What’s Fresh This Week
NEXT MARKET: Friday, June 21st / 3–7pm
We are celebrating the 20th Season of the KSQ Farmers Market! 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, 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, incredible hanging baskets & a variety of well-tended plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s produce harvest: sweet Caraflex cabbage (great grilled!), red potatoes, PEAS (snap & hull), lots of gold & green zucchini, LOTS of broccoli, cauliflower (purple, cheddar, white), red & GOLD BEETS, radishes, sweet onions,beautiful lettuce heads, cherry tomatoes (very limited), napa cabbage, and garlic.
Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) Wayne always has a wide array of pastured chicken, turkey, duck, lamb, ostrich (seasonal/limited), pork, grass-fed beef, a variety of sausages and fresh eggs. Preorder by emailing the farm in advance to get exactly what you need. On SALE this week: Cube it! Save $1/lb (regularly $9/lb) on beef cubes and $2/lb (regularly $16/lb) on lamb cubes.
Day Spring Farm (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Day Spring Farm is a small, multi-use operation located in Chester County, PA. Julia Inslee produces artisan sheep milk cheeses 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, and other products from the sheep’s wool. Day Spring Farm values happy animals, sharing knowledge, and providing wholesome food to our neighbors.
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. Plus pasture-raised chicken and eggs. This week’s vegetable harvest: lots of summer SQUASH & zucchini, Napa cabbage, carrots, Hakurei turnips, beets, curly kale, Romaine lettuce, scallions, Rainbow chard, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, FRESH GARLIC, cut HERBS: basil, cilantro, dill, parsley. Plus their tender, loose baby greens—lettuce mix, greens mix, arugula, red Russian kale. Preorder on their website for easy pick-up!
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) Troy will have Ulster & Rainier SWEET cherries + Montmorency SOUR cherries, lots of BLUEBERRIES this week, a few of the first black raspberries, several varieties of apples (stored well from fall), 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. Cider varieties may include: 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: Green Arrow & Penelope shelling PEAS, fresh Sweet Expression ONIONS, Napa cabbage, lovely FENNEL, Tuscan kale, Celebration chard, and small quantities of some other goodness.
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Bee Company (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Michael Langer, beekeeper extraordinaire, is back with raw HONEY from his local hives. He also brings 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. 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!
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (every Friday) Kevin creates 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 are brining freshly roasted, organically grown, and ethically sourced whole coffee beans from around the world. They want to share the importance of sustainable coffee consumption as well as provide our community with delicious coffee. Bring your own reusable container or bag for a $2 discount!
Maiale Deli & Salumeria (back every Friday) Handcrafted in Wilmington, Maiale (“My.all.ay”) has sausages with flavor combinations you won’t find elsewhere! They will also bring a small selection of their signature salumi—varieties may include Tuscan Salami, Sopressata, Cacciatore Salami, Pepperoni, Coppa, Lanzo, Pancetta and Guanciale.
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.
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. Fred takes special or advance orders—just reach out
(Ready-to-heat + Ready-to-eat)
Masala Meals (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Locally-made, plant-based Indian fare to keep in the freezer until you’re ready to heat & eat! Be sure to stop by for a taste. Offerings may include: Rajma Masala (kidney bean chili with jeera rice), Mung Daal Stew (mung bean lentil stew with jeera rice), Sundal (spiced chickpeas with coconut), and IDLI + SAMBAR (steamed rice cakes with mixed vegetable stew.). Special desserts this week: Mango Shrikhand (frozen treat with yogurt, mango + cardamom) and Carrot Halva (with poppy seeds, dates + cardamom)
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 & salsa fresca. 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.
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.
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: