Northeast Philly's Newest Farmers Market Opens Saturday, May 18

When some folks are unhappy about something in their neighborhood, they vent their frustration to neighbors and friends. Others brainstorm a solution and make something happen. Benjamin Bergman, of the Parkwood community (between Poquessing Creek and the Woodhaven Expressway), is of the latter sort. Irked by the severe lack of farmer’s markets in the entire Northeast area of Philadelphia, he decided to organize one himself, and that's how the seeds of the Parkwood Farmers Market were planted

"The far northeast is disproportionately represented in the farmer’s market scene. There's probably 40 markets going on in the city and most of them are within ten miles of each other in Center City, South and West Philly," he says. "The closest market to me is still eight miles away, and people just won’t travel that far. I really wanted to start a market close to where I live."

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