Local Roots



We believe the true value of being a community market is in making contributions to the lives of our neighbors and the larger local economy. That’s why we work with over 200 local producers in the Greater Philadelphia area.

We define local as being within 100 miles of our distribution center in Downingtown. This central location helps our local vendors increase their reach while minimizing their carbon footprint and distribution costs.

Meet the Mask Makers
When things got tough this past Spring, these local women rose to the occasion and used their skills to fill a need in our community.
How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea
Herbal teas are prepared by steeping fresh or dried plant matter (such as flowers, herbs, seeds, roots, or bark) in hot water. They are an easy and delicious way to enjoy the medicinal benefits of herbs!
South Mountain Creamery, Middletown, MD – 105 Miles
South Mountain Creamery is a multi-generation family dairy farm located in Middletown, MD. There, they farm 2,200 acres, milk 550 dairy cows, bottle their own milk, and make their own butter, yogurt, and ice cream.
Natural Hope Herbals, Millersburg, PA – 75 Miles
Amos and Linda Stoltzfus founded Natural Hope Herbals in 2010, with the goal of combining rich herbal traditions of the past with current scientific...
Spring Rock Water, Northumberland, PA – 84 Miles
We caught up with David of Spring Rock Water to learn how he sources, bottles, and distributes the highest-quality spring water in this region.
Stryker Farm, Saylorsburg, PA – 65 Miles
Meet Nolan Thevenet of Stryker Farm. He raises beef and pastured pork in Saylorsburg, PA, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Mother Hylde’s Herbal, Harmonyville, PA – 13 Miles
Ruthie Hayes practices the art of herbalism from her home in the wooded hills of southeastern Pennsylvania, in a cabin located on her family’s farm in Harmonyville. It is here that Ruthie creates gorgeous, wholesome, healing herbal products, including tonics, salves, elixirs, bitters, and more.
Local Roots in the Kimberton Whole Foods Kitchen
We carefully craft every recipe using many of the same organic, natural, and fair trade products that you can find on the shelves throughout our store. Check out some of the local producers whose products have been customer-favorites for years. 
Vera Pasta, West Chester, PA – 11 Miles
Using authentic and time-tested methods, Chef Joe D’Andrea of Vera Pasta crafts homemade artisan pasta, flavored with fresh produce.
Kimberton Whole Foods Cookbook: A Family History with Recipes
The cookbook shares a family history with over 60 recipes spanning the 32-year heritage of the store and community hub. It includes seasonal inspiration for your kitchen, as well as stories of local growers and makers, reflecting the Bretts’ passionate commitment to local agriculture.
Dove Song Dairy, Bernville, PA – 37 Miles
Dove Song Dairy is an 85-acre farm located in Berks County, PA. We proudly offer their raw goat milk and organically-raised duck eggs at all six Kimberton Whole Foods stores.
5 Hidden Gems of Phoenixville
We’d like to introduce you to five of Phoenixville's hidden gems, each one striving to make its mark on this unique and storied town.
Bee-Light Candles of Phoenixville, PA
The candles are made using 100% beeswax, cotton wicks, and pure essential oils. Read on to find out how this local artisan got her start.
What Is IPM?
We’re all familiar with the difference between a “certified organic” product and a “conventional”, or non-organic one. But do you know what it means when produce is labeled “IPM”?
The Kimberton Cafe: Quality and Local Love
Every neighborhood deserves a café where neighbors can meet, coffee can be savored or picked up to go, and snacks help keep the laptop warriors fueled up. Learn what sets The Kimberton Cafe apart from the rest.
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Philadelphia, PA – 31 Miles
La Colombe Coffee Roasters got its start in Philadelphia in 1994. From day one, their focus has been on sourcing coffee in socially-responsible ways, creating long-term relationships with small farms and growing associations.
Baba’s Bucha, Phoenixville, PA – 15 miles
Baba’s Brew was founded in 2015 by loyal Kimberton Whole Foods customer, Olga Sorzano. Growing up in Soviet Russia in the 1980s, Olga began drinking kombucha with her great-grandmother (Baba) at a young age. She remembers how she loved that sweet fizzy drink, and her Baba is now the namesake of her company.
Swarmbustin’ Honey, West Grove, PA – 10 miles
Walt Broughton started keeping bees as a hobby back in 1983, at his home in Chester County, PA. Today, he and his sons tend to over 450 colonies in a 30 mile radius, spanning three different counties in Pennsylvania and one in northern Delaware.
Mompops, Kennett Square, PA – 13.6 miles
Mompops locally-made vegan popsicles are made with simple ingredients, sweetened with organic agave nectar. Learn more about this woman-owned, allergen-friendly pop company.
Hidden Gems of Malvern, PA
Whether you’re a longtime Main Line resident or looking for an easy and fun day trip to this village-esque town, here are five suggestions of stops you should make in Malvern.
Birchrun Hills Farm, Chester Springs, PA – 8 miles
Birchrun Hills Farm is a family-owned dairy farm located in Chester Springs, PA. Ken and Sue Miller, along with their sons Randy and Jesse, offer handcrafted raw milk cheese, made from the milk from their herd of Holstein cows.
Bux-Mont Hydroponics, Telford, PA – 28 Miles
Bux-Mont Hydroponics is located in Telford, PA on a family farm. Bux-Mont supplies our six Kimberton Whole Foods stores with beautiful, fresh lettuce all year long. We recently had the chance to catch up with owner Tim Gehman to learn more about his operation.
(Re)Discover Kimberton Whole Foods
Situated in the historic village of Kimberton in what was once a hardware store, Kimberton Whole Foods is an independently-owned market bursting with organic produce, humanely raised meats, raw dairy, supplements and natural body care products.
Leg Up Farm, York, PA – 51 Miles
Leg Up Farmers Market is a natural foods grocery store in York County which supports Leg up Farm and Able-Services. We are proud to offer their small-batch, locally-roasted, fair trade and organically sourced coffees.
One Village Coffee, Souderton, PA – 30 Miles
One Village Coffee has been crafting quality blends since 2007. It all began when the Hackman family first visited Africa and Honduras, and saw the power of a community of people working together for a common goal, to better their lives and the lives of those around them.
Hidden Gems of Downingtown, PA
Like so many American towns, Downingtown has experienced an economic renaissance over the past decade, with new businesses opening and the culture flourishing. See some of our favorite places to visit!
Camphill Kimberton Hills Dairy, Kimberton, PA – 11.5 Miles
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills’ certified organic biodynamic raw milk dairy farm is tended to by a crew of up to 10 farmers including villagers (adults with developmental disabilities) and coworkers (volunteers and long-term volunteer residents).
Wild Creek Bee Farm, Lehighton, PA – 55 miles
Chris, owner of Wild Creek Bee Farm, is passionate about honeybees and teaching others how important they are to our food supply. He works tirelessly to bring awareness to the public about the decline in honeybees and to teach us what we can do to stop it.
Two Gander Farm, Downingtown, PA – 2 miles
Two Gander Farm is a 10-acre family farm operated by Trey and Deirdre Flemming. This husband and wife team has been running the farm together since 2010. Their farm is located within a beautiful 260-acre preserve owned and managed by the Brandywine Conservancy.
Weaver’s Orchard, Morgantown, PA – 14 Miles
Weaver’s Orchard is a four-generation farm located in Berks County, PA. Their preservative-free apple cider is pressed from September through May.
Committed to Local at Kimberton Whole Foods
“Local,” “farm fresh” and “organic” may be food industry buzzwords these days, but at Kimberton Whole Foods, they’re founding principles.
Natural By Nature: Lancaster and Dauphin County, PA
Natural By Nature is a cooperative of Certified Organic dairy farms located right in central Pennsylvania. Our stores are proud to carry the rich,...
Frecon Farms, Boyertown, PA – 23 Miles
Established in 1944 in Boyertown, PA, Frecon Farms has been growing locally for over 70 years. Learn more about their IPM orchard.
Paradise Organics, Paradise, PA: 18 Miles
On 5 acres of lush, green farmland in Paradise, Pennsylvania, work begins at sunrise for Chris Petersheim, owner of Paradise Organics.
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, Lancaster, PA – 32 Miles
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and its farmers are driven to provide high quality, locally grown and raised products, while staying focused on the small family farm.
The Farm at Doe Run, Unionville, PA – 9.9 Miles
Located in the rural heart of Chester County, The Farm at Doe Run was purchased in 2008 by Pennsylvania native Richard Hayne, founder of...
Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup, Rome, PA: 129.7 miles
This locally owned, family business bottles high quality maple syrup using environmentally responsible practices on their tree farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Dutch Meadows Organic Dairy, Paradise, PA: 16 Miles
Dutch Meadows' organic raw milk is produced by grass-fed Dutch Belted cows. They are known to produce milk containing a high percentage of A2 type casein protein.
