WHAT’S FRESH THIS WEEK 

NEXT MARKET: Friday, OCTOBER 18th / 3–7pm

We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the KSQ Farmers Market, serving our local community since 2000! 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 to be as accurate as possible, 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 naturally-grown, chemical-free produce, gorgeous cut flower bouquets & well-tended plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s produce harvest: Head lettuce, mixed cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, colorful carrots, beets, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and homegrown popcorn. Possibly green beans. Plenty of beautiful mums in various sizes and colors plus asters! 

Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) Wayne always has an array of pasture-raised poultry (chicken, turkey, duck) & eggs, pork, and grass-fed meats (beef, lamb). Choose from a wide variety of cuts along with pork, chicken, lamb & turkey sausages. Preorder by emailing the farm in advance to get exactly what you need or for large/bulk orders. Plan ahead for Thanksgiving, and order your pasture-raised TURKEY now or with Wayne at marketON SALE this week: Save $2/lb on Pork Maple Sausage (caseless or links.) 

Cultinate Greens (bi-weekly) Kennett-native Nate Taylor is farming new land and has also partnered with Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm, growing a beautiful variety of produce using organic practices. This week’s harvest: arugula, salad mix, baby kale, mustard mix, radishes, Hakurei turnips, mixed beets, winter squash, fresh polenta, a variety of peppers. And of course, beautiful MICROGREENS, sunflower & pea shoots—which are packed with flavor & loaded with nutrients. 

Day Spring Farm (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Day Spring Farm is a small, multi-use operation located in Chester County, PA. Julia Inslee produces seasonal artisan sheep milk cheeses & spreads from their small herd of East Friesian ewes raised free and out doors. Julia will also bring unique wool crafts such as felted animals, mats, dryer balls. Day Spring Farm values happy animals, sharing knowledge, and providing wholesome food. 

Fiddle Creek Dairy (3RD FRIDAYS ONLY) Fiddle Creek is a family-operated micro dairy in Quarryville, PA. Tim Crowhill Sauder & Frances Miller produce Greek & Swiss style YOGHURT (in glass) with whole milk from their small herd of grass-fed Jersey cows. The yoghurt is full of incredibly rich, all-natural flavor—no fillers or sweeteners added. Also available: their own grass-fed beef (ground, steaks, roasts, chip), natural beef jerky & beef sticks, and veal (ground, cuts.) 

Flying Plow Farm (every Market day) The Flying Plow team brings a variety of certified organic vegetables plus their own pasture-raised chicken  and 100% grass-fed beef—all direct from their farm in Rising Sun. This week’s harvest: broccoli, boc choi, spinach, collard greens, greens mix, arugula, lettuce mix, curly kale, red Russian kale, rainbow chard, head lettuce, hot peppers, bell peppers / sweet frying peppers, potatoes, yellow onions, beets, garlic, radishes, Hakurei turnips, kohlrabi, Napa cabbage, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, leeks, watermelon radishes, green/savoy cabbage, scallions, rutabagas. Coming soon: carrots! Preorder on their website for bulk items & easy pick-up. (EGG production is limited right now, so you must order in advance!)  

Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) Troy & Maria will have a wide variety of apples: Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Cameo, Myra Fuji, Gala, Gingergold, Esopus Spitzenburg, Gold Delicious, Rome, Empire, Black Twig & Jonathan. Plus more of their own freshly-pressed SWEET CIDER! They also 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. 

Swallow Hill (every Friday) Elizabeth & Douglas offer a gorgeous variety of “fine produce home-grown with love” from their farm in Cochranville, using sustainable and holistic farming methods. This week’s harvest: broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, Tuscan kale, Salanova red butter lettuce, spaghetti squash, delicata, Honey Bear acorn & butternut squash. Carmen peppers, red & green bell peppers, sweet & red onions, jalapeños, Fresnos, shishitos. NEW this week: Brussels sprouts, fennel & red Savoy cabbage. 

 

FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS 

Brandywine Bee Company (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Michael Langer, beekeeper extraordinaire, brings raw HONEY from his own local hives. He also has assorted beeswax-based products like CANDLES, soothing hand SALVES, soaps, leather dressing and wood preservative to maintain your cutting boards. 

Brandywine Valley Bread (every Friday) Fran bakes naturally leavened (sourdough) breads in Downingtown using local & organic grains. They always bring beautiful freshly-baked baguettes, several types of crusty 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! 

Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (every Friday) Kevin brings his 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.

Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co. (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) From their coffee shop and micro-roaster in Newark DE, Joe Lins & Olivia Brinton bring freshly roasted, organically grown, and ethically sourced whole coffee beans from around the world. Bring your own reusable container or bag for a $2 discount!

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 (pumpkin, chocolate, lemon, mocha). Fred takes special or advance orders—just reach out.

Tat’s Yummies (every Friday) Melina specializes in 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. She will have plenty of tender focaccia with various toppings. 

 

PREPARED FOODS
(Ready-to-heat + Ready-to-eat)

On the Roll is a local food truck/catering family-owned business that offers a wide variety of delicious food made with fresh and varied ingredients—serving “casual fare with a gourmet flair.”  This week’s menu: the Kennett Mushroom Melt, Baja Fish Tacos, Crazy Crab Fries, Hot Dogs, and Fries (plain and assorted toppings) and more!

Taste of Puebla (every Friday) Grab a quick bite at Market: Chris always brings their fresh, HOT TAMALES (pork, chicken or vegan.) Chef Mariana & Cristobal Castaneda make delicious Mexican fare using family recipes. They always have plenty of hand-cut corn chips, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, spicy red salsa & salsa fresca. Try their new Salsa Ranchera! 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, and Taco Kits!

 

OTHER ARTISANS

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.

Botanical Bubbles (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Sherri brings her wonderful skin and body products utilizing locally and responsibly sourced botanical oils and plant ingredients. She has a wide variety of hand-crafted soaps, lotion, lip balm, skin care, beard care, salves, sprays, deodorants, laundry care products, and wonderful essential oil blends. New fall soaps are now available!

Delaware Valley Daffodil Society (guest) They will have variety of unique daffodil bulbs for sale, in time for fall planting! The society is a small local organization affiliated with the national American Daffodil Society. Stop by to learn about all of the different types of daffodils they have available.

 

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!

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* 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 5pmEntrance 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: