WHAT’S FRESH THIS WEEK
NEXT MARKET: Friday, NOVEMBER 15th / 3–7pm
We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the KSQ Farmers Market, serving our local community since 2000! We offer a wonderful variety which changes some week to week with bi-weekly, monthly and guest vendors. The weekly lineup below is typically updated by the Thursday prior to Market day to be as accurate as possible, so please check the date above to know that you are seeing details for the current week. Thank you!
FARMS & GROWERS
(In-Season Produce, Meats, Plants/Flowers)
Breezy Acre Flowers (We’re sorry to say that Ben is finished for the season.)
Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) Wayne always has an array of pasture-raised poultry (chicken, turkey, duck) & eggs, pork, and grass-fed meats (beef, lamb). Choose from a wide variety of cuts along with pork, chicken, lamb & turkey sausages. HOLIDAY 10%OFF PRE-ORDER SPECIAL: order holiday items by midnight this Sunday 11/17 for pickup at KSQ 11/22 or during turkey pickup 11/26, and get 10% off your full pre-order (excluding your turkey.) Find info about TURKEY & Thanksgiving pre-orders on their website. Finally, on SALE at KSQ this week: Beef cubes (regularly $10/lb on sale for $7.50/lb)
Cultinate Greens / Happy Cat Farm (Nate is also finished for the season.)
Flying Plow Farm (every Friday) The Flying Plow team brings a variety of certified organic vegetables plus their own pasture-raised chicken + 100% grass-fed ground beef—all direct from their farm in Rising Sun. This week’s harvest: boc choi, spinach, collards, curly kale, greens mix, arugula, lettuce mix, red Russian kale, carrots, beets, garlic, potatoes, radishes, Hakurei turnips, kohlrabi, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, savoy cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers / frying peppers, watermelon radishes, rutabagas, broccoli / cauliflower. Plus a variety of mushrooms from local friends at Medina Mushrooms. Preorder on their website for bulk items & easy pick-up. (EGGS must be ordered in advance!)
Big Hill Ciderworks / Rex Farms Orchard (regular vendor) Troy brings a variety of apples each week. This week’s options may include: GoldRush, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Cameo, Fuji, Gala, Esopus Spitzenburg, Black Twig & Calville Blanc (classic for desserts!) Plus more of their own freshly pressed sweet cider and their own, truly farm-to-bottle hard ciders with the fruit grown, pressed, fermented, bottled & distributed right from the orchards. Utilizing traditional, time-honored cider making methods of slow fermentation, barrel aging and wild yeast fermentation, their ciders showcase a distinct flavor profile, unique to their orchards and their region. They also have wines made with local fruit.
Swallow Hill (every Friday) Elizabeth & Douglas offer a gorgeous variety of “fine produce home-grown with love” from their farm in Cochranville, using sustainable and holistic farming methods. This week’s harvest: radicchio, Romanesco, Brussels sprouts, red Savoy cabbage, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, Tuscan kale, Salanova red butter lettuce, butternut & spaghetti squash, Reba acorn (a traditional savory acorn squash), sweet & red onions.
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Valley Bread (regular vendor) Fran bakes naturally leavened (sourdough) breads in Downingtown using local & organic grains, creating more flavorful & more easily digestible loaves. Chat with Fran about his process and how he uses fermentation every day! He always has beautiful freshly-baked baguettes, several types of crusty boules, pre-sliced sandwich loaves (Pullmans), a variety of BAGELS, focaccia, and a selection of handcrafted morning buns and croissants.
Cucina Verde (final week until Dec.) Annmarie makes amazing small-batch lacto-fermented sauerkrauts. Incredibly flavorful and rich in natural probiotic life, they are a wonderful supplement to any meal. Add a bit to sandwiches, alongside eggs for breakfast, or enjoy straight out of the jar. This week’s varieties will include: Kurry Kraut, Kim Chi and Curtido.
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (every Friday) Kevin brings his sweet confections such as chocolate-covered caramels, a variety of chocolate creams & barks, chocolate-covered pretzels, peppermint patties (and more!)—all handcrafted with Wilbur Chocolate from Lititz, PA. His Almond Butter Crunch is a market-favorite, perfectly crafted with a family recipe handed down through the generations.
Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co. (until 11/22) From their coffee shop and micro-roaster in Newark DE, Joe Lins & Olivia Brinton bring freshly roasted, organically grown, and ethically sourced whole coffee beans from around the world. As always, bring your own reusable container or bag for a $2 discount on your bean purchase!
Sunset Park Cookies (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Fred’s gluten-free/vegan/nut-free/soy-free baked goods can be enjoyed by anyone! He always has a variety of cookies (molasses, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles, lemon, sugar-free), sweet breads (zucchini, pumpkin, banana, blueberry, carrot), plus sweet-tooth satisfying whoopie pies (pumpkin, chocolate, lemon, mocha). Fred takes special or advance orders—just reach out.
Tat’s Yummies (away this week)
(Ready-to-heat + Ready-to-eat)
Aunt Mamie’s Pasta (special visit this week!) Mike & Theresa Vaccaro use family recipes & all-natural ingredients in making their pastas and prepared meals from scratch. This week: NEW! Homemade Mac & Cheese, butternut squash ravioli, gnocchi, assorted fresh pastas & their variety of sauces. Also stuffed shells, homemade meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmesan, baked ziti, and eggplant parmesan. They are offering half & full size trays for the holidays! Stop by for more info.
On the Roll is a local food truck/catering family-owned business that offers a wide variety of delicious food made with fresh and varied ingredients—serving “casual fare with a gourmet flair.” This week’s menu will include: a selection of their warm sandwiches, the Kennett Mushroom Melt, Baja Fish Tacos, Crazy Crab Fries, Hot Dogs, and Fries (plain and assorted toppings) and more!
Taste of Puebla (every Friday) Grab a quick bite at Market: Chris always brings their fresh, HOT TAMALES (pork, chicken or vegan.) Chef Mariana & Cristobal Castaneda make delicious Mexican fare using family recipes. They always have plenty of hand-cut corn chips, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, spicy red salsa & salsa fresca. Try their new Salsa Ranchera! For simple suppers, try their take-home options: Black Beans, vegan Mexican Rice, and seasoned meats such as Mole Poblano with Chicken, Chicken Tinga, Pulled Pork plus 3-packs of refrigerated tamales, and Taco Kits!
Bee Our Guest Wraps (every Friday) Adriana makes the most beautiful & functional food wraps using a beeswax blend to keep foods fresh! Easy to use & easy to maintain, her beeswax wraps help you reduce single-use plastic in your kitchen every day.
Botanical Bubbles (final week until Dec.) Sherri brings her wonderful skin and body products utilizing locally and responsibly sourced botanical oils and plant ingredients. She has a wide variety of hand-crafted soaps, lotion, lip balm, skin care, beard care, salves, sprays, deodorants, laundry care products, and wonderful essential oil blends. She is always adding new seasonal scents and will have gifts for the holidays!
The Market is held RAIN OR SHINE. As long as we don’t have high winds or severe storms, we will be there! So gear up when needed, and make a quick run through the market to support our local vendors who come out in all weather!
* Location: 100 block of E State St and the Genesis Walkway / GPS: 113 E State St, Kennett Square, PA
* Starting at 3pm on market days, Farmers Market customers are welcome to park on any level of the garage, but metered spots must be paid until 5pm. Entrance to the garage is on Linden Street.
* Metered street parking is also available before 5pm. Parking is FREE AFTER 5PM at all meters in town!
Thank you to our generous Farmers Market Sponsors: