Farmers Markets in the City

Even if you’re in college, you can still eat healthy with affordable options from Philadelphia’s many farmers markets spread throughout the city.

Farmers markets are markets that sell food produced from nearby farms, with some farmers actually setting up stores to directly sell to the public. The food isn’t massively produced with certain fertilizers and chemicals that may not be great for your health.

A lot of the food sold in farmers markets will have the words “all natural” or “hormone free” labeled on it, but that doesn’t mean it is entirely natural. If you are searching for organic food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives organically grown and produced food special “100% organic,” “organic” and “made with organic ingredients” seals.

Farmers markets provide more than just locally grown food; they can also be a place for a community to come together for something we all need: food. In University City, the Clark Park Farmers’ Market is right in the middle of three of the cities best schools and the West Philadelphia neighborhood. Residents and students come together to support local farmers while getting to enjoy specially grown food.

The newly opened King’s Dutch Country Farmers’ Market (310 S. 48th St.) is a brand new addition to Philadelphia’s growing trend for more locally grown and sold food.

Another popular farmers market is located in the busy Reading Terminal Market (12th and Arch sts.). Reading Terminal Market has three farm stands that are dedicated to providing Philadelphians with locally grown vegetables, dairy and organic fruits.

Many farmers markets are located near Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University, LaSalle University, Temple University, Saint Joseph’s University, the University of the Arts and the University of Pennsylvania.

Click the links above to see what farmers markets are near your university and stop by to do some grocery shopping, eat lunch or to just buy an apple. By shopping at farmers markets and buying locally grown food you are supporting family run and small businesses.

If you want a national list of farmers markets and restaurants that use locally grown food, check out the Local Harvest website.

Victoria Hudgins can be reached at


Philly Gets Stylin’

Need to amp up your current style but your college budget is leaving you stuck with old trends and bad hair days?

Then be sure to hop on the Style On Site tour bus when it comes to Philadelphia Sunday, May 2 and Monday, May 3!

Hair care company John Frieda and fashion label BCBG have come together for the style tour of a lifetime! Starting April 27 in New York City, the tour is hitting the road and traveling to cities all across the country including Atlanta, Los Angeles and, you guessed it, Philadelphia!

Stop by the King of Prussia Mall on May 2 or Dilworth Plaza on May 3 for an opportunity to rev up your style and pamper yourself.

Look out for the tour bus, an 18-wheeler that has been transformed into a high-end beauty salon complete with all the perks. When you step onto the bus you’ll not only be greeted by a receptionist, but you’ll sit in a real salon with styling stations and get tricks and tips from the experts themselves.

It’s the chicest 18-wheeler you’ll ever come across!

The experts on site are leaders in their field, having worked with Blake Lively, Gisele, and PA local-turned-actress Amanda Seyfried. Professional stylist Harry Josh will lead these experts as they teach you how to glamorize your look.

With a complimentary 15-minute session complete with your own personalized hair prescription, then a trip to the BCBG mini boutique, who can ask for anything better? By the time you leave you’ll feel like Dorothy did when she got her makeover in the Emerald City in that classic scene of The Wizard of Oz!

Have a packed schedule and can’t make it to the style tour in person? The people of John Frieda and BCBG have got you covered! Grab a private Skype session with Harry Josh by clicking on the John Frieda website. If you have no time for a personal session, check back on the site regularly for postings of sessions with Josh and other people and see what tips he gives them.

Throw your old hair and clothing issues out the window and leave the bus an expert yourself. A new do and style tips are the perfect confidence boosters right before finals!

You can contact Nicole Dinten at


Flyers Update: Flyers Advance!

The biggest upset of the first round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has happened and it involves your Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers entered Game 4 last Tuesday with a two games to one lead. The beginning of the game was eerily similar to Game 3 in the way that there were a lot of penalties early on by the Flyers, who were burned with a power play goal from the Devils.

Marty Brodeur, the Devils net-minder who has had to be the better one, was doing everything he could to keep the Flyers off the board and prevent them from taking a 3-1 lead in the series.

Midway through the second, Jeff Carter finally found his touch with a beautiful wrist shot for a power play goal. Late in the second, Danny Briere came down the right wing and blasted a shot over the shoulder of Brodeur for a 2-1 lead.

Early in the third, Dan Carcillo turned around and surprised Brodeur with a shot that beat him that pretty much put the Devils in a big hole. The Flyers continued their dominance when a Chris Pronger shot hit Carter and went into the net for a 4-1 lead and eventual win.

