Easy Pickins

Shop ahead all week for quick pickup Saturdays at East Falls Farmers Market.

As we all know by now, Philadelphia (and indeed the entire region) is under shelter-in-place restrictions. But we all gotta eat!

WHYY recently reported that Farmers Markets could be our “safest bet” for food shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. In East Falls, our farmer’s market is now “Pickup Only” for maximum safety.

East Falls Farmers Market helps meet the neighborhood’s need for fresh, healthy food by serving as a pick-up point for your favorite local vendors via convenient online ordering. Every Saturday from 11am to 1pm, bagged orders will be ready to go under the Twin Bridges — just swing by for all the good stuff with near-zero personal contact.

Current list of vendors:

Betty’s Acres: Premium goat milk and delicious artisan cheeses, yogurt and fudge. Made by hand and with love. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Brophy’s Spring Hollow Farm: Farm-fresh and ethically-raised meats, including a variety of pork and lamb cuts (some poultry and even pet items available, too). Online orders due Friday by 5 pm. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.  (NOTE: orders placed now will be available April 18th)

Everwild Farm:  This regenerative farm is founded on strong soil microbiology and organic practices. Offers salad mixes, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, and various microgreens, collards, and radishes. Online orders due by Friday 8 pm. CLICK HERE TO ORDER. 

McCann Farm: Fresh, seasonal produce from this family-run enterprise in Elk Township, NJ selling herbs, veggies, mushrooms, salad greens, alliums, and even honey. Order by noon Friday for Saturday pickup.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Don’t forget your best friend! Piggyback Treats provides sustainably-crafted goodies for dogs and cats. Choose “local pickup” and they’ll package your purchase for pickup at the East Falls Farmer’s Market. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Added May 14, 2020:

Amira’s Delights: pre-packaged vegan and traditional baked desserts! This week Amira will have pound cake slices, cookies, mini bread loaves, muffins, breakfast rolls, and Philadelphia-style cheesecakes! Orders are being taken now via order form (please know that the order form is multiple pages long–continue to the end to see all offerings). Submit orders now for Saturday pickup via Amira’s Delights’s EFFM Online Order Form:  CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Chaddsford Winery: approachable, food friendly wines that reflect the unique Mid-Atlantic Uplands microclimate. This weekend they will have a selection of wines including their 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Presage, 2017 Harbinger, 2019 Vignoles, Sunset Blush, Sangria, and a new sparkling wine. Submit orders before 3pm on Friday for Saturday pickup at the farmer’s market via Chaddsford Winery’s EFFM Online Order Form: CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Everwild Farm orders waiting for safe, easy pick-up

Shop in advance for easy pickup Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm in the parking lot under the Twin Bridges, across from Trolley Car Cafe — which, btw, is offering non-contact curbside pick-up from 9am to 3pm daily (they also offer in-house delivery for just $5). View menu online and call 267-385-6703 to place your order.

Can’t shop online? Reach out to David Dettman at eastfallsfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Please practice social distancing when picking up your order. Keep six feet between you and others, and use the hand-sanitizer provided to customers for extra protection.

Feeling sick? DEFINITELY STAY HOME and ask a neighbor to do shopping or pickup for you!

Stay healthy, eat well and support local farms that provide us nourishing food in these stressful times.

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