At Market This Week
Friday, August 17th / 3–7pm
Thank you for supporting small family farms and artisans by purchasing “direct from the source” each week. When you purchase at our Market, you bypass the middleman, helping small businesses continue to do what they love—bringing the freshest food and highest quality local goodness to their community!
Full vendor lineup for 8/17:
FARMS & GROWERS (Produce, Meats, Plants/Flowers)
Breezy Acre Flowers (every Friday) Ben always has a beautiful selection of naturally-grown, chemical-free produce, gorgeous cut flower bouquets & a variety of plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s harvest: EDAMAME, more WATERMELON, cantaloupes, plenty of cherry + heirloom / slicing TOMATOES, colorful carrots, beets, red + yellow potatoes including fingerlings, sweet onions, garlic, lettuce heads, zucchini & patty pan squash, cucumbers, bell & sweet frying peppers, jalapeños. Probably some sweet corn. Also, more of his lovely hanging pots, planters and plants, and the best deal in town on beautiful fresh cut, locally grown flowers.
Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) Back this week! Stock up on fresh sausage, on sale this week at Canter Hill. Grab special flavors like Bratwurst, Sun-dried Tomato (chicken) & Buffalo Blue Cheese (chicken). All rope sausage is on sale—save $2/lb. Have you tried their new turkey breakfast sausage? Caseless and links, these pork-free beauties are both healthy and delicious. Grab plenty of fresh chicken, duck, turkey and lamb cuts, along with baby back ribs, pork chops and bone-in pork shoulders. Enjoying a stay-cation? Treat yourself with delicious bone-in ribeye steaks (thick and juicy!) or skirt steaks, flank steaks or filet mignon! Preorder forms available on their website—email the farm with your order.
Earth Spring Farm (every Friday) Farmer Mike Nolan & crew bring a variety of naturally/organically grown, chemical-free produce from his family farm in Carlisle. This week’s harvest will include: more SWEET CORN!, eggplant, beautiful tender lettuce, plenty of cucumbers, red + GOLDEN BEETS, onions, cabbage, fennel bulb, and a great variety of freshly cut herbs. Also green beans, potatoes, peppers (bell, Cubanelle + Hungarian hot wax), zucchini, tomatoes AND watermelon!
Family Tree (every Friday) 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.
Fiddle Creek Dairy (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Fiddle Creek is a family-operated micro dairy in Quarryville, PA. Tim Crowhill Sauder & Frances Miller produce Greek & Swiss style yoghurt with whole milk from their small herd of grass-fed Jersey cows, who graze on 33 acres. Their yoghurt comes in glass jars and is full of incredibly rich, all-natural flavor (no fillers or sweeteners added). They may also bring 1/2 gallon jugs of their wonderfully rich, low-temp vat pasteurized, non-homogenized WHOLE MILK + creamy, delicious Camembert cheese made with their milk.
Flying Plow Farm (FINAL WEEK this season) The Flying Plow crew brings a variety of certified organic seasonal vegetables, PLUS wonderful eggs and a selection of organic chicken & 100% grass-fed/finished beef—all raised on their family farm in Rising Sun. This week’s vegetable harvest: summer squash & zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, beets, head lettuce, chard, red Russian kale, lettuce mix, greens mix, arugula, kale, scallions, leeks, garlic, onions, POTATOES, slicing + cherry tomatoes! PLUS sweet frying & bell peppers, Hakurei turnips & kohlrabi. Cut herbs may include: dill, parsley, basil + cilantro.
Mt Airy Lavender (3rd Fridays only) Mt Airy Lavender is a family-owned farm with over 1200 lavender plants! Grower Joanne Voelcker is at Market once a month featuring products made from organically grown lavender and essential oils distilled on site at their farm. In addition to its wonderful fragrance, lavender is reported to reduce anxiety, relieve aches & pain, help facilitate sleep, soothe headaches and speed up healing of acne, cuts & burns. Come enjoy their lavender essential oil, lavender water (hydrosol), body butters, face cream, candles, sachets and dried lavender. Located in beautiful Chester County, the farm is available for private photo shoots and special events.
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) Troy & Maria have more of the first of season APPLES this week, varieties to include Sansa, Zestar & Ginger Gold. Also, more yellow peaches this week, sweet little SATURN/donut peaches, more Methley PLUMS, and NECTARINES! They will also be fully loaded with the usual variety of Big Hill hard ciders. Troy’s ciders are truly farm-to-bottle—with the fruit grown, pressed, fermented, bottled & distributed right from the orchards in Adams County, PA.
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: cucumbers are back! (snack-size Iznik & Persians), abundant summer squash + zucchini (beautiful Sunburst patty pans + flavorful yellow Tempest this week!), sweet yellow + red onions,, a variety of PEPPERS (bells, Carmen, Shishito, Fresno, jalapeño), TOMATILLOS, and TOMATOES (more of those luscious Brandyboy, cherry & grape, etc.)
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Bee Company (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Michael Langer, beekeeper extraordinaire, is back with his local, raw HONEY! He also brings assorted beeswax-based products like candles, hand salves, wood preservative, and leather dressing. (Interested in beekeeping? Michael is a great resource and the apiarist for The Land Conservancy of Chester County—final Open Hive Day is this weekend, August 18th!)
Brandywine Valley Bread (every Friday!) Fran took last Friday off to be with his sweet family & new baby boy (congrats!), but he’s BACK this week with his naturally leavened (sourdough) breads. Baked in Downingtown using local & organic grains, he brings rustic baguettes, several types of round loaves (boule), pre-sliced sandwich loaves (Pullman) and croissants—with new additions & different types of breads each week. Come get a taste of Brandywine’s best!
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (every Friday) Kevin is back with his sweet confections such as chocolate-covered caramels, creams, a variety of barks, pretzels, peppermint patties (and more!)—all handcrafted with Wilbur Chocolate from Lititz, PA. His Almond Butter Crunch is perfectly crafted with a family recipe handed down through the generations! He also makes delicious “Dessert in a Jar,” ready to eat! Options may include Peanut Butter Pie, Oreo Cheesecake, Strawberry Pretzel Pie and Nutella Mousse Pie.
Maiale Deli & Salumeria (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.
Sundry Mornings (3rd Fridays only) Miranda makes a line of pantry items to help spice up your kitchen! All spices are made in small batches using local ingredients as much as possible available, dried in house and ground fresh. Sauces are also made in small batches with the finest ingredients including hand picked peppers and fruits, perfect for barbecuing and easy summer cooking! Fresh this week: Miranda makes BLOODY MARY MIX with local tomatoes & ingredients—it’s a seasonal treat available first here in KSQ this week, so stock up while you can!
Sunset Park Cookies (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Fred will be at Market bi-weekly this season with his scrumptious gluten-free/vegan/nut-free/soy-free baked goods. Anyone can enjoy his delicious treats, which include cookies (molasses spice, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles, brookies), sweet bread (zucchini, pumpkin, banana, blueberry, carrot), as well as pumpkin & chocolate whoopie pies! He also takes special or advance orders—just reach out.
Tat’s Yummies (every Friday) Melina Fabian specializes in European patisseries that reflect her heritage and family traditions of being raised in Switzerland with Italian roots. 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 also brings delicious quiches and focaccia, which make easy meals when paired with a simple Market salad. Melina also welcomes custom and special orders for birthdays and celebrations!
PREPARED FOODS (ready-to-heat + serve)
Taste of Puebla (every Friday) Grab a bite to eat at Market this week: Chris is bringing HOT TAMALES (pork, chicken or vegan) & aqua fresca! Chef Mariana & Chris 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, enchilada sauce & salsa fresca. For easy meals, choose from three varieties of delicious tamales—pork, chicken and vegan—in a pack of 3, ready to heat and serve. When available, try the mole sauce with chicken, which is great over rice or on a sandwich! The take-home TACO KITS are always a hit—2lbs of prepared meat (pulled pork or chicken tinga), 9oz guacamole, 9oz salsa fresca, chopped onion & cilantro, plus 16 corn tortillas!
CRAFTS & SERVICES
Botanical Bubbles (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Sherri Jarvis makes environmentally friendly 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 essential oil blends. Gear up with her Back to School Kits, with a selection of products to help with everything from clarity, bumps & scrapes, tension, immunity and more!
Garden Artistry (1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Van & Irene love gardening and make a great team in creating unique handcrafted pieces including tabletop gardens, hypertufa pots, Elizabethan head planters, and miniature zen gardens which contain succulents and other plants they grow. Their concrete statues and letters make lovely accents in your garden or home! Perfect for unique gifts, as well.
Kennett Flash (guest in August) The Flash is bringing the box office to Market again this week! Stop by 3-4:45pm to purchase tickets to any upcoming show at this great venue just across the street, including the 2018 Mushroom Festival Concert with The Alejandro Escovedo Band, the 2018 Flash Funniest Comedy Festival happening Thursdays in August, Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer, Rick Vito (of Fleetwood Mac) and more. And just like The Flash Box Office, there are no service fees for in person sales!
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!