You may know that The Food Trust, a great nonprofit working in Philly to spread access to affordable and nutritious foods, runs the Frankford Farmers Market.
But did you also know they run the Philly Food Bucks Program, $2 coupons to spend at participating farmers markets for fresh produce? Check out all the details about the program here, and then take advantage of it!
We took a look at the FTC Farmers market last week and I have to report rave reviews from the neighbors here on the block who sampled the corn and peaches. I emailed Lindsey (the farmer) to see if there would be more this week and she reports that this may be the last week for peaches.
Coming up though: “The season is ending for peaches, tomatoes, and watermelons, but we’ll have lots of fall crops to fill the table. In the weeks to come, we’ll start bringing sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, collard greens, turnips, etc. We’re also excited about our winter squash haul this season–we have 5 different varieties that should keep us well-stocked through Thanksgiving. And, thankfully, we expect to have the corn into October.”
The market is open Tuesdays, from 2PM to 6PM. Located at the Frankford Transportation Center on the corner of Frankford and Bustleton Avenues. Try the Peace water melon if you get a chance.
Here is John Loftus (Northeast Times) take on the new farmers Market at the Frankford Transportation Center. As usual, he gives us a virtual tour that is worth reading for the prose alone. That nice picture is by Jenny Swigoda.
Frankford residents do not get home delivery of the Northeast Times like the favored neighborhood further up in the Northeast. Might be time to reconsider that policy.
Peaches from the Food Trust Farmers Market in Frankford
This came in on the tip line today, from somebody who really knows their produce:
Went over to the farmers market today. Besides peaches and tomatoes, the Hands on the Earth stand is selling a golden apple that’s about the best I’ve ever tasted.