Thursday, July 30, 2009

Do It: Phipp's Farmer's Market

Phipp's Farmer's MarketNow through October 28th, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to present its first-ever farmers market, held every Wednesday from 2:30-6:30 pm, through October 28th. Located on Phipps' historic lawn, Farmers at Phipps will feature 20 vendors of local, certified organic and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) products. The farmers will sell a variety of products including vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, bread, seedlings, honey, cut flowers, soap and perennials.

In conjunction with PASA's (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" program, an initiative that encourages the purchase of local produce, Phipps wants to inspire people to bring more natural, organic items into their homes. "PASA proudly supports regional farmers' markets, such as Phipps'. These community markets are where farmers and consumers can connect and discuss the most important of all 'green' issues: local food," says PASA's Western Regional Director, Greg Boulos.

Phipps' proximity to local universities and businesses, easy access to downtown and plentiful parking offer patrons a convenient opportunity to buy fresh, local, organic and Certified Naturally Grown farm products. Phipps' inaugral farmers market includes, among many others, representatives from Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Co-op, Clarion River Organics, Mildred's Daughters Urban Farm, Blackberry Meadows Farm and Wolf Lake Farms for a fair that will provide a wholesome shopping experience.


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