Every week is a good week to shop local at farmers markets throughout Philadelphia, but this week is specifically appropriate: it’s National Farmers Market Week, a countrywide seven-day celebration from August 2 through 8 of farmers and farmers market supporters.
Locally, markets across the city are getting in on the celebrations with special tours, cooking demonstrations and more.
On Thursday, the farmers market at Clark Park will be giving away $5 coupons for fruits and vegetables at the market, musicians will be performing and there will be a local healthy food drive.
On Saturday, Clark Park will team up with chef Joey Maza for a local brunch and farmers market tour for $20 per person. Chef will choose fresh produce to make brunch at the Center for Culinary Enterprise.
Additional events include a free farmers market tour and cooking demos at the markets at 52nd and Haverford streets and 26th and Allegheny streets. For more ways to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, click here.
And be sure to check out our full guide to Philadelphia’s farmers markets.