What’s Fresh This Week
NEXT MARKET: Friday, May 24th / 3–7pm
We are celebrating the 20th Season of the KSQ Farmers Market! There is a fantastic lineup this year which changes some week to week with a variety of 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—find Ben in the Genesis Walkway near the parking garage this season!) Ben brings a beautiful selection of naturally-grown, chemical-free produce, gorgeous cut flower bouquets, hanging baskets & a variety of well-tended plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s produce harvest: STRAWBERRIES, plenty of lettuce heads, spinach, colorful radishes, RHUBARB, young green garlic bunches, GARLIC SCAPES, and kohlrabi.
Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) FRESH CHICKEN IS HERE—enjoy it while it’s “in season!” Wayne brings a wide array of pastured chicken, turkey, duck, lamb, ostrich (seasonal/limited), pork, grass-fed beef, a variety of sausages and fresh eggs. Want something in particular for Memorial Day (baby back ribs?!) Preorder by emailing the farm in advance to get exactly what you need! On SALE this week: Save $1/lb on everyone’s favorite HOT DOGS for Memorial Day weekend!
Collective Creamery (2nd/4th Fridays) Birchrun Hills Farm and Valley Milkhouse Creamery collaborate to bring their artfully crafted cheeses to the community as Collective Creamery! Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills is a Chester County farmer + cheesemaker, using milk from her own grass-fed cows. Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse produces fresh, soft-ripened and aged cheeses in Berks County, using local milk from 100% grass-fed cows. They are also exploring sheep milk cheeses this season. Come taste this week’s variety!
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 seasonal vegetables and 100% grass-fed/finished beef—all raised on the farm in Rising Sun. (Chicken & eggs will be back in 2-3 weeks!) This week’s vegetable harvest: carrots, salad turnips, beets, curly kale, Swiss chard, parsley, and possibly a few other surprises! Plus their gorgeous tender loose greens—lettuce mix, greens mix, arugula, and some red Russian kale. They also have good variety of organic herb & vegetable plants (peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, lettuce & kale) for the garden! Preorder on their website for easy pick-up.
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) Troy is back!!! He is bringing the first of his STRAWBERRIES and asparagus this week, Pink Lady apples, in addition to a variety of Big Hill hard ciders. The hard ciders are truly farm-to-bottle—with the fruit grown, pressed, fermented, bottled & distributed right from the orchards. Ciders this week: 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: asparagus, Perpetual spinach and salad turnips, young Tuscan kale, Celebration chard, and Sensopai. Also herb plants for your garden: rosemary, Italian parsley, plus Genovese & Tulsi Basil.
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 offerings: FRESH spaghetti, fettuccini, rigatoni & cavatelli / RAVIOLI: three cheese, spinach & cheese, butternut & gorgonzola / GNOCCHI: potato or ricotta. PLUS homemade meatballs, eggplant parm, chicken farm and jumbo stuffed shells / Sauces: marinara, alfredo with & rosa / Pestos: basil or sundried tomato.
Brandywine Valley Bread (every Friday) Fran bakes naturally leavened (sourdough) breads in Downingtown using local & organic grains. He always brings beautiful baguettes, several types of crusty boules, pre-sliced sandwich loaves (Pullmans), delicious focaccia, 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 such as Kurry Kraut, KimChi, Rosemary Red, Apple Fennel, Curtido + 3D Kraut (varieties may vary.) 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.
Honey & Rose Bakery (2nd/4th Fridays) Welcome Berlyn Mellein to KSQ as she introduces you to her delicious variety of baked goods made with natural, quality ingredients. On the menu this week: Chocolate Cake (gluten-free!) with peanut butter buttercream, Chai Spice mini bundt with chocolate ganache, Banana Buckwheat Cake with cream cheese frosting and dulche de leche, and Brown Butter Vanilla pound cake. Also a variety of scones (savory & sweet) and her small-batch granola (maple nut, honey no-not, and chocolate almond cherry.)
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (Kevin is away this week…back next!)
Manatawny Still Works (4th Fridays only) Manatawny Still Works was developed to produce world class spirits with character in small batches. They bring their range of whiskeys, rum, gin, and vodka once a month along with seasonal and special releases.
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.
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. Also quiches (varies) and focaccia for easy meals! Melina also welcomes custom and special orders.
Whiskey Hollow (2nd/4th Fridays) Sara returns this week with 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. New this season: infused HOT PEPPER syrup with spicy native chiltepins (from Happy Cat Farm!)
(Ready-to-heat + Ready-to-eat)
Katja’s Empanadas (out this week! back on 6/14)
Scrape and Scoop (NEW! 4th Fridays only) John Gabel specializes in hand rolled ice cream made with local Baily’s Dairy milk and seasonal ingredients. Chill out with sweet treat as you shop this week!
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, enchilada sauce & salsa fresca. For simple suppers, try their (varying) take-home options: Taco Kits, Mexican Rice, Black Beans, Chicken Mole, Chicken Tinga, Pulled Pork and Chiles Rellenos.
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.
Garden Artistry (out this week! back on 6/14)
Penn State Extension (guest) Bring your gardening interest and questions for the Chester County Master Gardeners this week! The Master Watershed Stewards will also be represented, providing information about their volunteer work to protect watersheds, streams and rivers—so critical to our farmland and ecosystem. Come learn what you can do to help in your own yard and beyond!
Tower Health (SPONSOR) Join Larry O’Sullivan, Director of Nutritional Services / Executive Chef at Jennersville Hospital, for a healthy cooking demonstration at market this week!
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. 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: