Friday, May 1, 2009

Plant Sales and Farmers Market Openings

Happy May Day everyone--so it starts, the season of farmers markets and plant sales. Its the busy half of spring--time to fill your garden and kitchen with flowers and vegetables. In case you have missed past posts, the Kennett Farmers Market will begin Friday, May 15th from 2-6PM. Stay tuned for details about an after-market gathering for market supporters and CSA members here at Inverbrook Farm.

Below is a listing of plant sales and farmers market openings in the area--both West Chester and Headhouse are opening this weekend--dust off your market baskets and get ready to share in the bounty!

Plant Sales:

Kennett Square Beautification Plant Sale
Saturday, May 2nd 8AM
Same walkway as the Farmers Market

Oxford's Annual Plant & Garden Sale
First Saturday in May
Plenty of plants, baked goods & children's activities. Corner of Third & Locust Street in downtown Oxford (where their Tuesday's Market Day is located - May to October)

Delaware Nature Society Native Plant Sale
First weekend in May
Over 245 choices, 10,000 plants including rare and favorite plants, Mt. Cuba Center introductions, and drought-tolerant plants.
Coverdale Farm, Greenville, DE
For more information, a pre-ordering form and directions, visit their website.

Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale
Sponsored by the Brandywine Conservancy Garden Volunteers
2nd weekend in May(10 & 11 in 2008) - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
A wide variety of regional plants and seeds will be available for full sun to deep shade and from wet to dry soil. All plants are carefully nursery-propagated.
Wildflower seed from the Conservancy garden, hand-collected, cleaned and packaged will also be sold. More info, call the Garden Office at 610-388-8327

Annual Plant Sale (May 10, 2008)
Friends Meeting House (610.268.8466)
Rt. 926 at Newark Road, London Grove, PA.
Trees, bedding plants, native plants, hanging plants etc.
Also, baked goods & coffee.
No admission charge, come early, registers open at 7am but you can pick your plants before that!

Farmers Market Openings:

WEST CHESTER: The West Chester Growers' Market opens for the 2009 season on Saturday, May 2nd. The market, located at the corner of Church and Chestnut St. in West Chester, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! Special free events are planned for the first Saturdays of June, July, August, and September. The market is open from 9AM to 1PM every Saturday until Thanksgiving, and is the local area's oldest and largest producer-only farmers' market.

HEADHOUSE: The Food Trust kicks of the 2009 farmers’ market season this Sunday, May 3rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Headhouse Farmers’ Market Opening Day. Now in its third year, the Sunday Headhouse Farmers’ Market is the city’s largest and most popular open-air farmers’ market. The Sunday market continues to grow, boasting more than 30 vendors, including foodie favorites such as produce from Blooming Glen Farm, chicken pot pies from Griggstown Quail Farm, handmade sausages and condiments from Talula’s Table and breads and baked goods from Wild Flour Bakery.
In addition to the best of local spring produce, meats, cheeses and other artisanal foods, Headhouse Farmers’ Market Opening Day will feature local music from groups including the Marc Silver Band, Cowmuddy and the Broken Banjo Band, and cookbook signings with local authors including Aliza Green, author of Starting With Ingredients: Baking, and Tara Mataraza Desmond, co-author of Almost Meatless.

Plus: The expanded Saturday Headhouse Farmers’ Market debuts May 9th! This season shop Saturdays too, with The Food Trust’s expanded Saturday Headhouse Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Davidson Exotic Mushrooms, Blackbird Heritage Farm heirloom produce, Henry Fisher’s Lancaster produce, eggs, cheese and yogurt, La Colombe Torrefaction coffee, Spice of Life gluten-free baked goods, Slow Rise Bakery’s artisanal bread, Two Ganders biodynamic produce and honey, Young’s Garden flowers and Glass Jar Gourmet’s spreads! Headhouse Farmers’ Market is located at 2nd and Lombard streets, Philadelphia, PA.

OXFORD VILLAGE: Tuesday, May 5th 2-6PM.

NEW GARDEN: Opening day for the New Garden Growers Market is May 16th. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through mid-October. 16 full time farmers/vendors this year. On Rt. 41 near Avondale, PA.

PHOENIXVILLE: The Phoenixvile Farmers' Market is celebrating its 2009 opening on Saturday, May 9th, from 9am to 1pm. Come celebrate the opening of the main season as we welcome back our favorite farmers and producers! We will have lots of goodies for spring and Mothers’ Day celebrations, including plants, baked goodies,
handmade soaps and lotions, candles and much much more, not to mention
wonderful locally raised produce, cheese, eggs and meat!

The Dirk Quinn band will entertain us with live music from 10am to 1pm, and we
will have children’s activities including making Mothers’ Day cards.

MILL AT ANSELMA: Wednesday, June 4th 2-7PM.


Maryann D. Younger said...

Where is the Headhouse Farmers market?

Inverbrook Farm said...

Headhouse is in Old City Philadelphia. Its such a lovely setting that its a good excuse to make the trip into the city.