WHAT’S FRESH THIS WEEK
NEXT MARKET: Friday, September 13th / 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, hanging baskets & well-tended plants from his family farm in Nottingham. This week’s produce harvest: Lots of lettuce heads (red & butter), edamame, lima beans (limited), eggplant, mixed cherry tomatoes, slicing & heirloom tomatoes, green & gold zucchini, red & gold potatoes, fingerling potatoes, watermelon (limited), carrots, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, and homegrown popcorn. Mums & asters are here! Sweet corn is between harvests right now—hopefully more next week!
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. ON SALE this week: Chicken Leg/Thighs (save $1/lb, regularly $5/lb on sale for $4/lb)
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!
Flying Plow Farm (every Market day) The Flying Plow team brings a variety of certified organic vegetables plus their own pasture-raised chicken & eggs and 100% grass-fed beef—all direct from their farm in Rising Sun. This week’s harvest: greens mix, arugula, lettuce mix, curly kale, red Russian kale, head lettuce, cucumbers, hot peppers, bell peppers & sweet frying peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, summer squash & zucchini, yellow onions, beets, garlic, radishes, Hakurei turnips, kohlrabi, and butternut squash. They also have mushrooms available from their friends at Medina Mushrooms in Oxford, PA! Preorder on their website for bulk items & easy pick-up.
Rex Farms Orchard / Big Hill Ciderworks (every Friday) This week Troy & Maria will have more Gingergold, Gala, Daybreak Fuji & Honeycrisp apples. Also more delicious yellow peaches, yellow nectarines + 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 beautiful Jade green beans, Carmen peppers (on sale again!), red & green bell peppers, sweet onions, summer squash & zucchini, jalapeños, Fresnos, shishitos, Sunsugar cherry tomatoes & Jasper cherry tomatoes. Early fall harvest includes delicious Imperial broccoli, Celebration chard, beautiful Tuscan kale, wonderful Tendersweet cabbage, spaghetti squash & delicata.
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, Apple Fennel, Rosemary Red and 3D Kraut.
Honey & Rose Bakery (2nd/4th Fridays) Berlyn Mellein creates a delicious variety of baked goods made with natural, quality & local ingredients. On the menu this week: Sweet Corn Chiffon Cake with Blackberry Buttercream, Gluten-Free Carrot Cake & Vegan Chai Spice Mini Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Ganache. 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 (Maiale will not be at Market until further notice.)
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.
Rosie’s Kettle Corn (1st Fridays only) Rosie’s is a locally-owned family run business from Coatesville, PA. Come try Stacy’s fresh kettle corn, popped using only the simplest ingredients: popcorn grown in Lancaster, cane sugar, corn oil and salt. Enjoy a preservative-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly salty-sweet snack!
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 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: Ready for fall flavors? Get the first of the season PUMPKIN GNOCCHI along with assorted FRESH PASTAS, gnocchi, several types of raviolis & their homemade sauces. Also ready-to-eat stuffed shells, homemade meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmesan, and eggplant parmesan.
Katja’s Empanadas (Katja is away this week, back 9/27!)
Natalie’s Fine Foods (featured food truck) Meet up with friends, and enjoy a quick dinner or snack at Market! Natalie Jenks uses fresh ingredients and local as available. Stay tuned for this week’s menu.
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. 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.
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 Kennett Square. Her soaps leave you feeling and smelling wonderfully clean, and the body butters and balms keep your skin nourished and hydrated.
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: