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Milk & Honey Flowing From Sister Cities Park

Posted in Press on January 31st

If you walk over to check out the remarkable art collection at the Barnes Foundation, you may pass by the city’s newest park, Sister Cities Park. Located right on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the park is technically part of Logan Square but is a distinct section with a fountain spout plaza (already a favorite for young kids), boat pond (for rental model wooden boats) and discovery garden. The one building in the park is home to Milk & Honey, an outpost of the original market location in West Philly. On a hot day, you can’t help but stop in for the air conditioning and to get a ...

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Local Flavors Pair at Milk and Honey Cafe

Posted in Press on January 30th

In 2009, Annie Baum Stein and her husband, Mauro Daigle, opened their first market on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. Three years later, in May 2012, they expanded into Center City with a cafe in the newly renovated, gorgeous Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. “It's been an awesome adventure!” Baum Stein exclaimed. As we sat in her cafe with a plate of cheese and beer during one of the café’s “Pairings on the Parkway” events that take place on Thursday afternoons, I asked a few questions about her connection to food and ...

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Diane Mastrull: Milk & Honey stretches West Philadelphia roots to Center City

Posted in Press on November 13th

Mauro Daigle leaned forward in his chair, his face set in a no-nonsense expression, as he disclosed the highly sophisticated reasoning behind his and wife Annie Baum-Stein's decision to launch a business in their West Philadelphia neighborhood, where commercial enterprise wasn't exactly thriving. "Smoked salmon," he said. And bagels, Baum-Stein added. "You literally couldn't get bagels and smoked salmon" without getting in the car and driving to another part of the city, she said, deeming that "absolutely unacceptable." All over New York, it's a meal achievable with a short walk, the ...

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Sweet Success

Posted in Press on September 27th

By the middle of June, Michelle Niedermeier’s oldest son started smelling the honey. Selected as one of seven beehive hosts in the city, the family’s West Philadelphia backyard was a contributor to Milk & Honey Market’s unique summer project. Partnering with Two Gander Farm (Lancaster County), the West Philly market harvested honey from urban beehives throughout Philadelphia. The “Summer in the City Honey” program produced sweet stuff bottled from neighborhoods around town and also offered an unusual opportunity for locals to become urban apiarists. “We would sit by the ...

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Party Time: Milk & Honey Turns One

Posted in Press on August 31st

We can't even count the number of times we've visited West Philly's Milk & Honey Market to peruse the astounding selection of local goods and eat our fill of delicious sandwiches on freshly baked Metropolitan Bakery Bread. So, that makes it hard to believe that the team over at M & H is only celebrating one year. Join them as they commemorate this momentous occassion with tons of food, fun and a rocking block party! Saturday, September 4, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Milk & Honey Market (4435 Baltimore ...

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Milk & Honey Market offers fresh, local food in U. City

Posted in Press on January 29th

For those who desire to vote with their food dollars in support of a different food system, Milk & Honey Market at 45th Street and Baltimore Avenue is a good option. The market focuses on locavore, whose definition depends on whom you ask. For some, it means adding as much fresh and local foods to the shopping cart as possible. Others have geographic boundaries - eating or drinking nothing that comes from beyond a 150-mile radius or, in the extreme, 50 miles. I'll admit my bias here. I am a strong supporter of the Buy Fresh Buy Local program and serve on the board of Fair Food. I ...

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News: Milk and Honey Opening

Posted in Press on October 1st

Mayor Nutter showed his support for local, healthy food by visiting the opening of West Philly’s Milk & Honey. The new market, which will have prepared foods, fresh produce and baked goods, will be sourcing from Lancaster Farm Fresh and directly from local farms. “We hope that Milk and Honey will contribute to making West Philly a self contained neighborhood,” says Annie Baum-Stein, who has started the food market with her husband Mauro Daigle, who rehabbed the building. Baum-Stein’s interest in sustainable food is longstanding. She’s had a food column for the Riverdale ...

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Milk & Honey Market to bring gourmet goodies to West Philly

Posted in Press on August 25th

Claudio's mozzarella and charcuterie, Otolith's sustainable seafood, Griggstown Quail Farm's poultry and Metropolitan Bakery's bread will all find a West Philadelphia outpost when Milk & Honey Market (4435 Baltimore Ave.) opens in September. Husband-and-wife ownership team Annie Baum-Stein and Mauro Daigle renovated the market/eat-in space themselves Daigle's a LEED-certified green builder and owner of MauHausNYC. Indoor seating for 20 and outdoor tables accommodating 10 will be complemented by a play space for "the stroller set." The food focus is on sustainable ...

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