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Downingtown Farmers Market

 

Coming to Market This Saturday, May 30th

Weekly updates to market attendance will be posted every Friday.

Produce

Alnwyck FarmThis week I will have many types of lettuce, 4 types kale, 3 types of radishes, rainbow chard, Kohlrabi, small amount of collards and MAYBE a few snow peas. I will also have a few potted herbs; basil, dill, summer savory and red shiso.

Two Gander Farm - Beets are back!  We'll also be bringing the first of our spring garlic, butterhead lettuce, Romaine lettuce, microgreens, spinach, salad mix, swiss chard, curly and lacinato kale, pac choi, yukina savoy, broccoli, purple kohlrabi, french breakfast radish, hakurei turnips and raw honey.  Certified organic!

Old Homestead Farm - Lots of strawberries this week, plus spring favorites, sugar snap peas and snow peas. Also greenhouse tomatoes, fresh field spinach, baby red beets, spring onions, herbs, lettuce, salad mix, and flower bouquets.

Meat, Poultry, Eggs

Gauker Farms - Spring planting is complete at Gauker Farms! We're fully stocked on ground beef, burgers, sausages, and steaks for the grill this week. Preorder is the best way to ensure your favorites are ready and waiting for you. Email us at gaukerfarms@gmail.com!

M & M Creek Valley Farm - we'll be making our debut at Downingtown Farmers Market this Saturday!  We will be bringing our tender fresh pastured pork products and delicious free range eggs.  We hope to have our smoked products (jowl bacon, back bacon, hams and ham steaks) back from the butcher in time for the market this Saturday! Looking forward to meeting you, see you Saturday!  :)

Dairy

Conebella Farm - attending market the 2nd and 4th week of the month.

Shellbark Hollow Farm - Goat milk cheese - fresh and aged. Stop by for a sample tomorrow. 

Bakeries and Pasta

A La Maltaise - attending market the 4th week of the month. 

Dia Doce - cupcakes, flavors change weekly

Flour & Oats - attending market the 2nd and 4th week of the month.

Saint Peter's Bakery - Wholesome breads, croissants, cookies, pies, biscotti and more. Have you tried their new biscotti and granola?

Waffatopia - attending market the 2nd and 4th week of the month.

Speciality Products

Anita's Guacamole - small batch guacamole and salsa.

Big Poppy's Kettle Corn - Popping up piping hot this Saturday! Made on-site, sweet and salty, kettle corn! You know you love it!

Hazel and Ash - Don't forget dad this Fathers Day. Hazel and Ash Organics offers unique artisan jarred goods. Spicy loving foodies will love our hot sauces - Smoked Paprika & Mango and our new even spicier Singapore Sauce - Happily marrying habanero peppers with an exotic ginger raisin sauce. Mucho Caliente!  

Kastania Olive Oil - will return next month

Lancaster Hummus Co.attending market the 2nd and 4th week of the month

Sweet Salvation Truffles - Cheryl will be at market with her delectable chocolates. 

Tally Ho Coffee - will be back in June!

The Runcible Spoon - will return in June.

Winsome Tea Co. - will return in June.

Services

Neil's Sharpening Service - will be at market the 3rd week of every month.

Mark your calendar - the Downingtown Farmers Market will reopen for our 2015 season on May 9th, in the Dane Decor Warehouse Parking Lot (on Washington Ave., right behind the store) from 9AM - 1PM.

We are so excited for our new location; many thanks the folks from Dane Decor for allowing us to use their property!

The 2015 market season promises to be fantastic! We have lots of farmers and food producers, all local, signed up for the market this year. You'll recognize most of them, but we have a few new folks to welcome to the market this year. Our list will be out in a few weeks - we'll let you know on Facebook!

We like to keep you entertained at the market - know a musician who might be interested in playing at the market - have them contact us.

We've got a few new tricks up our sleeve for the 2015 season. Be sure you're signed up for the weekly newsletter to stay informed of all of our events. You can sign up for the newsletter below.

Have a high school or college student interested in the farmer market - we're always looking for interns - contact us!

Community Farmers Markets are great! 

Why shop at the Downingtown Farmers Market - Top Ten Reasons To Shop at a Farmers Market:

  1. Our farmers and food producers are all located within 35 miles of Downingtown, giving local farmers and small food businesses the opportunity to sell their product directly to you, the consumer. Keeping the money, and the talent, in our community.
  2.  By supporting our local farmers in their business, you are also supporting the development of our local food system, enabling our region to increase agricultural sustainability.
  3. Produce at the market is as fresh as can be, often times picked the day of the market. The fresher the produce, the higher the nutrient value of that produce.
  4. You, the shopper, have the opportunity to talk with the person who grew, raised or made your food. Want to know how a farmer raises his chickens, you can ask him. Were the berries treated with chemicals - just ask the gal that grew them. Any nuts in the cookies - ask. You get the idea. Farmers markets give you the opportunity to learn all about where your food came from.  
  5. Learn to eat with the season, when produce is at its peak. Why, well it tastes better, and it's higher in nutrients. Plus - it's cheaper - the bounty of each season means there are usually great deals on that item. Buy it fresh, eat it fresh, or preserve it to enjoy in the winter. 
  6. Bring the kids - farmers markets offer a great educational opportunity to teach your kids where food comes from. Show them to appreciate that food is not something out of a can, or a jar, or the frozen food section of the supermarket. A farmer raised his animals, grew the produce, milked the cow. A baker kneaded the bread, and so on.
  7. Eat whole foods. Learn to cook with basic ingredients you find at the market to create wonderful dishes. The farmers market blog will give you great ideas of what to do with that vegetable you bought at the market, but never saw before in your life. 
  8. Farmers market are a community event. Stop by to shop with folks who have the same philosophy as you when it comes to food.
  9. Help to protect our environment by shopping at the market. Our farmers are conscious stewards of the earth. They practice organic farming techniques, state of the are animal husbandry, water management, and more. And they are passionate about it - just ask them!   
  10. Farmers markets often become the stimulus to foodie wanna be's to start their own food related business. We love new recruits! 

Suggestions for the Downingtown Farmers Market - Please email us!

And, again, many thanks to the folks at Dane Decor!


Check out our new location?

We are located in the Dane Decor Warehouse Parking Lot, just behind the store. 

 

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Every week we email our Downingtown Farmers Market newsletter. The newsletter lists all of the farmers and food vendors attending the market that week, what they are bringing to market, their specials, as well as interesting tidbits about the market and the Downingtown community.