HENRY GOT CROPS FARM MARKET
7095 Henry Ave., (at the farm at Saul High School in Roxborough)
May-October, Tuesdays & Fridays, Noon-7 p.m.
WEAVERS WAY MERCANTILE
The Garage, 542 Carpenter Lane (across the street from the Mt. Airy store)
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
215-843-2350, ext. 288
Weavers Way is expanding its seasonal offerings by bringing you a bigger and better Henry Got Crops Farm Market at Saul High School in Roxborough and an expanded Mercantile in The Garage in Mt. Airy
Urban homesteaders will find beautiful, functional and hyper-local — not to mention delicious! — products at both locations. So what’s new this season?
Tooth of the Lion Farm & Apothecary just moved from West Philadelphia to Orwigsburg, PA, near Hawk Mountain, so owner Katelyn Melvin could fulfill her mission to grow all the herbs, on her own certified organic farm, for her line of tinctures and herbal teas. You’ll find products like her Dreamers Tincture, an alcohol based infusion of herbs that have historically been used in promoting restful sleep as well as long-term relief of anxiety, tension, and stress. Both the farm market at Saul High School and the Mercantile will serve as dropoff points for her Herb CSA — check out the Tooth of the Lion website, toothofthelion.com, for more details.
Barefoot Botanicals is a 10-acre certified organic medicinal herb farm near Doylestown, PA, run by Linda Shanahan, a registered nurse and clinical herbalist, and her husband, Eric. After nine years of vegetable farming, they converted their acreage to herbs, both wholesale and retail. We’ll offer a selection of dried herbs as well as tea blends.
Farm favorite Kitchen Garden Series has a new and expanded lineup. Designer Heidi Barr found the inspiration for her kitchen textiles right on our farm, as a Weavers Way member and CSA shareholder doing her hours in the fields. We’ve long carried her tea towels and napkins — all made from reclaimed materials — but this year we’re excited to also have her Simply Practical line, which includes reusable coffee filters and tea bags, produce storage bags and other gorgeous items that will surely spruce up your kitchen. Heidi donates 25 percent of her proceeds to her two favorite Philadelphia-based farming organizations: The Henry Got Crops CSA and the East Park Revitalization Alliance (epralliance.org). So each purchase comes back to help urban farmers!
We're also expanding our offerings at the Farm Market.
- You’ll be able to pick up some fermented goodness in Food and Ferments Fireside Tonic, a spicy blend of flu fighters infused in apple-cider vinegar, as well as Baba’s Brew kombucha, in fresh seasonally available flavors.
- We’re also excited to bring in a freezer dedicated to just ice cream and popsicles!
- The chest style freezer will help keep the ice cream icy on those hot summer days, but it will also free up some room for grass-fed meat from Stryker Farm, and freshly made ravioli, sauces and meals (think eggplant parmesan) from Severino Pasta Co.
At the Mercantile, we’ll be offering inspiration and supplies to support your sustainable home and garden. The garden section will include native plant selections from Good Host Plants, Collins Nursery and other local vendors, as well as seeds and seed-starting equipment, potting soil, compost (including our own Henry Got Compost, made right on the farm at Saul High School), containers, tools, books, garden decor, furnishings and accessories. We will also be stocking beautifully crafted and responsibly produced household tools and tableware. You’ll find quality handmade pottery from Wissahickon Pottery, functional and beautiful metal work from local blacksmith John Rais, and many other unique and hand-crafted products from artists in our community. Finally, if you want to make soap and cleaning products, preserved foods or cheese, the Mercantile will have the materials and equipment you need!