Discover in season locally-grown produce, eggs and honey, meats and cheeses, fresh baked goods and other local delicacies this week at this week’s Farmers Market.  Cut flowers and some bedding plants will be available.   

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The cool temperatures may have slowed the growth of produce somewhat this Spring, but you will find that our farmers are beginning to harvest a wider selection of greens this week and a few additional items, as well. 

 Everything you find at the Kennett Square Farmers Market is grown, raised, or prepared by our vendors, using wholesome seasonal ingredients.  Also take a moment to support these local non-profits at Market this week: 

  • The Kennett Food Cupboard accepts cash or food donations each week;
  • The Bayard Taylor Library will hold library card sign ups, plus have tickets and a raffle for the May 31st Home and Garden Tour.  

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS  

Rambling Roots Farm Greens

Rambling Roots Farm will bring plenty of greens to Market this week.  look for bunched and baby kale, chard, head lettuce, arugula, radishes, and spring onions.  You’ll recognize Phil & Shanna, formerly of Down to Earth Harvest, and you’ll love their produce!  

 

Chansonette Orchids is also bringing cut flower bouquets from Schaeffer Flowers in Lancaster, in addition to their lovely orchids.  A perfect option for Mother’s Day.

 

Naughty Nutty Love has 6 oz. jars of her freshly ground nut butters in several flavors.  Combined withJack’s Jams & Jellies and Big Sky breads, you have a PB&J right on the spot at Market!

 

Sunset Park Gluten Free  will have delicious gluten-free coffee cake at Market this week.  A perfect combination with Golden Valley Roasters coffees!

  

Philly Bill's Dills 

Philly Bill’s Dills actually comes to us from Doylestown and he requests that you catch him early in the day, as he will be at Market only from 2-4 pm.

 

 

 Additional Weekly Vendors:

  • Vera Pasta
  • Londonvale Farm Produce & Starter Veggies
  • Nomadic Pies
  • La Cucina Verde
  • Crossan’s Concessions Kettle Korn
  • Maiale Meats 
  • Nick’s Succulents & Plants
  • Guinea Hen Gardens – eggs, honey, herbs
  • Rex Farm Orchard
  • Papa’s Pastries 
  • Sweet Salvation Truffles 
  • Taste Artisanal spreads
  • Will Hurd:  Your Personal Architect
  • Meadowset Lamb & Pecorino  
  • Anita’s Guacamole

  • KAS Cake Emporium

  • God’s Country Creamery
  • Beyond The Spice simmering sauces

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    Thank you to our generous Market Sponsors –   HARVEST MARKET OF HOCKESSIN, LESTER WATER, INC. and  THE LAND CONSERVANCY OF S. CHESTER COUNTY

 

“What a vibrant Winter Market opener we have in store for this Friday! At this point in the season, one might expect to see the proverbial tumbleweeds rolling down the Genesis brick pathway, with many of our vendors putting their market season to rest. Not so for us here at the Kennett Winter Market! Nearly all of our tireless growers and artisans have decided to extend their presence with us into the Winter Market season, and with the addition of a handful of new vendors, we are looking at a bountiful spread at the market, all winter long. So don’t forget to take advantage of this wonderful, unique resource right in the heart of Kennett Square, and spread the word!”

      Stop by the market table, as Abby will be doing a winter squash tasting.  And the Kennett Food Cupboardwill continue to attend the Winter Market, collecting all items but especially in need of canned goods.

Thea Toocheck

Our special guest this week will be 14 year old author, Thea Toocheck, who will be signing her book The Thirst Inside, the first in a series of young adult novels with a humorous and imaginative tale. 
WHAT’S FRESH!
Take Me Bake Me Pizza
 Issa of MomsPops returns to Market withTake Me Bake Me Pizzas. Made with local ingredients, the easy-to-bake pies are available on whole wheat, multi grain, or gluten free crusts.  This week, find Plain, Margarita, Spinach Pesto, Eggplant Parm, or Build-Your-Own.  Pre-order at takemebakeme.com and receive a $1 off.

 

Meadowset Farm, located in Landenberg, will bring their pastured ground lamb and lamb chops, as well as two types of aged pecorinos – Camel’s Back is a buttery, Basque-style and Last Straw is a fruity, sharp Italian-style.  Both are wonderful shaved over warm greens or with pasta.

