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News

November 10

11.11.17

Brrr…it will be chilly for this week’s market, but we’ll have warm drinks, hot food, and warm smiles from all of our great vendors! Put on your hats, mittens and scarves and come see us!
We have a really fantastic market this week. Lots and lots of artists, plus seasonal favorites like cider, parsnips, sweet potatoes and more. If you will be a guest over the holiday, our artists will have lots of great gifts for your host. What could be more meaningful than a locally hand made unique gift!
Raven Hill Ramblers will be playing up a storm of bluegrass music. Why not do a little dance this week to warm up those toes!
The cold weather reminds us that the Holiday Markets are coming! Here are the dates for the remainder of the year:
November 18 – last market with regular hours, 9am to 1pm
November 25 – Small Business Saturday! First Holiday Market, 10am to noon
December 2, 9,16,23,30 Holiday Markets, 10am to noon
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket !
November 3

11.4.17

Hello Market Shoppers!
November!!! Thanksgiving is our national day to celebrate the harvest, but at the market, we celebrate it every Saturday. The market is very happy to be part of this weekend’s Phoenixville Harvest Fest, sponsored by the Phoenixville Area Chamber of Commerce when our whole town will celebrate the harvest! There will be lots of events throughout town- check out this link to get more info.
You might think that the market season is coming to a close soon, but we will be open every week until December 30th! Our vegetable farmers grow crops in plastic covered greenhouses so you’ll be able to find fresh harvested local greens plus storage vegetables, meats, cheeses and all of our artisan foods. Yes, the weather will grow colder, but we hope you’ll bundle up to see us!
We have a very full market this week with lots and lots of great food. Be sure to walk the entire market so you don’t miss anything!
It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that Happy Tails Rescue Showcase will be at the market with 2 groups, Dogshome, and Main Line Animal Rescue. You can read about them in the newsletter and stop by to see them on Saturday.
If you already have a dog or two in your home, Buds for Pets is hosting a doggie meetup at 8am at the market. Dogs and their owners will walk the trail together before they shop. You can read about it herel
Perennial favorite, Joe Willson, will play on stage starting at 10am.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
October 27

10.28.17

Halloween is just around the corner and we will be celebrating this Saturday! Come in costume and grab a FREE apple from North Star Orchard. Bring your doggie friend in costume and we’ll snap a FREE old school Polaroid photo.
Hill Creek Farm will have a pumpkin patch where trick or treaters young and old can pick a locally grown pumpkin.
You’ll find lots and lots of great food at the market this week. And in case you are wondering, we are open weekly all the way until December 30th!
Here’s the info:
Regular Markets, 9am to 1pm until November 18th
Holiday Markets, 10am to noon every week November 25 through December 30th
Winter Markets, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10am to noon, January through March
Blanko Dave and the Mingo Balladeers will perform on stage starting at 10am. Be sure to garb a seat to listen!
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
October 20

10/21/17

Hello Market Shoppers!
We have a special treat for you this week! Hill Creek Farm will be setting up a mini-pumpkin patch with all kinds of pumpkins and some cool snake gourds that they have grown at their farm. Come on down to pick one out and talk pumpkins with farmer Dorene!
Lots of our other farmers and artisans will have pumpkins and pumpkin based foods. T’is the season! Speaking of Halloween season, next week we’ll snap photos of your doggie friends if they come in costume. We’ll snap one of both of you if you dress up too!
It’s the third Saturday of the month when we pay special attention to health. Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings at our information table.
Blue Moon will play their great music on stage from 10 to 1.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
October 11

10/14/17

We are absolutely thrilled that it is our annual Fiber Festival and this year we will have five local sheep, Alpaca and wool farms at the market!
One of the highlights will be watching Cindy from Angel’s Wool Farm sit with a bunny on her lap and gently pluck its fur to spin it into yarn. It is a sight to behold!
Cool weather is coming and you’ll be able to pick up one-of-a-kind woolen goodies and also stunningly beautiful yarn to create your own!
As if that weren’t enough excitement for one day, we have the perfect way for you to start the weekend with your little ones- free kid’s yoga with Darby at 10:00am. No experience required! Just bring a mat and plan to watch the fun! Darby get everyone moving with joy.
We will have great bluegrass music by The Raven Hill Ramblers!
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
October 6

10.7.17

Hello Market Shoppers!
The market keeps getting better and better! Pumpkin is the flavor of the month and you’ll find pumpkin pie, scones, butter, soap…and real live pumpkins!
If you like or make kombucha, come to our special demo on stage at 9am. Baba’s Brew is taking a field trip to Phoenixville Farmer’s Market where they started their journey 🙂 Here’s an opportunity to learn how to flavor your Kombucha from Olga Sorzano, the force behind Baba’s! You’ll learn how to use seasonal fruits, herbs and spices to create delicious combinations. Olga will be on hand after the demo to sell her healthful and tasty elixir.
It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that Happy Tails Rescue Showcase will be at the market with 3 groups:
Brandywine Valley SPCA, Charlie’s Crusaders, and Main Line Animal Rescue. You can read about them in the newsletter and stop by to see them on Saturday.
If you already have a dog or two in your home, Buds for Pets is hosting a doggie meetup at 8am at the market. Dogs and their owners will walk the trail together before they shop. You can read about it herel
Perennial favorite, Joe Willson, will play on stage starting at 10am.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
September 15

9/16/17

It looks like we will have lovely weather on Saturday and a fantastic selection of end-of-summer and fall produce! We’ve got lots of food to make easy, healthy and delicious fall meals. Check out our vendor listing below to make your shopping list.
It’s the third Saturday of the month when we pay special attention to health. Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings at our information table.
Dave Kropp will put a smile on your face with his upbeat music from 10 to 1.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
August 30

9/2/17

Hello Market Shoppers!
School started this week, and with it come sports practices and busy schedules. We hope you’ll eek out a little time each week to get the local and delicious food that will get you through each week!
It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that Happy Tails Rescue Showcase will be at the market with 4 groups:
DogsHome, Brandywine Valley SPCA,Charlie’s Crusaders, and To Love a Canine. You can read about them in the newsletter and stop by to see them on Saturday.
If you already have a dog or two in your home, Buds for Pets is hosting a doggie meetup at 8am at the market. Dogs and their owners will walk the trail together before they shop. You can read about it herel
Perennial favorite, Joe Willson, will play on stage starting at 10am.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
August 18

8/18/17

t looks like we will have lovely weather on Saturday and a fantastic selection of summer produce! We’ve put together some seasonal recipes for you to try in our Quick Dinner section.
Check out our vendor listing below to make sure you don’t miss any goodies.
It’s the third Saturday of the month when we pay special attention to health. Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings at our information table.
Blanko Dave will sing and wallop his acoustic guitar while you shop and eat, starting at 10am. You can make song requests, and beat the heat under our Bridge
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
August 11

8/12/17

As tomato season hits full stride, some of our food artisans are being creative with these tasty red globes- think lacto-fermented tomato salsa from Cucina Verde and Tuscan Summer Loaf from the Flour Fairies. You can pick up your own heirloom tomatoes and enjoy them in your own recipes.
And speaking of recipes,  a shopper requested that we include a few simple ones in the newsletter.  So…we’ve added a quick dinner section which will feature some easy recipes using seasonal market ingredients.  Happy cooking and eating!
We have the perfect way for you to start the weekend with your little ones- free kid’s yoga with Darby at 9:30am.  No experience required!  Just bring a mat and plan to watch the fun!  Darby get everyone moving with joy.
We will have great music by Christine & Co.
August 4

8/5/2017

August!  The summer is flying by and we are at the height of summer fruits and veggies. Peaches, apples, berries, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, plus much more!  You’ll also find your favorite baked goods, hot sauces and more!
National Farmers’ Market Week begins on Sunday, but we hope that every week is a farmers’ market week for you!  Food seems to taste a little better when you’ve met the farmer or baker who made it!
We have 2 special events tomorrow.
-Kid’s yoga with Darby from 9:30 to 10. It’s free and fun!  Just bring a mat and your little one.  Toddlers are welcome with parental help.  Last time a dad joined in!
-At Wild For Salmon, Steve Kurian, who recently returned from his annual trip to Alaska, will be on hand to tell us all about the fishing season. Stop by to hear his stories!

It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that Happy Tails Rescue Showcase will be at the market with 3 groups:

DogsHome, Brandywine Valley SPCA & Charlie’s Crusaders.  You can read about them in the newsletter and stop by to see them on Saturday!
Perennial favorite, Joe Willson, will play on stage starting at 10am!
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
July 28

7.29.17

We’ve been watching all of the weather websites and right now, we like weather.com, that is predicting partly sunny skies on Saturday with a 20% chance of rain.  No worries if they are wrong, because we have our bridge and you can stay dry while you shop!
And there are so many things to add to your list!  Peaches, plums, heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn.  Summer doesn’t get any better! Many of our vendors have specials this week.  Check their listings below so you don’t miss anything.
A few of our vendors are away on vacation this week, but eh will be BACK!
The Foodery has asked us to remind you that their parking lot is private and for their shoppers only.  They are planning to ticket cars.  There is free parking in the Borough Hall lot and you can often find free 2-hour parking on Bridge Street and Main Street.
Michael Kropp will play on stage at 10 am.  Be sure to grab a seat and listen- his  music will put a smile on your face.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
July 20

7.22.17

It will feel like summer on Saturday , but guess what?  It is summer, and that means sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, peach pie and all of your favorites!  It’s always cool under the bridge, so come on down to see us and stock up.
We have a wonderful lineup of goodies this week.  Be sure to read the listings below.
At 9 am, we have a special treat- clowning on stage!  Dave Joyce will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.
It’s the Fourth Saturday of the month when we celebrate Phoenixville on the Fourth! Some of our local businesses and non-profits plan to join us as we celebrate our wonderful community.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
July 7

7/8/17

The market hits full stride this week as two more weekly farmers join us!   Quarryville Orchard, one of our original farms, will return for it’s 16th year!!!  You’ll find them in the lower section of the market, across the path from Oley Valley Mushrooms.
Morning Glow Farm also returns with gorgeous, one-of-a-kind bouquets.
We have the perfect way for you to start the weekend with your little ones- free kid’s yoga with Darby at 9am.  No experience required!  Just bring a mat and plan to watch the fun!  Darby get everyone moving with joy.
We will have great music by members of Phoenixville’s own Hytha family.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
June 29

7/1/17

July is here and and it will be peachy at the market.  Yes, the first peaches will be here along with blueberries and tomatoes!  Of course we’ll have just about everything for holiday picnics.  What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with food produced by independent local farmers, artisan food bakers and fisherfolk!
It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that Happy Tails Rescue Showcase will be at the market with 4 groups:

DogsHome, Brandywine Valley SPCA, To Love a Canine (TLC) (where I adopted my dog), & Charlie’s Crusaders.  You can read about them in the newsletter and stop by to see them on Saturday!
The oh so talented, Phoenixville native, Cliff Hillis will play on stage starting at 10am!
June 23

6/24/17

Happy Summer! Tomatoes and blueberries and other signs of the season will be in abundance at the market tomorrow.  Yes, we will probably have a soggy start, but to quote one of our shoppers, ” Rain  -or- Shine this is a good one to go to b/k it’s underneath the Bridge:-)”
We have a wonderful lineup of goodies this week.  Be sure to read the listings in our newsletter at this link. John Costello will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.  You can grab a seat and listen under the cover of the bridge!
It’s the Fourth Saturday of the month when we celebrate Phoenixville on the Fourth! Some of our local businesses and non-profits plan to come, weather permitting.
While you are downtown this week, plan to stop by Riverworks for their Summer Festival from 1pm to 5pm.  They’ll have entertainment, food, drinks and local vendors, including a farmers’ market table.  Stop by to see us there!
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
June 16

6/17/17

The market selection keeps getting better and better!  Blueberries arrive this week just in time for Father’s Day.  More and more summer produce will be coming each week and of course our regular favorites like pasture raised meats, pastas, baked goods and artisan foods will be here as well.
It’s the third Saturday of the month when we pay special attention to health.  Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings at our information table.
Blanko Dave and the Mingo Balladeers will play on stage at 10 am.  Be sure to grab a seat and listen- the music will put a smile on your face.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!

 

May 19

5/20/17

What a difference a week makes. Tomorrow will be sunny AND we have a fantastic vendor lineup with some really special events!
At 9 am,  Steve Kurian of Wild for Salmon will give a talk on stage about sustainable salmon fishing in Alaska, as part of our Educated Eater Series.
At 10am, Darby will lead a free kid’s yoga session. Just bring a mat and your little one and be prepared for some fun!
Phoenixville native,Dave Joyce will play on stage starting at 10am.
More and more produce is coming in as the weather grows warmer-yum!  Be sure to take a look at the vendor listings to see what everyone is bringing.
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
May 11

5/13/17

We HATE rainy Saturday market days, but we LOVE our bridge! We will be OPEN on the 13th with everything for Mother’s Day and delicious local eating all week. We will rearrange our vendors so everyone stays DRY! Plan to come see us!

May 5

May 6, 2017

March winds, April showers, help to bring…May asparagus!  And you will find it at the market this week as Peach Bottom Farm and Hill Creek Farm will join the market and bring their freshly harvested bundles of asparagus.

This week we welcome Pureblend Tea back to the market!  They will be here on the 1st Saturday of each month.  Be sure to stock up!

This is the week of the Phoenixville Food Festival, but every week is a food festival of sorts for us!  There will be some road closures, but you will still be able to get here!  If you come from the south or west on 23, you can take your normal route.  If you come from the Collegeville area, you should take a left on Starr, a right on Washington, a right on Gay, a left on Bridge and then a right on Taylor Alley.  You can take a look at our map here.

April 28

4/29/17

We can’t think of a better way to spend Arbor Day than learning  about organic gardening and picking up some flower, vegetable and herb plants for your garden.  

At 9am, organic farmer, Dan Heckler, will be on stage to  share his extensive knowledge of Certified Organic growing practices and trade secrets of starting seeds and successfully growing vegetables and herbs. You’ll learn about planning, timing, fertility requirements and good cultural practices.  Bring your questions! Plus, you’ll walk away with your very own seeded pot to care for and plant in your garden. All attendees can enter a free raffle to win a $25 certificate to use to by plants from Jacks Farm.

We’ve also got a free raffle to win a Fiskar reel mower.  Be sure to enter at the market table- this is the last week to enter!

Blue Moon will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.  Grab a seat and listen. 

See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!

April 21

4/22/17

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earthday than coming to the farmers’ market. Our fantastic farmers work very hard to be good stewards of our precious land and they couldn’t farm the way they do without selling directly to you- THANK YOU for supporting them!
We have some special Earthday guests and activities this week.  Be sure to check out the entire newsletter so you don’t miss anything.  Green Valleys Watershed Association volunteers will be cleaning up the banks of French Creek during the market.  You can learn more about their good work here.
At 10am, we will have free kids yoga led by Darby.  She is amazing with little ones.  Be sure to bring a mat and enjoy a healthy start to your morning.

