Weavers Way Festival June 21 Features the Best of Fresh & Local


PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 10, 2014 — Weavers Way Co-op celebrates LOCAL with our biggest-ever Fresh & Local Fair in the Backyard at the Chestnut Hill store Saturday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Participants can try samples from local vendors, talk local with the Co-op staff and meet the Weavers Way farmers. (Only your backyard is more local!)

Weavers Way and other local musicians will be performing all day as part of Make Music Philly, a “do-it-yourself” music festival encompassing more than 500 cities worldwide. (Weavers Way Mt. Airy is also a Make Music Philly site. For more info, visit www.makemusicphilly.org.) Susty Party will also be on hand hosting kids’ craft projects. (This Brooklyn-based outfit makes disposable party goods from renewable or sustainably harvested materials, all in North America.)

Supporting local producers and bringing local products to our shoppers is one of the primary missions of Weavers Way. The first of the seven “Ends” that guide the Co-op states: “There will be a thriving and sustainable local economy providing meaningful jobs, goods and services to our members and the community.” And since last July, we’ve fulfilled that goal to the tune of $4.4 million in sales, including local produce, prepared foods, meat and dairy, grocery and health and beauty supplies.

Here's who will be in the Backyard — rain or shine, we’ve got a tent! — on June 21:

  • Awesome Foods, Bridgeport, PA (gluten-free)
  • Calkins Creamery, Honesdale, PA
  • Common Market, Philadelphia
  • Donna & Co., Cranford, NJ (chocolates)
  • Ironstone Creamery, Riegelsville, PA
  • Jyoti Indian Foods, Sharon Hill, PA
  • My House Cookies, Philadelphia
  • Philly Bread, Philadelphia
  • Philly Fresh Pickles, New Holland, PA
  • Soom Tahini, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sweetnote Bagels, Philadelphia (gluten-free)
  • Swiss Villa, Wrightsville, PA (eggs)
  • Wakim’s Hummus, Bristol, PA
  • Yellow Springs Farm Goat Cheese, Chester Springs, PA
  • Zsa’s Ice Cream, Philadelphia

Weavers Way Chestnut Hill is at 8424 Germantown Ave.; the Weavers Way Next Door health and wellness specialty store is, well, next door, at 8426 Germantown Ave. Head inside to browse for even more wholesome, local and sustainable products!

And even when the Fresh & Local Fair is over, Weavers Way has plenty of ways to support local all summer and into the fall:

  • Weavers Way Community Programs Farmstand 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Weavers Way Chestnut Hill
  • Farm to City Farmer’s Market 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Weavers Way Mt. Airy (starting June 26)
  • Weavers Way Farms at Headhouse Farmers’ Market 2nd and Lombard streets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays
  • Weavers Way Farmstand at Saul Across from Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave., 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 2-6 p.m. Fridays
  • Weavers Way Farms Produce Delivered to Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill on Wednesdays and Fridays.