Acclaimed national speaker and author Jon Steinam believes Kennett has the resources and potential to create and operate a community-owned grocery store.
Many local residents have questions about what food co-ops are, how they help the community, and why it’s important to support them. Steinam will answer these questions and more in a talk entitled “Building a Better Community with a Community-Owned Grocery Store” on Thursday, April 13th, where he will make the case for a food co-op in Kennett Square as an alternative to “the corporate giant’s grocery store.”
We invite you to join our community of individuals and businesses who are demonstrating their love for Kennett Square by investing in and supporting the daily, year-round work that makes this place the best it can be for every resident, employee, and visitor.
Farmer Axel and his daughter Sarah, of Lindenhof Farm, bring their grass-fed, all natural, pasture-raised beef, turkeys, chickens, lamb, pork, duck, and eggs to the KSQ Farmers Market every Friday—whatever the weather.
Axel and Susan Linde, who have six children and five grandchildren, describe their 85-acre farm in Kirkwood, PA as “a family adventure." These family roots go deep. Axel was born and raised on this family farm.
The Winter Season of the KSQ Farmers Market is important to the Lindes because they raise animals year round—and the chickens lay eggs year round. Their top sellers at the KSQ market are their farm-fresh eggs, chicken breast meat, and ground beef. They love the friendly, inquisitive, and appreciative customers in Kennett Square—and our fantastic market manager, Ros Fenton!
Help make Kennett Square and our surrounding community a priority for new trails and trail connections in Chester County by attending the Chester County Planning Commission's first public meeting about the Chester County Trails Master Plan on Tuesday, March 14th at the East Whiteland Township Municipal Building from 7 to 8:30pm. you can also attend virtually via Zoom.
The County's survey on the trails master plan is available here.
Following last year's sold-out success, this year's Kennett JazzFest will feature a bigger lineup at multiple venues. Purchase a daytime ticket for access to all bands from noon to 7pm at KBC and Holly Peters, and/or a ticket for the evening headliner performance by Pat Bianchi at the Kennett Flash. Find tickets here.
Share your thoughts on future Borough priorities
All residents are invited to attend the Borough of Kennett Square's strategic planning session on Monday, March 13th at 6pm at Borough Hall (600 S. Broad Street), where you can share your thoughts and ideas on future priorities for the Borough. This public input will help guide future policy and budgetary decisions.
Now in its tenth year, Longwood's award-winning Community Read program is designed to bring books and people together and spur discussion around an important topic or idea. The book selections for 2023 explore how food is a connector of people—especially for special moments—and how food connects to the world of plants and gardening. Click here to find a full list of book selections and programs.
At Kennett Collaborative we love welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square, and today we're very excited for the soft opening of Patisserie Lola (at 219 E. State Street, next to Hilltop Flower Co.). This micro bakery uses simple ingredients to make small-batch, artisan French pastries. Run, don't walk—they're open today and tomorrow 10am to 6pm or until they're sold out!
And, finally, a special thank you and welcome to all of our new Collaborators! If you'd like to support our programs and events, including the KSQ Farmers Market and this weekly newsletter, please click here.
We wish you a Happy Pi Day, Happy St. Patrick's Day, and a great week "Around the Square"!