What’s Fresh This Week
NEXT MARKET: Friday, August 23rd / 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, 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 chemical-free produce, gorgeous cut flower bouquets, hanging baskets & well-tended plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s produce harvest: Watermelon, edamame, a bit of lettuce, limited eggplant, mixed cherry tomatoes, slicing & heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, red & gold potatoes, fingerling potatoes, small amount of zucchini, red & gold beets, carrots, onions, garlic bulbs, and homegrown popcorn. Also a bit more sweet corn!
Canter Hill Farm (every Friday) Wayne always has a wide 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.
Collective Creamery (2nd/4th Fridays) Birchrun Hills Farm and Valley Milkhouse Creamery collaborate to bring their artfully crafted cheeses to the community as Collective Creamery! Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills is a Chester County farmer + cheesemaker, using milk from her own grass-fed cows. Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse produces fresh, soft-ripened and aged cheeses in Berks County, using local milk from 100% grass-fed cows. They are also exploring sheep milk cheeses this season. Come taste this week’s variety!
Cultinate Greens (bi-weekly) Kennett-native Nate Taylor is back at KSQ every other week! For those who met him last year, he has started farming new land and has also partnered with Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm, growing a beautiful variety of vegetables + microgreens using organic practices. This week’s harvest: a nice selection of heirloom & cherry tomatoes, a variety of peppers, greens & lettuces. And of course, MICROGREENS—which are packed with intense flavor & loaded with nutrients!
Family Tree (FINAL WEEK for 2019!) 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—stock up during his final market this season!
Flying Plow Farm (every Friday) The Flying Plow team brings a variety of certified organic vegetables plus their own pasture-raised chicken (on sale!), 100% grass-fed beef (back in stock!) & eggs—all from their farm in Rising Sun. This week’s harvest: baby greens mix, young curly kale, head lettuce, seeded watermelons, bell peppers & sweet frying peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, summer squash & zucchini, yellow onions, carrots, beets, rainbow chard, garlic, cut cilantro & dill. (Possibly some cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatillos & acorn squash.) They also have more mushrooms available from their friends at Medina Mushrooms in Oxford, PA! CHICKEN SALE: Spend $25 get $5 off / Spend $50 get $10 off.) Preorder on their website for bulk items & easy pick-up.
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) Apple season is here, while peach season continues! This week Troy & Maria will have more Zestar, Sansa, Gingergold plus Gala apples. Also more delicious yellow peaches, white peaches, yellow + white nectarines. They always 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: more Arava, Dove & Sugar Cube melons, Ocelot watermelon, red & green bell peppers, sweet onions, summer squash (yellow Tempest, two types of green zucchini, yellow sunburst pattypans), jalapeños, Fresnos, and shishitos. Also tomatoes: Speckled Roman, Brandy Boys, cherry Sunsugar & Jasper tomatoes. Jade green beans are back! And spaghetti squash is new! Carmen peppers are still abundant, so the SALE continues—50¢ each when you buy 4 or more! Relish this sale by freezing, pickling, roasting, and preserving their flavor for winter.
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Valley Bread (every Friday) Fran bakes naturally leavened (sourdough) breads in Downingtown using local & organic grains. They always bring beautiful baguettes, several types of 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!
Cucina Verde (2nd/4th Fridays) Annmarie brings her amazing small-batch lacto-fermented sauerkrauts. Incredibly flavorful and rich in natural probiotic life, they are a wonderful supplement to any meal. Add a bit to sandwiches, alongside eggs for breakfast, or enjoy straight out of the jar. This week’s varieties MAY include: Kurry Kraut, KimChi, Curtido and 3D Kraut.
Honey & Rose Bakery (2nd/4th Fridays) Berlyn Mellein creates a delicious variety of baked goods made with natural, quality ingredients. She always has gluten-free and sometimes vegan options as well. On the menu this week: Vanilla Butter Cake with Fresh Peached & Whipped Marscapone, Chocolate Cake with Blueberry Lavender Buttercream (gluten-free). Also a variety of scones (savory & sweet) 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 & candy 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.
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, and more.
Manatawny Still Works (4th Fridays only) Manatawny Still Works was developed to produce world class spirits with character in small batches. They bring their range of whiskeys, rum, gin, and vodka once a month along with seasonal and special releases.
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. She also has new maple cotton candy—a treat for kids of all ages!
(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, gnocchi, several types of raviolis, spinach-cheese stuffed shells, cheese stuffed shells, homemade meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan. Add some delicious basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto, rosa sauce, alfredo, or marinara sauce! ON SALE: Buy 1 Chicken Parmesan get one half off!
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!
Taste of Puebla (every week) Chris always has their delicious fresh, ready-to-eat 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.
Garden Artistry (2nd/4th 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.
Penn State Extension (guest) Bring your gardening interest and questions for the Chester County Master Gardeners this week! The Master Watershed Stewards will also be represented, providing information about their volunteer work to protect watersheds, streams and rivers—so critical to our farmland and ecosystem. Come learn what you can do to help in your own yard and beyond!
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: