New Saturday Market at High Street
This month, I’ve been bursting to tell you about a new collaboration with one of my favorite Philadelphia restaurants, High Street. Saturday marks the official debut of their new green market in Old City — a French-style stand in front of the restaurant where you can buy beautiful produce and flowers, plus meet a revolving cast of local makers and shakers that I’ve helped curate.
I’ve pulled together some of the area’s most delectable characters — from cheesemakers to fermentation gurus to fellow food bloggers — for a biweekly showcase of the region’s food scene. Check out the calendar below, and come out for brunch or lunch at High Street or its sister restaurant, Fork. Or, stop by for a loaf of High Street sourdough and some market radishes for a picnic in Washington Square Park. I’ll be there this Saturday to help kick the market off with cheesemaker Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm.
Every Saturday, the market’s anchors will be two young local growers who serve some of the city’s best restaurants, Jack Goldenberg and Teddy Moynihan of Plowshare Farms. High Street’s beautiful plates and bowls, created by local ceramics crew Felt + Fat, will also be available. This new market — part of Chef Eli Kulp‘s original vision for the restaurant — supports High Street’s mission to serve the community, at the table and beyond. Come feel the love!
High Street’s Saturday Market
presented each Saturday 10:30 am -3:30 pm by Plowshare Farms (@plowsharefarms)
Biweekly guest artisans curated by Madame Fromage (@mmefromage)
Local cheesemaker Sue Miller (@birchrunhills) joins the market with Red Cat, a staple on Fork’s menu. Author/blogger Tenaya Darlington (@mmefromage) signs copies of her book, Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese. (Half of all proceeds to benefit the Eli Kulp Medical Fund.)
June 27: Peg+Awl
Local market bags, plus cheese & baguette boards made from reclaimed wood. Presented by founder Margaux Kent (@pegandawl), based in Port Richmond.
Book signing by canning maven Marisa McClellan (Foodinjars.com, @foodinjars), plus Carly Dougherty (@foodandferments) samples her line of ferments, from kombucha to kvas.
July 25: Weckerly’s Ice Cream
Jen and Andy Satinsky (@weckerlys) make ice cream from local milk at their micro creamery in West Philadelphia. Check out their special flavor for High Street on Market.
August 8: Valley Milkhouse Creamery
The area’s newest cheesemaker, Stefanie Angstadt (@valleymilkhouse), presents her line of French-style cheeses made from Berks County sheep and cow’s milk.
August 22: Meadowset Farm and Apiary
Stunning aged sheep’s milk cheese made by Swiss native Tom Schaer (@meadowsetfarm) of Landenberg, PA – sample Tom’s new signature cheeses, First Bite and last Straw. Think Pennsylvania Pecorino!
Sept 5: Three Springs Fruit Farm
Fruit grower Ben Wenk (@3springsfruit) joins with seasonal selections from his family’s orchard in Wenksville, PA.
Ferment guru Amanda Feifer (@phickle) offers samples from her forthcoming book, and newcomers Press Gang Ginger Beer (@pressgang_pa) share their spicy ginger beer.
Special thanks to Ellen Yin and Chef Eli Kulp of High Street Hospitality Group (@highstphilly) for supporting local makers and shakers!