WHAT’S FRESH THIS WEEK
NEXT MARKET: Friday, NOVEMBER 8th / 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 from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s harvest: Spinach, lettuce, heirloom & red tomatoes (limited), potatoes, colorful carrots with tops, Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, beets with greens, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower (limited), celery, and homegrown popcorn. He is hoping to have some flower bouquets still, but they may be limited.
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 market! On SALE this week: Final chance this season for a sale on fresh chicken…stock up with savings on whole chickens & a variety of cuts!
Cultinate Greens / Happy Cat Farm (final week!) This is the last week to catch Nate before he heads to Vermont for the winter! This week’s harvest: wild arugula, salad mix, baby kale, mustard mix, radishes, Hakurei turnips, beets, winter squash, a variety of hot peppers and bunches of greens. And of course, beautiful MICROGREENS, sunflower & pea shoots—packed with flavor & loaded with nutrients.
Flying Plow Farm (every Friday) The Flying Plow team brings a variety of certified organic vegetables plus their own pasture-raised chicken + 100% grass-fed ground beef—all direct from their farm in Rising Sun. This week’s harvest: boc choi, spinach, collards, curly kale, rainbow chard, greens mix, arugula, lettuce mix, red Russian kale, head lettuce, carrots, beets, garlic, potatoes, radishes, Hakurei turnips, kohlrabi, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, savoy cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers / frying peppers, watermelon radishes, rutabagas, broccoli / cauliflower. Plus a variety of mushrooms from local friends at Medina Mushrooms. Preorder on their website for bulk items & easy pick-up. (EGG production is still limited, so you must order in advance!)
Big Hill Ciderworks / Rex Farms Orchard (regular vendor) Troy brings a variety of apples each week. This week: GoldRush, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Cameo, Fuji, Gala, Esopus Spitzenburg, Rome, Empire, Black Twig & Calville Blanc. Plus more of their own freshly pressed sweet cider and their own, truly farm-to-bottle hard ciders with the fruit grown, pressed, fermented, bottled & distributed right from the orchards. Utilizing traditional, time-honored cider making methods of slow fermentation, barrel aging and wild yeast fermentation, their ciders showcase a distinct flavor profile, unique to their orchards and their region. They also have wines made with local fruit.
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: radicchio, Romanesco, Brussels sprouts, fennel, red Savoy cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, Tuscan kale, Salanova red butter lettuce, spaghetti squash, Honey Bear acorn & butternut squash, sweet & red onions. NEW this week: Spinach!
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Valley Bread (regular vendor) Fran bakes naturally leavened (sourdough) breads in Downingtown using local & organic grains, creating more flavorful & more easily digestible loaves. Chat with Fran about his process and how he uses fermentation every day! He always has beautiful freshly-baked baguettes, several types of crusty boules, pre-sliced sandwich loaves (Pullmans), a variety of BAGELS, focaccia, and a selection of handcrafted morning buns and croissants.
Honey & Rose Bakery (2nd/4th Fridays) Berlyn Mellein creates a delicious variety of baked goods made with natural, quality ingredients. On the menu this week: Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Maple Glaze (vegan), Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache, and Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Also a variety of scones (savory & sweet plus gluten-free) and her small-batch granola (Whiskey Hollow maple nut, honey no-not, and chocolate almond cherry.)
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.
Mediterranean Delicacy (2nd/4th Fridays) Sourced from his family’s groves in Tunisia, Abdel is bringing rich & flavorful organic/unfiltered olive oil, organic argan oil, unique spice blends (harissa, za’atar etc), spreads and preserved lemons. He also carries beautiful handcrafted olive wood items for your kitchen.
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.
Whiskey Hollow (2nd/4th Fridays) Sara brings her family’s amazing pure PA maple syrup, along with all the maple-goodness they create with it—infused syrups (vanilla & cinnamon are favorites!), maple mustard, maple sugar, pancake mix and more. Also a variety of low-sugar jams/preserves made with local fruit. New this week: Maple Hot Chocolate Mix!
(Ready-to-heat + Ready-to-eat)
Aunt Mamie’s Pasta (2nd/4th Fridays) Mike & Theresa Vaccaro use family recipes & all-natural ingredients in making their fresh pastas and prepared meals from scratch. This week: assorted FRESH PASTAS—including their new whole wheat pasta! Have you tried their famous butternut squash w/ gorgonzola ravioli, & their homemade sauces. Also ready-to-eat stuffed shells, homemade meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmesan, and eggplant parmesan.
Katja’s Empanadas (2nd/4th Fridays) Bringing at least 12 different varieties of delicious, handmade frozen empanadas, and pastelon (lasagne with plantains instead of pasta), Katja’s creations are ready to take home and heat for easy meals or after-school-snacks! She also does catering for events and makes creatively decorated cookies for all occasions (or just because.)
Nomadic Pies (GUEST) Our neighbors at Nomadic Pies features locally-sourced ingredients to bake artisanal sweet pies, savory pies & quiches from scratch right here in KSQ! Find them at Market this week with a variety of frozen savory pies & quiches, as well as fresh apples & pumpkin pies for sale. Stop by & order your pies for Thanksgiving! The holidays are just around the corner. Jeff will be happy to answer any questions and help you with placing your order!
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!
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.
Hen and Chic Vintage (2nd Fridays ONLY) Alexandra makes small-batch organic lip balms, body butters, bar soaps + liquid castile soaps using the highest quality, all-natural ingredients—right here in KSQ. Enjoy seasonal Apple Spice Castille Soap + Apple Spice Bar Soap for the crisp scents of fall. She also has new Christmas scent for the holiday season!
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, but metered spots must be paid until 5pm. 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: