceryPoint Breeze 
Rowhouse is a super-cozy grocery store tucked away in Newbold with excellent salads, sandwiches and soups, all of which use the locally-focused produce that Rowhouse works to source. If you prefer to cook for yourself, they also have a great selection of produce.

Weaver’s Way Co-opmultiple locations 
Weaver’s Way has been around for a long time, so they know how to get the best out of every season. If you’re interested in growing your own food this year (talk about local) check out their seed selection as well.

Philly Foodworksmultiple locations 
Though there are a lot of spots sourcing local food, we know not every neighborhood has access to the best produce. Philly Foodworks is an online market and farm share program that is working to expand the distribution networks of local food in the city. Order online and opt for home delivery or select pick-up at one of their drop-off spots throughout the city.

Primal Supply Meatsmultiple locations 
If you still think of Primal Supply as only a butcher’s shop, you’re way behind. In March of 2020, Primal Supply worked overtime to digitize the whole company, creating an impressive online store that sells plenty of meat, but also a wide selection of grocery items including high-quality local produce available for pick-up or delivery across the city.

Iovine Brother’s Produce, Center City 
Iovine is a reminder that while Reading Terminal Market is a center for tourism in the city, it’s also a great asset to Philadelphians. They’ve got a huge selection of produce year round, with as much as possible sourced locally. As an added bonus, they’re now offering home delivery with Mercato.

Greensgrowmultiple locations 
Greensgrow is an urban farming and gardening organization that runs two operations in the city. Greensgrow West (5123 Baltimore Avenue) hosts a farmstand from mid-June to Thanksgiving, and Greensgrow Farms (2501 East Cumberland Street) is open May to Thanksgiving.