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Bringing Farm-Fresh to You: Can’t-Miss Delco Farmers Markets
The term “farm-fresh” conjures up images of dewy spring mornings in the fields, hazy summer days choosing ripe produce and early fall’s final offerings. But did you know that you can shop for local goodies to whip up your own farm-to-table masterpieces year-round at many of Delco’s farmers markets?
We scouted around the county to discover where to get seasonal produce and were delighted to find that we can shop fresh during all 12 months. Sure, some of our favorites are open only seasonally, but that’s just another reason to branch out again when the weather is pleasant.
News flash: Farmers markets are much more than fruits, veggies and herbs. Today’s farmers markets may feature baked goods; meats, poultry, pork and more; cheeses; oils; coffee and tea; honey; flowers, Pennsylvania libations and artisan goods that range from jewelry to housewares and beyond. A few even also offer entertainment. Several take SNAP (food stamps), WIC, senior farmers market vouchers and/or Food Bucks. Check out each market’s website and come ready to shop!
Here are some of our favorite recipe collections in case you’re looking for many, many ways to use your fresh finds.
This market is run by the all-volunteer Haverford Township Farmers Market Association, a not-for-profit educational organization designed to encourage healthy eating, provide education for all ages about healthy living and support local farm, food and township businesses.
Open Wednesday, 3 to 7 p.m., from mid-May to early September and 2 to 5 p.m., from mid-September to late November.
Grace Chapel parking lot, 1 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown, email@example.com.
This market includes firewood and smoking wood, gourmet items and gift baskets, and is part of all that Linvilla Orchards offers, such as season family fun and swim clubs, plus a garden center. Pressed for time? Shop online!
This market boasts a kid-friendly gift shop filled with toys, kitchen items, cards, candles, soaps and garden accessories.
Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., year-round.
Watch its website for special holiday hours and early closings.
81 S. Pennell Rd., Media, (610) 566-1680.
Although some of the above farmers markets include organic — which we love — we’d also like to give a shout-out to this farm stand that brings all-organic, non-GMO and pesticide-free options to Delco in one spot:
Stop at this family-owned farm stand, or pick-your-own seasonal fruits and veggies. The setting is perfect for weddings and special events, too.
Open every day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from mid-June to late October or early November.
Watch the website for opening and closing dates, plus winter hours.
29 Copes Ln., Media, (610) 564-0794 or (610) 888-6969.
Want to know more about everything Delco? We’re more than just your source for good eats — we’re your source for where to stay, what to do and more in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We’re the Destination Delco Tourism Bureau, and we’ve got you covered from Philly to the Brandywine. Find us at 1501 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA, 19063; (610) 565-3679 or online.