A Bigger and Better Common Ground Marketplace Kicks Off Sunday
The second annual—and very-much-expanded—Common Ground Marketplace kicks off its 2015 season this weekend, on Sunday, July 12th, from noon-4pm.
The market, held at Broad and Mt. Vernon streets in the Poplar neighborhood, was organized by The Food Trust and Congregation Rodeph Shalom with the aim to celebrate the connection between congregation and community. It’s meant to act not only as a farmer’s market but a neighborhood hub and wellness center.
The market will run for the rest of summer and well into fall with lots of activities every weekend. There will be Indego test rides by The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, soul line dancing, cooking demos, book swaps and more. There will also be vendors on site from local farmers markets, like Philly Food Works, with their meat, poultry, eggs and cheeses; Drum’s Produce will sell local fruits and veggies; and you can snag some apples, pears, ciders and baked goods from Frecon Farms.
Guests can expect a lineup of food trucks and artisan vendors, including Neopol Savory Smokery, Naturally Sweet Desserts, Mycopolitan Mushroom Company & Foragers, Burning Bush Hot Sauce, house-made popsicles and chocolates from Sazon, and Philly Urban Creators will hock handmade hair and body care.
Another new addition this year comes via Philly Urban Farm & Market Tours, who will lead a 45-minute walking or biking tour of a nearby urban farm. That happens every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm through the run of the Marketplace.
The Common Ground Marketplace will take place every Sunday from noon to 4 pm, starting Sunday, July 12th and running through November. More information here.