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Philadelphia ("Philly") New Farmer's Market

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There is a great new culturally diverse market every Sunday under the shambles of the Headhouse market at 2nd & Lombard Streets. Ironically this structure was a market almost 200 years ago and is now, once again, host to great local produce and more. The market is larger than most of the other weekly farmer's markets in the city and also has treats from local vendors like Joe coffee bar and Betty's Buttons fudge. The crowd is as diverse as the victuals. Tattooed hipsters and Society Hill matrons all clamoring for heirloom tomatoes and more. Exotic Asian produce is available alongside free-range chicken pot pies (the birds not the pies), cheek-by-jowl with naturally raised pork and beef. The fruit, both in variety and quality, is mouthwatering and there are several bakers and local cheesemongers. It is heartening to see that Philly can support such a market as well as our local farmers and purveyors. With enough interest we can insure it continues. I encourage everyone to stop by on a Sunday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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  1. I wholeheartedly agree! The prices are also much better than the supermarkets (especially for the free-range/organic/whatever meats). This is my new weekly shopping stop.