Bala Cynwyd Farmer’s Market Continues Through Summer
August 2, 2012 by Mark
With the arrival of August, summer produce is in full swing in Bala Cynwyd. The town’s farmers market continues through the month of August.
This year sees the farmers market at a new time. It runs every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The time is ideal for people just returning from work to Bala Cynwyd for the evening or people leaving town and heading home after work.
Residents and visitors can find a wide selection of locally grown foods and locally produced products at the market. Vendors include farms such as Livengood Family Farm from Lancaster and Down to Earth from Kennett Square. Those with a sweet tooth can purchase artisan chocolates from John and Kira’s, a Philadelphia based confectioner. Other foods and drinks on offer at the market include wine, fruits and dairy products.
In an interesting twist, the market provides shoppers with an opportunity to have their knives sharpened. Neil’s Sharpening Service drops by once a month, on the third Thursday.
Over the summer of 2012, the market has not only been a place to shop for local food. It’s also been a place to check out local musical acts. In July, the market hosted the Musical Chairs String Quartet one evening.
With the help of local printing companies, the Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market could increase its visibility. Poster printing would allow residents to clearly see where the market is held and could provide directions to the market. The Farmers Market is held at Belmont Ave and St. Asaphs Road, in the parking lot of the GSB building. Plenty of free parking is available.