We were given a new, people powered

Fiskar Reel Mower and are having a free raffle to give it away!  We will draw a winner at the and of our April 29th market.  Be sure to enter the raffle at our information table.  While you are there, you can grab one of our new bumper stickers!
See you at the #phoenixvillefarmersmarket!
March 28

Raven Hill Ramblers

We have a great market this week with more food artisans and farmers, local artists and a great Bluegrass Band!

March 27

4/1/17

The day we’ve been waiting for is here!  We will open with weekly markets, longer hours, live music and out children’s area on April 1st- NO FOOLING!!  Since our farmers are very LOCAL, you won’t find a full supply of produce yet, but it will all be freshly harvested by our hard working farmers.  They’ve got tomatoes and peppers plants started but for now they’ll be bringing spring greens.

Our mushroom, dairy and livestock farmers will be fully stocked as will our bakers and artisan food makers.  In fact, you can do most of your weekly shopping at the market!

 

March 23

3/25/17

Spring arrived just in time for our LAST Winter Market!  That’s right, next week on April 1st, we’ll return to longer hours, live music and set up the children’s area.  We hope you’ll join us.

In the meantime, we have a fantastic vendor lineup this week and we’ve ordered some warm weather! Ridge Valley Farm will be here with the first 2017 Pennsylvania maple syrup- YUM!  Throw a little on a salmon fillet, or a pork chop for an easy and delicious main course.  Add some local green salad and a bagette for an easy farmers’ market dinner.

March 9

3/11/17

Last market it felt like May in February.  This week’s first March market will feel more like January, but the cold won’t be with us for long and we will have lots and lots of great food to warm your body and spirits!  Hot coffee, and piping hot sandwiches and pies, plus all of the good things you need to make great meals at home.

This is the second to last Winter Market, and our regular season will begin on April 1st!  Soon we will be back to warmer weather, live music and longer hours.  In the meantime, bundle up and come see us under the bridge.

February 24

2.25.17

It may be February, but it will feel like May on Saturday morning for our winter market!  The showers are supposed to hold off until late afternoon so you can come on out and enjoy a great local taste of spring! 

Spring brings pruning and Neil’s Sharpening will be here to sharpen while you shop!

You’ll find a great selection of all of your favorite foods.  Take a look at the list on the side to see who is coming. 

Come see your neighbors and farmers’ market friends, 10 am to noon. 

February 10

February 11

We have a great lineup for our Valentine’s Day market this week! You’ll find everything for a special at home, cooked to perfection dinner, including wine, chocolate, and candles!  Add local veggies, meats, cheese, bread, pie, the list goes on and on.  Take a look at the list below to see who is coming.

 

The weather won’t be springlike like it was on Wednesday, but it won’t be frigid and our farmers will warm you up with the smiles on their faces.

 

Come see your neighbors and farmers’ market friends, 10 am to noon.
January 22

1/28/17

Our next market will be on Saturday, January 28th.  Come see us!

January 7

1/14/17

We have a great market lineup for our first market of 2017! Salmon, bison, yummy pies and baked goods, bulk beef sales, just picked vegetables, the list goes on and on!  Take a look at the list below to make sure you don’t miss anything and be sure to stop by and stock up!

 

Come see us from 10am to noon.

 

See you at the Market! 
December 29

12/31

Happy New Year’s Eve!!  Come ring out the old and bring in the new with us on Saturday at the market!  We’ll have fresh veggies, food trucks, meats, cheeses and much more!  Come see us 10 am to noon!

December 22

12/24/16

Come see us on Christmas Eve to stock up on the best local find AND find some last minute one-of-a-kind locally hand made gifts!  We’ll be open from 10am to noon and the weather should be lovely!

December 15

12/17/16

The weather on Saturday may be frightful, but the market will be dry and delightful!  We will set up in our Winter mode, where we all make a cozy circle in the upper market area. The holiday spirit and lively conversation will warm all of our spirits and the local food will taste oh so good in the comfort of our homes. Marvin  Andersen will play holiday tunes on his trumpet to brighten the day.

 

Santa Claus is coming..back to the market! !! Yes, he’s here for a second week of photos.  If you missed it last week, be sure to bring your doggie friend on Saturday.  It’s free! We will have a donation jar for a DogsHome, one of the shelters that came to market this season.

 

A few of our farmers are playing it safe and skipping this market, because they live north and west of us, where there higher snowfall is predicted.  They will be back for our Christmas Eve Market, next Saturday!

 

It is possible that a few more vendors may find that they cannot make it to market this week.  We will post cancellations as we receive them on Facebook.
December 9

12/10/16

This week Santa will make a trip to the market for photos with your doggie friends!  We’ll snap an old school Polaroid for you to keep and take one with your phone if you like.

Most of our regular farmers and food artisans will be at the market this week!

Lots of artists are bringing unique handmade items that make perfect gifts.

Our food trucks will be serving up farm to food truck fare to keep you well fed as you shop!

November 30

December 3, 2016

We have a wonderful Holiday Market lineup for Saturday, December 3rd!

Almost all of our weekly vendors will be at the market and you’ll find one of a kind locally hand crafted gifts as well.

Carriage House Brass will serenade us with holiday tunes and our food trucks will serve up hot pies, sandwiches and more.

We will have weekly markets through New Year’s Eve!

Holiday Markets

December 3, 10am to noon
December 10, 10am to noon
December 17, 10am to noon
December 24, 10am to noon
December 31, 10am to noon

November 18

11/19/16

Happy Thanksgiving!
First of all, we want to thank all of you for shopping at our market and supporting all of our farmers and food artisans! We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you!

Even though Thanksgiving, our traditional celebration of the end of the harvest season is only a few days away, our farmers will continue  to harvest and be at the market all the way until New Year’s Eve with special Holiday Markets from 10am to noon! We’ll be at the market EVERY Saturday from 10am to noon with hoop house harvested greens, storage vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods and much much more, including crafts made by local artists!

Holiday Markets!!!
November 26, 10m to noon
December 3, 10am to noon
December 10, 10am to noon
December 17, 10am to noon
December 24, 10am to noon
December 31, 10am to noon

The weather will be beautiful and warm on Saturday! Blanko Dave will play on stage starting at 10am and you’ll be warm enough to grab a seat and listen.

It’s not too late for market pre-orders, check the listings in our newsletter by clicking on the “read current newsletter” link on the sidebar of this page to make sure you don’t miss anything!

See you at the Market!

November 11

11.12.16

We’ll have a chilly start to the morning, but the lively music of the Raven Hill Ramblers will warm you up for sure!  Thanksgiving is around the corner and you can still order turkeys, pies and baked goods.  Some of our bakers will have special market drop-offs on Wednesday, November 23rd.  Be sure to ask them about their schedules.

This week we’ll still have lots of great fall produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and artisan foods.  We’ll also be joined by local artists.  If you are visiting family or friends over the holiday, why not bring them a gift from the market?  And it’s not to early to get a jump start on holiday shopping.  Be sure to check out all that our artists have made!

Some of you have asked when the market closes.  Next week we will have a normal market from 9am to 1pm. Starting on November 26th we will have weekly Saturday markets from 10am to noon every Saturday, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve!

November 4

11.5.16

Happy November!
Leaves are falling, clocks fall back this weekend- fall is definitely in the air and the market is going strong!! We’ll be loaded with fall produce this week including romanesco, Brussel’s sprouts, celeriac, apples, Asian pears & more!  So many reasons to come on out to see us.  And you can keep on coming until the end of the year!  That’s right!  We will have weekly Saturday markets all the way through New Year’s Eve.  After Thanksgiving we shorten our hours to 10am to noon, but we will be here!

We were very excited to see the Philadelphia Inquirer food critic, Craig LaBan, ranked 3 of our farmers’ cheeses the top 3 in Philadelphia! And you can get them right here in Phoenixville!  They are:  1. Shellbark Sharp 2. Burchrun Hills Red Cat  3. Birchrun Hills Birchrun Blue.  Congrats to our fabulous cheese makers!

Joe Willson will play on stage starting at 10am.

Country Time Farm is taking a week off, but they will be BACK next week.

We’ll welcome three animal rescues this week! They do wonderful work to help our furry friends.

October 27

10.29.2016

It looks like we will have beautiful fall weather for our Halloween market on Saturday!  You’ll find amazing produce at market this week, everything from brilliant green broccoli to purple cauliflower to the first Goldrush apples pf the season. We expect shoppers to rush to get them!  Forks Farm returns this week as does Wild for Salmon.  Our food artisans have been busy all week making pies, breads, cookies, soups & more.  Be sure to check out the entire newsletter to see who is coming.

We have a double header for music this week.  We are very happy to welcome Vocal Fusion, Phoenixville High School’s student run, a cappella group to the market on Saturday!  They’ll perform at 9am. Perennial favorite Michael Kropp will follow up on stage from 10am to 1pm. Plan to come early and stay for a while to listen!

As the weather gets colder, people often ask when the market closes for the season.  The answer?  We DON’T!  We will have regular market hours until Thanksgiving and then continue weekly markets with shorter hours  (10am to noon) until the end of the year!  We hope you’ll keep coming to see us!

October 21

10/22/16

Fall weather is here to stay and this week our local sheep and alpaca farmers will be at the market with yarn and woolen items to keep you warm as the days grow colder.  Be sure to stop by Angel’s  Cindy with rabbit Wool Farm to watch Cindy spin yarn, with hair lovingly plucked from the angora rabbit sitting on her lap.  It is a sight to be seen!!
Here are a few of this week’s specials:  Ridge Valley will have local maple syrup, Deep Roots Valley will have beef hotdogs, Neil’s Sharpening is here, Bridge Street Chocolates will have gourmet caramel apples, and Weckerly’s created a very special Halloween ice cream sandwich!

We have a great bluegrass band playing this week at market,  the Raven Hill Ramblers!  Grab a seat to enjoy the show.

October 14

10/15/16

A beautiful sunny market day!
We will have beautiful sunny weather for the market this week!  The crisp air is a sure sign of fall and so are all of the apples, cider, fall greens, and spiced baked goods that you’ll find at market.

A few of our usual vendors are away this week, but they will be back!  Check the list below to see who is coming and what they are bringing.

As the days grow shorter and colder, some shoppers have asked when do we close?  The answer is that we don’t!  We continue weekly markets all the way until Christmas, but shorten our hours to 10am to noon after Thanksgiving.  All of our farmers and great food artisans bundle up and we hope you’ll do the same and keep supporting our local economy and of course, enjoying all of the great food!

It’s the Third Saturday of the month when we pay special attention to health.  Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings and they’ll have other educational materials.

Michael Kropp will play on stage this week.  We love his upbeat covers and hope you will too!

It can be hard to find parking near the market and are working on a map to help you find the different options.  You can take a look at it here.

See you at the Market!
October 7

10/8

It looks like we will have dry weather for tomorrow’s market with a chance of showers in the afternoon.  The cool morning weather will be perfect for picking up fall goodies.  We’ve got so much great food this week. Be sure to check out all of our great farmers’ and food artisans’ offerings.

It’s Second Saturday and we have some great artists this week.  Be sure to take a stroll along the trail to see what our talented artists have created.

The Yonders will play on stage and you won’t want to miss them!

September 30

10/1/16

Yes, it may be a little wet on Saturday and yes, the Food Truck Festival will jam the streets in the afternoon….BUT there will be plenty of parking early in the morning, you’ll stay DRY under the bridge and our own FOOD TRUCKS, Nomadic Pies and Heart, will be at the market.  So,come to the market to stock up on your favorites and then hit the Food Truck Festival later in the afternoon.  It runs from noon to 6pm. Click here to see our parking map for the market.

A few of our regulars are not here this week, but they will be back next week!  You’ll find Weckerly’s and the Flour Fairies at the Food Truck Festival in town from noon to 6, but not in their regular spots at the market next week.

Blanko Dave will play on stage starting at 10am.

We’ll welcome two animal rescues this week.  They do wonderful work to help our furry friends.

Read the listings below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

 

See you at the Market!
September 22

9/24/16

Fall officially arrived on Thursday and it will feel like it at this week’s market!  Fall fruits and vegetables will be at the market in abundance, plus you’ll find almost everything you need for your weeknight and weekend meals, your breakfast and brown bag lunches.

The cooler weather and business of fall are perfect for roasting vegetables and meats.  If you’re looking for easy weeknight ideas, check these out:

Roasted Chicken Caesar Salad– yes, the lettuce is roasted, and cleanup is easy!

Fennel Crusted Pork Chops & Potatoes

Sausages with Acorn Squash & Onions

Just search for Sheet Pan Dinners to find lots of easy recipes.

We have a great band playing this week at market,  the Bent Benjamins!  Be sure to stop by to listen,

 

See you at the Market!

September 15

September 17, 2016

Happy Healthy Saturday!  It will be a very healthy weekend in Phoenixville with all kinds of special activities!

We will have great weather for Saturday’s market and we have some very special events at the market!  It’s the Green Earth Festival at the market!  In addition to great local food, you’ll find all kinds of eco-friendly products and special children’s activities.  At 9am, you can take a walk along the Schuylkill River Trail.

September 9

9/10/16

Summer weather continues for Saturday’s market but you’ll find lots of fall goodies, including apple cider, apples, fall greens, winter squash. lots of fall baked goods and much more!

It’s Second Saturday and we have some great artists this week.  You’ll find hand turned wooden bowels, cutting boards, bird houses and feeders, pillows, bags, table linens, tables and much, much more.  Be sure to take a stroll along the trail to see what our talented artists have created.

The Hytha Family will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.  We hope you enjoy the music from this talented Phoenixville family.

September 2

9/3/16

We will have gorgeous weather for this week’s market!

We have 2 special treats first thing at the market.

At 9am we will have FREE kids yoga, with Darby.  What a fun and healthy way to start the holiday weekend.

Also at 9am, Matilde Heckler, musician and daughter of Dan Heckler of Jacks Farm will return to perform on stage.  You might recognize her because she sometimes help sell vegetables at his stand.  She truly is a jack of all trades and she wowed us last month.  She is a talented and dedicated young musician.  Be sure to grab a seat and listen.

Joe Willson will play on stage starting at 10am.  His fingerstyle guitar work is amazing!

We’ll welcome two animal rescues this week.  They do wonderful work to help our furry friends.

The best reason to come to this week’s market is all of the great food that we will have!  Apples are in season, along with the first fall greens. You’ll find so much good food at the market.  Read the listings below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

See you at the Market!

August 19

8/20/16

The weather will be lovely for tomorrow’s market and we have a great lineup!  Wild for Salmon is back from Alaska with this year’s catch.  We have a special treat tomorrow.  Hill Creek Farm will be bringing 3 types of garlic.  Dorene Pasekoff, is a passionate garlic grower and seed saver.  Stop by to chat with her.

