Farmers Markets and SEPTA

June 19, 2014

Farmers Markets and SEPTA

As summer approaches, so does a new season of farmers markets in Philadelphia. SEPTA customers need to look no further than their nearest SEPTA transportation center for fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers.

As summer approaches, so does a new season of farmers markets in Philadelphia. SEPTA customers need to look no further than their nearest SEPTA transportation center for fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. SEPTA has once again partnered to locate farmers markets at the following stations:

- Frankford Transportation Center (Northeast Philadelphia)
- Olney Transportation Center (North Philadelphia)
- 46th Street Station (West Philadelphia)
- 1234 Market Street (Center City Philadelphia)
- Snyder Station. (South Philadelphia)

With five farmers markets co-located with SEPTA stations, SEPTA has already exceeded its 2015 goal of "Improving Access to Local Food via Transit". (Read more about SEPTA's sustainability goals here).


Even if you aren't located near a farmers markets hosted at SEPTA stations, 35 other farmers markets are accessible by at least one trolley, train or bus that SEPTA operates. Click here for a map of all the farmers' market locations and how you can reach them using SEPTA.

By providing access to fresh foods and vegetables, SEPTA is helping to provide not only an important service to those who live in "food deserts" but also support the local economy through connecting urban farms with local customers. Eating local is also more environmentally sustainability because the food is traveling shorter distances to its end market. Minimizing travel length reduces the amount of energy required to get the food to where it is going.