Ladies and Gentleman, start your fermentation engines! This Friday is our annual KSQ Farmers’ Market Fermentation Festival. Right alongside your usual weekly and special First Friday vendors, enjoy Q & A’s and demonstrations throughout the market:
- 2-4pm: Bring the kids for “make and take home” seed activities with Carol! Featuring seed-balls, seed-houses, and seed-animals, that you can take home and plant in your garden, letting them ferment over the winter and bloom in the spring.
- 4-6pm: Join Amanda from local fermentation blog Phickle, for a beet kvass demonstration and fermentation Q&A.
- Ongoing: Coffee 101 and hand-poured brews with up-and-coming Kennett Philter Coffee
- Ongoing: Kimchi demonstration by exclusive Fermentation Festival and KSQFM sponsors, Harvest Market. Also featuring a pressure cooker raffle!
- Ongoing: Live culture swaps! Bring your SCOBYs, sourdough starters, kefir grains, etc. to share with others and swap stories with fellow fermenters.
- 4-5pm: Cheese affinage, pairing, and cheeseplate composition 101 with Philly “Cheese Nerd,” Seth Kalkstein.
(Be sure to find Seth at the Meet the Makers event across the way, 5-8pm, as he takes you through a tasting tour of five of the region’s finest cheesemakers. Taste away, then shop from their exclusive selection!)
Enjoy all of this, followed by the 2nd annual Meet the Makers event across the street, 5-8pm. The Fermentation Festival is free, and tickets for Meet the Makers are $10, available on site, or in advance.
See below for a complete vendor listing for market this Friday, and some recipe ideas. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you on Friday!
The Sleepwell Family
(New First Friday Craft Vendor)
A handmade collection of dolls, inspired by the traditional Guatemalan “worry doll:” tiny dolls that you whisper your worries to at night and tuck them away under your pillow. The Sleepwells are bigger versions of these dolls: plush, soft and velveteen, these dolls are block-printed, with tiny pockets into which you can slip your worries and joys, and sleep carefree.
(Special Guest Vendor)
Owner Chris will be offering a “Coffee 101,” in addition to providing hot hand-poured coffee for sale by the cup, pour-over drippers for at-home hand-pouring, and Keep Cup travel mugs for sale.
(First Friday Craft Vendor)
Handmade knits and designs, eco-friendly and functional for everyday use!
(New! First Friday Vendor and ’13/14 Winter Market Grower)
Please join us in welcoming our new winter season growers! Tom and Sarah will be premiering this Friday and First Friday November with their bounteous selection of veggies, in addition to their pastured, non-gmo, organic fed chickens. Expect to see lots of fermentables, including radishes, turnips, kohlrabi, broccoli, and cabbages galore, in addition to loads of kale and lettuces, turnips, eggplants, and black beans. Perhaps some peppers and tomatoes, if the weather permits.
(First Friday Vendor)
Fragrant, all natural soaps, sachets, body scrubs, bath salts, lotions, dog shampoo, and more!
(First Friday Vendor)
Jeff has nutritive treats for every kind of dog, large and small. Jeff’s goodies last so long that you’ll end up saving in the long run.
(First Friday Vendor)
Belly-up for a dry sample of this country wine-inspired beverage, then hop across the street at 5pm to enjoy Spodee mixed drinks, at Meet the Makers!
Abdel’s Tunisian Unfiltered Olive Oil
Annmarie is your source for all things lacto-fermented! Especially for those of you who love the convenience of having a professionally made ferment immediately ready for consumption, while yours finishes up. This week: raisin chutney, kurry kraut, caraway kraut, and kimchi.
Sweet corn, cauliflower, broccoli, Napa and regular cabbage, green and yellow beans, peppers, tomatoes, sweet onions, cucumbers, their full line of winter squash, red and white potatoes, and brown eggs.
Seven varieties of apples! Golden Delicious, Fuji, Empire, Jonathan, Honey Crisp, Rome, and Gala. Also, refreshing Rex cider, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and apple sauce, apple butter, honey, and apple juice.
Jack’s Jams and Jellies Jack will bring his usual spread of pickles, jams and jellies. Special for the Fermenation Festival: Jack’s Saurkraut!
A Taste of Puebla creates a line of assorted fresh, healthy and vegan sauces and salsas, moles, pico de gallo, plus mouth-watering tamales. We recommend using their sauces to braise with, or as a spiffy and delicious salad dressing. Check out their brand new location right in Kennett, at the old Kennett Steak and Mushroom!
Oh, those wondrously charismatic blooms, some as big as your head! Lynn and Dave will also have their bouquets with whimsical fillers.
Mistress of Spice blends all natural aromatic herbs and exotic spices to create unique rubs, & spice blends. Use them in dips, salads, marinades, for grilling or baking. Try the garam masala with winter squash, or the chimichurri blend with meats. For a special deal, make sure to check out this coupon.
Papa’s Pastry Shop is back with their usual spread, in addition to their seasonal pumpkin sage white bean soup and a special for the Fermentation Festival: Nanik’s traditional kimchi!
Anita’s Guacamole brings handmade guacamole and salsa.
Rambling Roots Farm will have beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce, bagged greens (spring mix, arugula, baby kale), bunched kale, chard, cherry tomatoes, maybe some heirlooms, acorn squash, and mushrooms from the Cordivano Bros.
KAS Cake Emporium serves their delicious cakes by the slice plus other tempting handmade pastries.
Maiale Meats features their specially made salumi & deli products. Try a sample and you’ll be sold!
Big Sky Bakery
brings a wide variety of European artisan breads, croissants, sweet breads, muffins and cookies to market. Always be on the look out for something new! A special thank you to Big Sky for donating their delicious baguettes for the HKS Fundraiser, Meet the Makers.
Meadowset Farms has artisanal European-style aged sheep cheese, honey, eggs & grass-fed lamb. Now featuring: lamb chops! In addition to rolled lamb legs and shoulder roasts and shanks. Click here for a great recipe! Meadowset also now brings to market their homespun sheep’s wool yarn, for all you knitters out there.
Nomadic Pie Truck brings a great selection of savory pies and quiches, all handmade using local ingredients. Load up on fall favorites, such as apple and sweet potato! New: chili pot pies. Don’t forget to place your orders for free range, heritage variety chickens. Molly’s are well-cared for, and very delicious.
Sunset Park Gluten Free features all vegan (dairy and egg free!), non GMO cookies and muffins. This week Fred will have his delicious pumpkin bread and cookies, perfect with coffee or tea!
Shady Grove Greenhouses now
brings their delicious homegrown produce in addition to their gorgeous bouquets, perennials, and potted plants. Now featuring, fall mums and asters!
Cheryl returns this week with her decadent handmade truffles and toffee. Perfect as gifts or treats for special occasions, or the impromptu indulgence.
Nick is back with his wide array of charismatic cacti, succulents, and potted plants.
Lizzie’s Kitchen Find Lizzie in a new spot this week, right next to Rex Farm. Lizzie has an incredible wide array of Amish baked and jarred goods, including muffins, healthy coconut peanut butter “fiber balls,” homemade ketchup and pickled veggies, and much more!