At Market This Week
Friday, July 13th / 3–7pm
Summer produce is in full swing, with peach and tomato season just kicking into gear! As you stock up on local vegetables, fruit and meats at Market this week, grab some local cheeses, sauerkraut, kombucha, pickles, jams, maple syrup, hard cider, locally-made empanadas, chips & guacamole, olive oil and baked goods. And don’t forget a bouquet of gorgeous locally grown flowers! Howe Sharp knife and tool sharpening is also on site this week to sharpen while you shop.
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 7/13:
FARMS & GROWERS (Produce, Meats, Plants/Flowers)
Breezy Acre Flowers (every Friday) Ben King always has a beautiful selection of naturally-grown, chemical-free produce, gorgeous seasonal cut flower bouquets & plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s harvest: plenty of cherry TOMATOES, more slicing heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, lots of CARROTS and beets, cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes including Pinto Gold Fingerlings, sweet onions, garlic, lettuce heads, zucchini & patty pan squash, and homegrown popcorn (bagged kernels). Also, more of his lovely hanging pots, a variety of planters and plants, and the best deal in town on beautiful fresh cut, locally grown flowers. (Ben’s sweet corn is coming soon!)
Canter Hill Farm (at Market every Friday) Preorder now, and enjoy their BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE this week: save 5% off orders of $50+, 10% off $100+, and 20% off $200+! Carol is bringing loads of FRESH pastured meats & poultry including steaks, turkey, chicken, duck, sausage, pork chops, roasts, bacon and eggs! They also have Gem Squash available right now, a South African specialty they grow with no chemical fertilizers or sprays—2 for $5 available by preorder. See their website for an order form, and 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: long dark purple eggplant, plenty of beautiful lettuce, KALE, scallions, bags of carrots, lots of cucumbers, fennel bulb, berries, and a variety of cut herbs including basil & SHISO (a delicate and refreshing herb used in Asian cooking—perfect for a light cucumber & scallion salad!)
Family Tree (every Friday) Nick will be away again this week & next. He will be back with more plants soon!
Flying Plow Farm (every Friday) The Flying Plow crew brings a variety of certified organic seasonal vegetables, PLUS eggs and a selection of organic chicken, pork & 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, rainbow chard, baby red Russian kale, lettuce mix, greens mix, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, scallions, leeks, garlic scapes, fresh garlic, fresh onions (Candy + red). Cut herbs may include: dill, parsley, basil + cilantro. Plus more newly in season potatoes, eggplant, and tomatoes!
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) Troy & Maria are bringing more peaches this week (Glenglo variety), the first pick of Methley PLUMS, blueberries and more red & black RASPBERRIES this week! They will also have more Cameo apples and 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.
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 beans (limited), plenty of mini cocktail cucumbers & Persian cucmbers (both thin-skinned, seedless summer treats), summer squash / zucchini (flavorful yellow crookneck Tempest, heirloom Costata Romanesco + patty pans), sweet onions, collards, plus Tendersweet cabbage. And a limited quantity of blueberries.
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Valley Bread (every Friday) Congratulations to Fran & Maria on the birth of their new baby! Fran is taking a break from baking this week to be with the family, but he looks forward to being back with his delicious sourdough next Friday 7/20.
Cucina Verde (2nd/4th Fridays) Annmarie returns this week with 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 just straight out of the jar!
Inspired Brews (2nd/4th Fridays) This Philly-based business produces premium, small-batch, seasonally inspired kombucha with ingredients sourced from local farms. Their probiotic-rich kombucha is brewed in glass barrels, using organic green and black teas and organic cane sugar. They bring two flavors each week!
Jacks Jams & Jellies (2nd/4th Fridays) Jack is back, carving and conversing at the end of the walkway near the garage. He is bringing a variety of his delicious jams, jellies, fruit butters and pickles, made in small batches right here in southern Chester County. He uses carefully selected ingredients, in many cases picked from his own backyard!
Joanne’s Candy Kitchen (every Friday) Kevin brings 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!
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.
Mediterranean Delicacy (2nd/4th Fridays) Sourced directly 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.
Sunset Park Cookies (typically 1st/3rd/5th Fridays) Fred is making an off-schedule visit this week 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, lemon etc), 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!
Whiskey Hollow (2nd/4th Fridays) Sara is back this week with her family’s amazing pure PA maple syrup, along with all the maple-goodness they create with it—maple mustard, maple sugar, maple cream (a vegan maple spread!), and maple candies! She also has a variety of jams/preserves and chunky applesauce made with local fruit!
PREPARED FOODS (ready-to-heat + serve)
Katja’s Empanadas (2nd/4th Fridays) Bringing 12 different varieties of delicious frozen empanadas and pastelon (lasagne with plantains instead of pasta), Katja’s creations are ready to take home and heat for easy dinners any night of the week.
Taste of Puebla (every Friday) 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! [Hot tamales again next week 7/20 + every 1st/3rd/5th Friday!]
CRAFTS & SERVICES
Hen and Chic Vintage (at Market 2nd/4th Fridays) Alexandra makes small-batch organic lip balms, body butters and soaps using the highest quality, all-natural ingredients—right here in Kennett Square. Her soaps leave you feeling and smelling wonderfully clean and fresh on hot summer days, and the body butters and balms keep your skin hydrated!
Howe Sharp (2nd Fridays only) Get your knives ready for tomato season! Jesse returns this week with his mobile sharpening service. He sharpens knives, scissors, hair cutting shears, all garden tools including electric hedge trimmers, chain saw chains, push “reel mowers” (not done on site), lawn mower blades, clipper blades (Andis & Oster), kitchen gadgets (pizza cutters etc) + paper cutters. Drop them off at his bus which is parked on State towards Broad / just past Rex Farms Orchard, and let him sharpen while you shop!
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!