New Farmers' Market Alert: West Philly is Spoiled

If you're already counting the days till your favorite farmers’ market comes to town, bearing gifts far better than any fat man in a suit, then here is yet another reason to be checking your calendar—especially if you live in West Philly.

Ever since my schedule changed—and I'm no longer a mere five minutes away from the Clark Park farmers’ market on Tuesdays and Thursdays—I’ve held a certain secret resentment for those who call the tree-lined streets home. The karmic local food gods must have heard my grumbling because West Philly is being blessed with yet another farm fresh food haven.

The new weekly summer farmers’ market at the Radian Plaza on 39th and Walnut is being put together by the University City District in partnership with The Food Trust, The Rotunda and Inland American Retail Management LLC. The market will not only feature delicious produce, fresh baked breads and sustainably raised meat—it will also host intimate musical performances by Philly musicians and ensembles.

I’m just going to have to pump up my bike tires and trek it out to West Philly, I can already tell it will be well worth the trip.

Fridays in June and July, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., The Radian, 3925 Walnut St.