July 13-November 16, Saturday, 10am-2pm, enjoy 30+ vendors, artists, food trucks, music, and fresh, affordable produce at Cherry Street Pier: Philadelphia, PA

From July 13-November 16, All Roads Lead to Cherry Street

for The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier

Every Saturday, 10am-6pm, the only open-air market series on the Delaware River Waterfront combines the traditional farmers market with 50+ food trucks, visual artists, creative sellers, locally made goods and music

(Philadelphia, PA) – July 8, 2019 – What happens when The Food Trust’s Farmers Market and The Food Trust’s Night Market have a baby? You end up with Philadelphia’s largest open-air market series on the Delaware River Waterfront: The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier, presented by Aetna.

Running every Saturday, July 13 through November 16, 2019, 10am-2pm, The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier combines the traditional farmers market with a rotating lineup of 50+ food, music and retailers – all within the newly refurbished, highly photographable Cherry Street Pier. With its accessible location on the waterfront, neighbors from across the region – from Camden to Northeast Philadelphia – can spend their Saturday morning and early afternoon shopping for fresh, affordable produce to fill the fridge for a week, while checking out locally made art, enjoying free entertainment, grabbing a bite to eat from local food trucks and vendors, having a drink in an open-air garden right on the water, and taking in spectacular views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. To further ensure access for all communities, The Food Trust’s Philly Food Bucks healthy food incentive program encourages Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – or SNAP – users to shop at the Market using their benefits.

Confirmed vendors for The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier include:

• Birchrunhill Farms
• Ca Phe Roasters
• The Chilly Banana
• CIS Works Artists
• Dump N Roll
• Frecon Farms
• Funkaesthetik
• Hickory Grove Gardens
• High Street
• La Chocolatera
• Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
• Little Noodle
• North Starr
• Philly Tacos
• Pound Cake Heaven
• Sea Foam Soap
• Sharrah Orchards

From Camden Market in London to Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, the shared experience of sampling and purchasing affordable, locally made food, exploring crafts from homegrown creative sellers, and enjoying area performing artists is a universally binding thing. It brings communities together, and it increases access to the things that make our environment healthy and vibrant. Created by The Food Trust in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC), which works to develop and maintain the waterfront’s vibrant parks, trails and streetscapes, and Aetna, The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier aims to connect all neighborhoods through the communal experience of food, the continued access to fresh, affordable produce, and a love for all things local – which ultimately only leads to a healthier and more connected city.

The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier is made possible by The Food Trust, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, presenting sponsor Aetna, and The Durst Organization. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/CherryStreetMkt and follow @thefoodtrust on Twitter. And remember, on Saturdays, all roads lead to Cherry Street!

The Food Trust, a nonprofit founded in 1992, strives to make healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, The Food Trust has developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. To learn more about The Food Trust, visit thefoodtrust.org.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a 501(c)(3) created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities such as permanent and seasonal parks, trails, and streetscape improvements to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia as is consistent with the goals of the Master Plan for Central Delaware. Daily programming throughout the entire year is changing the way Philadelphians see and converse about the waterfront and is helping to create spaces and communities that connect residents and visitors to the Waterfront. For more information, visit delawareriverwaterfront.com

Aetna, a CVS Health business, serves an estimated 39 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, visit www.aetna.com and explore how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews 

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 2,500 residential rental units with 3,500 in development. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings. www.durst.org

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