Downingtown Farmers Market Opens May 9th!
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 - here's our top ten reasons:
- 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.
- By supporting our local farmers in their business, you are also supporting the development of our local food system, enabling our region to increase agriculture sustainability.
- 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.
- You, the shopper, has the opportunity to talk with the person who grew, raised or made your food. Want to know how a farmers 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.
- Learn to eat with the season, when produce is at its peak. Why, well it tastes better and its higher in nutrients. Plus - it's cheaper - the bounty of each season means the are usually great deals on that item. Buy it fresh, eat it fresh, or preserve it to enjoy in the winter.
- 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.
- 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.
- Farmers market are a community event. Stop by to shop with folks who have the same philosophy as you when it comes to food.
- 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 - ask them.
- 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.