What’s Fresh This Week
NEXT MARKET: Friday, April 12th / 3–5:30pm
Yes, it’s now officially SPRING, but Winter Season Market continues every 2nd & 4th Friday through April! Find us outside on State St between Union & Broad with a seasonal selection of produce, freshly baked sourdough breads, delicious cheeses & dairy products, meats & poultry, fresh eggs, artisan & prepared foods—all locally grown or produced!
Please note: The vendor lineup changes somewhat week to week and is typically updated by the Thursday prior to Market day. So please check back for current information. Thank you.
FARMS & GROWERS (In-Season Produce, Meats, Plants/Flowers)
Canter Hill Farm (every Market day) Stock up for Easter meals! Get ham slices, half hams (7-11lbs), bone-in or boneless lamb legs, lamb racks, whole ducks or whole turkeys. (PLEASE PREORDER so they know to bring them!) Wayne will also have plenty of chicken cuts, turkey breasts, pork chops and roasts and juicy steaks along with fresh eggs, including special varieties like Aeracauna “Easter” eggs and ostrich eggs! Did you know, one ostrich egg = 22 chicken eggs?! Preorder by emailing the farm in advance to get exactly what you need.
Collective Creamery (out this week—back 4/26!)
Fiddle Creek Dairy (all Markets Jan-April) Fiddle Creek is a family-operated micro dairy in Quarryville, PA. Tim Crowhill Sauder & Frances Miller produce Greek & Swiss style YOGHURT (in glass jars) with whole milk from their small herd of grass-fed Jersey cows. The yoghurt is full of incredibly rich, all-natural flavor—no fillers or sweeteners added. Also this week: rich, low-temp vat pasteurized, non-homogenized WHOLE MILK, creamy Camembert cheese, their grass-fed ground beef & ground veal, plus natural beef jerky!
Flying Plow Farm (all Markets Jan-April) Brittany is bringing a variety of Flying Plow’s certified organic seasonal vegetables, PLUS nutritious golden eggs and a selection of pastured chicken & 100% grass-fed/finished beef—all raised on the farm in Rising Sun. This week’s vegetable harvest: LETTUCE MIX, spinach, GREENS MIX, arugula, red Russian kale. Also, RADISHES are back! Plus, the first of the CHIVES, pea shoots and microgreens (small amounts of each this week.) Ready to start your herb garden? They will have Chives, Lavender, Parsley, spicy Oregano, Sage & Thyme plants! Preorder on their website for easy pick-up!
FOOD ARTISANS & PRODUCERS
Brandywine Valley Bread (all Markets Jan-April) New this week: BAGELS!!!!! 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, and a selection of handcrafted morning buns and croissants. It is all baked the day of Market, so come get a taste of Brandywine’s best!
Cucina Verde (once/month Jan-April) Annmarie brings her amazing small-batch lacto-fermented sauerkrauts such as Kurry Kraut, KimChi, Morroccan Carrots, Curtido, Rosemary Red, Apple Fennel + 3D Kraut (varieties may vary.) 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.
Sunset Park Cookies (all Markets Jan-April) Fred’s gluten-free/vegan/nut-free/soy-free baked goods can be enjoyed by anyone! He always brings a variety of cookies (molasses spice, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles, brookies), sweet breads (zucchini, pumpkin, banana, blueberry, carrot), as well as sweet-tooth satisfying whoopie pies.
Whiskey Hollow (some 2nd Fridays in Winter) Sara is back this week with some special Easter treats—adorable dark chocolate maple creams! And naturally, 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, and maple cream (vegan). Also a variety of low-sugar jams/preserves made with local fruit. Stock up on the maple mustard to glaze that Easter ham and lamb.
PREPARED FOODS (ready-to-heat + serve)
Katja’s Empanadas (all Markets Jan-April) Bringing at least 12 different varieties of delicious frozen empanadas, pastelon (lasagne with plantains instead of pasta), homemade soups and more, Katja’s creations are ready to take home and heat for easy meals!
Masala Meals (will return in May!)
Taste of Puebla (all Markets Jan-April) Grab a bite to eat at Market: Chris is bringing 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, enchilada sauce & salsa fresca. For easy meals, 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! Also look for their Mexican Rice, Black Beans, Chicken Mole and new: Chiles Rellenos—all great to stash in the freezer for simple suppers.
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!