Real Farms Near Philly
- crispycar Jul 18, 2007 06:01 PM
I recently returned to Philly after a year and a half in Lower Slower Delaware. There I fell in love with a small working farm by the name of Filasky's run by John and Cindy Filasky. They have the best corn and tomatoes anywhere and they carry things grown by other local farmers in Delaware and Maryland. John knows everything about what he sells and is very approachable. I want to find a similar treasure in or around Philly. Any suggestions? I hit the Greensgrow farm in Kensington and it is awesome for an urban farm, but they only sell two days per week. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!
Russo's and Conte's in Tabernacle. About a 30 minute ride from Philadelphia, just past Medford. Conte's has a large selection of their own grown produce, and some some things from other farmers. They also have lots of things you can pick yourself, like peaches, berries, etc. I like this place alot. Might be a nice weekend day trip.
I've also been to Shady Brook farm in Newtown; more of a 'store' imo than what I would consider a real farm market. They have a bit of everything, including a deli at the farm.
Here's a link I found to some PA farm markets.
I buy a good amount of corn and other items at Maple Acres...it is right behind the Plymouth Meeting Mall...a couple minutes from Germantown Pike. They have a great selection of fruits and vegies.
Maple Acres Farm
2656 Narcissa Rd.