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Shop the Main Line Region’s Homegrown Food and Produce

Our region is rich in locally produced specialties for your table.

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Bread

Wild Yeast Bakehouse

This home-based microbakery offers naturally leavened bread made with local grains from Doylestown’s Castle Valley Mill and spent brewer’s grain from Berwyn’s La Cabra Brewing. With their subscription service, you can have fresh bread delivered to your door weekly.

Where to find it: Media and Newtown Square farmers markets and online. Bryn Mawr, (610) 314-6760, wildyeastbakehouse.com.

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Cheese

Birchrun Hills Farm

The Miller family has been making exceptional cheese in the underground aging facility on their Chester Springs dairy farm since 2006. Favorites include the Fat Cat, Farmhouse Feta and award-winning Birchrun Blue.

Where to find it: Bryn Mawr and Phoenixville farmers markets, online, and at the farm itself.1020 Davis Lane, Chester Springs, (484) 798-4023, birchrunhillsfarm.com.

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Veggies

Two Gander Farm

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It’s Trey and Deirdre Flemming’s 14th growing season on their 20-acre plot in Downingtown, where they offer over 100 varieties of USDA-certified organic vegetables and herbs. Join their CSA program and help pay for up-front costs, then receive a weekly share of the harvest.

Where to find them: Bryn Mawr Farmers Market and at the farm itself. 110 Buck Road, Downingtown, (610) 659-0138, twoganderfarm.com.

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Apples

North Star Orchard

At their 20-acre orchard in southern Chester County, North Star cultivates fruits that aren’t commonly grown, offering over 200 varieties of apples alone.

Where to find them: West Chester Growers Market, Phoenixville Farmers Market and at the orchard itself. 3232 Limestone Road, Cochranville, (484) 502-7360, northstarorchard.com.

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Honey

Jardine Apiaries

Keith and Sharon Jardine manage over 100 hives at their Chester County home base. Local honey is harvested weekly in season and comes in a number of varieties, including Honeysuckle, Tulip Tree and July Wildflower.

Where to find it: Kimberton Whole Foods, Highland Orchards, Phoenixville Farmers Market and online. 129 Pendula Court, West Chester, (610) 809-0955, jardineapiaries.square.site.

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Meat + Poultry

Canter Hill Farm

Established in 2008, Canter Hill offers a variety of grass-fed meats and pasture-raised poultry.

Where to find them: Bryn Mawr, Kennett Square and Media farmers markets, and at the farm itself. 2138 Valley Hill Road, Malvern, (610) 827-1594, canterhillfarm.org.

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Peanut Butter

Nutty Novelties

The classic peanut butter is made from only freshly roasted peanuts and salt. More adventurous options include dark chocolate almond butter and cinnamon peanut butter.

Where to find it: Local grocery stores, various local farmers markets and online. (267) 614-9876, nuttynovelties.com.

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Pasta

Vera Pasta

Joe D’Andrea learned a lot from his grandmother—and now he’s sharing it with the rest of us. Using simple, high-quality ingredients, he crafts slow-dried pasta in classic shapes like spaghetti, penne and rigatoni. Offbeat variations include tomato-basil radiatori and spicy garlic fusilli.

Where to find it: West Chester Growers Market, online and at the shop itself. 319 Westtown Road, Suite K, West Chester, (610) 701-5400, verapasta.com.

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Lavender

Mt Airy Lavender

Inspired by a five-year residency in Belgium, Joanne Voelcker blanketed the fields of her family’s horse farm in lavender. Mt Airy’s culinary version is the perfect addition to marinades, sauces, baked goods and cocktails. It’s also available in scone, brownie, cookie and lemonade mixes.

Where to find it: Online and at the farm itself. 123 Mt Airy Road, Coatesville, (610) 620-5621, mtairylavender.com.

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Yogurt

Seven Stars Farm

At this bio-dynamic dairy farm, all the cows are raised from birth. Their high-protein milk is used to create organic small-batch yogurt in whole milk, plain, maple, vanilla and lemon flavors. With milk this high in butterfat, there’s no need for unnatural thickeners—only simple, organic ingredients go into batches of Seven Stars Farm yogurt.

Where to find it: Kimberton Whole Foods and at the farm itself. 419 W. Seven Stars Road, Phoenixville, (610) 935-1949, sevenstarsfarm.com.

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