The Flyers put the Devils on the brink with the win, but it was costly. During the second period, Simon Gagne injured his foot after blocking a shot and did not return. Carter also injured his right foot (not the one he previously injured) when the shot bounced off of him and went into the net. Both had surgery on Friday; Gagne will miss three weeks and Carter is all but done for the playoffs.

Game 5 was in New Jersey on Thursday where Ville Leino and David Laliberte replaced Carter and Gagne. The Flyers got off to a quick start in this game with an early goal from Briere and never looked back. The Flyers were much quicker and always one step ahead. In the second, Claude Giroux beat Brodeur twice which put the nail in the coffin for the series and the Devils’ season.

Brian Boucher was outstanding not only this game, but the whole series as he won his first playoff round in about a decade. He finished off the 3-0 shutout in Game 5 that gave the Flyers a 4-1 series win. So far, it is the biggest upset of the 2010 NHL playoffs.

As of Monday, Apr. 26th, the Flyers do not know who they will play. At this point, it will either be the Washington Capitals or the Boston Bruins, but no matter what, the Flyers will open on the road. The first game of this series will either be Thursday, Apr. 29 or Friday, Apr. 30 with a slim chance for Saturday, May 1.

Go Flyers!

You can contact Colin Fry at


Phillies Update: A So-so Season

The Phillies are now three weeks into their 2010 season and it has been good so far, but could be better. The Phillies have gone 6-6 over the last two weeks. The pitching has not been as consistent as they would like, and the bullpen has been worrisome at times as well.

They began the last two weeks by opening their home schedule with the Washington Nationals for the second time this season. They took two out of three. The bullpen became a worry spot in game three when they gave up six runs in the final three innings after J.A. Happ left his start early. Happ is now on the disabled list.

The Florida Marlins paid a visit that weekend for a three-game set. Roy Halladay made his home debut in Game 1 and was very good and in line for the win when he left. He was winning 8-2 when he left after eight innings. The final was 8-6. The Phillies dropped the final two games of the series.

They then embarked on a nine game road trip, stopping in Atlanta first. Kyle Kendrick opened the series and was fantastic in what could have been a start to save his spot in the rotation. Kendrick pitched eight masterful innings of shutout ball and gave Ryan Madson a 3-0 lead to hold down in the ninth.

However, the lead was anything but safe as Madson proceeded to give up a two run homer and a solo shot to not only blow the game, but ruin a masterpiece by Kendrick. In the tenth, Jose Contreras served up a walk-off solo home run and the Braves won 4-3.

There was no need for the bullpen on Wednesday when Halladay took the mound. The offense only scored two runs but that was more than enough as Halladay pitched a five hit complete game shutout. He struck out eight in his second complete game of the season.

Thursday, Jamie Moyer was efficient in six innings. The offense was able to get eight runs, none of which came via the long ball. The bats went silent for the Phils in terms of homers for about a week, which is very unusual for them. Moyer only surrendered two runs during his outing and the bullpen was better as they finished off the 8-3 win.

The Phils headed west to finish their road trip, visiting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend. Cole Hamels made the start Friday; his season has been shaky at best. His velocity is back but everything else doesn’t seem to be there yet. He came into the game with a 2-1 record and his best start was a loss.

The Phillies led 2-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth when everything fell apart for Hamels. He served up three long balls in the inning for a 5-1 Arizona lead. Hamels was taken deep again in the fifth. The Phillies could not recover and lost the game 7-4.

Nelson Figueroa filled in for Happ on Saturday. JC Romero was activated when Happ went on the D.L. The long ball came back in this game as Jayson Werth hit his second of the year in the third inning for a 1-0 lead. That held till the 5th when Figueroa surrendered his only runs in five innings on a two run homer.

Cold-hitting Raul Ibanez hit his first in the seventh to tie the game at two, and Werth won the game in the ninth with a solo shot; Madson shut the door for the 3-2 win.

Kendrick went back to work on Sunday. The Phils took a first inning lead on a two run shot from Greg Dobbs. Kendrick was pitching well until the fifth when he was rocked for five runs which ended his day as this start was not close to the last one.

The Phils re-took the lead in the sixth with a big hit from Carlos Ruiz. However, the bullpen lost the game 8-6.

The team begins a three game series to end the road trip in San Francisco tonight and will be home starting Friday, Apr. 30 for a visit from the New York Mets.

On Monday before the game, the Phillies announced that they signed Ryan Howard to a five year extension worth $125 million. The deal will not kick in for two years and will keep him in Philly through 2017.

