The produce available at the market includes blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, cucumbers, green beans, onions, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, yellow squash, zucchini and more. We have three high tunnels to extend our season and all of the produce in them is naturally grown (untreated seeds, no conventional chemicals are used). We strive to grow our field vegetables (cantaloupes, watermelons, squashes) in the same manner, although we do occasionally use treated seeds. We use the same natural fertilizers for both our high tunnel and field crops. The only crop we do use a conventional spray on is our sweet corn. We have tried growing corn organically in the past, but between the weeds and the pests it was nearly impossible. We spray our corn on a schedule to keep pests at bay, that way we use the least amount possible. Produce that isn't grown by us is sourced locally from other MD farms and, depending on the time of year, out-of-state farms as well.
LAPP FAMILY BAKERY
Although Mr. and Mrs. Lapp retired from their wholesale business, they have passed along their knowledge and recipes to a new family. John and Priscilla Lapp took over for Mervin and Sue in the summer of 2018, and we now carry their baked goods. Everything is baked fresh on Thursdays and delivered to us Friday morning. We carry a variety of fruit and cream pies, sweet breads, cookies, whoopie pies, pizza dough, and granola.
KRASZEWSKI FAMILY FARM
Kate's husband, Steve, grew up on a cattle farm in Corning, NY. In 2010 we began selling his family's beef products. Their animals are pasture-raised and supplemented with local grain during the winter months. The beef is all-natural, no added hormones or antibiotics.
BRYAN'S MEAT CUTTING
Located in Milan, PA, Bryan's is where we have our beef butchered. A family-run business established in 1981, Dan Bryan is an excellent butcher. Besides having our beef butchered there, Dan also supplies our market with pork from various small farms throughout Pennsylvania. As with Steve's parents' animals, the pork is all-natural, no added hormones or antibiotics.
MARSH CREEK CATTLE & CO.
We carry whole, free-range chickens this Preston, MD farm, as well as large brown eggs.
NICE FARMS CREAMERY
There's nothing better than farm-fresh milk! This Federalsburg, MD dairy provides us whole milk and chocolate milk, as well as a variety of plain and fruit yogurts.
CHESAPEAKE BAY FARMS
Smooth, creamy, and delicious! We love this farm's ice cream! We carry eight different flavors that are available in pints.
Eve’s Cheese (named after the family’s award-winning Jersey cow) is made with Grade-A milk from a Kent County (MD) dairy. The milk is transported to an Amish cheese maker who handcrafts the milk into Eve's Cheese. We sell a variety of their cheddar cheeses.
A LITTLE LOVELY COFFEE SHOP
Located at the Queenstown Outlets, this wonderful coffee shop supplies us with amazing iced coffee and tea. Every weekend we sell out of their Peach Green Tea Lemonade! Give it a try!
We connected with this shop at the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and all of the spice blends she makes are amazing!
BACKYARD JAMS & JELLIES
We carry a variety of jams and jellies from this award-winning, Delaware based business.
The honey comes from hives located within a few miles of the farm! It's fantastic!
AND OF COURSE, DON'T FORGET THE SNOW CONES!
Kate wanted a business of her own when she was growing up at the market, so when she was thirteen she bought a snow cone machine and got to work. Little did she know that 28 years later they'd still be a hit.