 London Vale Farm brings brussel sprouts on the stalk, turnips, and sweet purple and green cabbages.

 Countryside Farm will have red bok choy, curly kale, loose salad greens, carrots, and crispy sweet potato chips made with coconut oil.

Down To Earth Harvest has broccoli, lettuce, fennel, bok choy, leets, scallions, carrots, arugula, and savoy cabbage.

Wick of Guinea Hen Garden Guinea Hen Gardens now has jarred dried herbs, which are perfect for spicing up roasted veggies and hearty soups!  They will also have their eggs and honey, of course.

Papa’s Pastry will bring their hot Asian prepared foods and delectable desserts.

     THIS WEEK’S VENDORS
Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil

Big Sky Bakery – hearty artisan breads 

Cool Breeze Gourmet Greens – wheatgrass & microgreens

Countryside Farm & Bakery – assorted produce, baked goods

Dia Doce Cupcake Truck

Down to Earth Harvest – local produce

Flickerwood Wines

Footprint Architecture and Design – architectural advice

FreshaPeel Hummus – savory, spicy & sweet flavors

Guinea Hen Garden – eggs, honey, herbs, etc

Jack’s Jams and Jellies

KAS Cake Emporium

La Cucina Verde 

London Vale Farm – fresh produce
Maiale Sausage and Charcuterie
Meadowset Farms
Papa’s Pastries – baked goods, prepared Asian cuisine
Pureblend Teas
Rex Farms Orchard
Sunset Park Cookies – gluten free & sugar alternatives 

Taste Artisanal – cheeses, spreads, tapenaudes

The cooler temps and shorter days are signaling the end of the regular season Farmers Market.  We have had a wonderful run of good weather and our vendors have kept up a super supply of fresh and local goods each Friday.  Fortunately this does not mean the end of the Farmers Market, just a slight change in schedule. Look for the Winter Farmers Market to begin next Friday and continue on the First and Third Fridays of each month through April, from 2 – 4 pm in the same location.  If you have not been to the Winter Market in the past, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all the fresh and local items available year-round.

WHAT’S FRESH!

Rex Farm OrchardsRex Farms Orchards are new to the Kennett Square Farmers Market and will be with us through the Winter.  They bring an array of homegrown apples as well as apple sauces, apple juice. apple cider (until Christmas), and apple and pumpkin butters!  In addition, there will be red, white and sweet potatoes, onions (candy, red sky, sweet spanish, red and white cippolini), and swiss chard (until the frost gets the best of it- could be sooner than later).  They carry an amazing variety of apples – rome, stayman, fuji, gold delicious, cameo and goldrush. Their apples are stored in controlled atmosphere storage where the oxygen is drawn out of the room, preserving the apples so that when each bin is pulled out of storage to sell at market the apples are in the same condition as the day they were put in.That allows them to offer fresh apples well into May or whenever they run out. Down To Earth Harvest will have a diverse array Asian greens that are perfect for stir-fry or to add to soups. Also find kohlrabi, lemon grass, Thai chiles, mushrooms, celeriac, mustard greens, scallions, leeks and eggs.

l  Beyond The Spice vendor

Beyond The Spice returns for the last time this season, so stock up on their delicious simmer sauces for the months ahead.  Tikka, Coconut-Ginger, and Bartha Simmer Sauces are also available online. 

Abdel's Olive OilAbdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil & Pure Morrocan Argan Oil  returns for his second week with his organic products, including those for cosmetic use.  Visit theirwebsite for more information on the products.

 London Vale Farms will bring more of their colorful and delicious winter squash, the source of some great recipes!London Vale Winter Squash

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS
Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil

Amazing Acres

Anita’s Guacamole – fresh Avocado Guacamole & Salsas

Beyond The Spice – savory simmering sauces

Big Sky Bakery – hearty artisan breads 

Clarke Green’s Blade Sharpening

Cool Breeze Gourmet Greens – wheatgrass & microgreens

Countryside Farm & Bakery – assorted produce, baked goods

Designs By Francine – gourmet chocolates

Down to Earth Harvest – local produce

 Footprint Architecture and Design – architectural advice

FreshaPeel Hummus – savory, spicy & sweet flavors

Guinea Hen Garden – eggs, honey, herbs, etc

Jack’s Jams and Jellies

 K-9 Kraving Dog Treats

Kate Stroh’s Homegrown Dahlias

La Cucina Verde

London Vale Farm – fresh produce

Maiale Sausage and Charcuterie

Nomadic Pie Truck – savory and sweet pies

Papa’s Pastries – baked goods, prepared Asian cuisine

Produce Place

Rex Farms Orchard

Shady Grove Greenhouses – plants. pumpkins, fresh flowers

Sunset Park Cookies – gluten free & sugar alternatives

Taste Artisanal – cheeses, spreads, tapenaudes.

New vendors Dia Doce Cupcakes and KAS Cake Emporium will both be returning next week for the kick-off of our Winter Market Season, but are unable to be at this Friday’s market.

 

 Kennett Square celebrates the almighty mushroom this weekend and it all begins at the Farmers Market on Friday afternoon with a diverse collection of fresh produce, prepared products, and craft items.  Due to the Mushroom FestivalsCommunity Parade beginning at 6 pm, the vendors along State Street will need to close up at 4:30.  Other vendors in the alleyway will remain until 6:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience! 

       Stop by the La Cucina Verde table and ask Annmarie about her “Ladies Night Out”, in-home cooking classes that feature fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.  Collaborate with Annmarie to develop a menu that suits your fancy, invite your girlfriends, and make it a party.

       The cooler weather heralds the return of Designs by Francine’s Chocolates this week.  The apple cider is flowing at Frecon Farms.  John from London Vale Farm has harvested a wide assortment of winter squash – Blue Hubbard (large & baby), Red Kuri, Cinderella, Baby Turks Turban, Spaghetti (striped & regular), Butternut (large & small), Buttercup (green & red), and Delecata, nicknamed the Sweet Potato Squash.  Phew!!  That’s a lot of squash!

First Friday vendors will be on hand to sell their artwork and crafts.  Also ask Market Manager Abby about the plans for the Fermentation Festival on September 28th and buying tickets for the exciting new Meet The Makers event that evening.

Hope to see you at the Market this Friday, 2-6 pm!

WHAT’S FRESH AT MARKET THIS WEEK?

PANSIES

 SHADYSIDE GREENHOUSES has Fall pansies, ornamental kale and  asters for your Autumnal gardens.

LONDON VALE FARM will have Napa Cabbage, which is great for Asian Slaw, in addition to LOTS of winter squash.     

COOL BREEZE GOURMET GREENS is bringing tasty petite fenugreek micros greens, with a hint of cumin & curry that adds a great flare to any salad, plus mini hot peppers.

DESIGNS BY FRANCINE returns this week with black currant chocolates made from English Black Currants, and Dark Covered Chocolate Cherries.  These two items will be available for a limited time only.  

DOWN TO EARTH HARVEST offers beautiful salad mixes, pastured eggs, swiss chard, and the last of their heirloom tomatoes.

TASTE ARTISANAL will have a spiced plum chutney and other spreads that are great with crudities or breads.

 COUNTRYSIDE FARM & BAKERY will bring leeks, plenty of lettuce & greens, and their tempting assortment of breads, cookies, pies, etc. 

FRECON FARMS will bring their freshly pressed apple cider and a variety of apples & pears.  

LA CUCINA VERDE will bring a blueberry basil preserve and an apricot chutney.

LONDON VALE FARM has soybeans, as well as Chinese Cabbage.

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THIS WEEK’S VENDORS

Anita’s Guacamole 

Big Sky Bakery

 Cool Breeze Gourmet Greens

Countryside Farm and Bakery

Down to Earth Harvest

Flickerwood Wine Cellars

Footprint Architecture and Design

Frecon Farms  

FreshaPeel Hummus

God’s Country Creamery

Guinea Hen Garden

Jack’s Jams and Jellies

La Cucina Verde 

London Vale Farm

Maiale Sausage and Charcuterie

Nomadic Pie Truck 

Philly Bill’s Dills

Produce Place

Shadyside Greenhouses

Taste Artisanal 

  

FIRST FRIDAY SPECIAL VENDORS & CRAFTERS

Ellen April Soaps

Amazing Acres,

Chansonette Orchids

Pike Creek Coffee Roasters

Joe Paws Dog Bakery

Clerico Designs

Bumblebee Bumz

Heirloom Modern Classic

 

Non-Profit: Unionville Fair

 

 

 

 

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The supply of fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and other locally-made items are so abundant at this time of year. Our wonderful vendors have new and tasty surprises each week.  This Friday, stroll through the Market and take advantage of the season’s bounties! 

The talented Ladeens will be playing live folk music this Friday. Listen to them at www.TheLadeens.com. Our much-missed blade sharpener, Clarke Green, returns.  Look for the Unionville Fair folks again this week.  And, as always, remember the Kennett Food Cupboard is always on site to collect food & cash donations.    

Read below for a listing of many of the new items and expect to find even more……  It’s another great week at Market!  See you there! 

WHAT’S FRESH AT MARKET THIS WEEK?

 DOWN TO EARTH FARM brings Crimini & Portabella mushrooms from their neighboring farm, Cordivano Brothers.   

GUINEA HEN FARM has a new product, along with their garlic, honey and eggs.  Wick now makes BioChar, a charcoal that is useful as an all-natural soil amendment for gardening.   

LONDON VALE FARM has the most beautiful red and orange peppers among their bounty of produce!

JACK’S JAMS is making Pickled Red Beets (perfect for Red Beet Eggs!!) and Chow-Chow, in addition to his delectable selection of jams & jellies.

BIG SKY sells a hearty fruit granola in addition to their many breads and rolls.

apples

FRECON FARMS is new featuring APPLES:  Gala, Ginger Gold, Ozark Gold, Paula Red Apples. Maybe even some Honeycrisp.  And PEARS:  Red Bartlett, Bartlett and Seckle Pears.   And Flaming Fury Peaches, Red Gold Nectarines.  Look for apple and pear cider in another week.

RIDGE VALLEY MAPLE SYRUP returns.  Pick up some locally tapped syrup to blend with plain yogurt.  So much better than a processed sweetener.

SUNSET PARK COOKIES is now using Stevia & coconut oil to bake their gluten-free cookies.  The blueberry ones are soooo good! 

AMAZING ACRES invites you to sample their amazing cheese!  You have to try Sea Smoke or Baby Bloomer.

MAIALE DELI  is bringing a Mole Salami and Salchichon, a dry-cured Spanish salami with nutmeg & allspice.

LA CUCINA VERDE will have zesty zucchini pickles with coriander & mint, a raisin chutney, plus a delicious tomato and peach salsa.  Also look for dried heirloom tomatoes.

NICK’S SUCCULENTS has some wonderful Elephant Grass last week.  Look for other garden updates as well as his cacti and succulents.       

Down To Earth Harvest

 
THIS WEEK’S VENDORS

 Amazing Acres

Anita’s Guacamole 

Big Sky Bakery

Carol Krawczyk’s Figs

Clarke Green Blade Sharpening

 Cool Breeze Gourmet Greens

Countryside Farm and Bakery

Down to Earth Harvest

Flickerwood Wine Cellars

Footprint Architecture and Design

Frecon Farms  

FreshaPeel Hummus

God’s Country Creamery

Guinea Hen Garden

Jack’s Jams and Jellies

La Cucina Verde 

London Vale Farm

Maiale Sausage and Charcuterie

Nomadic Pie Truck 

Produce Place

Ridge Valley Maple Syrup

SIW Veggies

Taste Artisanal 

 

 

                                    What’s Fresh This Week:Raspberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn, zucchini and so many other vegetables are in full swing! Blueberries are pretty much over, but early apples should start soon.  And this week we will have the pleasure of fresh figs by local gardener-extraordinaire, Carol Krawczyk! If you have never tasted a fresh fig, do not think Fig Newtons! The flavor is closer to a blend of peaches and strawberries.  It’s a short season, so be sure to stop by.    Nomadic Pie Truck brings a new 4.5 inch pie this week. Plan on peach-raspberry, peach, and apple-ginger sweet pies, plus mini quiches, and a spicy chicken savory pie with heritage breed-pastured-hormone/antibiotic-free chickens.  Did you happen to see the article in the local newspaper about Molly?