Lebus Bakery, King of Prussia: 22.1 miles
LeBus Bakery operates out of King of Prussia, PA and has four locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. We've proudly offered their rolls, bagels, croissants and sandwich breads for over ten years.
Organic Mechanics Soil Company, Modena, PA – 5.2 Miles
We've asked our friends at the Organic Mechanics Soil Company for the basics on soil health.
Bell & Evans was started in 1894, when Howard H. Bell and Carlton Evans started shipping fresh chicken by train from Amish Country, Pennsylvania to New York City. Today, headed by the Sechler family and based out of nearby Fredericksburg, PA, the company is a leading force in the transformation of the poultry industry.
Greenbrier Herbalist, Upper Black Eddy, PA – 50 miles
When she left the corporate world behind 20 years ago, Sharon Moncrief’s path took an entirely different turn.  A lifelong love of plants, an interest...
Wild for Salmon, Bloomsburg, PA – 91.2 miles
When talking about the local Pennsylvania food scene, one can understand how Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon might not initially enter into the conversation. And...
Sweetwater Baking Company, Kimberton, PA – 15.8 miles
Sweet Water Baking Company is located in Kimberton, PA on the grounds of Camphill Village, a community for adults with developmental disabilities. The bakery has formed a wonderful partnership with Camphill by giving residents a chance to learn a vocation and practice new skills.
Koch’s Turkey Farm, Tamaqua, PA: 62.4 miles
Koch’s Turkey Farm is located in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania on 60 acres of farmland where they raise antibiotic-free, Certified Humane & vegetarian fed turkeys.
Wholesome Dairy Farms, Yellow House, PA – 20.6 Miles
At Wholesome Dairy Farms in Oley Valley produces local, grass fed raw milk, kefir and yogurt.
The Honeybee Shoppe, Manheim, PA – 35.7 Miles
The Honeybee Shoppe provides, unfiltered goldenrod honey from the fields and forests of Central Pennsylvania.
Seven Stars Farm, Kimberton, PA – 15.6 Miles
Seven Stars Farm is a certified Biodynamic dairy farm in Phoenixville, Pa that has been making high-quality yogurt since 1988.
Hershberger Heritage Farm, Sellersville, PA 31.2 miles
Hershberger Heritage Farm takes great pride in raising certified organic poultry and eggs on their family farm in Sellersville, PA.
Mad Dog Farm, Bloomsburg, PA – 74 Miles
Mad Dog Farm is a small diversified and sustainable farm located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Black garlic is made on-farm from our sustainably grown garlic. It’s heat fermented...
Lady Moon Farms, Chambersburg, PA – 105.2 miles
Lady Moon Farms started in 1988 with 5 tillable acres and a dream. Owner Tom Beddard had a dream to change the world by...
Hope Hill Lavender Farm, Pottsville, PA – 48.3 Miles
Located in the mountains of Schuylkill County, PA, Hope Hill Lavender Farm has been home to Troy and Wendy Jochem for over a decade.
Peace Tree Farm, Kintnersville, PA – 44.3 miles
At Peace Tree Farm, you’ll find passionate, knowledgeable people at the forefront of the organic greenhouse industry.
Benuel’s Eggs, Honey Brook, PA – 10.1 miles
Pleasant Pasture Farm sits on a sprawling 67 acres in Honey Brook, PA, bordering Lancaster County. Discover their pasture raised eggs.
Pureblend, Downingtown PA – 3.9 miles
Kari Dandrea, founder of Pureblend Tea, is committed to providing healthy, socially responsible blended teas in an effort to raise consciousness for better living...
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, Malvern, PA – 11.8 miles
Wedderspoon introduced the first Non-GMO verified Manuka honey products in the world, all made from sustainability harvested raw honey. Read our interview to learn more.
Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, Landenberg, PA – 15.5 Miles
Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms has been family owned & operated since 1919 and is celebrating its 25th year of organic mushroom production.
Hobo Ed’s Artisan Coffees,  East Coventry, PA – 17 miles
Get to know our longtime friend and local artisan, Ed, of Hobo Ed's Artisan Coffees in this month's local story.
True Leaf Microgreens, Pottstown, PA – 17 miles
If you are trying to “shop small,” microgreens might be an ideal place to start. True Leaf Microgreens, owned and operated by Eric Franks...