Local Roots

“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.

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.
MJM Candles, Phoenixville, PA – 21 Miles
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 Brew, 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...
Eagles Peak Spring Water, Foutainville, PA – 39 Miles
Eagles Peak Spring Water is locally owned and operated, just outside of Doylestown, PA. Customers love their water for its crisp, refreshing taste, due to naturally-occuring minerals found in the water, sourced from springs in the mountains of Pennsylvania.
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.
Weaver Valley Farms, Strasburg, PA  – 22 miles
John Stoltzfus of Weaver Valley Farms raises his cattle on pasture in Lancaster County, PA. We're proud to support local farmers like John, who put care and time into producing meat that is raised humanely and is of the highest quality.
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).
Snouts and Sprouts, Pottstown, PA – 13 Miles
Snouts and Sprouts is a small family farm focused on sustainable and humane meat, raised locally just miles from our flagship store in Phoenixville. Look for their pasture-raised, organically-fed chicken and pork in our Chester County stores.
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 Counties, 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 70 years. Visit the KWF blog to read our full interview with Steve Frecon.
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 AND EVANS, FREDERICKSBURG, PA: 45.4 MILES
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...
Sweet Water 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.
Bread Box and Bakery, Perkasie, PA: 34.2 Miles
Founders J. Ryman Maxwell of Perkasie and Vern Moyer of Silverdale opened Bread Box & Bakery in 2014 "with the hopes of bringing fresh baked, artisan breads and pastries back".
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.
Zsa’s Ice Cream, Manayunk, PA –  29 Miles
Locally crafted ice cream made with Trickling Springs Creamery's grass fed milk, seasonal ingredients and made-from-scratch baked goods.
Best Beards, New Holland, PA – 15.1 Miles
Gary Parker, co-founder of Best Beards, explains that when he and partner Jason Hertzog first decided to develop the Best Beard product line, they...
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.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Philadelphia, PA – 36.3 Miles
In just over a year's time, Andy and Jen have developed Weckerly's into a full scale business that produces some of the most sought after ice cream in Philadelphia.
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 growing...
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. Past the barns of dairy cows, cattle, and pigs...
SpringWood Farm, Kinzers, PA – 17.7 miles
SpringWood Farm spreads across 220 acres of Lancaster County farmland in Kinzers, PA, just 17.7 miles from our Distribution Center in Downingtown.
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.
Yellow Springs Farm, Chester Springs, PA – 9.4 miles
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.
Jacob’s Raw: Palm, PA – 29.5 miles
Introducing Jacob's Raw Cultured Tonics, packed with organic produce, these nutritional tonics are the perfect immunity boost!
Stoudts Holiday Stollen
At the start of the holiday season, we begin to see a variety of seasonal foods at the store. We especially look forward to the arrival of freshly baked stollen.
Soltane Orchard at Camphill Soltane, Glenmoore, PA – 7.7 miles
Preserved fruit products made from a local orchard practicing sustainable, biodynamic techniques.
Pennsylvania Grown Winter Squash
Autumn's harvest brings a variety of versatile and vibrant winter squash, organically grown from local Pennsylvania farms.
Subarashii Kudamono, Coopersburg, PA: 39.5 Miles
Locally grown and hand selected gourmet Asian Pears from the Lehigh Valley.
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,  Adamstown, PA – 21.5 miles
Get to know our longtime friend and local artisan, Ed, of Hobo Ed's Artisan Coffees in this month's local story.
Nanna’s Secret Dukkah
The warm, earthy flavors of dukkah, a traditional Egyptian spice blend, can quickly transform your dish from appetizer to main entrée.
Sally B Munch Bars, West Chester, PA – 11.1 Miles
Munch Bars are handmade and wholesome granola squares made with tasty local ingredients like almond butter and kale. They are "always gluten free, vegan and GMO free" and include organic soaked nuts and fair trade organic succanut.
Triskeles
Triskeles is a local non-profit that offers youth programs focused on building community and living a conscious, sustainable lifestyle.
Victory Ice Cream Comes to KWF
This summer our local friends at Victory Brewing Company released a special addition to their product line. A sweet take on the unique flavors found in their craft beer, Victory’s first ever ice cream products have taken both beer and dessert connoisseurs by storm. We're excited to be the first to carry Victory Brewing Company's new beer inspired ice cream.
Sipp Eco Beverage, Chester Springs, Pa – 12 Miles
Last month we visited Sipp Eco Beverage, located a few miles from our Kimberton store in a historic one room school house in Chester Springs, Pa.
True Leaf Microgreens
If you are trying to “shop small,” microgreens might be an ideal place to start. True Leaf Microgreens, owned and operated by Eric Franks...