You can contact Colin Fry at


2010 Penn Relays

I guess they call it a track carnival for a reason; the 2010 Penn Relays was one heck of a show.

In front of crowds of more than 54,000 people, some of the best athletes the world has to offer raced one another, ranging from middle school all the way up to professional athletes.

There was of course the highly touted Mr. [Usain] Bolt and all 8.91 seconds of his race followed by a 5 minute victory lap true to his showboating style.

Truth be told, it was Jamaica’s third leg that really sealed the deal for them, but Bolt was quite impressive. For a man his size (6’5”) to be able to generate that much turnover is unheard of, and simply makes it not fair for everyone else.

You’d be surprised how many people would come out to see one man run less than 100 meters, but I guess his reputation really does precede him. Most of the USA vs. World races were very good, and you can check most of them out on the Penn Relays website.

It was really nice seeing the UPenn women’s alumni team do well. For some reason, watching them gave me a sense of pride; then I realized that some of them could beat me. For Philly to host such an event is really amazing. It has become a great tradition.

As a Philly native, I have been going to the Penn Relays since I was a child, and being on the UPenn track team now in college made it that much nicer. It was too bad that I washed half my season down the drain with pneumonia and didn’t get to run, but I’ve got three more years to work with.

UPenn’s 4 X 800 did well considering they were missing two legs of their team. Another impressive performance came through the Men’s 4 X 400 as they qualified for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America’s (or IC4A’s) with a 3:17 combined split.

The women’s 4 X 100 and sprint medley performed well with each recording a record time in the process. Overall I’d say that Mid-Distance (800m-1600m) A.K.A “Mid D” did pretty well, making sure that UPenn had a showing at its own event.

What’s really cool about the Relays is not necessarily the racing, but the entire atmosphere that hovers around the field for three days. It’s pretty great having people from all over the world gather in one place; it kind of gives an electric feel to the place.

If you missed it, I’m sorry, but make sure you come out next year. You won’t regret it!

You can contact Reuben Hampton at


The Philly 5: April 26, 2010

With weather forecasts predicting a beautiful weekend ahead of us, now is the perfect time to get out and about in the city of Philadelphia.

1. Job Fair & Networking Mixer

Still unemployed? Unhappy with your job? Come out to Kildare’s on Thursday, Apr. 29 for a job fair and networking mixer hosted by For a complete list of vendors that will be at this event, check out their website.

Date:Thursday, Apr. 29

Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: Kildare’s

826 W. Dekalb Pike

King Of Prussia, PA 19406

2. Cupcake Eating Contest

Looking for an excuse to eat a ridiculous amount of cupcakes in a short period of time? Or maybe you just have an extra large sweet tooth. Well then head to The Flying Money Patisserie where they are hosting a cupcake eating contest. The winner gets one cupcake a day for the whole year. Oh, and costumes are strongly encouraged.

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 28

Time: Noon

Cost: FREE

Location:Flying Monkey Patisserie

12th and Arch Streets

Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA

3. Philadelphia Movie Sites Tour

So many movies have been filmed in Philadelphia. Some of the more popular movies include Marley & Me,National Treasure and The Sixth Sense. Have you ever wondered where exactly some of these scenes were shot? Then you should go on a Philadelphia Movie Sites Tour. This tour will take you throughout the city of Philadelphia to view about 40 sites where 30 different movies have been shot.

Date: Saturday, May 1

Time:9:50 a.m.

Cost:$35 for adults/ $30 for children and groups of 10 +

Location:Independence Visitor Center

1 N. Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. Strawberry Festival

This weekend Peddler’s Village is hosting their annual Strawberry Festival. If you are a strawberry lover, you don’t want to miss this event! Strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry jam and much more will be in abundance. Admission and parking is free!

Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 1 & 2

Time:10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: Peddler’s Village

Route 202 and Route 263

Lahaska, PA 18931

5. Philly Livepod

Every Friday night at the Centre Square Atrium, Philly Livepod is returning to Philadelphia’s music scene. Performers will include many up and coming singers in the Philadelphia music scene. Once a month, a guest performer will be singing.

Date: Every Friday night

Time:: 8 p.m.

Cost:$10 before 11 p.m.

Location:Centre Square – Atrium

1500 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA

You can contact Danielle McLaughlin at


Yoga With A Purpose!

If you’re a yoga enthusiast, don’t miss out on the 2nd Annual Yoga with a Purpose Benefit Week May 2-9! This initiative works with local yoga studios to raise funds for the African Village Survival Initiative (AVSI). AVSI is part of the larger Uhuru Movement based in St. Petersburg, Fla. that works to empower African people through community based initiatives.

