Harvest Fun and Halloween in the Kennett Area

October ushers in all kinds of ways to enjoy the seasonal fun that Fall brings with it.  The pumpkin playground at Longwood, apple picking at Barnard’s Orchards, haunted history tours, carmel lattes in our coffee shops, fall fashions in our boutiques, fest beers in our breweries, delicious fall produce at the Farmers Market and so much more.  From family outings to adult halloween themed dance parties, the Kennett area has it all.  PLEASE NOTE: Trick or Treating in the Borough will Read More...

Passport Parking – Mobile Parking App

Borough of Kennett Square to Debut Parking AppPassport launches to add convenience for those parking in town, see press release below from Passport Parking: Kennett Square, PA – The Borough of Kennett Square will debut a new way to pay for parking. The Borough is partnering with industry leader Passport to add the ability for parkers to pay for metered parking spaces from their phones. Drivers can download the PassportParking app and securely pay for metered parking using a debit/credit Read More...

Market Fresh Recipes-Salsa, Salsa, Salsa

This Friday at Market we are celebrating Salsa.  There so many delicious salsa ingredients available at the market this time of year, not to mention delicious traditional pico and green salsa available from Taste of Puebla.  Below are links to some of the more non-traditional salsas using ingredients that are in season this time of year.  Enjoy! Quick and Easy Peach Salsa  Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe Watermelon Salsa  50 Most Delish Salsa from Delish.com  Read More...

Farmers Market Profile – Rambling Roots Farm

Rambling Roots Farm Profile Each week we’ll be profiling one of the vendors at the Kennett Square Farmers Market. This week, we talked to Shanna Smeltz from Rambling Roots Farm, a sustainable, husband & wife operated farm in Chester County. Interview by Dana Holloway. What does your farm grow? We grow vegetables and raise pastured chickens, pork, and lamb. How did you start farming? My husband Phil began farming about seven years ago with a friend in Kennett Square. Four years ago, we Read More...

Farmers Market Profile-Flying Plow Farm

Owen Davis from Flying Plow Farm Each week we’ll be profiling one of the vendors at the Kennett Square Farmers Market. This week we talked to Owen Davis, an apprentice at Flying Plow Farm. Flying Plow Farm is a small-scale farm based out of Cecil County that grows a diverse range of crops with help from their draft horses. Flying Plow’s integration of animals, crops, and people allows for a sustainable farm that nourishes both the local community and the land they grown on. Interview by Read More...

Market Fresh Recipes-National Farmers Market Week

We are celebrating National Farmers Market Week with a special celebration this Friday. Guest vendors, kids activities and live music will help us give thanks to the hard working farmers and artisans who bring their wares to market every week.  Below are a number of recipe rounds ups celebrating the delicious meals one can prepare after a quick trip to the Farmers Market.  Enjoy! Health.com 14 Fast and Fresh Farmers Market Recipes  10 Meals Straight from the Farmers Market  Farmers Read More...

Farmer Profiles-Jack’s Jams and Jellies

Jack’s Jams and Jellies Each week we’ll be profiling one of the vendors at the Kennett Square Farmers Market. This week, we talked with Jack Hill of Jack’s Jams and Jellies and learned about his bestselling products and hidden talents. By Dana Holloway. What does your business do? I make jams, jellies, pickles, and honey. How did you start your business? I learned how to graft the apple, pear, and other fruit trees on my property. I was getting a lot of fruit, and I asked myself Read More...

Market Fresh Recipes-Summer Bounty

The Farmers Market is in its full Summer glory at the moment–plenty of corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, berries, peaches and so much more.  We scanned through our favorite recipe blogs and rounded up a batch of recipe links that will help you take full delicious advantage of this bountiful time of year. Food52: Dinner Tonight with Pasta with Tomatoes, Corn and Ricotta 101 Cookbooks Roasted Tomato Salad Recipe And 3 from Smitten Kitchen: Corn and Bacon Pasta Blackberry Cheesecake Read More...

Farmer Profile-Benuel King of Shady Grove Greenhouses

Ben King of Shady Grove Greenhouses Each week we’ll be profiling one of the vendors at the Kennett Square Farmers Market. This week, we talked to Ben King of Shady Grove Greenhouses. His gorgeous flowers always draw a crowd, with visitors even lining up before the market even begins! By Dana Holloway. What does your farm grow? We grow vegetables and cut flowers as well as nursery and potted plants. How did you start farming? I guess I wanted a change of lifestyle. Before, I worked in Read More...

Market Fresh Recipes-Ice Cream Day

July is National Ice Cream Month, and we are celebrating at the farmers market! LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Mompops will be joining us this Friday, July 22nd, so stop by to try the local ice cream of Kennett Square. There’ll also be kids activities, a face painter, and live music. Bring the whole family for some summer fun! Below are links to some healthy, delicious and unusual frozen treats that you can make with your farmers market finds. Peaches and Sour Cream Ice Cream Lucky Read More...