It’s the Third Saturday of the month when we pay special attention to health.  Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings and they’ll have other educational materials.

We are so happy to have Christine & Co. perform on stage from 10am to 1pm.  Her upbeat music is sure to put a smile on your face.

We have some sad news to share.  Many longtime shoppers at the market may remember Kate Ramoth, of Kate’s Kitchen Garden, who brought lovely herbs to the market in our early days.  She gave up the market to spend more time with her daughter on Saturdays, but she kept her hand in farming and worked at a farm in Coatesville.  We are sad to say that Kate passed away this week as a result of a Desmoid Tumor.  The market is going to make a contribution to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.  We will also be accepting donations and our market table and will have a card. We’d love to have any shoppers who remember Kate to sign the card.  She was a wonderful person.

August 12

8/13/16

Yes, it will be hot tomorrow, but the shade and breeze under the bridge make it feel much cooler! We have a great lineup of food and arts tomorrow, plus fantastic music by Sandy Pluta and Blue Moon from 10am to 1pm.

We hope you’ll notice the art installation along the trail right in the heart of the market.  It is part of the InsideOut project in which the Philadelphia Art Museum has placed high quality reproductions of items in their collection in locations around town.  The market is honored to be on the map! We will have maps showing all of the locations at our market table and there are also free tours.  You can get info about the tours and an app for a self-guided tour here.

Our own artists are bringing beautiful and functional pieces that complement the farm fresh food at the market.  Be sure to take a look at their works.

See you at the Market!

August 5

8.6.16

We have so many great reasons to come to the market this Saturday!

At 9am we will have FREE kids yoga,  What a fun and healthy way to start the weekend.

Also at 9am, Matilde Heckler, musician and daughter of Dan Heckler of Jacks Farm will perform on stage.  You might recognize her because she sometimes help sell vegetables at his stand.  She truly is a jack of all trades!  Joe Willson will play on stage starting at 10am.

We’ll welcome two animal rescues this week.  They do wonderful work to help our furry friends.

The best reason to come to this week’s market is all of the great food that we will have!  Peaches and tomatoes are in full season, plus lots of other fruits and vegetables.

July 14

7/16/16

Peaches, blueberries, sweet corn, tomatoes..the delights of summer will all be at the market this week!

July 8

7/9

We will have perfect summer weather for tomorrow’s market which will be packed with food, food trucks and artists! The Raven Hill Ramblers will play foot stomping bluegrass music on stage from 10am to 1pm.  It may be hot tomorrow, but we will have lots and lots of COOL shade under the bridge!

Our artists are bringing beautiful and functional pieces that complement the farm fresh food at the market.  Be sure to take a look at their works.

This week we welcome a new farm, Morning Glow Gardens, that grows gorgeous flowers that will brighten your table and home.

July 5

July 9, 2016

It’s Second Saturday this week and some local artists will join us as we enjoy a lovely summer weekend!

Local bluegrass band, the Raven Hill Ramblers will play some foot stomping songs, and our food trucks will be serving yummy breakfast and lunch.

June 30

July 2

We are looking forward to a great market for the holiday weekend and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than with local food grown and made by our wonderful farmers and food artisans. From meats, fish, and veggies for the grill, sauces & condiments to make your barbecue shine, fruits, pies and ice cream for dessert, to local wine & Kombucha to wet your whistle, you’ll find just about everything for picnics and barbecues.

Our food trucks will be serving breakfast and lunch and Joe Willson will entertain us on stage with his fantastic finger style guitar.

June 22

6/25/16

The weather will be perfect for this week’s market!  More summer vegetables will be coming in and we expect to have some cherries!  Summer is great for grilling and you’ll find great pastured meats.

In addition to our regulars, Neil’s Sharpening will be here.

John Costello will play on stage at 10am and at 9am we will welcome special guest Rachel Stevenson, local author who is an expert on goal setting, overcoming barriers, leadership, diversity, and change management.  Plan to listen and be inspired!  You can pre-register for the talk here, which will enter you in a raffle to win an autographed copy of her book.

June 17

6/18/16

Monday is the Summer Solstice and we will have perfect summer weather for this Saturday’s market.

Summer is grilling season and our farmers have wonderful pasture raised meats and also veggies that grill well like eggplants and summer squash.  Take a look at the list below so you don’t miss any market goodies.

We are so happy to have Phoenixville singer songwriter Cliff Hillis perform on stage this week.

See you at the Market!

June 10

June 11

We will have perfect summer weather for tomorrow’s market which will be packed with food, food trucks and artists! Please take a look at the vendor’s listings below so you don’t miss anything.

Parking may be a little tight tomorrow, but please don’t let that stop you from coming!  The free lot on the far side of the Borough Hall will be closed for the Office of Emergency Management to conduct a disaster drill.  We hope they never have to use the skills they are honing, but are so grateful that they are prepared.  There is free 2-hour parking on both sides of Main Street on the North Side of Molly Maguire’s and also on Mill Street.

Christine & Co will play their upbeat music on stage from 10am to 1pm.  Be sure to grab a seat and listen!

Charlestown Farm & Heart Food Truck have partnered for a special Food Truck dinner at Charlestown Farm on June 18th.  You can buy tickets here.

See you at the Market!

June 3

6/4/16

Happy June!

Great weather, great music, great food.  You’ll find all of these at the market on Saturday.  Ice cream is perfect for summer weather and we are very excited that Weckerly’s will be here.  Their ice cream, made with cream and milk only a few miles from the market, is sublime.

If you listen to NPR you may have heard our own Sue Miller, cheesemaker extraordinaire,interviewed on Radio Times.  You can listen to the interview here. to Be sure to read the listings below so you don’t miss them!

More and more produce is coming in and this week- be sure to check out all of the farmers’ stands to see what they’ve harvested.

We have a double header on stage this week.  From 9am to 10am, local teen musicians Alina and Jake will play, followed by perennial favorite Michael Kropp!

See you at the Market!

May 26

5/28/2016

It looks like the weather will be great for the market and for Memorial Day picnics this week.  What better way to celebrate than with some great local food!  And we will have lots of it this week, including local strawberries, great pasture raised meats, perfect for the grill, and maple barbecue sauce from Ridge Valley!

May 20

5/21/16

Grab your umbrella or rain coat and come see us at the market!

Yes, we wish it wouldn’t rain tomorrow, and yes,you will probably need a raincoat or umbrella to walk through the parking lot, but you will be dry  while you shop under the bridge.  How lucky we are to have it!

We have lots and lots of great produce at the market tomorrow- spring carrots, sugar snap peas, and asparagus.  More vegetables will be coming into season each week!  Our farmers and food artisans have been working hard all week to make and grow your food.  Please take a look at their info below so you don’t miss any goodies!

Christine Shelly has put together a set of “rain music” that will put a smile on your face. She’ll be on stage from 10am to 1pm and of course the children’s area will be fully stocked with toys and books, rain or shine!

Heart Food Truck is very sorry to miss the market tomorrow, but they will be back on a weekly basis starting next week.

See you at the Market!

May 13

Cynthia Oswald

Cynthia isa graphic designer in Kimberton.  She is  currently working on a botanical collection. Visit with her to hear about what she is working on, see available prints, and originals watercolors.  You can see examples of her work at her website, http://cynthiaoswald.com/

May 6

5/7

Happy May!
Well, it feels more like soggy April, but tomorrow morning we should be dry with only a chance of a passing shower. It’s Mother’s Day weekend and we will have lots of goodies to make a delicious meal or give a yummy gift.

We have a very special demo on our stage at 9am tomorrow.  St. Peter’s Bakery is going to show us how they make their fantastic bread!  If you pre-register for the demo, you will be entered in a raffle to win a loaf of their bread once a week for the month of May!

This week we welcome a new artisan food producer, Natalie’s Craft Kombucha!  Be sure to stop by to meet her.  Sarah, from Peach Bottom Farm returns this week with her farm grown asparagus and rhubarb and baked goods.  Several of our vendors are having sales and special this week.  Be sure to read the listings below so you don’t miss them!

Joe Willson will perform on stage from 10 to 1, be sure to grab a seat and listen to his incredible fingerstyle guitar music.

It’s still early in the growing season, so you won’t find heat loving vegetables and fruits YET… but they will come later in the season! In the meantime, enjoy those springs greens while you can.

See you at the Market!

April 28

April 30

Happy Arbor Day our national celebration of trees!  At market this coming Saturday, Yellow Springs Farm will bring native plants, trees and shrubs to the market.  We will also welcome Brandywine Biochar who makes biochar to help your garden grow.  Huyard Farm returns this week with beautiful hanging baskets.

April 20

4/23/16

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate Earth Day this Saturday!  Earth Day is a great time to plant a garden and our own Dan Heckler of Jacks Farm will be on stage at 9am to tell you how he starts seeds and plants a garden in a Q and A format.  Bring your questions!

We are very excited to welcome Weckerly’s to the market this week.  They make micro-batches of incredible ice cream and ice cream sandwiches.  Weckerly’s is coming on selected Saturdays so be sure to stop by this week to pick some up.

Neil’s will be here to sharpen your knives and pruners while you shop.

Our artists will be here with unique items, many of which are made from re-used items or salvaged materials.  You’ll also find bird and bat houses to help these feathered and furry friends.

April 12

4/16/16

What a difference a week makes!  We are looking forward to FANTASTIC weather this coming Saturday, April 16th for the market.  Be sure to stop by to see us- 9am to 1pm!!

April 2

4/9

Snow, snow go away!!!! Mother nature may send us some winter weather on Saturday, but the market will be OPEN!! If the weather is wet or white, we will set up in our winter location under the upper section of the bridge.   It will be cozy and DRY!!!

Blanko Dave will warm us all up with his great music and our food trucks will be serving up hot food!

Our artists will NOT be here this week, but they will return on April 23 for our Earth Day Celebration!

March 29

April 2, 2016

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We will be open from 9am to 1pm, EVERY Saturday starting this Saturday, April 2nd.


Come on down to get your favorite local food, listen to live music, play in the children’s area and enjoy our wonderful community!

March 24

3/24/2916

Spring is here and we are planning a great market on the Saturday before Easter!

February 23

3/12/16

MARCH MADNESS!!!

We are looking forward to a great market on Saturday, March 12th!

Our farmers, bakers and creators of delicious food will be out in force with your favorites.

February 10

2/13/16

Valentine’s Day is all about love and we hope you LOVE local, sustainable and delicious food as much as we do!!  We’ll have plenty of it this weekend, from veggies and mushrooms, to your favorite meats and fish, to bread, cheese, pasta, and pierogies, to chocolate and cookies.

And if you LOVE food trucks, we’ve got you covered!  What is more fitting than a sandwich from HEART Food Truck on Valentine’s Day!  Or how about a pie, LOVINGLY made by hand by Molly Johnston, pie maker extraordinaire.

It will cold on Saturday, but the good food and smiles will warm your heart.  Please come join us!

January 11

January 23, 2016

NEWS FLASH!!!!!

We are very excited about our special make-up market on Saturday January 30th!

Come see us, 10am to noon!!!

January 2

1/9/16

Happy 2016!!

Our next market is on Saturday, January 9th. We look forward to seeing you then!

December 18

12/18/15

The weather will feel like……Christmas on Saturday and we will be loaded with goodies for your holiday!

Neil’s Sharpening will be here to sharpen your knives for holiday carving, Ridge Valley will be here with the last of their 2015 maple syrup for holiday breakfasts, and our farmers and artisan food makers will be loaded with goodies to last you until our next market which is not until January 9th- yikes!!!

December 9

December 12, 2015

The weather keeps getting better and better for our holiday markets and we will be LOADED it goodies this Saturday, December 12th! This week Santa will make a trip to the market for photos with your doggie friends. We’ll snap an old school Polaroid for you to keep and take one with your phone if you like.

Lots of artists are bringing unique handmade items that make perfect gifts.

Our food trucks will be serving up farm to food truck fare to keep you well fed as you shop!

December 3

December 5, 2015

We have a great holiday market this Saturday, December 5th- it will almost be like a summer market and the weather will be warm too! We’ll have live music, food trucks, lots of farm fresh food and holiday gifts made by local artists!!!

November 27

11/28/15

We hope that everyone enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving with all of the great local food from the Market! The farmers and bakers and artisans thank all of you who have supported the Market.

The good news is that the Market will be open every Saturday from November 28th to December 19th from 10 am to 12 noon with lots of farm fresh food and great locally made unique holiday gifts!

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. Shopping at the market and in downtown Phoenixville is a great way to support the small local enterprises that enrich our lives and our community. We hope you will come down to see us! The weather will be unseasonably warm and Joe Willson will play holiday tunes for us on stage from 10am to noon! If you have out of town guests, why not bundle them up and bring them down to show them your market!

Some of our regular farmers are taking a break this week, but they will be back next week! They are: Shellbark Hollow, Sweetwater Bakery, Backyard Bison and North Star Orchard. Many of our special producers will be at the holiday markets on selected Saturdays. Be sure to check our newsletter so you don’t miss them!

See you at the Market!

November 20

November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving is about food, family, and bounty- sounds like the farmers’ market!  We hope that the good food our farmers grow and our artisans make will enrich your holiday.  How lucky we all are to know our farmers!  And how lucky the farmers are to know that we love their food.  They have chosen to come to us each Saturday not just to sell their products, but to become part of our community.  It is a treasure we can all be thankful for!

Our farmers love the market so much they they come year-round!  We will have holiday markets with farmers and artists every Saturday until Christmas.  The hours will be 10am to noon.

This Saturday we will have almost EVERYTHING for your holiday weekend!  Wine, chocolate, cheese, vegetables, fruit, apple cider, pies, gelato, cookies, cupcakes, the list goes on and on… And you can shop while listening to some superb music by the Hytha Family!

November 13

November 14

This is the last week to enter our FREE raffle for a Thanksgiving turkey plus a basket of market goodies.  Be sure to come to the market this week and stop by the market table to enter.  We will draw the winner at the close of the market at 1pm.

It’s the Second Saturday of the month and that means local artists will be at market! We will continue to have artists every week until Christmas to help you find unique, locally handmade goodies for holiday gifts.

This week, we welcome a new artisan food producer, The Polish Girl Pantry, makers of  pierogis. Be sure to check them out!

Many of our excellent bakers are taking pre-orders for the holidays for pies, cookies, breads and more.  What a great way to make holiday preparations easier while enjoying incredibly delicious food.  Be sure to ask the bakers about their offerings.

Parking can get tight at the market, but we have a great FREE option that includes a lovely short walk along the French Creek Trail.  On Saturday mornings, the lot on the far side of the borough hall is open to the public for free.  A few spots are designated for borough vehicles only-just take a look at the signs.  And if you have an electric vehicle,  there’s even a charging station.

See you at the Market!

November 5

November 7th

It looks like we will have perfect weather for Saturday’s market!  And we’ve got lots of reasons for you to come on out to see us.

