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Downingtown Farmers Market
Coming to Market This Saturday, October 3rd
Weekly updates to market attendance will be posted every Friday.
Alnwyck Farm - New items this week will be purple sweet potatoes, radicchio and cabbage. I will have a special on large radishes(5 types)$1.00/bag. Also this week we will have purple and green kohlrabi with free recipes, zucchini (3 types), mixed peppers, butternut squash, tomatillos, okra, lettuce pac choy, green beans and a few dragon tongues and French filet beans, snow peas, and potatoes (red, yellow, and heirloom).
Frecon Farms - Fresh Fruit: Apples: Gala, Macintosh, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, and Jonathan. Note: Jonagold: From the fruit growers opinion better then Honeycrisp hands down. BUT you gotta get em fresh. so rain or shine make it to market and get a Jonny while they last. Pears: Bosc and Seckle (if you haven’t had a Seckle Pear, treat yourself to a fruit often referred as the “Candy” or “Sugar Pear” for good reason. You wont find a sweeter pear. Apples and Pears priced $1.99/lb and can be mixed. Except for Seckle Pears $4.00 per pint and Honeycrisp $2.99/lb. Frech Cider: Apple Cider: Gallon, 1/2 Gallons, and Quarts, Pear: Last pressing for 2015 1/2 Gallons and Quarts. Hard Cider: Crabby Granny, Early Man, Brix, Apple Wine.
Old Homestead Farm - Still harvesting lots of late summer favorites so keep an eye out for sweet corn, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, patty pan, sweet peppers and string beans. Fall crops: Huge broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and butternut squash will also be in attendance this week. Some sugar snap peas too! Beets with amazing beet greens!
Two Gander Farm - We'll be bringing lots of beautiful Certified Organic fall greens: arugula, baby red Russian kale, salad mix (limited), several varieties of radishes, curly and lacinato kale, swiss chard, red and golden beets (with tops), and microgreens. We'll still be bringing a little bit of summer: freshly harvested string beans, colored bell peppers and poblanos. Storage crops: yellow onions, red shallots, french fingerling potatoes, white potatoes, garlic, fresh leeks, and mixed winter squash. Also: Our own heirloom tomato sauce, and raw honey.
Meat, Poultry, Eggs
Canter Hill Farm - At market the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Gauker Farms - Gauker Farms will be at Downingtown Farmers Market this Saturday with your favorite beef cuts! We're fully stocked on steaks, roasts, ground beef and burgers. We have SOUP BONES and MARROW BONES for stock and bone broth. However, please, if you know what you'd like to take home for your freezer (or dinner!), preorders are encouraged to email@example.com.
None this Saturday.
Bakeries and Pasta
A La Maltaise - Will be back in a few weeks.
Dia Doce - No cupcakes this week! Sorry!
Frecon Farms Bakery - PIES: Apple, Bourbon Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, Apple Cranberry. BREADS: Rye, Rosemary, Multigrain, Sourdough, Ciabatta, Cheddar Beer. FOCACCIA: Garlic Spinach Cheddar, Brie Apple Bacon. COOKIES: Caramel Apple, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Brownie Cookie. DONUTS: Apple Cider, Pumpkin. MUFFINS: Apple Streusel, Banana Nut. SWEET BREADS: Apple Cake, Pumpkin French Toast. QUICHE: Broccoli Cheddar, Bacon Brie, Spinach Mushroom Farmers Cheese.
Saint Peters Bakery - due to the weather, the bakery will not be at the market tomorrow. We hope to see them the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Waffatopia - Will be back next week!
Black Walnut Winery - In celebration of the start of the 2015 harvest Black Walnut Winery will be bringing our 2011 Merlot to all markets the entire month of September, starting this week, additionally it will offered at a 20% discount the entire month as well.
Bow Wow Treats - Will be back next week.
Hazel and Ash - Will be back next week.
Jacob's Raw - Will be back in a few weeks.
Kastania Olive Oil - Will be back in October.
Lancaster Hummus Co. - Seasonal flavor - Harvest Pumpkin Hummus - goes great with apples - please stop by for a sample. Also available at Lancaster Hummus Co. - delicious hummus and tzatziki; guacamole and salsa too.
OMG Smoothies - Sad to say, but OMG Smoothies' season at the Downingtown Farmers Market has officially ended. Thank you for a great season!
Sweet Salvation Truffles - New - chocolate covered pretzels. Also available - chocolate bars and truffles.
Tally Ho Coffee - Will be back in October.
Winsome Tea Co. - Will be back soon.
Neil's Sharpening Service - Will be back in October, 4th Saturday 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:
- 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 agricultural 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, 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.
- 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.
- 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 - just 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.