Wyncote Farm presents the 2023 Winter Market

A new weekly winter market hosted by Wyncote Farm has popped up at 7827 Old York Road, Elkins Park, just behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Nick Lodise, Wyncote Farm’s owner and the market’s lead organizer, is looking forward to a productive series of Sundays built on numerous partnerships throughout the area.

“We’re trying to support small businesses and up-and-comers who are trying to break into new industries,” Nick said. “What’s new for this particular market that we got sponsorship so that we can waive vendor fees. We’re hoping it’ll make it more appealing to vendors. You have to have insurance, licensing just to sell your stuff. That can be really difficult for someone just starting out.”

Local vendors provide the foods, drinks and artisan crafts. The revolving roster has included Moss Milling Brewing Company, Crooked Eye Brewer, Macaroon, Nutty Novelties, Mad Crumbs, Manifest Your Glow, Chef Smiley Catering, Kraft Mommy Club, and Moishe Pickles.

The market will feature a number of other local farms to provide a wider variety of produce, and has partnered with Abington Township’s Alverthorpe and Briar Bush parks, Abington Friends School, Wyncote Academy and Saul School in Roxborough.

“It’s really cool for the students, because some of them don’t know where food comes from. They get to learn and they get service hours for graduation from working our market,” Nick said.

January 29’s market will include a maple tapping event where attendees can learn how to make their own maple syrup. The event will dovetail into maple boils in February.

“Saul has a farm that’s run by Weaver’s Way. They collect maple sap from their trees, and we hope we can run 100 gallons a week to produce syrup. We’re going to do two boils,” Nick said. “The maple program is through a grant from Stockton University, and we partnered with them.”

For more on Wyncote Farm’s Winter Market, you can visit their Facebook event page here.