September 16, 2015 |

Top 5 Events: Here Comes The Sun


It’s alright! Bring your guitar and your friends and enjoy the sun before it disappears for several long, months of winter.  Market Season is almost over, but not quite.  These markets are open this week, so stock up on fresh produce (but not too much because, you know, it spoils), adorable knick knacks, and cool indie crafts.

Common Ground Marketplace
When: Every Sunday until Thanksgiving; 12-4pm Where: Common Ground Marketplace

This small market features several small businesses, including Smear It and Babycakes, in conjunction with both The Food Trust and Congregation Rodeph Shalom staff.  Tours are available at 11am and 1pm for local urban farms.  In addition to offering affordable local produce and artisanal vendors, the Food Trust market offers line dancing, cooking demos, and food trucks.  It’s sure to be a blast!

The Philly Flea
When: Sept. 19th; 8am-4pm  Where: St. Peter’s Church

Check out the largest indoor/outdoor flea market in Center City!  Specifically focusing on antiques, the Philly Flea is taking place this Saturday.  The vendors will be featuring collectibles, vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories, and more.  New and handmade goods are specifically NOT allowed, so if your heart’s in the past or if you want something quirky to put on the walls of your dorm room or apartment, head on over!

University Square Farmers Market
When: Wed 10-2 until Nov. 25th Where: 36th at Walnut Street

This one’s for y’all at UPenn and Drexel!  In your backyard, The Food Trust farmers markets provides IPM fruits and berries, conventional vegetables, dairy products, Amish canned and baked goods, European-style baked goods and more!

Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours
When: Sun, Sept. 20; 10am all year round Where: Reading Terminal Cost: $15.95 (reservations required)

Learn more about the 114-year history of the markets and where to get the best cheesesteak and pretzels at this tour of Reading Terminal Market.  And after the tour, grab a gyro from Olympia Gyro or a hot apple dumpling from the Dutch Eating Place.  There’s fresh produce, a vendor that sells different kinds of oils, and a delicious crepe place.  Also, Reading Terminal Market is considered a public market instead of a farmers market due to the fact that most of the produce vendors are not the ones that grow the produce.  The tour leaves from the Market information desk at 12th and Filbert streets.  The market is open daily.

Art Star Pop Up Market
When: Sat. 11-4 pm until Sept. 26th  Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park

This market, supported by Art Star, a gallery and boutique, features arts and crafts vendors.  The artists behind Art Star have chosen a rotating array of the best indie crafters displaying their artsy products including decorative housewares, jewelry, prints, accessories, and more.  Enjoy their affordable, handmade goods along with live music, a pop up restaurant, and HAMMOCKS!


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