Savor the harvest

Young Paul Stoltzfus stands among fresh vegetables at the framers market at the west end of Kennett Square. Photo by Chris Barber

The local farmers' markets are in full swing, from London Britain to Kennett Square. The harvest has been lush this year, with the possible exception of some tomato blotch.

In West Grove on Harmony Road on Friday afternoons, the market features not only vegetables, but soap, baked goods and flowers.

At New Garden Township along Route 41 at the police station on Saturdays, the vegetables sit cozy alongside tie-dyed T-shirts and organic Asian cuisine like pot stickers and spring rolls.

Stop by the Amish farm stand at the west end of Kennett Square on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and you'll find the last of the peaches as well as corn, tomatoes and traditional crops running through October. In the same locale is the barbecue stand on Fridays and Saturdays.

Also in Kennett Square you have your choice of the indoor produce market at Cypress and Walnut streets open everyday as well as the grand production (often with entertainment and always with barbecue) in the center of town on Friday afternoon.

In the center of Oxford on Tuesdays, stop by for a healthy dinner table layout and flowers for the rest of the week. London Britain on route 896 at Flint Hill Road is open Friday afternoons.

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