Tuesday, May 1, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) – University City District (UCD), in partnership with Farm to City, is pleased to announce the inaugural Farmers’ Market at The Porch at 30th Street Station every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm beginning May 16. Adjacent to the second busiest train station in the country, between two magnificent historic buildings and within 1,200 feet of over 16,000 jobs, The Porch now features a fun and convenient opportunity to buy fresh produce and healthy foods from local farmers. At least eight unique vendors will participate (see below).

Once a congested parking lane and bland, barren sidewalk, The Porch is quickly becoming one of the most animated public places in Philadelphia, with amenities such as abundant and comfortable seating, sun and shade, trees and plantings, and ongoing performances, yoga classes and a variety of special events and festivities. As the name suggests, this new space is Philadelphia’s front porch, a welcoming entryway to the city, as well as a place to linger and socialize.

For the first twelve weeks of the market supplemental programming will be added including the popular, Give and Take Jugglers and Citywide Specials musical ensemble. The Porch Farmer’s Market is produced by University City District and Farm to City with support from the Drumcliff Foundation and Citizens Bank Foundation.

Brulee Bakery

Committed to natural ingredients and sustainable practice, Brulee Bakery serves bread, brownies, gluten-free treats, quiches, muffins and scones

Frecon Farms

Growing some of Pennsylvania's finest tree fruits from Boyertown, PA since 1944, Frecon Farms sells fresh fruit, fruit butter, cider and cut flowers

FreshaPeel Hummus

A fresh approach to hummus infused with natural ingredients and bursting with unique tasty flavors such as lemon kale, jalapeno, tomato basil, pumpkin, and spicy black bean

John & Kira’s

Gourmet, artisan chocolate gifts and handmade confections

McCann’s Farm

A third generation farming family from Elk Township, NJ with a full line of farm fresh produce, fruits and herbs


Homemade gourmet popsicles such as chocolate banana, strawberry cream, cantaloupe, mango, lemon-lime, strawberry basil, and peaches and cream

MyHouse Cookies

Old fashioned, hand-crafted cookies, pies and quiches baked in small batches

Spruce Hill Farm

University City’s Spruce Hill Farm features a variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers


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University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses and residents that creates opportunity, improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City section of West Philadelphia.

Farm to City is a Philadelphia-based program whose goal is to unite communities, families, and farmers year-round through good locally grown food.