beautiful market goersWhile we all know that Farmers’ Market Week is truly every week of the summer, we are certainly delighted to wish you a very official, “Happy National Farmers’ Market Week,” as recognized by the USDA’s Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, since 2000.  Since 2000, the number of markets listed in the USDA official directory of farmers markets has grown over 170%! We’ll leave you with some things to chew on, for the occasion…

postcardDear Farmer, I love you! Thinking of all the myriad bonuses for shopping at the farmers market…  taste, interaction, revitalization, health, play, live music, inspiration– what would we do without our beloved farmers’ market? We’re eager to hear from you, and what’s more, for you all to hear from eachother, as you share your favorite things about shopping at the KSQ Farmers’ Market.  Send us (  your pictures, recipes, thoughts, etc., and be entered to win a bag of KSQ Farmers’ Market delights, including a Market Gift Certificate, and a handmade market tote by the lovely and talented Kelly G! We also hope you will take the opportunity to participate in our “On the Spot” survey, at the market table this Friday, to tell us why you come to the market, and what role it plays in your life. As if participating weren’t incentive enough, we will be handing out %10 discount cards for Dansko!

What We’re Reading…

  • Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating From America’s Farmers’ Markets by Deborah Madison
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements by Sandor Katz


What we’re watching… 

Food, Inc. @ Colonial Theater in Phoenixville , August 14-20!

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at KSQ Farmers’ Market…sample

  • Why make your veggies do all the travelin’? Eating local gives you more bang for your buck by providing you with the vital nutrients (read: sweeter taste!) in freshly harvested produce that have been lost by the time they hit grocery stores.
  • Keeping it real– dollars spent in your community STAY in your community!
  • Where else can you get a free Ayurvedic Dosha reading right before challenging an 8 year old Bardian to chess?
  • Preserving farmland
  • Seeing your friends and familytableau
  • Catching up with your beloved farmerslaughter
  • Live music
  • Picking the brains of Tim and Amy from Happy Cat, on all things related to Pennsylvania Dutch, heirloom vegetables, and punk rock. Did we mention bird-watching and skateboarding?happycat