Downingtown Farmers Market
November 2013 - April 2014
Winter Market Dates
Williamson Masonic Hall; 210 Manor Avenue 4 - 6 PM
December 5th, 12st, and 19th
No Market December 26, 2013
No Market January 2, 2014
Jan - 16th
February - 6th and 20th
March - 6th and 20th
April - 3rd and 17th
The Downingtown Farmers Market, hosting their Grand Opening Day May 2nd, 2013, will feature over 25 farmers and food artisans. Every vendor at the market must grow, raise or make what they sell - this is called a "producer only" market. Taking advantage of the rich agricultural location, every farmer and market vendor is located within a 50 mile radius of Downingtown. Variety is key to a great farmers market; and this market promises to be impressive, offering:
- local fruits and vegetables - the cream of the crops, organic and conventional
- pasture raised meats (beef, pork, lamb, veal) and poultry, farm fresh eggs
- dairy products including finely crafted local cheeses
- wholesome, whole grain breads
- baked goods, both sweet and savory
- handmade pasta and sauce
- local honey and maple syrup
- small batch frozen desserts
- artisan chocolates
- hummus and salsa
- jams and jellies
- locally roasted coffee and hand blended teas
- fresh ground nut butters
- field grown flowers
- handmade soap
- doggie treats too
A visit to the market will be a community event - offering something for everyone. In addition to the amazing selection of fresh and wholesome foods, the market will also feature weekly musical guests and activities for children to educate them about where their food comes from. There will also be a host of special events, including a grand opening event May 2, 2013, Celebrate Downingtown Kids Day, and a Harvest Market in the fall.
Consistent with the social mission of the market, food drives will be held periodically to benefit the Lords Pantry and other organizations in need of food donations. Additionally, market space will be made available to non-profit organizations if their mission is similar to that of the market.
This weekly event promises to draw new shoppers to the borough, not just for the farmers market, but to local merchant as well. In many communities with thriving farmers markets, the local economy has benefited as well.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in Kerr Park parking lots, as well as in the Downingtown Borough Hall parking lot.