We will have a special cooking demo  by  chef/owner of Majolica, Andrew Deery  on our stage at 9am.  You’ll learn some new ways to use farmers’ market ingredients AND, if you pre-register here, you’ll be entered in a free raffle to win a $50 Majolica gift certificate.

We are also having a FREE raffle for a farmers’ market Thanksgiving basket that will include a turkey plus the ingredients you need for a Thanksgiving meal.  You can enter the raffle one time each week for the next 3 weeks.  Stop by the market table to enter.  We will draw the winner on November 14th, and the winner can pick the basket up on the 21st.

We all know that walking is good for us and at 11 am you can learn more about the health benefits while you walk the Schuylkill River Trail.  The program is called Prescribe-A-Trail and you can read about it here.

As the weather gets cooler, we all reach for those winter coats to bundle up for the market.  Sadly, not all members of our community have jackets to keep themselves warm.  Jenny & Franks Gelato is collecting new and gently used coats plus new scarves, mittens, hats and gloves in support of the non-profit, Feel The Warmth. If you have something to donate, just bring it to their booth. They are accepting donations every Saturday until November 21st.  You can get more details here.

Joe Willson will amaze us with his fingerstyle guitar playing from 10am to 1pm.
We know that parking can get tight in the municipal lot nearest the market and want you to know that there is free parking in the Borough Hall lot at 351 Bridge Street on the side furthest from the market.  It is  very pleasant to walk the short section along the trail to the market from the lot!  There is also 2 hour parking along Main Street, Mill Street and Bridge Street so be sure to check those options out too!

See you at the Market!
October 28

10/31/15

Happy Halloween!  We are looking forward to a spooktacular market.    Come treat yourself to the great food our farmers grow and our food artisans make.

Halloween is dress up day and we are inviting shoppers, young, old and even canine to come in costume!  Bring your doggie friends in costume for a special dog treat at the market table.  Children in costume can get a free honey stick (with their parent’s premission of course!)

Even if you’re not in costume, we hope you will come join us!

October 23

10/24

We will have a perfect fall day for tomorrow’s market and a great lineup as well.

I
t is the 4th Saturday of the month and Neil’s Sharpening will be here.  Bring those dull knives and clippers and have them sharpened while you shop!

If you haven’t walked the new section of the Schuylkill RIver Trail, we invite you to do so tomorrow at 11am at the first of a series of Prescribe-a-trail walks!  The walk will start at the iron bridge by the Foundry and be led by Dr. Dana Burkholder of Phoenix Family Medicine and Charlene Burkholder, Director of Orthopedic Service Line at Phoenixville Hospital.  We hope you’ll shop at the market and then join us as we learn about the benefits of exercise while doing it!

Last week, several shoppers asked when we close for the season.  The answer?  We really don’t!!  We will be open every Saturday until Christmas.  After Thanksgiving, we shorten our hours to 10am to noon, but we still have the same great vendors PLUS artists every weekend. During the months of January through April, we will be open from 10am to noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

We know that parking can get tight in the municipal lot nearest the market and want you to know that there is free parking in the Borough Hall lot at 351 Bridge Street on the side furthest from the market.  It is  very pleasant to walk the short section along the trail to the market from the lot!  There is also 2 hour parking along Main Street, Mill Street and Bridge Street so be sure to check those options out too!

See you at the Market!
October 14

October 17, 2015

It will be a chilly, but beautiful day for tomorrow’s market which is perfect for our FREE animal show about Critter Coats at 9:15 presented by The Elmwood Park Zoo.  Bundle up your little ones or yourself and come on down to see it!

We are very pleased to partner with the Phoenixville Green Team for their 5th annual Green Earth Festival which will adjoin the market.  This year’s focus is on “Building a Healthy Community” in an effort to keep our local community vibrant, healthy and sustainable.  It’s a celebration to promote natural, sustainable, earth-friendly and community enterprises that will feature, presentations, demonstrations and children’s activities. Exhibitors specialize in variety of eco-friendly products and community services that make up our local economy.  You’ll find information about solar energy, hybrid bicycles, electric cars and much more.  Be sure to check it our while you are at the market!!  Click here for more information.

This is the week when we focus on health Phoenixville Hospital will be doing free blood pressure screenings.  Stop by to get yours tested!

We know that parking can get tight in the municipal lot nearest the market and want you to know that there is free parking in the Borough Hall lot at 351 Bridge Street on the side furthest from the market.  It is  very pleasant to walk the short section along the trail to the market from the lot!

October 9

October 10, 2015

It’s Second Saturday this week and we will have a very special visitor at the market!  Angel’s Wool Farm will make their annual appearance along with their adorable Angora rabbit.  Cindy will be spinning wool with the rabbit on her lap as she plucks its fur.  It’s a sight to behold!  We will have lots and lots of other artists in addition to our fresh, local food!

Couple this with bluegrass music and food trucks and you can make a day of your farmers’ market visit!

October 2

October 3rd

Neither rain nor snow nor a looming hurricane will keep your farmers from coming to the market!!  We will have lots and lots of good food at the market tomorrow and the warmth of our farmers’ smiles will brighten any day.

We were planning to have the Elmwood Zoo come do an animal show tomorrow, but they have postponed to October 17th.  Be sure to bring your little ones or yourself to the show to learn about Critter Coats then.

Wild For Salmon will be here with their wild caught salmon.  Tailgate season is here and Country Time is bringing lots of heat and eat ribs, pulled pork, sausages, and more.  It’s never too rainy for gelato and Jenny and Franks is offering a BOGO on singles(Buy one get one from their grab bag cooler).  Quantities are limited so stop by early!

September 22

September 26, 2015

We will be OPEN during the Pope’s visit this Saturday, September 26th!

September 17

September 19, 2015

September 19, 2015

We will have gorgeous weather for this Saturday’s market!

Fall weather is perfect for cooking and Chef Andrew Deery of Majolica is doing a cooking demo at the market onstage at 9am. We’re giving away one gift certificate to the restaurant to the lucky winner of our free raffle. To enter the raffle, register at Eventbrite here and then come to the demo ready to learn and taste!

September 10

September 12, 2015

It’s Second Saturday this week and that means local artists will be at the market this week!

Maple syrup is a perfect accompaniment to fall apples, sweet potatoes and winter squash, and this is the week that Ridge Valley Farm will be at market with the sweet elixir made in neighboring Montgomery County.  Be sure to grab some!

The Hytha Family will be on stage from 10am to 1pm.  Listening  to these talented Phoenixville locals will be sure to bring a smile to your face!

We may have a few showers tomorrow, but it looks like they may hold off until after the market.   Rain or shine, we will be here, and you can stay dry under the bridge!

Parking can get tight at the market, but we have a great FREE option that includes a lovely short walk along the French Creek Trail.  On Saturday mornings, the lot on the far side of the borough hall is open to the public for free.  A few spots are designated for borough vehicles only-just take a look at the signs.  And if you have an electric vehicle,  there’s even a charging station.

See you at the Market!

September 4

Setpember 5, 2015

We can’t think of a better way to spend the Saturday of Labor Day weekend than coming to the market to say hi to the farmers and food artisans who labor so hard to bring such yummy food to Phoenixville! Tomorrow you’ll find all kinds of meat for the grill, tons of fruits and vegetables, gelato, pasta, cookies, bread- we can’t list everything here.  Come on down to see it all!!!

August 28

August 29, 2015

Back to school!  Yes, as all of the parents and school age children know, summer vacation is coming to an end as the big yellow school buses will hit the road on Monday morning.  Things always seem to get a lot busier at this time of the year, and we have lots of ways to help put easy and healthy meas and lunchboxes together.  What could be easier than a crisp ripe apple or sweet plum?  Buffalo jerky makes a great protein snack.  Hummus and guacamole make perfect after school snacks or additions to sandwiches.

August 20

August 22

As summer vacation is drawing to a close, now is the time to savor all of the great produce that we will dream about come winter!  Sweet corn, summer tomatoes, peppers and eggplants will be in abundance at the market this week!

August 14

August 15th

How did we get to the middle of August?  The summer is flying by and now is the time to enjoy the best of summer vegetables and fruits!

We’re already to the 3rd Saturday of the month when we focus on health.  Phoenixville Hospital will be doing free blood pressure screenings.  We are happy to say the Wild for Salmon will be back at the market with the first of their 2015 catch!

August 7

August 8

It’s the second Saturday of the month and we will welcome several local artists and the Raven Hill Ramblers, a great local bluegrass band.

July 31

August 1

Calling all families with small children!  On Saturday at 9:15, The Elmwood Zoo will present “Wildlife Workout” on stage at the market with some live animals.  We hope you’ll like this special show!

Summer fruits and vegetables will be at the market in abundance!  We’ll also have great artisan foods, plus our locally made cheeses and pasture raised meats for the grill.

The weather will be perfect so come see us!

July 24

July 25

tomato, and you’ll find both at the market this weekend.  Now is the time to enjoy simple preparations of these spectacular ingredients!   And of course we will have many other fruits and vegetables: plums, berries, carrots, peppers… the list is too long to include them all.  Many of our food artisans are taking advantage of summer’s bounty too!  St. Peters’ and Nomadic Pies are baking up seasonal fruit pies,  Jenny and Franks is freezing blueberry basil gelato, and Baba’s is brewing peach and sage Kombucha-yum to all!

The weather will be perfect for shopping, talking with neighbors and friends and eating and cooking tomorrow.  Blanko Dave will perform on stage as we celebrate the bounty of summer.  Be sure to join us!

We know that parking can get tight in the municipal lot nearest the market and want you to know that there is free parking in the Borough Hall lot at 351 Bridge Street.  It is  very pleasant to walk the short section along the trail to the market from the lot!

See you at the Market!
July 16

July 18th, 2015

We have a very special treat at 9 this Saturday!  Andrew Deery, chef/owner of Majolica, will give a free cooking demo using farmers’ market ingredients.  You can reserve a seat and enter a free raffle for a Majolica gift Certificate here!

July 10

July 11, 2015

It’s Second Saturday this week and that means local artists will be at the market this week!  It’s Blobfest in Phoenixville and some of our vendors have made some Blob specials.  Be sure to bring your appetite tomorrow, because all three food trucks will be serving the best farm to food truck dishes!

Summer fruits are really coming in!  Quarryville Orchard will join us this week with their peaches and plums!  We look forward to seeing Aaron Esch, orchard owner.  He was one of our original farmers when the market started back in 2002!

Maple syrup is a perfect accompaniment to summer peaches and this is the week that Ridge Valley Farm will be at market with the sweet elixir made in neighboring Montgomery County.  Be sure to grab some!

Christine & Company will perform there upbeat music on stage from 10am to 1pm.  Be sure to grab a seat and listen!

Parking may be a little tight tomorrow.  The Borough lot will be closed.  There is a municipal lot at the corner of Taylor Alley and Main Street in addition to the one by the market.  There is a large free lot behind Customers Bank, yes, it is a little walk to the market, but it will be a beautiful day, and it’s a great way to add to your daily steps!

Finally, mark your calendars for next Saturday, when Andrew Deery, owner/chef at Majolica, will give a cooking demo at 9am, July 18th. Last year he gave a fantastic demo- the food was absolutely gorgeous and delicious!  We will be raffling off a $50 gift certificate from Majolica.  To enter the raffle, sign up for the demo here.  You must be present at the demo to win, but of course you won’t want to miss it!

See you at the Market!

July 2

July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!  We have a super holiday lineup for all of your holiday picnics, and barbecues.

Here are a few suggestions to celebrate the red, white and blue:

Red- cherries, Red Cat cheese, Burgers or Steaks, red currants, red potatoes, red cabbage, beet hummus

Blue- blueberries, blueberry pie, Birchrun Blue cheese

Red, White & Blue combined:

White- Chevre, a bagette, hakurei turnip,

Star Spangled Vanilla: Silky Smooth Vanilla flecked with cherries and blueberries from Jenny & Franks

Stars & Stripes and  Old Glory Cupcakes from ICED by Betsy

June 24

June 27, 2015

Happy Summer!  The summer equinox was last Sunday so this is the first market of the official summer, and there are lots of reasons to celebrate!  Jenny and Franks will be bringing three fantastic summer sorbettos, Baba’s BREW is bottling up watermelon mint kombucha, and Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here to sharpen your knives while you shop.

June 19

June 19, 2015

The weather should be perfect for tomorrow’s market, just in time to stock up for Father’s Day!  Whether you are looking for sweet treats, the first summer tomatoes or pasture raised meats for your celebration, you’ll find just about everything you need at the market on Saturday!
It’s the third Saturday of the month, when we focus on health and Phoenixville Hospital will be giving free blood pressure screenings.  Stop by to get yours checked!

June 11

June 13, 2015

It’s Second Saturday this week and that means local artists will be at the market this week!  If you are looking for a gift for a dad in your life or one for yourself, you’ll find lots of good things!  From hand thrown pots, bat houses, bird feeders, and furniture for dads to jewelry and candles for fun, we’ll have so many items to choose from.

Of course the local food is king at the market and we will have lots and lots of it!  Summer vegetables are starting to come in, and we’ve got all kinds of meats for the grill.  All 3 of our food trucks will be here this week along with great music from the Blue Moon Band!

June 4

June 6, 2015

Calling all families with small children!  On Saturday at 9:15, The Elmwood Zoo will present “Munch, Crunch, What’s for Lunch?” on stage at the market with some live animals.  We hope you’ll like this special show!

We will have a great market this week with a wonderful lineup of farmers and food artisans.

May 28

5/30/15

Strawberries will rule at the market tomorrow!  You’ll find them on farmers’ tables, in Jenny & Frank’s gelato, and in Nomadic Pies’ pies.  Now is the time to enjoy them in short cakes and salads and to make strawberry jam because the season never seems to last long enough!

The weather will be picture perfect tomorrow and we will have lots and lots of great food for your meals at home- check out our highlights below.  If you’re looking for healthy ways to quench your summer thirst, we have lots of options at the market every week- cold pressed juices, fermented kombucha, hand blended teas and of course iced coffee and tea.  Grab your favorite drink and take a seat in the shade this week to listen to singer songwriter Casey Alvarez!

If you have small children, mark your calendars for 9:15 next Saturday, June 6th- the Elmwood Zoo will give a live animal show on stage!

May 21

5/23/15

STRAWBERRIES!!!  Yes, they are finally ripe and will be at the market in limited quantities.  The good news is that this is just the beginning of the season for these red beauties.  It’s not too late to plant a garden of your own and we will have lovely plant starts this week including some very unusual varieties of chile peppers from Chile Spot.

Memorial Day marks the beginning of the grilling season and we will have just about everything for a start of summer picnic- burgers, hot dogs, pies, cupcakes, breads, cheese, the list goes on and on!

Do you have dull knives or clippers?  Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here this Saturday and on the 4th Saturday of every month.

