EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE BID ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE SINGING FOUNTAIN FARMERS MARKET AT NEW LOCATION FOR SPRING-SUMMER 2020

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation and Farm to City announce the return of the popular weekly Singing Fountain Farmers’ Market. Starting Wednesday, May 20th, and every Wednesday through the Fall, the Fountain Farmers’ Market will run every week from 3:30pm to 7:00pm in the outdoor area directly in front of South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 East Passyunk Avenue.  For the new summer 2020 season, the Fountain Farmer’s Market will return and move to this brand-new temporary location that features more space and a change of layout to ensure the health and safety of farmers and patrons.

“East Passyunk Avenue welcomes the return of our popular Farmers’ Market at a brand new location at East Passyunk and Dickinson, outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “We are excited to be able to work with SPOAC, Farm to City and the local farmers to find a new location and set of protocols to make for a safe and healthy shopping experience. The beautiful weather has arrived and we look forward to offering access in the heart of the neighborhood to farm fresh produce. The opening of the Fountain Farmers’ Market is a local tradition the entire neighborhood looks forward to every year. While the circumstances and operations this year are very different, we want to give our East Passyunk and South Philly neighbors something exciting to look forward to every week while we continue to all stay Passyunk Strong, and follow health guidelines.”

Starting this Wednesday, and continuing into the fall farm season, the outdoor pop-up Fountain Farmers’ Market will run weekly from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. The market is organized by Farm to City with locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables from Fruitwood Farm and Berry Patch Produce. When open with a full selection of rotating seasonal inventory, look for everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, local honey, fresh cut flowers, baked goods and more.

In accordance with social distancing and public safety needs, please take note of the following precautions that are new for this season:

* Enter the market on Dickinson St. and exit onto East Passyunk Avenue.

* Follow one direction shopping foot traffic pattern. 
* Wear a face covering while at the market.
* Maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet from others.
* Stay behind the rope or barrier in front of producer’s stand.
* Be mindful of shopping quickly and then going on your way.

Please stay tuned for a full list of vendors and produce available as the Farmers’ Market gets under way this week. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates about the Fountain Farmers’ Market directly here:

https://www.farmtocitymarkets.com/markets/the-fountain

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