Organic-ish Markets near KoP?
This past Sunday, I cooked a gargantuan Perdue roaster for dinner for the two of us. While eating this overgrown, flavorless bird, we came to a decision. We're going to stop just going to Genuardis or Acme and buying whatever meat is on sale and start trying to source fresh or frozen meat that is hormone-free and does not come from a feedlot/factory farm. Our options so far include frozen meat from the Trader Joes off 202, the Farmers market in Wayne (and potentially the nearby Whole Foods if not too expensive), and possibly mail order (but I'm thinking this may prove prohibitively expensive).
Am I missing anything? We're not that familiar with the surrounding areas (even though we've lived here for almost two years...shame on us!). If anyone knows of other farmers markets in the area or other spots to go to for year-round, affordable organic-type food, please let me know!
If you are in king of prussia you are not too far from the Wayne Farmer's Market. There are at least two stands that sell farm raised local chickens (and hens, geese, turkeys, etc). The Wayne farmers market is open on wed, fri, and sat, and also has produce stands with local produce.
Duh....after i posted this I read you considered the wayne farmers market. Sorry - i just live right there and feel like the luckiest when it comes to cooking-the ingredients available to me between the whole foods and the farmers market are incredible.
KWF also carries reasonably priced fresh salmon and talapia.
I was going to suggest going directly to the farm. There are two that I highly recommend for chicken - Spring Water Farm (Alvin Stoltzfus) or Sunnyside Organic Acres (Levi Miller). Both raise pastured organic chicken. Alvin is especially close to you - if you take rt 30 all the way out the farm is right there in Paradise. Probably about 20 minutes from 202.
Spring Water Farm - 717.442.9208
Sunnyside Organic Acres - 717-768-7582
Yeah!!! Good for you! Real food, locally grown is amazing. You'll wonder how you ever ate the stuff under shrink wrap. I shop at the Reading Terminal Market or Headhouse square market, but check out what is available to you through these links. http://www.thefoodtrust.org/php/programs/farmers.market.program.php