August 20, 2014

Red Haven Farm at the Kennett Square Winter Market Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, January 20, the Kennett Square Winter Market will be open and Red Haven Farm of Chester County will be one of the farms in attendance.  They  will have grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, and free range eggs available for purchase.  To receive more information about Red Haven Farm and to request a 2011 Product Price [...]

Shankstead Farm = Your Family Cow!

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The Family Cow Store and Delivery Service is an EcoFarm located in Chambersburg, PA, but they are now delivering to drop points all over the Philadelphia area. Since haven’t had the opportunity YET to take a tour of the farm, I spoke with Edwin, one of the farmers.  As I spoke to him, I could [...]

Boyertown Farmers’ Market

The Boyertown Farmers’ Market, located in the parking lot of The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, is a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food to the community. I was dying to get up to this farmers’ market because I’m familiar with several of their vendors — Wholesome Dairy Farms, The Black Buggy [...]

Hendricks Farm & Dairy

Hendricks Farm & Dairy in Telford, along the Bucks and Montgomery county line, has grass fed meats, raw milk, yogurt, and award-winning cheeses. They also sell soaps. Last week I bought their cabiolette and cheddar bley – both incredible cheeses. I tried their sausage, hot dogs (with out nitrates), and chicken tenders. Everything was delicious. [...]

Collingswood Farmers’ Market

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The Collingswood Farmers’ Market in Collingswood, New Jersey, is just over the Philadelphia bridges on the Jersey side and is open every Saturday from 8am to noon, from May to Thanksgiving, rain or shine. This market was recently voted “America’s Favorite Market” in a contest hosted by American Farmland Trust. The market offers a wide [...]

Oakmont Farmers’ Market

The Oakmont Farmers Market in the Oakmont section of Havertown, Delaware County, is a producers-only market featuring locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs and poultry, bison, beef, lamb and flowers. Wednesday Afternoons 3pm to 7pm from 5/19 – 9/1 2pm to 6pm from 9/8 – 11/24 In the Oakmont Parking Lot 2419 West Darby Road [...]

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 [...]

Harvest Local Foods

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Located in Landsdowne, Delaware County, Harvest Local Foods is a delivery service for fresh, locally grown organic groceries.  Owned by two women “with a passion for food that is grown with care for the land, the animals, the workers, and the people who eventually eat the food,” this buying club/food delivery service offers “organically-grown or [...]

Pasture’s Pride Natural Meats

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Pasture’s Pride is a farm in Kutztown, Berks County, that specializes in natural, pasture raised meats.  I ordered a batch of 10 chickens that I picked up last September, and I am keeping them in mind for beef when we run out of our current supply.   I drove out to Kutztown one foggy fall [...]

Milky Way Farm and Chester Springs Creamery

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I’d heard good things about Milky Way Farm in Chester Springs, so one day we stopped in to the Chester Springs Creamery for their moolicious ice cream.  Inside it is spacious and clean and decorated in warm wood tones.  There was a children’s birthday party going on while we were there, and there was plenty [...]

Spring Water Farm

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Spring Water Farm is an Amish farm in Paradise, Lancaster County that also supplies a buying club to Philadelphia and various drop-off locations throughout the suburbs.  Rather than ordering through the buying club, I prefer to save the 18% fee and drive right out to the farm and get my food directly.  There’s just something [...]

Willow Creek Orchards

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A friend turned me on to Willow Creek Orchards in Collegeville, Montgomery County, for organic strawberry picking. I drove out to see what it was about and was delighted to discover a gorgeous farm store that was spacious and welcoming.  The strawberries take center stage — tables of them grace the tables in the middle [...]

Wholesome Dairy Farms

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Wholesome Dairy Farms in Douglassville, Berks County, specializes in raw milk and beef (both from their pasture grazed Ayrshire cows.)  They also sell homemade yogurt and cheese.  I love driving down the narrow, winding road to this farm and seeing the cows contentedly grazing on acres of fresh green grass. I travel to Wholesome Dairy [...]

West Chester Grower’s Market

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I discovered the West Chester Grower’s Market last summer.  Every Saturday morning, local farmers from as far away as Lancaster County converge in a parking lot in hip and trendy downtown West Chester, Chester County.  Vendors include a wide variety of wares from organic grass fed meats and cheeses to raw milk to produce to [...]