Down to Earth Farm has so many heirloom tomatoes: Green Zebras, San Marzanos (perfect for sauce), Sungold Cherry Tomatoes, and more!
Flickerwood Wines features their Sweet Angel Wine, a sweet red that’s perfect chilled for dessert.

La Cucina Verde will bring zucchini pickles, carrot kraut, blackberry preserve, stewed tomatoes, pickled garlic, and tomato sauce.

Freshapeel Hummus brings a Kale Pesto!

Nick’s Succulents brings large jade plants and milk plants.

It’s another great week at Market!  Every Friday 2 -6 pm.   See you there!

 WEEKLY VENDORS

Amazing   Acres

Anita’s Guacamole 

Beyond   The Spice

Big Sky Bakery

 Cool   Breeze Gourmet Greens

Countryside   Farm and Bakery

Down to Earth Harvest

Footprint   Architecture and Design

Frecon Farms  

FreshaPeel   Hummus

God’s   Country Creamery

Guinea   Hen Garden

Jack’s   Jams and Jellies

La Cucina Verde 

London   Vale Farm

Maiale   Sausage and Charcuterie

Nomadic Pie Truck 

Philly’s   Dills

SIW   Veggies

Sunset Park Gluten Free Cookies 

Taste   Artisanal 

 

 

  

     We know we are preaching to the choir when we sing the praises of the Kennett Winter Market, but sometimes we just can’t help ourselves… As you know, the Kennett Farmers’ Market has been thriving this winter. It’s amazing to realize that our local farmers work all year growing fresh produce like baby spinach & fresh lettuces. What else can you find at a winter market? There are “storage crops” such as winter squash, turnips, potatoes, carrots, apples and onions, and a personal favorite – sweet potatoes! Plus you will find eggs, meats, cheeses, breads & baked goods, honey, and a wide array of locally made specialty foods such as jams and sauces.

Winter Markets are held on the first and third Friday of each month from November through April, beginning at 2 pm and continuing until dusk (5:30 p.m.). You will find the vendors set up outdoors along State Street and convenient parking is available in the borough garage at State & North Union St.

OUTDOOR WINTER MARKET VENDORS

 Guinea Hen Garden will have fresh eggs and honey, plus winter herbs are available by advance order. E-mail Jloustau@aol.com.

Maiale Cured Meats   Pre-order or pick up one of a dozen or more different pork or chicken sausages or salumes. Sweet Italian, Cajun Andouille, Linguica, Satay, Thai curry, Buffalo, Tuscan, Venison, etc. Phone your order to 302-691-5269 or email them: billyrawstrom@maialecuredmeats.com

Beyond The Spice     This week they bring three new recipes to sample these slow-cooked artisan simmer sauces:

•Eggs Pocketsin Bhartha Sauce         •Chicken Tikka Masala                    •Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Ginger

Birchrun Hills Farm is back with their handmade artisan cheeses, including a creamy, raw milk natural rind semi-soft cheese with delicate blue flavors.

Mountain View Poultry Farm    Organic poultry, sausages, broths, chilis and eggs to market will be on their market table.

Countryside Farm and Bakery brings fresh-picked greens, winter veggies, and delicious Amish baked goods and jams.

Big Sky Bakery   will have a wide variety of whole grain and artisan breads.

Pike Creek Coffee    Discover their whole and ground locally roasted coffee from the highest quality arabica beans. Stop by the table to meet Peter and sample their coffees.

Other returning vendors include:  ~Jack’s Jams & Jellies~  ~Will Hurd Architecture~  ~Clarke Green Blade Sharpening~

Featuring Special Guest Harvest Natural Foods Market

MEET THE LOCAL ARTISANS with our own Jack Hill of Jack’s Jellies & Jams

 The Landenberg Store in Landenberg is hosting its first Meet the Artesians Day on Saturday Feb 25 from 1 to 4. Jack will be there with his Jams and Jellies. In addition, meet Kathy Ruck, a local artist, Bill Cox who does hand pottery, and Thomas Van Koch glass blower. Learn more at http://www.landenbergstore.com