Headhouse Farmers’ Market was the first ever open air market in the United States. (From RowHouse Magazine):
In 1745, an outdoor market was established in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia.Headhouse Square market has been in near continual use since its establishment, making it the oldest such market in the United States.
So as you can see, it’s pretty special ;) Today was opening day for this market. From now until a sad day in December, the market thrives every Sunday from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Starting later in May, the market is open on Saturdays, as well.
The market is filled with booths featuring local vegetables, fruits, plants, cheeses, meats, bread, honey, wine…the list goes on and on!
The amount of fruits and vegetables was a little limited since it is so early in the season, but I still got some wonderful items.
Local mix of organic baby arugula, spinach, and other field greens, rhubarb, apples, and 3 tomato plants– all for $9.00! Not too shabby ;)
I urge you to visit this historical market next weekend! I hear strawberries are on their way :-D
I planted the tomatoes and in an hour or so I’m going to whip up a Farmers’ Market dinner tonight using the organic field green mix. Doesn’t get much better than that, does it?