WHAT’S FRESH AND NEW AT MARKET THIS WEEK? June 23rd
Celebrate SUMMER with a trip to Market, and enjoy the bounty that the new season brings!
Ben from Shady Grove will have a limited supply of the first freshly picked black raspberries (more to come!)
Rex Farms Orchard will have more of their incredibly sweet cherries. And we’ll have freshly picked blueberries from both Swallow Hill Farm and Rex Farms!
We’re excited to welcome two more vendors to our 4th Friday lineup!
• Our furry friends deserve a healthy diet, too, so we’re excited to announce that K-9 Kraving is back at Market this week, once per month! Stock up on their raw dog food, new Green Tripe Cookies and Smoked Marrow Bones.
• You can now grab local brews from Victory Brewing Company on 4th Fridays while you shop for all of your weekly needs at Market! Find them near the center of the Genesis Walkway. This week, they will have 6-packs of Cage Radler, HopDevil, and Prima Pils (in cans).
We are so grateful for our sponsors and local community partners, and we’re happy to have to Dr. Ricky Haug of Core Family Practice back this month! Dr. Haug will join us every 4th Friday, offering free blood pressure screenings to Market customers.
Below is a listing of all vendors, and what they’re bringing this week. See you from 3–7pm!
A quick reminder about time: Please note that there will be no Market sales before 3pm. We hope the later hours will allow more of our community to enjoy the Market after work on Fridays!
SPECIAL GUEST THIS WEEK
While sesame doesn’t grow around here, Soom Foods is a Philadelphia-based, certified Women-Owned company, and their tahini makes an excellent pantry staple to complement your local produce. This week, co-founder Amy Zitelman will be at Market sharing samples and recipe inspiration!
A delicious source of protein, calcium and healthy fats, Soom’s tahini can be used to make plant-based creamy dressings or serve as a simple spread for toast (with some local honey!) in lieu of nut butter. It’s super versatile for both savory and sweet dishes! Find recipe inspiration on their website, such as a sauce for buffalo cauliflower bites, mayo-free coleslaw, or a sweet tahini pear (or seasonal fruit) tart.
Be sure to try the amazing chocolate Soom, too! (Make room in your pantry, Nutella fans!) It is made from only three natural ingredients: Soom tahini, cocoa powder, and powdered pure cane sugar. No nuts, no dairy, and no added oil!
Regular Vendor Lineup for Friday, JUNE 23rd / 3pm to 7pm
FARMS & GROWERS (Produce, Meats, Plants/Flowers)
Family Tree-See Nick for a multitude of colorful bedding plants for your containers and flower beds as well as some vegetable and herb starts. With 30+ years of growing experience, Nick uses organic and IPM methods in his family greenhouse facility.
Flying Plow Farm-Flying Plow’s certified organic vegetable harvest will include tender lettuce and greens, carrots, napa & savoy cabbage, kale, broccoli, chard, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, beets, and herbs. Their pasture-raised certified organic chicken and 100% grass-fed/finished beef is perfect for grilling! They also have pastured ground pork and sausages + certified organic eggs.
London Vale Farm-John’s vegetable harvest includes plenty of broccoli, cauliflower, shelling and snap peas, zucchini, beets, collards, new potatoes, cucumbers, kale, napa cabbage, several varieties of greenhouse-grown tomatoes and lettuce. Always fresh eggs + a variety of pasture-raised heritage pork, including harder to find items like smoked jowl, fresh ground ham, fresh/unsmoked bacon, pork belly, and scrapple. 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 are a market favorite, along with his pre-planted containers, bedding plants and hanging baskets! And his produce is just as lovely—this week’s harvest includes garlic, lettuce, new red potatoes, beets, carrots, limited amounts of cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli, and a bit more rhubarb. He will also have his homegrown popcorn—an easy and healthy snack! He will also have a limited supply of the first black raspberries!
Swallow Hill Farm-Elizabeth & Doug will have their first blueberries this week! Also some sweet fresh onions and gorgeous red and gold beets. Look for more of their beautiful mini green & red cabbage, tender Swiss chard and Tuscan kale this week!