Michael Kropp will sing his totally upbeat songs from 10am to noon.  What a way to start the summer!

May 15

5.16.15

Of course the market has fresh, healthy food every week, but on the 3rd Saturday of every month, we have have some extras to help us all stay healthy!  Phoenixville Hospital will conduct health screenings, and we’ll have other local businesses that offer health services.  Walking is one of the healthiest forms of exercise, and we invite you to check out the Schuylkill River Trail before you shop.  You’ll find the trail close to the Foundry- just cross the foot bridge and you are off!

All three of our food trucks will be at the market this week.  They all buy ingredients from local farmers, many of whom are at our market; you can support your local farmer while you enjoy their creative dishes! This week you’ll find things like Birchrun Blue & rhubarb mostada sandwiches, coconut curry spicy cilantro pie, Truck Stop biscuits & more.

Each week, more of our farmers return to the market as their crops start to come in.  This week, Peach Bottom Farm will return with spring vegetables and baked goods.  Sarah is looking forward to seeing old market friends and making new ones.

Joe Willson returns to the stage this week and will perform from 10am to 1pm.  Grab a seat and listen.

See you at the Market!
May 8

May 9. 2015

The weather will be picture perfect for tomorrow’s market when we will celebrate Mother’s Day!!

There will be lots and lots of ways to show your love for your mother and mother

A budding gardener’s purchase last week!
earth too- from birdhouses, birdfeeders, and plants, to hand made pottery, jewelry, candles, textiles and more!

We are very happy to say that all three of our food trucks will be here- come for breakfast and stay for lunch!  And be sure to grab a chair to listen to the amazing Hytha Family!

Of course we will have lots and lots of delicious food.  Be sure to walk the entire market so you don’t miss anything.

This week we welcome a new vendor, Chile Spot, makers of unique artisan chile pepper products and grower of unique varieties of peppers.  Stop by to meet them!

Parking- there is FREE parking in the lot next to the Borough Hall and it is a very pleasant short walk to the market along the trail!

See you at the Market!

April 30

May 2, 2015

It’s OPENING DAY at the market on Saturday and we will welcome so many of or wonderful food producers back to the market!! We have some great new producers this year and of course we are welcoming back our existing producers from last year!

Phoenixville singer songwriter Cliff Hillis will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.  Be sure to grab a cup of coffee and a chair to listen.

April 24

4/25/15

Hike, Bike, Listen, Tour, Draw, Eat, Shop and Sharpen!

These are all things you can do at our LAST winter market tomorrow!  We have partnered with the Phoenixville Green Team and Schuylkill River Towns to celebrate the recent opening of a missing link of the Schuykill River Trail.  Of course our regular farmers and artisan food producers will be here with all of your favorite goodies, but there will also be many special activities.  You can get the full scoop on the activities at this link, but here are a few highlights:

Bike Tour of Trail                                            11:15

Walking Tour of Foundry/French Creek    11:15

Musicians @ Trail                                            11:15 to noon

Chalk Art on Trail                                            10:00 – ongoing

Bike Check Station                                          10:30 – 11:15

Bike Helmet Fitting                                         10:30 – 11:15

Plein Air Artists                                                10:00 – ongoing

Bike Share                                                         11:00 – noon
We will set up in our main season layout, Joe Willson will perform on stage from 10am to noon and we will set up our children’s area!

The market will be overflowing with greens, plant starts, and our usual selection of the best local food!  Neil’s will be here to sharpen those dull knives and pruners.

Finally, Heart Food Truck is very pleased to be back at the market!

See you at the Market!!
April 8

April 11, 2015

It looks like the rain will be gone and we will have sunny weather for the market this Saturday!

March 31

April 4, 2015

We will be having a special Easter Market this coming Saturday, April 4th!  While some of our farmers will not be able to make it, you’ll still find lots and lots of goodies for the holiday weekend!

March 12

March 14, 2015

The cold weather is finally GONE and are farmers and food producers are looking forward to our next Winter Market on Saturday, March 14th from 10am to noon!

A sure sign of spring is the return of local maple syrup!  The frigid winter delayed the flow of the maple sap, but those days are gone and the syrup is flowing.  Ridge Valley Farm will be at the market with the first of their 2015 local maple syrup. Another sign of spring is the fact that 3 farms will have locally grown vegetables.

It may rain on Saturday, but you’ll stay dry under our bridge.

See you at the market!

February 25

February 28, 2015

Winter will be hanging for this week’s market, but there will be sure signs of spring!  Jacks Farm will return this week with tender pea shoots and mache, also called corn salad!  We will have lots and lots of great food and you’ll be able to grab a hot cup of coffee, hot soup and a hot sandwich while you shop.  Come on down to see us- Saturday, 10am to noon!

February 10

February 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day is all about love and we hope you LOVE local, sustainable and delicious food as much as we do!!  And we’ll have plenty of it this weekend, from apples, veggies and mushrooms, to your favorite meats and fish, to bread, cheese, hummus.

And if you LOVE food trucks, we’ve got you covered!  What is more fitting than a sandwich from HEART Food Truck on Valentine’s Day!  Or how about a pie, LOVEINGLY made by hand by Molly Johnston, pie maker extraordinaire.

It will cold on Saturday, but the good food and smiles will warm your heart.  Please come join us!

January 24

January 31, 2015

We hope you will join us for a special Winter Market on Saturday! Last week’s snow made it impossible for some of our farmers to come and so we added an extra market- just in time for the Superbowl!  You’ll find all the makings for a tasty Superbowl feast- Birchrun Blue Cheese, baguettes, smoked salmon, hummus, guacamole, salsa, mushrooms & more!  We’ll also have two food trucks cooking and serving hot food and Artisans will have hot coffee!  If you stop by Saint Peter’s Bakery be sure to thank Pete Melle who not only donated some REALLY BRILLIANT Baguettes to The Colonial Theatre Robert Burns Memorial Whisky Tasting Benefit last Friday – but also hand delivered them FRESHLY MADE – 2 hours before the event!!!  What a wonderful community we have!

We will have our next Winter Market on February 14th, so be sure to stock up!

If you haven’t come to one of our Winter Markets, please visit us!  We all set up in the upper portion under the bridge and make a cozy circle of incredibly delicious food.  Chances are that you will have a chance to chat with a neighbor or old friend, and you might even make some new acquaintances!

See you at the Market!!

January 16

January 24th

Here’s the latest.  The roads around much of Phoenixville are plowed, salted and wet so it is safe to drive!  However, out in Berks County they got more snow and ice and a few of our farmers have cancelled.  They are Country Time, Deep Roots, Paradocx, Vera Pasta, Wild or Salmom, Artisans  and HEART Food Truck.  We are so sorry, but we want our farmers to stay safe!  There will still be plenty of delicious food, so come on down to see us!!!

If the weather forecasts are right (which we hope!) it looks like we will only have a little snow that may well be rain by the start of the market tomorrow.  Our farmers are planning to come, but we will post any changes on our website, www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org.
We hope you will put on your boots and jackets and come on down to the market to see us!!

You may have noticed that Sue Miller sent her friend, Drew to the last winter market oh January 10th.  That’s because she was at the PA Farm Show where she won not one, but three first prizes, for the cheeses that we all know are out of this world delicious!  If you haven’t tried her cheese, be sure to stop by for a taste.  And if you are already a fan, be sure to congratulate Sue!

If you haven’t come to one of our Winter Markets, please visit us!  We all set up in the upper portion under the bridge and make a cozy circle of incredibly delicious food.  Chances are that you will have a chance to chat with a neighbor or old friend, and you might even make some new acquaintances!

January 2

January 10, 2015

It will be cold outside for our first Winter Market, so bundle up and come on down to see us under the bridge! HEART Food Truck and Nomadic Pies will be serving hot food and Artisan’s Cafe will have hot drinks. North Star Orchard will be bringing Gold Rush apples, Charlestown Farm will bring winter grown greens, and we’ll have a full selection of mushrooms, pork, beef, veal, chicken, buffalo, salmon, goat cheese, cow’s milk cheese, fresh pasta, fermented foods, teas, breads, soaps and soothing skin creams, all locally made, grown or caught(the salmon is caught by our very own PA fisherpeople, Steve and Jenn Kurian.)

Come see us 10am to noon, Saturday, January 10th!

December 26

DEcember 27, 2014

Ring out the old year and bring in the new with your favorite farmers’ market foods this Saturday, December 27th from 10am to noon!

And be sure to start the new year with sharp knives. Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here to sharpen your dull knives while you shop!

December 19

December 20, 2014

Tomorrow will be our LAST market before Christmas and we will have all kinds of great food for your holiday celebrations.  We’ll also have holiday gifts made locally by our artists, many of whom are also market shoppers.  What a wonderful community we have!

We hope you enjoyed seeing Santa with the dogs last  week. Santa  (Chuck Melle, from St. Peter’s Bakery) had such a good time that he is going to be Santa again this week!  If you didn’t get a photo of your dog last week, bring it this week to get one.  Look for Santa at the St. Peter’s stand.

On stage this week, the Hytha family will sing holiday favorites.  Be sure to grab a seat an listen and even sing-along!

We will have ONE MORE Holiday Market on December 27th from 10am to noon!

After the New Year, we will go to our winter schedule and we we will have markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, January through April. Our first Winter Market will be on January 10th.

See you at the Market!

December 12

December 13, 2014

It looks like we will have a beautiful day for our next holiday market on December 13th!

In spite of the fact that it is the middle of December, the market will be loaded with fresh picked vegetables and fruits as well as roasts, cheeses, teas, wine, chocolate, hummus, breads, candles, jewelry- everything you need for weeknight meals AND holiday celebrations and hostess gifts.

We have a VERY SPECIAL TREAT for our doggie market friends this Saturday.  Santa (thank you Chuck, from St. Peter’s Bakery!) will be on hand to have his photo taken with your four- legged best friend! We will have an old fashioned Polaroid to snap a shot and will also take 21st century shots with our phones.  So… bring your doggie to the market this Saturday!

December 5

December 6, 2014

It looks like we will have rain tomorrow, but you will be able to stay DRY under our beloved bridge!! And we have a great lineup this week! You’ll find all kinds of wonderful food and gifts, including apples from North Star Orchard and local maple syrup from Ridge Valley Farm.

The Firebird Festival is on Saturday and you’ll be able to make a Firebird want, free of charge, courtesy of Artypantz Productions!

On stage Joe Willson will perform holiday favorites!

This week we’ll be joined by some great artists – be sure to take a look at their creations.
Don’t forget that the Market will be open every Saturday from 10am to noon until the New Year, when we have markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

November 26

November 29, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope that some of the wonderful foods that our farmers and artisans produce graced your holiday table.  We are all thankful that you choose to support them.  Fortunately, the market season is not over!!  We will have special Holiday Markets every Saturday from 10am to noon from now through December 27th! You’ll be able to pick up mushrooms, veggies, cheeses, meats, salmon, baked goods, HOT coffee and gifts.

This coming Saturday, November 29th, is Small Business Saturday and we will be open!  This is one of our smaller markets but we will still have lots and lots of great food.  If you have out-of-town guests visiting, we invite you to bring them along to show them our special town!

SEE YOU AT THE MARKET!!

November 21

November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving is about food, family, and bounty- sounds like the farmers’ market!  We hope that the good food our farmers grow and our artisans make will enrich your holiday.  How lucky we all are to know our farmers!  And how lucky the farmers are to know that we love their food.  They have chosen to come to us each Saturday not just to sell their products, but to become part of our community.  It is a treasure we can all be thankful for!

Our farmers love the market so much they they come year-round!  We will have holiday markets with farmers and artists every Saturday until Christmas.  The hours are 10am to noon.  As a preview for the markets, this week Ruth Sitko, of Sitko Farms in Pottstown, will join us with her handmade wreaths!

This Saturday we will have almost EVERYTHING for your holiday weekend!  Candles, wine, chocolate, cheese, vegetables, fruit, apple cider, pies, gelato, cupcakes, the list goes on and on… And you can shop while listening to some superb music by the Blanko Dave!

November 14

November 15, 2014

Hello Market Shoppers!

The weather may be a little chilly tomorrow, but it’s November and your farmers and artisans  will be out in force with the best fresh and local food and WARM smiles on their faces!

Wild for Salmon and Country Time Farm will be here for the last time before Thanksgiving, so be sure to stock up.  They will be back for Holiday markets between Thanksgiving and Christmas and for our Winter Markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from January through April.  Winter may be on the way, but we want to make sure you can enjoy your farmers’ market favorites throughout the entire year!!

If you enjoy Birchrun Hill’s cheeses, you should check out their Kickstarter campaign.  They’re hoping to build a cheese cave which will mean more cheese for us!

Joe Willson will play on stage from 10am to 1pm. Be sure to grab a seat, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the show!

See you at the Market!

November 6

November 8th, 2014

It’s Second Saturday this week and local artists will join us with handcrafted items ranging from beautiful wooden bowls and pottery tableware to handspun yarn and one of a kind jewelry.

Of course our farmers and food artisans will be here with just picked apples, fresh cider, root vegetables, greens, fresh loaves of beautiful bread and much much more!

The Hytha Family will rock our stage staring at 10am.

See you at the market!!!

October 31

November 1, 2014

Well, the weather will be seasonal tomorrow, chilly and cloudy, but our farmers will great you with WARM SMILES!!!!  They’ve got great food this weekend, all the makings for warm soups, roasts, pastas and more. And if you don’t have time to cook, there are lots of easy ways to put a farmers’ market meal together with minimal effort.

Last week, we had a great cooking demo by Andrew Deery of Majolica.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it, you can get two of the recipes in our recipe section.  He had such a good time that he plans to return next season!

With the cooler weather, our massage and cooking demos have come to an end, but they will be back next spring!  In the meantime, we will have live music every week at 10am and our farmers and artisans will continue to bring the freshest and best local food around! This week, John Costello will play on stage!

And don’t forget that the market runs through Christmas. After Thanksgiving, our hours will be from 10am to noon.

October 21

October 25, 2014

The weather will beautiful for the last market in October this coming Saturday, October 25th!  We will have a very special cooking demo on stage at 9am when Andrew Deery chef/owner of Majolica will share his knowledge and passion for food with us.  He’ll talk about sourcing food locally, plating dishes and then he’ll cook up dishes to taste using farmers’ market vegetables, fruits and cheeses.  Plan to come and learn before you shop!

Of course our farmers and artisan food producers will have loads of seasonal specials- chai tea, mulling spices, pumpkins, maple walnut gelato, heirloom apples and much more!

This is the week that Neil’s Sharpening comes to the market so bring those dull knives and have them made like new while you shop or watch the demo!

October 15

October 18, 2014

Sunshine!!!  Yes, it is supposed to by beautiful for this Saturday’s market on October 18th!

We will have a great lineup of vendors and will also focus on health.  Phoenixville Hospital will conduct free blood pressure screenings and Cooking Spotlight will teach shoppers how to make a quick healthy meal with market ingredients.

Come on down to see us at the market!

October 10

October 11, 2014

History sometimes repeats itself, and so does the weather.  It looks like we may have a little rain in the morning, but it should be fleeting.  We are forever grateful for the protection of our beautiful bridge!

We are happy to say that all three of our food trucks will be at the market tomorrow, so be sure to bring your appetite!  It’s Second Saturday and that means that local artists will join us.  You’ll also find local maple syrup from Ridge Valley, small batch artisan nut butters from Nutty Novelties, in addition to all of our great local food.

If you are a coffee lover, be sure to stop by the market at 9am to see Woody Decasere, Chief Roaster at One Village Coffee,  demonstrate the various methods of brewing your favorite One Village Blend of coffee.  There will be a free raffle to win a package of their coffee.

See you at the Market!

October 3

October 6, 2014

Rain, Rain, go away….but if it doesn’t, we will be DRY under the bridge and our farmers and food artisans will be happy to see you with smiles on their faces!

We have some great fall foods this week and at 9am, Rachel Stevenson of Reshaping Nutrition will show us how to make a delicious and healthful Figgy Delicata Squash and an arugula salad!  If you sign up here, you can enter a free raffle to win a $10 coupon good towards one of her popular classes.

As we hope you know, later in the day tomorrow, Phoenixville is hosting its Food Truck Festival.  The town will be hopping and we hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy it!  The 100 and 200 blocks of Bridge Street will be closed to traffic, but Main Street will remain open.  You may have to make a little detour, but you’ll still be able to come and go from the market!

See you at the Market!

September 26

September 27

We will have delightful weather for the first official Saturday of fall tomorrow.  Fall produce will be abundant and we will have a great cooking demo at 9 am where you can learn how to make Butternut Squash Soup and Kale, Blue Cheese, Cranberry salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette.  All are welcome at the demo, but you can guarantee a seat and a taste by signing up  here. Many of our farmers and artisan food producers have fall specialties- be sure to stop by each stand to have a look!

The Mingo Creek Balladeers will play on stage starting at 10- be sure to grab a seat and listen!

This is the week when Neil’s Sharpening comes so be sure to bring those dull knives and have them sharpened while you shop and chat.  It’s also the weekend when some of the businesses in town join us.  Phoenixville keeps getting better and better thanks to them and to you!

See you at the Market!

September 19

September 20, 2014

First of all,  thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Best of Philly Hot List– we won!!! And many thanks to our great farmers, artisan food makers, customers, musicians and artists who make our community so wonderful! You are the best!

It has felt like fall on and off for several weeks, but this is the last official Saturday of the Summer.  Now is the time to grab the last of some of the  summer goodies like peppers and tomatoes, and it’s also the time to welcome favorite fall greens, winter squash and yes, Asian pears!

This is the Third Saturday of the month when we pay particular attention to health.   You’ll find healthful grass-finished beef, wild caught Alaska salmon and  extra virgin olive oil in addition to all of our other wonderful foods.  You may wonder why we have olive oil and salmon when we are a local and producer only market.  Although the Salmon is caught in Alaska, our fisherfolk are from Bloomsburg, PA.  The olive olive oil comes from Palestine, where a local charity,Playgrounds for Palestine, works directly with Palestinian olive farmers who produce the oil.  Proceeds from the oil help build playgrounds so that Palestinian children have an opportunity to enjoy play.

Special activities on Saturday are:

9AM An onstage cooking demo by local cooking school Cooking Spotlight.  Vicky will be cooking Asian pear slaw and a Leek, Fennel & Potato Soup- both sound delicious! You can ensure that you get a seat and a taste by signing up here.  We usually have extra seats so be sure to check out the demo, even if you don’t sign up.

Free blood pressure screenings and information from Phoenixville Hospital


See you at the Market!

September 8

September 13, 2014

Fall Fiber Festival on September 13th!

We will have lots of yarn and woolen items at the market but the stars will be the angora rabbits ad live alpacas!  Angel’s Wool Farm will bring the bunnies and Over Home Alpacas will bring the ever so gentle alpacas.

Here’s a list of the Fiber Farms and Artists who will be coming:

  • Angel’s Wool Farm
  • Little Lost Creek Alpacas
  • Kimberton Hills
  • Over Home Alpacas
  • Shirsty Cat Designs

Of course we will have our wonderful food and live music as well as other local artists.

Vine Dining will give a cooking demo on stage at 9am.

September 5

September 6, 2014

Hello Market Shoppers

It may be September, but we will have lovely summer weather tomorrow morning- perfect for a trip to the market.  And there are lots of reasons to stop by!

If you are a coffee lover, we have a very special treat for you!  At 9am, Woody Decasere, Chief Roaster at One Village Coffee, will be on stage demonstrating the various methods of brewing your favorite One Village Blend of coffee.  A variety of blends (whole beans) will be available to purchase at Artisans booth.  After the demo, Dirk Quinn will wow us with his incredible jazz/funk guitar.

The market will be overflowing with produce- this is the time when you can still find summer favorites like tomatoes and peppers, but also fall greens and winter squash- the cooking and eating possibilities are endless!

North Star will bring its first apple cider- yum!  Of course it is delicious as a drink, but it also makes a wonderful glaze for salmon, pork and winter squash.  We’ve put a few links in our recipe section. Speaking of salmon, Wild For Salmon will bring a large supply of their 2104 catch!

This is the LAST week to vote for us on Philly Hot List.  If our market is YOUR market (which we certainly hope!), please vote for us here – the deadline is September 7th.

Next week we will have a very special market- It is our Fiber Fest when local farmers and handspinners will bring yarn, woolen items AND live animals- angora rabbits and alpacas.  Look for more info in next week’s newsletter.

See you at the Market!

August 29

August 30, 2014

Where did the summer go????  We hope you’ll come enjoy the beautiful holiday weekend with us on Saturday morning.  We are happy to say that all three food trucks will be with us so you can plan to come for breakfast and stay for lunch!

Of course Monday is Labor Day, and our farmers are some of the hardest workers around.  It’s safe to say that most of them will be spending part of Monday tending animals and crops.  We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Labor Day than to serve up some of their delicious food.  And remember, the end of summer does not mark the end of the market season!  In fact, we will have weekly markets all the way through the end of 2014.  The end of August does mark the end of the Philly Hot List voting and we were happy to be nominated as the best farmers’ market! If you haven’t voted, we certainly appreciate your support.  You can vote here.

Back to school season is here, and even though many of us are well beyond those days, there is always something new to learn.  This week, Rachel Stevenson, of Reshaping Nutrition, will give a special cooking demo on stage at 9am where we will learn how to make ratatouille zucchini boats- yum!  You can guarantee a seat by signing up here.

SEE YOU AT THE MARKET!!!

August 22

August 23

Hello Market Shoppers

There may be a stray shower tomorrow morning, but we will be dry under the bridge rain or shine!!  The end of the summer is coming and sad as that may be, it also means that some fall veggies like kale and arugula and winter squash will be at the market in addition to all of summer’s bounty- so many cooking and eating options!

Calling all dull knives and clippers!  This is the week that Neil’s Sharpening Service will be at the market.

We have a real treat on stage this week.  Carriage House Brass will perform from 10am to 1pm.  Be sure to stop by and listen as they play many popular favorites.

A few of our regulars will not be at the market this week but they will return next week!  They are:
Heart Food Truck
Sunflower Truck Stop
Jenny & Franks Artisan Gelato
Nomadic Pies is baking extras of their delicious single serving sweet and savory pies so there will still be delicious farm to food truck treats to enjoy!

August 15

August 16, 2104

The summer is flying by and these are the weeks to stock up on mouthwatering fruits and vegetables and preserve them.  What could be better than savoring a homemade bright red marinara sauce on a cold winter night?  If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at canning, we have a special treat for you.  There will be a very special canning demo on stage at from 9 to 10:30 where chef Don Stauffer will show us how to make canned sauce and salsa.   We’ll also be giving out lots and lots of free canning supplies.  You can sign up for the demo here.

We are happy to say that Wild for Salmon is back from Alaska and they will be at the market with some of their 2014 catch- yum!

As part of our focus on health on the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Phoenixville Hospital will be conducting free blood pressure screenings.  Stop by the market table to have yours checked.

See you at the Market!

August 8

August 9, 2014

Tomorrow we will have perfect weather to celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week!  The stars are aligned for a spectacular market- bountiful produce, meats, cheeses, and artisan food, PLUS great music from Christine & Company, PLUS unique handmade items from local artists!

If you love the market, we hope you’ll vote for us on Philly Hot List!  Just click here to do it.

At 9am, we’ll have a vacuum freezing demo on stage where we’ll show how to thaw, marinate and re-freeze farmers’ market meats for easy meals.  This is a great way to make a lot of meals out of a single piece of meat.  With a little bit of preparation you can make lots of easy meals.  You can sign up for the demo here.

Next week is National Can It Forward Day and we will have a very special canning demo at 9am.  Everyone who attends will receive free canning supplies, courtesy of the Ball Company!  You can sign up for the demo here.

See you at the Market!

July 31

August 2, 2014

There may be a few showers tomorrow morning, but we will be DRY under the bridge.  Our farmers and artisans will be out in force rain or shine.  Summer vegetables  are at their peak, the array of colors and shapes at the farm stands is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!

If you are looking for new ways to cook farmers’ market veggies, plan to come at 9 and watch the cooking demo by Sara Glassman of Vine Dining.   If you plan to come, we’d love it if you’d sign up here, but it is not necessary- Everyone is welcome!

This week, the Phoenixville Green Team Garden Group is having a an event called Veggies in the Hood.  It is a free walking tour of vegetable gardens in the borough.  You can pick up a map at the Time Bank stand at the market and walk the tour after you’ve bought your goodies!

Joe Willson will play on stage from 10am to 1pm, be sure to take a seat and listen for a while- he never ceases to amaze us!

***As many of you may already know, the Phoenixville Borough has changed their parking rules and the new hours require paid parking from 8am to 10pm Monday through Saturday- $.25 for every 15 minutes. We realize that no one likes to pay to park, but the reality is that running a municipality costs money and we appreciate the support the borough gives us.  The meters in the lot nearest the market take quarters.  In an effort to make the change a little easier to swallow, we will have a supply of quarters at our table and can make change for small bills.  There is free parking in the Borough Hall parking lot on Saturdays (Please do not park behind the building as those spots are reserves for official business), and 2-hour free parking on the street.  If you live near enough the market to walk or bike, you’ve got a new reason to get active and do it!  Last week a family arrived on their bikes and we snapped a shot.

July 25

July 26, 2014

Tomorrow the fruits and vegetables of summer will be everywhere at the market!   Peaches, nectarines, blueberries, raspberries, apples, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers…the list goes on and on….AND we’ll have so much other great food too!

We hope you will join us for a special cooking demo at  9am when chef, Blake Swihart will show us  how to make Spicy Bison Shortribs, and Birchrun Hills fritters.  Of course you’ll get to get a taste1  The demo is FREE and you can guarantee a seat by signing up here.

This is the FOURTH Saturday of the month when we celebrate our wonderful town.  You’ll find some great local businesses along the trail.

  • Black Walnut Winery will bring their locally made wine
  • Bridge Street Chocolates will bring chocolates that Gail makes in her shop downtown
  • Retold Tales will bring used cook books to help you use all the great farmers’ market ingredients
  • Design Grove will have craft activities for children
  • The Kids Closet will bring gently used clothing so you can RE-USE!!
  • PABA, Phoenixville Area Business Association will have a table so you can learn more about our town.

The FOURTH SATURDAY is also the week to bring your DULL knives and clippers to the market.  Neil’s Sharpening Service will make them like new!

Perennial favorite and Phoenixville local Cliff Hillis will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.

See you at the Market!

July 18

July 19, 2014

What a market we have for July 19th!  First of all, we will welcome back fruit farmer, Aaron Esch.  Aaron was among the 4 initial farmers at our market way back in 2002 when we were in the lot of Bridge & Main.  In case you’re wondering, the other three are Charlestown Farm, Hoagland Farm and Kimberton Hills/Sweetwater Bakery.  Of course the market has grown since then and we are so so happy to have such wonderful farmers and artisan food producers.

This week you’ll find summer fruits and veggies in abundance!! Peaches, plums, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sweetcorn- Yum!  If you want to learn how to freeze some of summer’s goodness, stop by the stage at 9am where we will be demonstrating vacuum freezing.

This week we will also focus on health.  The Phoenixville Hospital will give free blood pressure screenings, Playgrounds for Palestine will be selling their healthful extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil, and Eckerton Hill farm will be selling medicinal herbs.

We will have great music by Tamara Sheen and Sandy Pluto on stage starting at 10 am.

See you at the market!

July 11

July 12, 2014

We are looking forward to GREAT weather for tomorrow’s market!  Cucumbers and zucchinis are abundant at this time of the year and we will have a special quick pickle canning demo at 9am.   You can sign up for the demo here to enter a free raffle to win a small batch canning kit.

It’s the Second Saturday of the month and that means we will have artists and a band!  Christine & Co.  will perform on stage starting at 10am.

See you at the Market!!!

July 4

July 5, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!!  We are looking forward to a great market for the holiday weekend.

We’ll start off with a very special cooking demo on stage at 9am when Marisa McClellan, author of Preserving by the Pint, will show how to make and can a recipe from her book.  Joe Willson will play on stage immediately after the demo.

We will have LOTS of great food tomorrow! Summer fruits and vegetables are coming in and of course we’ll have our usual pasture raised meats, cheeses and all of the wonderful artisan food for your holiday picnics.

June 26

June 28, 2014

We hope you will join us at 9am to learn how to cut up and freeze a whole chicken- EASILY!!! Kelly Smith, of Deep Roots Valley Farm, will show us how to do it!

This is the FOURTH Saturday of the month when we celebrate our wonderful town.  You’ll find some great local businesses along the trail.

  • Black Walnut Winery will bring their locally made wine
  • Bridge Street Chocolates will bring chocolates that Gail makes in her shop downtown
  • Retold Tales will bring used cook books to help you use all the great farmers’ market ingredients
  • Design Grove will have craft activities for children
  • The Kids Closet will bring gently used clothing so you can RE-USE!!
  • PABA, Phoenixville Area Business Association will have a table so you can learn more about our town.

The FOURTH SATURDAY is also the week to bring your DULL knives and clippers to the market.  Neil’s Sharpening Service will make them like new!

Perennial favorite Mike Kropp will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.

See you at the Market!

June 19

June 21, 2014

Saturday, June 21st is the first official day of summer and what better way to celebrate than to come to the farmers’ market!  We’ll have our usual lineup of great food and live music, plus we’ll be hosting a cooking demo by the Cooking Spotlight on stage from 9am to 10am.  The cooking won’t stop there!  As part of our Discover You Can program, we’ll be making a  delicious low- sugar strawberry jam at the market table.

