For fresh loaves of bread, pastries and other select goodies, head to Brandywine Valley Bread. The Downingtown store is currently open Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and orders must be placed online and paid for in advance. The offerings change daily and might include bagels, scones, cookies and pastries, plus sandwiches and baguettes. For contact-free pick-up, orders are placed on a table outside the shop.
3941 Lincoln Hwy., Downingtown, (484) 698-8172.
Over 200 crops grow on the many acres of Highland Orchards, many of which are seasonally available at the farm market and bakery. Continuing to bring fresh food to the region, the market is now offering curbside pick-up, plus deliveries in West Bradford Township. Get all your bakery favorites like apple cider donuts, pies, scones and muffins, produce like grapes, bananas and clementines, plus dairy and eggs. Other market staples, including jams, jellies, honey, sauces and snacks, are also available. And for those who want to spruce up their yards, Highland is even offering curbside pick-up of flowers, soil and other gardening essentials. Orders can be placed online and picked up a few hours later. The market also remains open for those who want to shop themselves. Highland is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, (610) 269-3494.
A longtime favorite in the borough for fresh produce, pantry staples and other household goods, the Kennett Square Farmers Market has adapted to the pandemic by offering scheduled dates for pre-ordered and pre-paid pick-ups. Many of the usual vendors are participating. Check the website or Facebook page for updates and ordering instructions.
You don’t need to leave the house to get quality eats. This Chadds Ford butcher and market is offering both curbside pick-up and daily home delivery for those within a 15-mile radius. In-store pick-up is also available. Customers can shop online for prepared foods like grilled steak tips, chicken breast, pulled pork, meatballs, chicken cutlets, salmon, crab cakes and more.
200 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 910-4030.
Reserving its first open hour for those most at-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Phoenixville Farmers Market purveyors are offering advanced ordering so shoppers can simply swing by to pick up their purchases, limiting their exposure. Those offering advanced ordering will be updated regularly on the market’s website.
200 Mill St., Phoenixville.
Vintage-inspired West Chester restaurant Slow Hand has teamed up with other borough favorites—including Gemelli Gelato, Gryphon Coffee Co., Yori’s Bakery, Green Meadow Farm and Lancaster Farm Fresh—for easy contact-free grocery pick-up. Online orders are placed directly in the customer’s car, so you never have to get out.
30 N. Church St., West Chester, (484) 999-8638.
Bringing together growers and producers from all around the region, many of the vendors at the West Chester Growers Market are offering online ordering for quick pick-ups on market days. Follow along on Instagram for specifics.
N. Church and W. Chestnut streets, West Chester.