Farmstand Hours and Contact Info:
Monday – Saturday 8am-6pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm
12th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Become a Farmstand Volunteer – Learn more!
Located in the historic Reading Terminal Market, the Fair Food Farmstand carries a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, poultry, dairy, cheese, eggs and value-added products from more than 90 sustainable farms and food producers in southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, including urban farms within the city of Philadelphia. The Farmstand is open seven days-a-week, year-round, is located downtown, accepts credit cards and EBT, and provides a steady income for a large and growing number of farmers and value-added producers in the region. The Farmstand recently expanded and relocated within the Reading Terminal Market to a more prominent location along the 12th Street side. Thank you to all of you that helped us make this happen!
Ann Karlen is the founding Director of Fair Food, launched in 1999 as the first program of the White Dog Café Foundation. Today in addition to the Farmstand the project has expanded to include the following;
- The Consulting Project – The Consulting Project fosters lasting business relationships between family farmers and wholesale buyers (chefs, caterers and grocers) to bring locally grown food to the Philadelphia marketplace:
- Wholesale Buyers – Fair Food consults with buyers one-on-one to connect them with the locally-grown products that best suit their business.
- Farmer Outreach – Fair Food prepares farmers for the demands of the wholesale marketplace. Our work builds capacity and increases economic viability for farmers through consultation, workshops, networking events, and training materials. In the last year, Fair Food has consulted one-on-one with over 40 farmers. Contact Farm to Market Liaison Emily Gunther at 215-386-5211 ext 105 or email email@example.com for more information
- Farm to Institution Program is to connect institutional food service professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area who want to buy locally grown and produced food to its sources: local, family-owned farms and the farmer co-ops and distributors who streamline the purchasing process. FTI serves area institutions by providing practical tools and information that will assist institutions as they develop a local buying program, which will help support a more sustainable local food system. Contact Program Manager Deb Bentzel at 215-386-5211 ext 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PASA – Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
P.O. Box 41,
Millheim, PA 16854
Founded in 1992, PASA’s consistent and driving vision has been to transform agriculture and food systems in Pennsylvania and beyond in a way that makes our farmers more viable, improves the land and restores the health and well-being of all our citizens. We are nonprofit in structure, but entrepreneurial in spirit, as we use our resources carefully to work collaboratively with others in achieving measurable results where we can, without compromising our values. For us, success is defined as the dual process of achieving our mission now while also building capacity to impact the future for many generations to come.
Sustainable Agriculture Education
Each year over 2,000 people come together for our Farming for the Future Conference, one of the largest and most respected gatherings on this topic anywhere in the U.S. The conference is followed by a full season of Field Days and Intensive Learning Programs delivering practical information on sustainable farming methods.
Regional Marketing and Business Support
Our staff has helped develop new farmers’ markets, connected restaurants and retailers to local food sources, and assisted farms and other businesses with marketing and business planning. We have recently added Food Alliance certification as another tool available in array of regional marketing services. To learn more about what is happening in PASA’s regional offices in Southeast and Western Pennsylvania, click here.
Along with several partners, we coordinate Buy Fresh Buy Local® chapters in Pennsylvania, helping consumers find, choose and appreciate seasonal, local foods. The latest addition to this program is a new online social networking community called the Good Food Neighborhood™ which links local people to local food, farms, and to one another.
Advocacy for a Safe, Sane, Sustainable & Fair Food System
In coalition with other organizations, we monitor legislative activities on statewide and national levels, making recommendations for policies that promote farmland preservation, farmer retention, protection of natural resources, and increased access to healthy food.
Our member potlucks, websites, workshops, listservs, meetings and programs have created a growing network of farmers, entrepreneurs and informed consumers who provide mutual support for our shared vision: Promoting profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment.
Urbane Development LLC
2905 West Girard Avenue | Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19130
When distressed communities face societal systems failure, solutions must be multi-variable and interdisciplinary. Urbane Development operates in a paradigm that moves beyond silos and requires elegant design and execution to achieve truly sustainable development. We work with and invest in distressed communities to strengthen their asset base – business, real estate, and human capital – to catalyze a truly comprehensive and sustainable revitalization process. Urbane engages clients through three core service components: retail attraction and retention program design for municipalities and other economic development entities; small business operational technical assistance, and sustainable design and development of commercial and mixed-use real estate. Urbane’s client base includes municipalities, economic development agencies, financial institutions, real estate developers, and small businesses in US and international.
Mr. Johnson-Piett, Principal and CEO, is responsible for the overall management of operations and strategic vision for Urbane Development. He specializes in neighborhood scale development and revitalization of urban commercial and retail amenities. His work focuses on strengthening neighborhood commercial & retail enterprises by providing services and expertise that infuses principles of social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and technical acumen into the core of his client’s operations. Past clients include the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the Community Food Security Coalition, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Brick City Development Corporation, Shorebank Enterprises, and small business clients throughout the US.