Happy 4th of July! Summer in the Square is in full swing, which means free Wednesday evening concerts at Anson B. Nixon Park, time to enjoy the outdoor spaces at The Creamery or Braeloch Brewing, and al fresco dining during Third Thursdays on State Street (including a "bonus" Third Thursday on August 1st).
Summer also brings an abundance of bounty from our local growers and producers as we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kennett Square's vibrant and flourishing Farmers Market. Sign up for the Farmers Market newsletter and stay tuned to social media (@ksqfarmersmarket) for updates about special anniversary events throughout the month of July.
Check out the First Friday Flea Market this week and stop in to March
to see the amazing new backdrop created by Daniel Chow, in addition to other works by Chow alongside March
regularly featured artists.
gala opening for Square Pear Gallery's new show,"A Day at the Beach", will be on Third Thursday this month, July 18th.
One great way to celebrate Independence Day is by supporting Kennett Square's "Independents" - our unique
locally owned small businesses. At the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on July 12th and 13th, shops will be offering some of the best sales of the season on accessories, apparel, gifts, books, kids' toys and clothes, home décor, sustainable, ecofriendly, and fairly traded merchandise, and much more. Take a break from bargain hunting to enjoy coffee, lunch, or dinner at any of our fantastic coffee shops or restaurants - to refuel or just to watch the world go by.
Speaking of coffee, Historic Kennett Square is pleased to share the unique and inspiring story of Valerie Machorro, chef-owner of Kennett Square's newest café (and possibly Kennett Square's youngest business owner), in our Meet Our Merchant series this month:
For Valerie Machorro, chef-owner of the new Evergreen Café, Bakery & Juicery, the pleasure of food is wrapped up in family, culture, and tradition. Some of her most treasured memories growing up include making soup with her grandmother and driving into Philadelphia every weekend from their home in West Grove for bread and coffee, pan con cafe. "I only recently found out that was weird," she says with a laugh. Click here to continue reading.
As you savor summer in Kennett Square, remember to #loveitlikealocal and support our independent, locally owned small businesses and restaurants. #shopKSQ #deliciousKSQ
See you around the Square.
-Historic Kennett Square