WHAT’S FRESH AND NEW AT MARKET THIS WEEK? August 18th
* Honey Tasting: Stop by the Market Info table to taste the difference between raw local spring & summer honey from Brandywine Bee Company. We will also have some non-local varietals for flavor & color comparison.
* Candle Making (for the kids!): All ages will enjoy rolling a beeswax candle to take home. (No heat involved!)
* Observation Hive: Swing by Brandywine Bee’s tent to watch live honey bees hard at work! (Can you “spot” the Queen?)
Come enjoy the bounty of summer while supporting local farms, local artisans AND the local economy! Rain or shine, we’ll be there with your weekly supply of local goodness.
Guest & New Vendors This Week
Brandywine Botanicals offers unique hand-crafted, natural fragrances for men and women. Owner Robin Kielkowski creates each fragrance in her Delaware studio using ethically sourced and organic essential oils, absolutes and hand-made tinctures. Dedicated to natural ingredients. She does not use any chemical preservatives typically found in most commercial fragrance. And the lovely color of each perfume comes from the plants, not synthetic dyes! Come say hello to Robin & find a new favorite natural fragrance!
Community Guests This Week
We are excited to partner with Kennett Area Community Services to help fill the shelves of the Food Cupboard for our neighbors who are in need. Their inventory of non-perishable/canned foods is at it’s lowest during the summer months—please see the list for items needed (not expired). Fresh fruit is also very welcome at this time! Volunteers will be accepting donations at Market this week from 5–7pm.
Kennett Area Democrats will be present for nonpartisan voter registration and information about fair redistricting reform.
Regular Vendor Lineup for Friday, August 18th / 3pm to 7pM
Please note that there will be no Market sales before 3pm. Thank you!
FARMS & GROWERS (Produce, Meats, Plants/Flowers)
Family Tree-Nick’s greenhouse has naturally slowed down, so he is saying goodbye for the year. We have enjoyed all of his beautiful plants throughout the season! (Thanks, Nick!)
Flying Plow Farm-Flying Plow’s certified organic vegetable harvest may include tender lettuce mix + greens, eggplant, carrots, kale, summer squash, cucumbers, beets, heirloom slicing & cherry tomatoes, leeks, herbs, garlic and watermelon. Also, pasture-raised certified organic chicken, 100% grass-fed/finished beef, pastured ground pork and sausages + certified organic eggs.
London Vale Farm-John’s vegetable harvest will include sweet corn, seedless & Sangria (seeded) watermelon, green & yellow beans, potatoes (red norland, lehigh gold, red gold and white kennebec), summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, many colors of bell peppers, jalapenos, hungarian wax peppers, red & yellow sweet onions, cantaloupes, cucumbers, beets, carrots and lettuce. This week: 25lb boxes of canning tomatoes will be available. Also, 5 varieties of grilling sausages, pasture-raised heritage pork cuts, grass-fed ground beef and fresh eggs. For pre-orders on pork cuts or larger quantities, call the farm in advance at 610-869-3223.
Shady Grove-Ben’s gorgeous cut flower bouquets and single stem flowers are a market favorite! His chemical-free produce is just as lovely—cherry & heirloom slicing tomatoes, red raspberries, okra, onions, dried garlic, potatoes, red & golden beets, peppers and carrots. Mums are starting to be ready as well—he will have a few plants this week.
Swallow Hill Farm-Elizabeth & Doug will have their gold zucchini, patty pan squash, shallots and sweet onions. Also, a nice selection of tomatoes (slicing & cherry), Carmen sweet peppers, bell peppers and green beans. Some beautiful late season rhubarb as well. All “homegrown with love” that you can taste!
Rex Farms Orchard–Troy & Maria are bringing so much amazing fruit from their orchard! New apples in season this week: Gala! Also more of their sweet Sansa, crispy Zestar & Ginger Gold apples, yellow and white peaches, and nectarines! (Berries are done for now.) Be sure to grab a few bottles of Big Hill Ciderworks gluten-free hard cider for the weekend. Their cider is made with fruit grown, pressed, fermented and bottled right on the farm!
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Big Sky Bread–Bringing whole-grain artisanal breads and natural, preservative-free baked goods, Big Sky Bread is a local favorite and longtime market vendor. Each week they have a wide variety of crusty European style breads, pre-sliced sandwich breads, freshly baked rolls, english muffins, granola, croissants, cookies and more. Grab some sandwich bread for BLTs + a crusty loaf to make panzanella with all the tomatoes in season right now!
Black Walnut Winery–Stop by for a taste of Black Walnut’s fine wines, produced right here in Chester County with locally grown grapes. Find Bill at market on 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays. Stock up for the week, or grab a bottle to go as you head out to dinner in town!
Brandywine Bee Co.–Mike is at market 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays with his own small batch local honey as well as other select honey products, pure beeswax candles, hand salve, soaps and more.
Crisp & Co.–You can’t top Crisp & Co.’s locally-made artisan pickles for your picnic sidekicks! Swing by for a taste, and let John hook you up with Savory Marinated Mushrooms, Pinot Noir Pickled Beets, Spicy Dilly Beans, Grand Dill Pickles, Sweet Ginger Pickles and Pint Pickles (made with Victory Prima Pils).
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen–Kevin is back this week! Come get a taste of his sweet handmade creations such as almond butter crunch, peppermint patties, chocolate covered caramels, and so much more! Joanne’s is a small family business with recipes passed down through the generations, using Wilbur chocolate out of Lilitz, PA.
Maiale Deli & Salumeria–Handcrafted locally, Maiale (“My.all.ay”) has unique fresh sausages, with flavor combinations such as Thai Curry Chicken, Cheddarwurst, Buffalo Chicken and Sriracha Honey Sausage! They will also bringing their signature salumi—varieties may include Tuscan Salami, Sopressata, Cacciatore Salami, Pepperoni, Coppa, Lanzo, Pancetta and Guanciale.
Sunset Park Cookies–You don’t have to be gluten-free or vegan to appreciate Sunset Park’s delicious cookies, whoopie pies, sweet breads, and homemade pies! Fred is at market each week with his scrumptious, freshly baked treats.
Tat’s Yummies–Melina is an expert baker, bringing a delectable variety of European pastries, cookies, tarts, macarons, cakes, quiche and foccacia to market each week. Made from scratch with no preservatives or artificial ingredients, her baked goods are as beautiful as they are delicious.
PREPARED FOODS (ready-to-heat and serve)
Katja’s Empanadas–Bringing a delicious variety of frozen empanadas and pastelon (plantain lasagne), Katja’s creations are ready to take home and heat for easy dinners any night of the week. She has vegetarian options, too!
Taste of Puebla–Each week, Chris brings hand-cut corn chips, fresh (and addictive!) guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsa fresca. He also has three varieties of delicious tamales—pork, chicken and vegan—ready to heat and serve. Grab a take-home Taco Kit for an easy Friday night dinner! Get 2lbs of prepared meat (pulled pork or chicken tinga), 9oz guacamole, 9oz salsa fresca, chopped onion & cilantro, plus 16 corn tortillas…all for $25!
OTHER ARTISANS, CRAFTS & SERVICES
Botanical Bubbles–Sherri handcrafts beautiful soaps, lotion, lip balm and more. She combines organic and local ingredients as much as possible to make natural, nourishing body products that are gentle on your skin. Find her at market on 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays.
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!