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Downingtown Farmers Market Closed July 4th

Please note - the Downingtown Farmers Market will be closed Saturday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Good Neighbor Day in Downingtown! We will return next Saturday, July 11th. 

Coming to Market This Saturday, June 27th

Weekly updates to market attendance will be posted every Friday.

Produce

Alnwyck FarmThis week I will have blueberries, green beans, lettuce, kale, chard, collards, snow peas and shelling peas ( both will be the last of the spring, more to come in fall) and fresh herbs. I also will have limited amount of tomatoes, zucchini and maybe a few cucumbers.

Frecon Farms - CHERRY Season is at its apex. We will have cherries for this week and next then they will be gone until next season. The quality is excellent, size is good, and flavor is outstanding; and we've got special pricing this week. We have: Red Sweet Cherries ($6.50 per quart/$4.00 per pint; or two quarts for $12.00 or one pint and one quart for $9.50)- various varieties of deep & ruby red sweet cherries bursting with flavor, Rainier Cherries - Super sweet & delicate with a creamy yellow flesh, and Montmorency Sour Cherries ($6.00 per quart or pre order a flat [8 quarts] for $45.00. Preorder by calling 610-367-6200  and specify the market you would like them delivered too) - tangy red tart cherries great for eating fresh or making the succulent pies and cobblers. BLUEBERRIES: We are harvesting the first of our Duke blueberries and will have some at markets this week. Supplies will be limited this week so come early. And, Wwe are picking apricots and pluots today and will have both at markets tomorrow. What's a pluot you ask..... The sweetest thing on earth.   We grow a few varieties. Tomorrow we will have Spring Satin a gross between a European apricot and Japanese plum.   They are amazing.  

Old Homestead Farm - New this week: blueberries! Also look for a few black raspberries, lot's of juicy tomatoes, salad mix, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, herbs, snow peas and fresh flowers.

Two Gander Farm - Slicing and pickling cucumbers are in!  So is Napa cabbage!  Also, patty pan squash, green and yellow squash, red and golden beets, romaine lettuce, microgreens, salad mix, spring garlic, garlic scapes, dandelion greens, parsley, swiss chard, curly, lacinato, Siberian and purple kale, purple kohlrabi, green cabbage, hakurei turnips and raw honey.  

Meat, Poultry, Eggs

Canter Hill Farm - FRESH DUCK!  Canter Hill will be bringing fresh whole ducks, duck breast and duck legs to the market this week.  We're also introducing (for a limited trial) a pork-free Boerewors in a lamb casing, for those that have been dying to try it, but shy away from pork.  Finally, with two weeks until the next market, stock up on fresh chicken, fresh sausage, lamb, pork and "vacation friendly" billtong that satisfies your hunger on the beach or on camping trips. 

Gauker Farms - Our chuck eye steaks will be on special for $7.50 per pound. Haven't tried a chuck eye steak? You're missing out! We recommend marinading in a simple mix (we prefer lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, and a splash of olive oil - sometimes a splash of whiskey, too, if Lee's feeling adventurous!) overnight, and grilling to perfection. We don't think you'll be disappointed! Hope to see you there!

M & M Creek Valley Farm - Will be back July 18th.

Dairy

Conebella Farm - Our creamy Horseradish Cheddar cheese is back!  Stop by to try a sample of this popular cheese, along with a few other Cheddar and Colby based cheeses.  Our featured preservative free cheese spreads this week are Bacon Cheddar Chive and Zesty Dill.

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

Bakeries and Pasta

A La Maltaise - Will be back in July. 

Dia Doce - cupcakes, flavors change weekly - check out their Facebook for flavor teasers!

Flour & Oats - This week's special cookie is Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle - please stop by for a taste!  Other features include cookies with herbs - Honey Lavender and Fresh Blueberry Basil Oatmeal Cookies. We'll have the favorites too - Bittersweet Bliss, Hiker, Callebaut Dark Chocolate Chunk & Sea Salt.  Hope to see you at market!

Frecon Farms Bakery - PIES (Strawberry Rhubarb Amaretto, Bourbon Apple Pecan, Tart Cherry Crumb, Mixed Berry, Apple); BREAD (Salted Rye, Rosemary Olive Oil, Sourdough, Multigrain, Baguette, Sun Dried Tomato); FOCACCIA (Asparagus Candy Onion Gruyere, Tomato Basil, Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach Asiago); COOKIES (Chocolate Cherry, Peanut Butter Chocolate); DONUTS (Blueberry Donuts); GALETTES (Strawberry Blackberry Almond, Chocolate Cherry); SWEET BREADS (Apple Cake, Blueberry Bread); QUICHE (Tomato Onion, Spinach Asiago, Ham & Swiss).

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

Vera Pasta - At market the 1st and 3rd week of the month.

Waffatopia - They will be back in July. 

Speciality Products

Anita's Guacamole - back this week with their delicious guacamole, tomato salsa and mango salsa, chips too!

Big Poppy's Kettle Corn - Non-GMO popcorn, sweet, salty, irresistible!

Black Walnut Winery - All of our wines are made from locally grown fruit and produced at the winery located in Sadsburyville, PA (just west of Coatesville). Each week we are at the market we will be bringing a selection of our wines which will be available to taste and purchase.

Hazel and Ash - Will be back in a few weeks!

Jacob's Raw Will be back in July.

Kastania Olive Oil - We are a family-owned company offering a flavorful extra-virgin olive oil from Greece where the olives are grown organically in their ancestral groves of the Southern Peloponnese for generations. The rich, distinctive flavor of the oil is due to the unique terrain, climate, Koroneiki olives and is brimming with naturally occurring anti-oxidants. For generations our family has enjoyed this olive oil and now we are  sharing it with the world. 

Lancaster Hummus Co.Will be back in July. 

OMG Smoothies - will be back in a few weeks. 

Sweet Salvation Truffles - At market the 1st, 3rd and 5th weeks of the month.

Tally Ho Coffee - Don will be at the market tomorrow with his richly roasted coffee. He is only at the market once a month, so stock up!

The Runcible Spoon - will be back in a few weeks.

Winsome Tea Co. - at market the 3rd and 5th week of the month.

Services

Neil's Sharpening Service - At market the 3rd week of the 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.