“WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE FARMER IS GOOD FOR US – IT’S GOOD FOR SOCIETY.”
– TERRY BRETT, FOUNDER & OWNER
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Yellow Springs Farm is located just a few miles from our Kimberton store. When Al and Catherine Renzi purchased the farm in 2001, they made sure that the land would stay true to its heritage by securing an easement with French and Pickering Conservation Trust to protect it from development. The couple makes award-winning goat milk cheeses and other goat milk products, and they also run a native plant nursery on their property.