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Sweet Success

Posted in Press on September 27th
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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
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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
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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
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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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