Post Brothers, a nationally recognized leader in multifamily development, innovation, and sustainability, today announced the upcoming launch of Northern Liberties Farmers Market, the first full-scale market of its kind to open in the Philadelphia neighborhood.
Developed in partnership with The Food Trust and the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and operated by The Food Trust as part of its citywide farmers market network, the market will open to the public on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. and continue year-round operations every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Food Trust will host the market in the courtyard of Post Brothers’ newest property, Piazza Alta, located at 1099 Germantown Avenue, near the intersection of 2nd Street and Germantown.
Northern Liberties Farmers Market, made possible with support from Post Brothers and Penn Treaty Special Services District, will feature over a dozen vendors, including fruit and vegetable farmers, dairy purveyors, chocolate makers, and local brewers. The market addresses a longstanding need in the Northern Liberties and South Kensington area for fresh, accessible food and reflects Post Brothers’ ongoing efforts to enhance and revitalize the neighborhoods surrounding the Piazza Alta.
“We’re always seeking new opportunities to solidify Northern Liberties as Philadelphia’s premier destination neighborhood, and we envision the farmers market as yet another community asset that advances those efforts,” said Michael Pestronk, CEO of Post Brothers. “A farmers market is precisely the type of public programming we envisioned when conceptualizing this space.”
The farmers market will be staged along the newly opened stretch of Germantown Avenue reimagined by Post Brothers as a tree-lined, pedestrian-centric, European-inspired roadway. The pathway will feature public amenities including a children’s playground and splash pad, a multi-generation fitness and play structure, and more direct access to SEPTA’s Market-Frankford line.
“Delicious, nutritious food should be easy to find in every neighborhood,” says Mark Edwards, President & CEO of The Food Trust. “We’re thrilled to be bringing a farmers market back to Northern Liberties, in a central location that is accessible to the entire community.”
Northern Liberties Farmers Market will be organized by The Food Trust, which runs a dozen similar markets across Greater Philadelphia. These include Headhouse and Clark Park, two of the city’s largest and most well-established outdoor markets.
“We are blessed with some amazing places to get staples in Northern Liberties, but there is nothing like browsing a farmers market for food and beverages handcrafted right in our backyard,” said Kristine Kennedy, Executive Director of the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District. “This year-round collaboration will serve as an important economic driver by offering Northern Liberties residents and visitors alike a convenient, affordable option for produce, specialty items, and so much more.”
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