Looking for good local sources
Hi - I am looking for sources of locally raised meat and milk and locally made cheese, bread, jams, etc. in the New Castle Co (Delaware), Cecil County (Maryland) and Chester County (Pennsylvania) area. I am specifically asking for recommendations of things that you like. Thanks
Plenty available, although for meat, you are in for some serious sticker shock. I cannot bring myself to pay those prices.
I find local meat and dairy at Harvest Market (Hockessin), Nature's Way (Elsmere--only on Thurs/Fri/Sat for produce), and Highland Orchards (Wilmington). There is also Newark Natural Foods co-op, which I don't shop at but which probably carries some local stuff. The Kennett Square farmers market is a good source, and it's open every other weekend in winter: http://www.historickennettsquare.com/...
For bread, you cannot beat Big Sky Bread (North Wilmington): http://bigskybread.com/. Their products are available at most of the shops I listed above, too.
travelmad478 - thanks for your suggestiions but I should have been more clear in my post. What we are looking for is local sources with whom we could potentially develope relationships for our CSA - such as offering locally made butter (just as an exmaple) as part of CSA membership. I have seen your posts and know that you know a lot about the area so- is there anything from a small , oocal supplier that you particularly like?
Hm. The one thing I really like that is local is Seven Stars Farm yogurt, from Chester County (they sell it at the three stores I mentioned in my post): http://www.sevenstarsfarm.com/
Another one is Big Sky bread.
If you are looking for meat products, I also recommend Maiale's cured meats and sausages (on Lancaster Ave. in Wilmington). I have no idea if they use locally raised meat in their products--I doubt it--but you can ask.