Saturday, June 30, 2007

Philly's Second Street Farmers' Market

2nd St. Farmers' Market
Originally uploaded by mverges
Today my friend Sean and I went to Second Street Farmer's Market in Queen's Village. The market held no pretense; it was low key and simple. This relaxed atmosphere provided me with ample time to survey the selection and ask where the food was harvested.

The good news is that all the foods were locally produced. We bought onions from Conchohauken, which is located about 10 miles outside of Philly. We also bought swiss chard, rainier cherries, squash, zucchini, and a chicken. The swiss chard was from Roxbourough, PA, about 7 miles away; the cherries, squash, and zucchini were from from Hammond, NJ, about 25 miles away; and the grass-fed chicken was raised in Chester County, which is about 50 miles away from Philly.

Geez, it's easy to eat locally-grown, organic food in Philly!!

Tomorrow, Sean and I are going to check-out the Headhouse Farmers' Market, which is making its debut in Old City, a historic district in Philly. Sweet! In the meantime, feel free to see more pictures taken at the farmers' market by clicking on flickr photo.


dawn wiest said...

Yay Philly! Gosh, you're making me miss my old city :(

I've always found it easier to live a more environmentally/socially conscious (yes I believe that these are inter-related) life in cities than elsewhere. There are simply more consumption, transportation, and socio-cultural options. When I first moved to Philly in my teens, my parents and other family members assumed that I would eventually “grow out of” my city “phase”. For them and for many Americans, leaving the city behind for the suburbs is a signifier of adult success. But all of these years later (Michelle, you know how old I am ;) I still prefer the city over anywhere else. My soon-to-be new city of Memphis, TN will be a bit of challenge with regard to transportation and, very unfortunately, recycling, but I’m happy to know that there are farmer’s markets (including a relatively new one downtown), lots of green spaces, and plenty of conscientious citizens working to make Memphis a more environmentally sustainable place.

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