Sunday, December 3, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE: Open-air market

The Kennett Square Holiday Village Market at The Creamery (401 Birch Street) is well worth a visit. I stopped by the open-air market on Saturday and was amazed at the variety of items that the vendors were selling, like scarves, ornaments, vintage Christmas decorations, S'mores kits, prints and artwork, ceramics, wooden bowls, jewelry, cards, shiny silver spoons with phrases stamped on them, and fancy polenta and catsup from Happy Cat Farm. Musicians were playing "Feliz Navidad," and an ice sculptor was carving a snowman. Members of the Spade & Trowel garden club were selling greens, holiday arrangements and paperwhites kits. There was a variety of food and drink for sale, and portable heaters kept everyone warm. 
I got a chance to meet Meredith Langer, a Kennett Square calligrapher who organized the market, and complimented her on a job well done. I was impressed with the variety and quality of the vendors and, judging by the large crowd, the organizers clearly have found a niche. 
Parking on Birch Street was difficult; a free shuttle bus runs between the 100 block of South Broad Street and the Creamery.
The market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10.

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