July 29, 2014

John and Kira’s Chocolates

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If you have not tasted one of Philadelphia’s locavore chocolate treasures, you are in for a treat.  John and Kira’s Chocolates have a well-deserved following due to the care and delectable goodies that they put into their chocolates. The chocolates are locally produced, and John and Kira infuse their chocolates with aromatics and flavors from [...]

Swarthmore CO-OP

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The Swarthmore Coop in Swarthmore, Delaware County, is a full service food market with a wide range of products for your healthy lifestyle. The Swarthmore Co-op is a uniquely Swarthmore institution and an anchor of the Swarthmore Town Center. Begun by Swarthmore residents more than 70 years ago, it is owned by its more than 1,100 [...]

Food For All

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Food for All is a local artisanal grocery store which features allergy-sensitive fare.  It is brand new to downtown Mt. Airy, which is located just blocks from Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia County.  I had never heard of this shop, but while on a hunt for my favorite local honey, I contacted the bee keeper who [...]

Kimberton Whole Foods

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Kimberton Whole Foods has been serving the Chester County area for almost 25 years.  From their humble beginnings selling Seven Stars Yogurt across from the Kimberton Waldorf School to their current expansion to four stores serving the Greater Philadelphia area, Terry and Pat Brett have maintained their commitment to the promotion of locally-grown, primarily organic [...]

Town Crier Bakery

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The Town Crier Bakery, located in the heart of Bucks County in the lovely Peddler’s Village, is owned and operated by local Doylestown residents, Roseann & Kerry Burns. The Town Crier Bakery does baking the old fashion way, with quality ingredients and hand crafted goodness, without breaking your already tight budget. Cinnamon buns, butter cakes, [...]

Great Harvest Bread Co.

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Great Harvest Bread Co. is located in downtown Wayne, Delaware County. For years my children attended preschool in Wayne, and Great Harvest was a regular stop for us. If I parked close enough, I could smell the yeasty scent of fresh bread wafting from their open door as I walked down the street. The owner [...]

Reppert’s Candy

Founded in 1945, Reppert’s Candy in Oley, Berks County, is a Philadelphia area tradition. I was first introduced to Reppert’s at the Farmer’s Daughter but I’d never tried it till I was driving through Oley on my way to visit Prout’s one sunny afternoon in June and I spotted the sign. I decided chocolate was [...]

Kolb Brothers Butcher Shop

The Kolb Brothers Butcher shop is a family owned tradition in Spring City, Chester County. Butchering is all done on the property. Meat comes from farms in Lancaster County. I’m not sure if they are grass fed or not, but the service is excellent. They are always ready to offer suggestions and tell you how [...]

Town Clock Cheese Shop

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I passed the Town Clock Cheese Shop in Gap, Lancaster County, many times before I finally took the time to stop and check it out.  I shouldn’t have taken so long!  This is a third generation family business, and the owner is passionate about cheese.  He recommended several varieties based on my criteria, and he was spot [...]