Where to Find the Best Farmer’s Markets in the AreaAugust 3, 2018
One of the staples of the summertime is local farmer’s markets, and the area around your Chestnut Square apartment is full of them!
Sure, you can grab fresh produce and other tasty treats at the local supermarket, but there’s something even more satisfying about knowing that your food purchase is as fresh as can be, and went to support local farmers. That’s not to mention the fun that can be had from wandering around a farmer’s market! Being surrounded by other foodies can introduce you to new recipes and kitchen inspirations, while you get to mix and mingle with neighbors with similar interests and learn about the local farming community and food vendors.
Here are some great summer farmer’s markets to get your creative culinary juices flowing:
West Chester Growers Market: One of the biggest and best markets in the area is held on Saturday mornings at North Church and West Chestnut streets, just three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. This is a “producers-only” market, meaning the folks who staff the tables are the people who actually grow or make the products that they sell—which adds an interesting, educational angle to the event. The market is focused only on local growers and includes everything from fruits and veggies to cheeses, meats and sweets. The market has been a mainstay in town for more than 20 years and, beyond all the food, also features live music, kids’ activities, giveaways and more.
Artisan Exchange: If it’s a rainy day, you can still get your farmer’s market fix at Artisan Exchange, about 1.5 miles from your Chestnut Square apartment. More than 60 food vendors, including many from the local area, offer their products every Saturday morning at the market. From fresh fruits to desserts to dishes with international influences, bring your appetite to this event! Once you’ve had your fill of the food, make sure to poke around for lots of other handmade gifts!
North Church and West Chestnut streets
West Chester, PA 19380
208 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382