Rex Farms Orchard–Troy is bringing more sweet cherries and blueberries this week! Also hopefully a few more of their strawberries, plus cold-storage Fuji apples from the farm. Grab a few bottles of Big Hill Ciderworks gluten-free hard ciders for weekend cookouts! Made with apples grown, pressed, fermented and bottled right on the farm.
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.
Crisp & Co.–You can’t top Crisp & Co.’s locally-made artisan pickles for your burger and 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).
Dough Run–Sarah makes both classic and uniquely spiced savory granolas, bars, clusters and pancake mix. She uses organic oats, honey local to her production kitchen in MD, and local herbs in her savory granolas. Also gluten-free options! This week, be sure to sample her new Blueberry Granola! And for easy healthy-snacking that also satisfies the sweet-tooth (naturally!) stock up on her Honey Oat Clusters and 3G Bars!
Jack’s Jams & Jellies–Find Jack carving and conversing at the end of the walkway close to the garage. His delicious jams, jellies and pickles are made in small batches in his certified home kitchen in Southern Chester County. He uses carefully selected ingredients, in many cases grown in his own backyard!
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen–Joanne’s is a small family business with recipes passed down through the generations. Say hello to Kevin, take a taste, and explore their sweet creations such as almond butter crunch, peppermint patties, chocolate covered caramels, and so much more!
Maiale Deli & Salumeria–Handcrafted locally, Maiale (“My.all.ay”) has unique fresh sausages, with combinations such as Thai Curry Chicken, Cheddarwurst, Buffalo Chicken and Sriracha Honey Sausage! So much flavor to top off spring pasta dishes or throw on the grill! They will also bringing their signature salumi—varieties may include Tuscan Salami, Sopressata, Cacciatore Salami, Pepperoni, Coppa, Lanzo, Pancetta and Guanciale.
Mediterranean Delicacy–Sourced directly from his home country of Tunisia, Abdel is bringing rich & flavorful organic/unfiltered olive oil, organic argan oil, unique spice blends and spreads to market. He also carries beautiful handcrafted olive wood items for your kitchen.
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 will be 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. Pick up an assortment for a fabulous cookout dessert tray, without the effort!
PREPARED FOODS (ready-to-heat and serve)
Cuisine de Sylvie–Chef Sylvie is preparing some fantastic new items this week! Chicken liver apple and cognac paté is on the menu! Also vegan chili, great for dinner or lunch. Her Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette is perfect for dressing your market salads throughout the week. Grab some fresh Tabbouleh Salad to accompany a savory pie or quiche (from Nomadic Pies, below!) Finish off your meal with a decadent but classic crème brûlée!
Masala Meals–Typically around on 2nd & 4th Fridays, Vidya and family will be at Market this week. Come by for a taste! Their plant-based Indian meals are prepared with fresh ingredients + hand-blended spices, then frozen for you to have quick and flavorful lunches or dinners throughout the week. They are bringing Chana Sundal, Rajma Masala, and Mung Daal Stew with spiced basmati rice. New this week: Shrikhand, a mango yogurt with cardamom for dessert!
Nomadic Pies–Everybody’s favorite pie truck is here in 2nd & 4th Fridays! Savory pies, quiche and seasonal sweet pies—you can’t go wrong. With your Market bags full of local goodness on a Friday evening, you can quickly grab pies to-go…AND stock your freezer for incredible easy and delicious meals on busy nights throughout the week!
Taste of Puebla–Each week, Chris will have hand-cut corn chips, fresh (and addictive!) guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsa fresca. He is also bringing three varieties of delicious tamales—pork, chicken and vegan—ready to warm and serve. And new for market this season, grab a take-home Taco Kit! Get 2lbs of prepared meat (pulled pork or chicken tinga), 9oz guacamole, 9oz salsa fresca, chopped fresh onion and cilantro, plus 16 corn tortillas…all for $25!
OTHER ARTISANS, CRAFTS & SERVICES
Hen and Chic Vintage–Alexandra’s handmade soaps, lip balms and body butters are made with care using the purest ingredients and locally sourced materials. Her body butters are luxurious and nurturing—gear up for summer exposure! Men, check out her latest item: Beard Balm! Find her at market on 2nd and 4th 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!