What’s Fresh This Week
NEXT MARKET: Friday, July 12th / 3–7pm
We are celebrating the 20th Season of the KSQ Farmers Market! 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, 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 (every Friday) Ben has a beautiful selection of chemical-free produce, gorgeous cut flower bouquets, hanging baskets & well-tended plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s produce harvest: cherry tomatoes, slicing & heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, red & gold potatoes, fingerling potatoes, green & gold zucchini, red & gold beets, carrots, sweet onions, garlic bulbs, and homegrown popcorn. (No sweet corn this week—the next planting will be ready next week, and he hopes to have a steady supply from there.)
Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) Wayne always has an array of pasture-raised poultry (chicken, turkey, duck) & eggs, forage-raised pork, and grass-fed meats (beef, lamb). They bring a wide variety of cuts along with a nice selection of pork, chicken, lamb & turkey sausages. Preorder by emailing the farm in advance to be sure you get exactly what you need or for large/bulk orders. Plus, there’s a sale on something each week!
Collective Creamery (Sorry, no cheese this week!)
Family Tree (every Friday through August) Nick Castelli has variety of well-tended annuals, exotics, well-priced succulents + cacti, vegetable + herb plants grown in his Oxford greenhouse. His plants are a beautiful addition to your home and gardens! Check in with him each week to see what’s new.
Flying Plow Farm (every Friday) The Flying Plow team brings a variety of certified organic vegetables and 100% grass-fed/finished beef plus their own pasture-raised chicken & eggs—all direct from their farm in Rising Sun. This week’s vegetable harvest: eggplant, bell peppers, tomatillos, tomatoes (limited), okra, cucumbers, potatoes, leeks, summer squash & zucchini, fresh red & sweet onions, Savoy cabbage, carrots, beets, curly kale, head lettuce, scallions, rainbow chard, kohlrabi, garlic, leeks, cut herbs—basil, dill, parsley, cilantro. Plus their tender, loose greens—lettuce mix, greens mix, arugula, red Russian kale. (Watermelon & more tomatoes coming soon!) Preorder on their website for easy pick-up.
Freedom Farm Microgreens (bi-weekly guest) Russell is growing a variety of naturally-grown microgreens such as pea shoots, sunflower shoots, broccoli, mustard, cress, red garnet amaranth, wheat grass & basil. More nutrient-dense than their fully mature counterparts, microgreens are great added to salads, sandwiches, eggs or just about any meal!
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) This week Troy & Maria will have more delicious Glenglo peaches, blueberries, yellow + white NECTARINES, and Methley PLUMS. They always have a fine selection of Big Hill hard ciders, which are truly farm-to-bottle with the fruit grown, pressed, fermented, bottled & distributed right from the orchards. Cider varieties may include: Standard, Little Round Hop, Michaux Mule, Barrel Aged, Manchurian, Dolgo, Golden Russet, Marmalade, Kriek and Farmhouse.
Swallow Hill (every Friday) Elizabeth & Douglas offer a gorgeous variety of “fine produce home-grown with love” from their farm in Cochranville, using sustainable, chemical-free and holistic farming methods. This week’s harvest: green snap beans, Persian cucumbers, green bell peppers, sweet onions, and lots of summer squash (yellow Tempest, two types of green zucchini, Costata zucchini, yellow sunburst pattypans). Tomatoes: Speckled Roman & pink Brandy Boys. A few of their blueberries (last week) and some blackberries. They are also just starting to pick Carmen peppers, jalapeños & Fresnos!
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Aunt Mamie’s Pasta (2nd/4th Fridays) Mike & Theresa Vaccaro use family recipes & all-natural ingredients in making their fresh pastas and prepared meals from scratch. This week’s features: Try their new MEAT LASAGNA with marinara sauce this week! Also assorted FRESH PASTAS, potato and ricotta gnocchi, several types of raviolis, homemade meatballs, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan. Add some delicious basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto, rosa sauce, alfredo, or marinara sauce!
