PHILADELPHIA, PA — In anticipation of a known hate group’s planned rally in West Philadelphia next weekend, The Food Trust's Clark Park Farmers Market's hours are shifting to 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 19. The safety of our community — including neighbors, shoppers, vendors, staff and volunteers — is our top priority; keeping Clark Park open with these reduced and shifted hours allows us to continue to serve our community members who rely on our farmers markets as a critical point of access for healthy, affordable food.
Because of the shortened duration of the market, we will not be hosting our usual designated senior/immunocompromised shopping hours. We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide additional updates as needed; additional details about vendor participation and pre-orders can be found at thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park. Market operations will return to normal hours on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The Food Trust condemns racism and extremism. For over 20 years, West Philadelphia mainstay Clark Park Farmers Market has been a gathering place that welcomes people from all walks of life to celebrate good food. We stand in solidarity against hate groups that intend to disrupt one of the city’s most progressive and diverse neighborhoods.