Currently, AVSI is working to provide funds for a recording studio and community kitchen at the St. Petersburg headquarters in order to promote economic development projects. By promoting this self-reliance, AVSI hopes lasting programs will develop that actually address the issues facing the African community.

So far, there are four different class options donated by local yoga studios. On Sunday, May 2, join instructor Shivon Pearl from Dhyana Yoga from 1-2:30 p.m. for a Vinyasa class in Clark Park (Baltimore Avenue & S 43rd St).

If you live North of the city, check out a Kundalini Yoga class at 6:30 p.m. and a Meditation class at 7 p.m. on Monday May 3 at Khalsa Healing Arts in Yardley (301 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 1504).

Your next city option is Yin Yoga with a Taoist twist 4:30-5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 at Yoga Child in Philadelphia (903 South St.).

Lastly for those further out on the Main Line, check out Vinyasa Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. on Friday May 7 at Dhyana Yoga in Ardmore (66 Rittenhouse Pl.).

Keep checking the webpage for more class options as they are donated. The proceeds from the class you attend will be donated to the African Village Survival Initiative as part of the nationwide Yoga for a Purpose Benefit Week, so get out there to benefit your body and this great cause!

Also, this is a great opportunity to try out some of the local yoga studios. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with a particular class and keep coming back for more. Some locations offer student discounts including Yoga Child which offers a 10% discount for students and seniors, so be sure to check it out!

You can contact Monica Mazzoli at


10 Random Questions for Jeff Dye

Things are good for comedian Jeff Dye.

The third-runner up on season six of NBC’s Last Comic Standing now has multiple projects in the works. He has a half hour special airing on Comedy Central on May 7, he’s hosting Numbnuts, a Jackass style reality program set to debut this spring, showcasing outrageous stunts and most importantly, he’s coming the Helium Comedy Club on April 25.

This self-proclaimed goofball spoke to Campus Philly recently and shared some fun facts that you probably didn’t know.

1. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Actually all I eat is nachos. Every meal I have nachos. I believe in loyalty and food monogamy.

2. Pat’s or Geno’s?

Geno’s, only because they think I’m more famous than I am.

3. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Jenny McCarthy and Conan O’Brien .

4. If you were an animal, what would you be?

I would be a squirrel.

5. What’s your favorite reality show?

All the shows that start with “For the love of…”

6. Lady Gaga or Ke$ha?

If we’re talking about murder, I choose both.

7. Who’s you’re favorite person to follow on twitter?

Daniel Tosh.

8. If a colony was ever built on the moon, would you live there?

Hmm… What’s the rent?

9. Who would play you if your life were made into a movie?

I would pick John Krasinski.

10. What’s your favorite song to sing in the shower?

Anything by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Bonus Question! What’s your favorite thing about Philadelphia?

Probably that you guys traded to us (the Seattle Mariners) Cliff Lee.

You can contact Maggie Mallon at


Flyers Update: Black and Orange on Top

Three games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils are complete, and the play has been nothing but spectacular; that goes for the rest of the NHL playoffs as well.

Game 1 was last Wednesday in New Jersey. Many thought Brian Boucher would have to “stand on his head” for the Flyers to have a shot at taking out the second seeded Devils. However, it has been the other way around as Marty Brodeur, the future Hall of Fame goaltender, has had to be the better goaltender.

The teams have been playing very evenly and it showed early in Game 1. The two teams played a scoreless first and halfway through the second, there was nothing on the board.

Then the big offseason acquisition for the Flyers came through. Chris Pronger, in an unusual place in front of the opposing net-minder, was able to put home a power play goal.

Late in the second, Ian Laperriere had the puck near the top of the circle in the offensive zone when he made a nice spin move and found Mike Richards trailing, who blasted home a one-timer for a 2-0 lead.

Boucher was the busier of the two goalies as he had to make some great saves, but found himself in the lead; Brodeur only faced 14 shots. The Devils tried to stay alive with a late third period goal but it was the seventh seed Flyers who pulled the upset win in Game 1.

The Devils were a little more ready in Game 2 at home. The Flyers had an early power play, but it was New Jersey who struck first after a bad pass resulted in a break. The Flyers didn’t let that get to them as they came back with two in the first. The third line sparked the offense as Claude Giroux netted a beautiful assist on an Arron Asham goal and was able to tip home a goal of his own on the power play.

