In the spring of 2002, with help from the Food Trust, Liz and Bill Andersen started the Phoenixville Farmers' Market to revitalize the downtown and provide access to fresh local food. It was originally in the parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Main Streets, and featured just four farms: Charlestown Farm, Hoagland Farms, Quarryville Orchard and Kimberton Hills Bakery.
With the support of PAEDCO, the Market moved to the Foundry parking lot on Main Street in 2003. More farmers joined the Market and we created the children's area and hosted weekly musicians.
In 2006, the Market moved from the Foundry to Municipal Lot #4, where we stayed until 2010 when we moved to our present location under the Gay Street Bridge where, with a permanent stage for musicians and excellent access to both the Schuylkill River Trail and downtown Phoenixville, we hope to stay.
2020 brought Covid and many changes in our community. We developed a protocol for safe shopping by adopting mask wearing and social distancing. We have set up the market stands to allow for maximum distance and safe shopping and selling for all. We will continue these practices until Covid is behind us and it is safe to return to our previous setup and activities.