More and more the health of our families is becoming an important part of food shopping. While we do not have some of the larger organic markets close by, here is a list of places who really care about the quality of our food.
Harvest Market is at 7417 Lancaster Pike in Hockessin 234-6779, open Mon-Fri 9-7 and Sat 10-7. They do not have a web site.
Haskellís on Route 100
Francineís (the former Tomís Market location) on Lancaster Pike midway between Route 141 and the center of Hockessin
Highland Orchards Farm Market sits at 1431 Foulk Road right across from Brandywine High School - 478-4042 and is open from April to November Mon-Sat 9-6. Check their harvest calendar for what is available when and bring the kids because they have farm animals there too!
Newark Natural Foods Co-op and Farmers Market - 280 E. Main Street in Newark 368-5894 open Mon-Sat 9-8 and Sun 10-5 - check here for directions. You do not have to be a member to shop there and they offer both organically and commercially grown food at prices usually lower than health food stores and supermarkets. The farmers market is open seasonally from 10-2 and has as its goal to support and help keep local farmers in business.
The Farm to City program based out of Philadelphia has several buying clubs. The closest closest pickup point is PlayNice childrenís boutique (610-696-2410)in West Chester offering pasture raised meats and eggs from Meadow Run Farm in Lancaster.