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, when we focus on health.  Phoenixville Hospital will be here to do free blood pressure screenings, Playgrounds for Palestine will bring extra virgin olive oil.

See you at the market!

June 13

June 14, 2014

The rain will be GONE for tomorrow’s market on June 14th and we will have a GREAT market!

Strawberries will reign supreme and there will be lots of just-picked vegetables straight from the fields.  It’s Fathers’ Day on Sunday and we will have everything you need for the grill- beef, bison, pork, veal, poultry AND lots of portabella mushrooms.  If you are looking for a Fathers’ Day gift, several of our artists will have wonderful gifts- handmade mugs, birdhouses and birdfeeders.  And if the Dad in your like like to read, we’ll have a locally written book that is set in none other than Phoenixville!  Author Robb Cadigan will be signing copies of Phoenixville Rising.

We’ll have great bluegrass music on stage from 10am to 1pm and our food trucks will serving up delicious local food.  They buy many of their ingredients from our farmers.  We’ve all heard of farm-to-table, but this is farm-to-foodtruck, and it couldn’t be more delicious!

June 5

June 7, 2014

June 7, 2014

Strawberries will be at the market in force again this week, but that is not the only reason to come to the market.  This will be the LAST week that Wild for Salmon will be at the market until August when they return with the 2014 catch.  Better plan to stock up.

We are very excited to welcome Vine Dining who will give a cooking demo on stage at 9am sharp.  Come early, grab a cup of coffee and a seat and learn how to make a healthful and delicious dish featuring farmers’ market veggies.

Perennial favorite, Joe Willson, will perform on stage starting at 10 am.

More veggies are coming in to season every week.  On Saturday you’ll find:

shell peas, sugar snap peas, asparagus, mushrooms, scallions, nappa cabbage, lettuce, kale, baby zucchini, hakurei turnips, radishes, beets, kholrabi, broccoli, strawberries and rhubarb and there might be a few other surprises too!

May 30

May 31, 2014

It is finally STRAWBERRY season- YUM!  Longview Center for Agriculture will bring some fresh from their fields.  Be sure to stop by their stand.  More and more vegetables are coming in as the weather gets warmer and you will find lots of them at the market.

The weather will be GORGEOUS and we will have LOTS of local food.  Local favorite Cliff Hillis will perform on stage from 10 am to noon.  Be sure to grab a seat and listen for a bit.

Once again, all three food trucks will be here- be sure to check out their menus.

May 19

May 24th

May 24th

The Food Trucks are BACK this week and they are here to stay for the REST OF THE SEASON!!!  That’s right,  Sunflower Truck Stop, HEART Food Truck and Nomadic Pies all plan to be at the market every week!

This is the FOURTH Saturday of the month when we celebrate our wonderful town.  You’ll find some great local businesses along the trail.

  • Black Walnut Winery will bring their locally made wine
  • Bridge Street Chocolates will bring chocolates that Gail makes in her shop downtown
  • Retold Tales will bring used cook books to help you use all the great farmers’ market ingredients
  • Design Grove will have craft activities for children
  • The Kids Closet will bring gently used clothing so you can RE-USE!!
  • PABA, Phoenixville Area Business Association will have a table so you can learn more about our town.

The FOURTH SATURDAY is also the week to bring your DULL knives and clippers to the market.  Neil’s Sharpening Service will make them like new!

Perennial favorite Mike Kropp will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.

See you at the Market!

May 16

May 17, 2014

The rain will be GONE and we are looking forward to a GREAT market tomorrow, May 17th!

Plan to come at 9am for  a great cooking demo by Cooking Spotlight on stage.  They’ll use some market ingredients to whip up a quick, easy and delicious dish – Polenta with wild mushroom ragout and shaved asparagus salad!

Of course we’ll have LIVE music afterwards and our farmers, fishermen, and food artisans will bring a wonderful selection of items including:  asparagus, rhubarb, spring greens, salmon and much much more!

Spring is for planting and we have lots of plants at the market tomorrow.  Charlestown Play House will have their annual plant sale at the market, JACKS Farm will have lots of starts, and Homestead Farm will have bedding flowers and lovely hanging baskets.

May 9

May 10, 2014

We have a great lineup of farmers, food, music and artists for tomorrow’s market!  Each Second Saturday of the month, we celebrate local arts in our community and invite them to sell the unique items that they have crafted by hand.  Tomorrow you’ll find one-of-a-kind functional items that are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts or just a celebration of spring.

Please take a look at the information from our farmers and artists below to see what they are bringing.  We hope you’ll come to the market to stock up on great local food for your meals during the week and then you’ll stay for lunch.  Tomorrow we will have THREE food trucks, each offering unique items.  We’re so happy the the Sunflower Truck Stop is returning.  They’ll be joined by HEART Food Truck and Nomadic Pies- all three are committed to using local ingredients to support our farmers. And of course, their food is delicious!

We are VERY HAPPY to announce that our market was one of 50 across the country selected to host canning and freezing demonstrations as a part of the national Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share Program.  During the months of June, July and August, we’ll host canning and freezing demos, have raffles, and be on hand to help you preserve all of the great farmers’ market food.  We’ll have more information later, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for July 5th when local author and canning rock star, Marisa McClellan will give a free demo at the market!

It may rain tomorrow, but please don’t let that stop you from coming out.  You can shop under the shelter of our wonderful bridge!

April 30

May 3, 2014

OPENING DAY is here!! On Saturday, May 3rd, we will be open from 9am to 1pm, with live music, our children’s area and lots of vendors!!  We will have much more information on Friday morning, so be sure to check back then.

April 24

April 26, 2014

This week will be our LAST Winter Market and we have a great lineup!

Next week we will return to our longer hours, 9am to 1pm, with LIVE music, the children’s area, food trucks and LOTS of wonderful farmers and artisan food producers.

April 18

April 18, 2014

YES!!! We are having a special Easter market tomorrow with lots of wonderful food and some locally made springtime crafts as well.  Local woodworker, George Whittam will be here with handmade birdhouses perfect for our feathered friends and the Color Farm will have beautiful tie-dyed items in bright spring colors.

OF COURSE we will have lots of food

  • Bridge Street Chocolates will be here with beautiful Easter chocolates
  • JACKS Farm will have lots of herb plants
  • Charlestown Farm will have baby bok choy, arugula, kale & more
  • Country Time Farm will have Easter hams and other pork products
  • Deep Roots Valley Farm will have LOTS of eggs!
  • Forks Farm will have their grass-fed beef.
  • Birchrun Hills Farm will have a selection of cheese and veal
  • Shellbark Hollow Farm will have wonderful goat cheeses
  • Oley Valley Farm will have their yummy mushrooms
  • Pureblend will have a selection of spring teas
  • St. Peter’s Bakery will have breads and backed goods
  • AND last but not least, ARTISAN’S Cafe will have coffee and tea and other specialties.
April 5

April 12

We’re down to the LAST month before the market returns to our longer hours with LOTS of vendors, food trucks, live music and our expanded setup!  In the meantime, we will have THREE markets in April, on the 12th, 19th and 26th.

March 31

April 12th

Our next market is on April 12th and we will be celebrating spring and warmer weather.  We will also have markets  on April 19th and 26th and then we resume regular hours on May 3rd- we can hardly wait!!

March 17

March 22, 2014

Happy Spring!  We hope you will celebrate this week by stopping down at the farmers’ market.  We’ll have a great selection of local food and wine.

March 6

March 8, 2014

We will have a beautiful day for our March 8th market!  This week we will have the FIRST 2014 Maple Syrup from Ridge Valley Farm!!! There have been enough warmish days for the sap to flow- lucky for us, but the supplies will be limited this week, but there will be more syrup later in the season.

Once again, we will have a full array of farmers’ market food.  Come on down to see us under the bridge.

SATURDAY, 10am to noon

February 19

February 22, 2014

55 degrees and sunny!!! That’s the forecast for this Saturday’s Winter Market and we couldn’t be happier!  Be sure to stop by the market between 10am and noon.  We’ll have breads, baked goods, pork, buffalo, beef, veal, turkey, chicken, salmon, eggs, vegetables, cheeses, fresh pasta, hummus, coffee and tea, and more!

February 7

February 8, 2014

It certainly has been a challenging week as winter brought us snow and ice and power outages.  Fortunately, it sounds like we will only get a dusting of snow this weekend.  Weather doesn’t stop our farmers and we will have a good showing at the market tomorrow.

We will still have wonderful food- locally grown salad greens, salmon, pork, honey, cupckaes, tea, hummus, pasta, bison, mushrooms, delicious breads, and hot drinks and baked goods from Artisans Cafe.  Deep Roots Valley Farm and Birchrun Hills Farm will not be at the market because they are at the annual PASA (PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture) conference in State College.  They will return next market full of new ideas gleaned at the conference.

In the meantime, we hope you will bundle up and come on down to the market!!

January 22

1/25/14

The weather will be a chilly on Saturday morning, but our farmers and food artisans will be at the market on Saturday with smiles on their faces and gloves on their hands!!  Right now it looks like the snow won’t arrive until after the market.

Calling all dull knives, clippers and blades- Neil’s Sharpening Service will sharpen them will you shop.  Forks Farm will be here with their grass-fed beef and Deep Roots Valley is having a special sale on turkeys.  You can read about it all in our newsletter here.

See you at the Market!

January 1

January 11, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

We are now our winter schedule with outdoor markets under the bridge on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

Our NEXT MARKET is on JANUARY 11th!

We hope you will join us at our first market of 2014 this coming Saturday!  It may be January, but the weather will feel more like April with a predicted high of 61 degrees with a few showers- don’t forget that we will all be dry under the bridge.   If your stocks of local food are running low, you are in luck!  Many of our regular producers will be at the market this weekend!

If you haven’t come to one of our Winter Markets, please visit us!  We all set up in the upper portion under the bridge and make a cozy circle of incredibly delicious food.  Chances are that you will have a chance to chat with a neighbor or old friend, and you might even make some new acquaintances!

See you at the Market!!

December 27

December 28, 2013

We are looking forward to our special holiday market tomorrow morning. The weather will be beautiful and if you’ve run out of your favorite market goodies, you will have a chance to restock- what a great way to ring in 2014!  We will not have another market until January 11th.

Late breaking news… Wild for Salmon will be at the market this week!

Oley Valley has a great selection of mushrooms, Birchrun Hills will bring cheeses that pair perfectly with bread from Saint Peters Bakery.  And if you’re looking for eggs or pork for New Year’s Day brunch, Deep Roots Valley and Countrytime Farm have got it covered!  Pureblend will be bringing delicious and healthful teas to ring in a healthy new year.  Vera pasta will be bringing a selection of their fantastic pasta, perfect for special celebrations. Freshapeel Hummus will be here samples to try and maybe even a new flavor!  Finally, if you are planning to improve your health and well being in 2014, Michael Molesky, will at the market to help you get started.

We hope to see you at the Market!!

December 17

DEcember 21, 2013

We are looking forward to a GREAT market on December 21st!  The weather will be WARM and so many of our farmers, fishermen, bakers and artisans will join us.  Be sure to stop down between 10am and noon!

December 11

December 14, 2013

9am UPDATE!!!  No snow yet and no vendors have called to cancel!

Come on down to see us!  Marvin Andersen will play a set of Christmas Carols at 10 am.

It looks like we will  have more wintery weather for the market this Saturday, December 14th.  A few of our producers have decided not to come this week because they are coming from areas where heavier snow is predicted.  Wild for Salmon  will NOT be here this week, but they WILL BE HERE ON DECEMBER 21st, just in time for the holidays!

We will set up in our SNOW/RAIN mode with all of the vendors in a cozy circle under the upper part of the market, so you can stay DRY while you shop!

We will be updating our website and Facebook page with any changes and updates, but for now, the producers to the right are all planning to come.  Backyard Bison and Deep Roots Valley Farm are probably not going to make it, but they are waiting to see what the weather is like in the morning.

We hope you will come down to see us – 10am to Noon!

December 5

December 7, 2013

We have GREAT food this week at the farmers’ market on December 7th!  North Star Orchard will have apples and Asian pears,  and Birchrun Hills Farm will have some very special cheese- it’s called Tomme Mole and it is rubbed with cocoa, LaColombe coffee, cayenne and cinnamon.

On stage a local brass quintet will perform holiday favorites!

This week we’ll be joined by some great artists – be sure to take a look at their creations.

See you at the Market!

November 29

November 30, 2013

We hope that everyone enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving with all of the great local food from the Market!  The farmers and bakers and artisans thank all of you who have supported the Market.

The good news is that the Market will be open every Saturday from November 30th to December 21 from 10 am to 12 noon with lots of farm fresh food and great locally made unique holiday gifts and live music!

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. Shopping at the market and in downtown Phoenixville is a great way to support the small local enterprises that enrich our lives and our community.  We hope you will come down to see us! While the temperature tomorrow will be chilly, we’ll have all sorts of hot food to keep you warm!  If you have out of town guests, why not bundle them up and bring them down to the Market to listen to Joe Willson’s incredible fingerstyle guitar while having a cup of coffee and a HOT sandwich from the Sunflower Truck Stop or a delicious croissant from St. Peter’s Bakery?

Some of our regular farmers are taking a break this week, but they will be back next week! They are: Shellbark Hollow, Sweetwater Bakery, and ICED by Betsy.   Many of our special producers will be at the holiday markets on selected Saturdays.  Be sure to check our newsletter so you don’t miss them!

November 20

November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving is about food, family, and bounty- sounds like the farmers’ market!  We hope that the good food our farmers grow and our artisans make will enrich your holiday.  How lucky we all are to know our farmers!  And how lucky the farmers are to know that we love their food.  They have chosen to come to us each Saturday not just to sell their products, but to become part of our community.  It is a treasure we can all be thankful for!

Our farmers love the market so much they they come year-round!  We will have holiday markets with farmers and artists every Saturday until Christmas.  The hours are 10am to noon.  As a preview for the markets, this week Ruth Sitko, of Sitko Farms in Pottstown, will join us with her handmade wreaths!

This Saturday we will have almost EVERYTHING for your holiday weekend!  Candles, wine, chocolate, cheese, vegetables, fruit, apple cider, pies, gelato, cupcakes, the list goes on and on… And you can shop while listening to some superb music by the Dirk Quinn Band- it is a performance not to be missed!

November 13

November 16, 2013

We will have unseasonably warm weather on Saturday and the market will be full of great food.  The Sunflower Truck Stop will be BACK so you can grab an incredible sandwich to enjoy while you shop! Thanksgiving is almost here and this is the LAST week to order a pasture raised turkey from Deep Roots Valley Farm.

Special guest, Playgrounds for Palestine will bring a fresh batch of extra virgin olive oil- it is very flavorful and pairs perfectly with the kalamata olive bread from Saint Peters’ Bakery.

