Main Line Farmers' Markets
Finally, something you want right in your backyard. These treasure troves of local goodness are all you need to fuel you up for another long, hot summer.
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Nothing says summer like pints of sweet local strawberries or bushels of juicy, just-plucked-from-the-vine tomatoes. And thanks to the surplus of farmers’ markets in our region, we all have access to the season’s freshest at our fingertips almost every day of the week. Here’s a guide to shopping—and eating—your way through the area’s most mouth-watering spots. PLUS: Off-the-Line but worth-the-drive hot (and green!) spots.
Ardmore Farmers’ Market
This tried-and-true, year-round market is on many folks’ biweekly shopping rotations for a reason. And with the recent addition of Di Bruno Bros., it’s easier than ever to grab fresh pasta, bread and cheese for dinner, sandwich fixings for lunch during the week, or a loaded Italian sandwich to enjoy on the patio right then and there. Lancaster County’s Stoltzfus’ Produce has amazing fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices (but be prepared to pay for it), and their baby watermelons are a summer treat. Hit Ardmore Seafood for some of the freshest fish around, or Pallante’s Pasta Co. for great pizza right out of the oven.
Open year-round. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Coulter Avenue, Suburban Square, suburbansquare.com.
Bala Cynwyd Farmers’ Market
This small but well-stocked Thursday-afternoon market is conveniently located right off of City Line Avenue. Jimmies Cupcake truck is a sweet staple, Blue Mountain Vineyards offers locally produced wine, Green Zebra Farm is known for its juicy heirloom tomatoes, and Livengood Family Farm’s grass-fed, pasture-raised beef makes the most delicious burgers.
Open 2:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 30. GSB Building Parking Lot, Belmont Avenue and St. Asaphs Road, balacynwydfarmersmarket.weebly.com.