Food Trust debuts new farmers market at Cherry Street Pier

Hadas Kuznits
July 10, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Cherry Street Pier

Courtesy of The Food Trust

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Imagine a weekly waterfront farmers market that brings people of all ages and backgrounds together.

That's been Yael Lehmann's dream for years, and now, it has come true.

The Food Trust's Market at Cherry Street Pier kicks off Saturday and runs weekly through Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lehmann, president and CEO of The Food Trust, said the idea for the market came from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, which asked The Food Trust if it would like to help activate the space.

Lehmann envisions the market to have the same feel as the pop-up Night Market events across the city.

"You can come and get produce. You can come and get goat cheese. You can come and get a variety of products from local farmers, but there's also going to be a lot of prepared foods and coffees; Vietnamese coffee and regular coffee and Danishes," she noted.

The market occupies the space through two side-by-side Delaware River piers and the garden.

"It's going to go all through the Cherry Street Pier space, spill out onto the sidewalk, and then into the Race Street Pier area," she added.

More than 30 vendors will participate in Saturday's launch, but Lehmann expects the market and the amount of sellers to grow throughout the season.

"I love launching new ideas, but any new idea — sometimes it takes people a minute for people to see what you're doing before they sign onboard," she said.

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