You’ll find fall fruits and veggies, delectable cheeses, pasture raised meats, matcha tea, adorable cupcakes and much more at the market on Saturday.

November 7

November 9, 2013

November 9th is the Second Saturday of the month and that means we’ll have artists and a band at the market!  The holidays are fast approaching and you’ll be able to pick up great hostess gifts in addition to the best local food. Apples and cider are in abundance, but so are vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, teas and some great specialty items like guacamole and humus.  This week we also have local MAPLE SYRUP, perfect for Thanksgiving breakfasts and side dishes.

October 31

November 2, 2013

November is here and thoughts seem to race towards Thanksgiving and farm harvests.  Of course we have enjoyed the bounty of our local farms all season, but they seem more special as the days grow colder and winter approaches.

We will have LOTS of great food this week, including Esopus Spitzenberg apples which were a favorite of Thomas Jefferson!  It is not too late to order a Thanksgiving turkey from Deep Roots Valley Farm. You can read about all of our specials this week here.
Don’t forget that the market runs year-round and we will have weekly holiday markets between Thanksgiving and Christmas followed by Winter markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, January through April.

See you at the Market!

October 18

October 26, 2013

The air will be crisp tomorrow morning and we hope you will bundle up and come on down to see us!

Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Neil’s Sharpening Service will be here for the LAST time before the holiday.  Grab your favorite carving knife and they will sharpen it while you shop!

Dirk Quinn will perform on stage from 10am to 1pm.

See you at the Market!

October 9

October 12

Come celebrate Octoberfest with us on Saturday, October 12th!

We’ll have everything for fall feasts and tailgates.   If you haven’t decorated your house for fall, be sure to stop by the Zerbes Farm stand at the market this week.  They’ll have pumpkins, straw bales, gourds and cornstalks.

In addition to our great local food, we’ll have lots of locally handmade pottery, jewelry, wooden items, woolen items and handspun yarn.  The Joe Hillman band will entertain us with great bluegrass music on stage form 10am to 1pm.

October 3

October 5, 2013

October!  It may feel like summer on Saturday, but fall is really here and the market will be overflowing with fall fruits and vegetables in addition to all of our great cheeses, meats, breads and artisan foods.  Many of our food artisans have special fall items like Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Gelato, Pumpkin Hummus and Harvest Moon Chevre.

Fall is a great time to plant perennials and shrubs and Sugarbush nursery will join us with their native plants.

Joe Willson will entertain us on stage from 10 an to 1pm.

See you at the Market!

September 27

September 28, 2013

The market will be hopping this week- LITERALLY!  Local farmers from Angel’s Wool Farm, Cindy and Woody Pierson will be at the market with their LIVE angora rabbit whose fur Cindy spins into lovely angora yarn as we host our 10th annual Fiber Festival.  Red Rope Farm and Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm will bring woolen items from their alpacas and other local handspinners will be spinning and selling their handspun yarns.

Of course we will have the freshest local food too.  If you have dull knives, this is the week that Neil’s Sharpening Service will join us.

On stage we will feature a Kevin McConnell jazz trio including amazing vocalist Paul Jost.

September 19

September 21, 2013

This Saturday we will celebrate the beginning of fall with the Green Earth Festival, held in conjunction with the Pheonixville Green Team.  In addition to all of our great local sustainable food, you’ll find electric cars, environmental information, children’s activities and much more. The  Hytha Family will be on stage from 10 to 1.

See you at the market!!!

September 13

September 14, 2013

We have an incredible market lineup tomorrow! Our artists will be out in force with beautiful and useful handmade items.  Be sure to check them out. It’s not too early to get a head start on holiday shopping

Fall fruits will be here in abundance and many of our farmers have great fall items. You can read about them below.  If you are a fan of Naught Nutty Love’s nut butters, now is the time to stock up. Sadly for us, but happily for her, Denise, the owner is moving to Florida.  Next Saturday will be her last week at the market.  We will miss her but wish her the best!

Country Time Farm is back this week!  Be sure to ask Ember and Paul about their trip last week.  They drove  to Ohio to pick up some heritage pigs.  ICED by Betsy and FreshaPeel Hummus return this week too!

Christine & Company will perform on stage from 10 to 1, be sure to grab a chair and listen.

See you at the Market!!

September 5

September 7, 2013

The air will be crisp and clear on Saturday for our first market in September!  Apples will abound and farmers will bring sweet apple cider fresh from the press. Joe Willson will play on stage from 10am to 1pm.

August 29

8/31/13

It looks like we will have beautiful weather for our Labor Day Weekend market on August 31st, but there are many other reasons to stop by the market on Saturday.  Here are just a few of them:

  • Music by JD Malone from 10am to 1pm
  • Apple Cider! The first of the season from North Star Orchard
  • Apple Smoked Birchrun Hills Blue Cheese
  • Your Favorite Gelato from Jenny & Franks
  • Semolina Rolls from St. Peters- perfect for an all farmers’ market burger featuring meat from any one of our great farmers or a grilled porobella mushroom, topped with cheese, onion and tomato.
  • Specials from Deep Roots Valley Farm, Hoagland Farms & Cucina Verde
  • PLUS SO MUCH MORE that you can read about in our newsletter!

This may be the last weekend of the summer, but the market will be overflowing with great food all the way until December 28th.

See you at the Market!

August 21

August 24

This Saturday, August 24th, we will have a great lineup of vendors – including Neil’s Sharpening Service.  Be sure to bring your dull knives!

August 8

August 10, 2013

Come celebrate National Farmers’ Market week with us this Saturday!  In addition to all of our great farm fresh food and artisan food, this week we will welcome some talented local artists!  Phoenixville musician Cliff Hillis will entertain us with he great music from 10am to 1pm.

August 2

August 3, 2013

August is here and the market will be overflowing with produce tomorrow and other goodies tomorrow!  Perennial favorite Joe Willson will entertain us with his incredible fingerstyle guitar playing.  Be sure to stop and listen.

Cucina Verde is back from vacation with some new items.  Birchrun Hills Farm will NOT be at the market tomorrow and for good reason- Sue Miller is at the annual meeting of the American Cheese Society.  Be sure to ask her about it next week when she returns.

See you at the market!

July 26

July 27, 2013

The weather will be PERFECT tomorrow and summer fruits and vegetables will be here in abundance!  Peaches, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, melons, sweetcorn…the list goes on and on.

We have got a great music lineup featuring Blue Moon.  Plan to stay a while and listen.

It is midsummer and a few of our regular farmers and artisans are on vacation, but they WILL BE BACK! This is one of the costs of being a market where our vendors make or grow their own products- but it is worth it!

JACKS Farm is on vacation until August 17th, but our other vegetable farmers are bringing everything they’ve got to make sure everyone gets their veggies!

ICED by Betsy is on vacation for 2 weeks and will be back on August 10th

Cucina Verde is on vacation this week only and will return on August 3rd

July 19

July 20th, 2013

HOT, HOT, HOT!  Yes, it will be HOT tomorrow, but it will still be COOL under the bridge.  Last year on the hottest market day, the temperature was a cool (relatively) 88 degrees.  We will have sooo much farm fresh food, lots of COOL drinks, and a fan in the children’s area.  Summer fruits and vegetables have arrived in full force.

July 12

July 13, 2013

Summer is HERE and so are summer fruits!  It is the Second Saturday of the month and we will have great music and local artists.

July 5

July 6, 2013

Blueberries, tomatoes, cherries, peaches- summer produce is HERE!!  We have a great market lineup this week and look forward to seeing you all.

While you are at the market, don’t forget to stop by our table to fill out a raffle ticket.  It’s free and you might win a Phoenixville Farmers’ Market bag filled with market goodies.  This month’s winner received items from:

  • PureBlend
  • Shellbarkhollow
  • Vera Pasta
  • Black Walnut Winery
  • Naughty Nutty Love

You can also purchase market bags to carry all of our great local food. They cost $12 or 2 for $20 and are made in the USA from recycled eco-cotton.

We will have great finger style guitar played by Joe Willson beginning at 10am.  Plan to stay a while to listen.

June 27

June 29, 2013

Fourth of July, here we come!  And the market is the best place to stock up for your holiday celebrations.  Our farmers will bring great meats for the grill, just-picked summer vegetables, ready to serve foods like guacamole, hummus and gelato to make entertaining easy!

Neil’s Sharpening Service will be at the market THIS WEEK.

June 21

June 22, 2013

HAPPY SUMMER!  Yes, it is officially here and to celebrate, we are having a GREAT jazz trio featuring Kevin MacConnell.  Plan to stay for a while to listen.

June 13

6/15/2013

School is out for the Summer, Father’s Day is coming so grilling and picnic season has begun!  This week we will have everything you need for summer celebrations!  Grassfed steaks and burgers, Chester County cheese to melt on top, strawberries for shortcake, gelato if you are too busy to cook.

This week we welcome a special guest, Playgrounds for Palestine a non-profit that works with a group of olive producers in Palestine to make and bottle extra-virgin olive oil.  All of the profits help build playgrounds in Palestine for the children there.  Every child deserves a chance to play and you can help support their efforts while enjoying the delicious flavor of their healthful olive oil.

This is the LAST time that WILD for Salmon will be at the market until August.  They are headed back up to the icy waters to catch the 2013 harvest.  Be sure to stock up!

June 1

June 8, 2013

It’s the 2nd Saturday of the month and we will celebrate with artists and a band!

Once again, we will have strawberries in abundance!

May 31

June 1, 2013

June is here and so are ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES!  The market will be loaded with them this coming Saturday.  Joe Willson will entertain us with his incredible guitar from 10am to noon.

Several of our producers have been in the media!  Deep Roots Valley Farm was in Lancaster Farming, one of the premier farming publications around.  You can see the article here.

The Sunflower Truck Stop will be on the Live with Kelly and Michael Show on Friday May 31st at 9am as part of a national food truck cook off.  You can read about that here.

The weather will be HOT tomorrow, but it will be COOL under the bridge.  Be sure to come on out, buy some delicious food and support your local farmers!

May 23

May 25, 2013

Begin your Holiday weekend with a trip to the farmers’ market.  We’ll have LOTS of goodies for your holiday picnics!  Birchrun Hills will have lots of meats for the grill including Birchrun Bockwurst, Franks, veal burgers, sausages and chops. While you are shopping, grab a bite to eat from the soon to be famous Sunflower Truck Stop- it is in the Top 10  running to win the Truckin Amazing Cook Off on the LIVE with Kelly & Michael Show and will get to go shoot a segment on the show sometime soon!

May 17

May 18, 2013

We will have a great day at the market tomorrow!  In addition to all of our great food, the Charlestown Playhouse will be selling plants for your garden.  Jacks Farm will have great vegetable and herbs plants too- many that you cannot find anywhere else!  Ad of course we’ll have great food!  Just picked vegetables, pasture-raised meats, incredibly delicious cheeses and many other artisan foods.  Be sure to check us out.

May 7

May 11, 2013

We will have a special Mother’s Day market this coming Saturday complete with unique handmade gifts and music by the Hytha family featuring the mother-daughter duo on vocals.  It is such a joy to see the whole family make music together- and it sounds great!

The market will be packed with great food – regular weekly farmers  Country Time Farm, North Star Orchard, Hoagland Farms and Peach Bottom Farm begin coming this week.

We’ll also welcome-

  • Neils Knife Sharpening
  • Ridge Valley Farm with their local maple syrup
  • Stargazers Vineyard will introduce 2 new wines, 2012 Gruener Veltliner and 2010 Cabernet Franc.

Local Artists will join us with one-of-a-kind, functional and beautiful hand crafted items.

April 29

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May 4, 2013

Yes, it’s true, OPENING DAY is finally here!  This Saturday we will be open from 9am to 1pm and we’ll have live music children’s activities and LOTS of great LOCAL FOOD!

The weather is beautiful and we have a NEW and IMPROVED site complete with a performance stage for our musicians.

We’ll have lovely hanging baskets and bedding plants for your garden, herb plants, fruit popsicles, fresh pasta- the list goes on and on!

Come on down to see us!

April 25

April 27, 2013

Time has flown and we are down to our LAST WINTER MARKET this Saturday, April 27th!  It will feel almost like a regular, main season market because we’ll have lots of producers and vegetables and herb plants and WARM weather!

The Sunflower Tuck Stop returns this week too!

NEXT WEEK WE WILL BEGIN OUR REGULAR SEASON with LIVE MUSIC and  CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES from 9AM to 1PM!

March 25

April 13, 2013

There are only 2 more Winter Markets left until the market returns to its weekly schedule on May 4th- we can hardly wait!  In the meantime, our next Winter Market is on April 13th.

North Star Orchard has its first crops of carrots and spinach and they will be at the market this week!

March 21

March 23rd 2013

We will have a beautiful day on for this Saturday’s first Winter Market of Spring!  The days are getting longer and Easter is around the corner.  John and Kira’s will have lovely chocolates and Country Time Farm will be bringing pre-ordered hams.  They hope to have a few extras too.  Ridge Valley Farm will be here with hot off the evaporator LOCAL maple syrup- yum!  The vegetable farmers are taking a break this week as they are busy seeding and planting for the main season.  We’ll get the rewards in the coming months.

Marci’s Morsels will have some healthful gluten free, high protein baked goods, and we will have lots of other healthful AND delicious foods all produced lovingly and LOCALLY by our wonderful artisan food producers.

Don’t forget that you can grab a late breakfast or early lunch at the Sunflower Cafe Truck Stop.  Not only is their food delicious, but they also bring a propane heater for us- thank you!

March 5

March 9, 2013

52 degrees and sunny!  That is the forecast for our next Winter Market on Saturday, March 9th!  This week we will welcome Deep Roots Valley Farm our new farmers who raise poultry on the pastures of their lovely farm.  They won’t have chicken for a few weeks yet, but they will have farm fresh eggs.  Be sure to stop by their stand- they’d love to meet you!

We will have lots of great food this week and we will have local vegetables!

February 13

February 23, 2013

Our next market is on February 23rd and it will be a bittersweet market.  Bitter, because we will say “Good Bye” to Barb Shelly of Mountain View Farm.  Barb is moving to Florida and we will miss her.  Come March 9th, you will get to meet our new poultry farmers at the market,  Kelly and Will Smith  of Deep Roots Valley Farm.  The Smiths have several years of experience raising poultry on pasture and they can’t wait to meet all of you.

And what about the SWEET?  Ridge Valley Farm will be here with the very last of the 2013 MAPLE SYRUP- yum!  They had hoped to have some fresh from the Sugar House 2013 syrup, but the cold weather has stopped the flow of sap.  Luckily, they have some 2012 tucked away for us!

We will have lots of producers at the market, so come on down to see us!

February 2

February 9, 2013

The market is OPEN today!!!!!

We have our next Winter Market just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 9th!  In addition to our great local food, a few of our artists will join us with some great Valentine’s gifts!  Paradocx Vineyard will also be here with excellent wine for a special dinner.