New Jersey rebounded with an early second period goal that Boucher would definitely want back. It was a wrist shot from the point that slipped right through him. The Devils stayed with it as they got another goal on the power play for a 3-2 lead. The Flyers were not to be outdone as Pronger, again in front of the net, deflected home a Kimmo Timonen shot on the power play for the tying goal.

The teams were matching each other with some great scoring chances. It looked as if we were headed for overtime until there were about four minutes left. Devils forward and ex-Flyer Dainius Zubrus was able to beat Ryan Parent behind the net for a puck and he fed it out front where it was eventually knocked in by Zach Parise for his second goal of the game.

The Devils added an empty-netter for a 5-3 win that evened the best of seven series at one.

The Flyers did what they needed to do in New Jersey, getting at least a split. Now they could carry that home for Games 3 and 4, and they did.

In Game 3, the Flyers came out with a lot of energy, and probably too much as it cost them early. In the first period, there were eight penalties called and it resulted in four power plays for the Devils. It looked as if the game was going to be called very tightly. It wasn’t.

The Devils had trouble getting shots on net, and could only muster one goal past Boucher. It was great penalty killing by the Flyers that gave them a lot of momentum.

On one of the Flyers’ power plays, Timonen found the little spark plug, Giroux, for an easy tap-in goal that tied the game. Giroux has scored some huge goals lately for the Flyers and has stepped it up in the playoffs as he did last year.

Early in the second, the Flyers grabbed the lead when Richards potted his second goal of the playoffs on a great pass from Dan Carcillo. The Devils did tie it late on another power play goal from Brian Rolston, his second of the evening.

This game did head to overtime and it didn’t take long to find a winner. After a Flyer power play had ended, Richards had the puck at the side of the Devil net and tried to shove it past Brodeur. It didn’t work, but his second attempt went to the other side of the net where Carcillo stood all alone. He scored probably the easiest goal of his career and it gave the Flyers a 2-1 series lead.

Game 4 will happen tonight, Tuesday, Apr. 20, and the series will shift back to New Jersey on Thursday, Apr. 22. If necessary, Game 6 will be Sunday, Apr. 25 in Philadelphia.

You can contact Colin Fry at


The Philly 5: April 19, 2010

Don’t become a victim to routine! Mix some of these events into your week and your relationship with boredom will be no more.

1. Philadelphia Entertainment Networking

Attention all those interested in film and the television industry, this event is for you! McFadden’s at Citizen’s Bank National Park is hosting an entertainment-networking event. Filmmakers are encouraged to bring any shorts or trailers, those interested in crew should bring their resumes and actors are encouraged to bring headshots. There will be beverage and food specials throughout the night. Tickets can be ordered online.

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 20

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $10

Location: McFadden’s at Citizen’s Bank National Park

1 Citizens Bank Way

Philadelphia, PA 19148-5205

(215) 952-0300

2. WXPN’s Free At Noon

Looking for some fun, free entertainment? Every Friday afternoon the World Café Live has free concerts with artists ranging from John Legend to Donavon Frankenreiter. This is a great opportunity to see some great artists for free!

Date: Friday, Apr. 23

Time: Noon

Cost: FREE

Location: World Café Live

3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 222-1400

3. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding

The only thing better than dinner and a show is dinner during a show! Experience Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, a musical performance where you become an actual guest at Tony n’ Tina’s wedding. An all you can eat Italian dinner is included along with wedding cake. Tickets can be purchased online.

Date: Apr. 24

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $89

Location: Maggiano’s

1201 Filbert Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107-2818

(215) 567-2020

4. Flavors of Philly Tour

Soft pretzels, cheese steaks and Italian hoagies are all a part of a delicious food tour given by City Food Tours. This tour will take you through Philadelphia to sample some of Philly’s greatest flavors. To purchase tickets for this food tour go online or call (212)209-3370.

Date: Monday-Sunday, every week

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Cost: $39

Location: Meeting place is at Center City, Market Street near City Hall

(215) 360-1996

5. Yoga at Sangha Space

Summer is almost here and if the thought of that makes you cringe because your body isn’t exactly bikini ready, then stop by Sangha Space for one of their Yoga classes. Yoga is a great form of exercise because it works you out and relaxes you at the same time. For more information on class times check out their website.

Date: Tuesday-Sunday

Time: Times vary throughout the week. Check website for further details.

Cost: $15 for drop ins, $12 with a class card (discounts for Seniors and full-time students)

Location: Sangha Space

116 W. Baltimore Ave, Media, PA 19063

(610) 565-0300

You can contact Danielle McLaughlin at