Brandywine Valley Bread (every Friday) Fran bakes naturally leavened (sourdough) breads in Downingtown using local & organic grains. They always bring beautiful baguettes, several types of boules, pre-sliced sandwich loaves (Pullmans), a variety of BAGELS, and a selection of handcrafted morning buns and croissants. Come get a taste of Brandywine’s best!
Cucina Verde (2nd/4th Fridays) Annmarie brings her 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 MAY include: Kurry Kraut, KimChi, Curtido and 3D Kraut.
Honey & Rose Bakery (2nd/4th Fridays) Berlyn Mellein creates a delicious variety of baked goods made with natural, quality ingredients. On the menu this week: Peach almond cake with honey buttercream (gluten-free), Chocolate rye cake with salted caramel whisky buttercream, Cardamom spice mini bundt cake with rose glaze, plus Brown butter vanilla pound cake. Also a variety of scones (savory & sweet) and her small-batch granola (Whiskey Hollow maple nut, honey no-not, and chocolate almond cherry.)
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (every Friday) Kevin creates 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.
Maiale Deli & Salumeria (out this week)
Mediterranean Delicacy (2nd/4th Fridays) Sourced directly from his family’s groves in Tunisia, Abdel is bringing rich & flavorful organic/unfiltered olive oil, organic argan oil, unique spice blends (harissa, za’atar etc), spreads and preserved lemons. He also carries beautiful handcrafted olive wood items for your kitchen.
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), as well as sweet-tooth satisfying whoopie pies. Fred takes special or advance orders—just reach out.
Tat’s Yummies (every Friday) Melina specializes in creating European patisseries that reflect her heritage and family traditions. Every Friday, she has a wide variety of sweet delicacies, including petit fours, macaron, pastries, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and pies—made with simple, natural ingredients.
Whiskey Hollow (2nd/4th Fridays) Sara will have her family’s amazing pure PA maple syrup, along with all the maple-goodness they create with it—infused syrups (vanilla & cinnamon are favorites!), maple mustard, maple sugar, and maple cream (vegan). Also a variety of low-sugar jams/preserves made with local fruit.
(Ready-to-heat + Ready-to-eat)
Aunt Mamie’s Pasta (2nd/4th Fridays) Mike & Theresa Vaccaro use family recipes & all-natural ingredients in making their fresh pastas and prepared meals from scratch. This week’s features: assorted FRESH PASTAS, potato or ricotta gnocchi, raviolis (butternut squash w/ gorgonzola, spinach-cheese or three-cheese). Try their homemade meatballs, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, and jumbo stuffed shells w/ marinara sauce. Add some delicious basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto, rosa sauce, alfredo, or marinara!
Katja’s Empanadas (2nd/4th Fridays) Bringing at least 12 different varieties of delicious, handmade frozen empanadas, and pastelon (lasagne with plantains instead of pasta), Katja’s creations are ready to take home and heat for easy meals!
Taste of Puebla (every week) Grab a quick bite at Market: Chris always has their delicious fresh, HOT TAMALES (pork, chicken or vegan.) Chef Mariana & Cristobal Castaneda make authentic Mexican fare using family recipes. They always have plenty of hand-cut corn chips, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, spicy red salsa & salsa fresca. 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.
AKA Spa (guest) Come support young entrepreneurs & makers Aria, Kate & Avie (AKA!) They are excited to be at Market this week selling homemade spa day provisions, including natural bath bombs, bath salts and soaps.
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.
Howe Sharp (GUEST–THIS WEEK ONLY!) Jesse is back for a guest appears with his mobile sharpening service. He sharpens knives, scissors, hair cutting shears, all garden tools including electric hedge trimmers, chain saw chains, push “reel mowers” (not done on site), lawn mower blades, clipper blades (Andis & Oster), kitchen gadgets (pizza cutters etc) + paper cutters. Drop them off at his bus which is parked on State towards Broad / just past Rex Farms Orchard, and let him sharpen while you shop!
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: