CHESTER SPRINGS -- Buy fresh, buy local at the historic Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs! On Wednesday, July 16, the Anselma Farmers and Artisans Market will take part in the national Buy Fresh, Buy Local initiative to promote locally grown foods. On the 16th, the Anselma Farmers Market will offer a cooking demonstration by Cooking for Real, using only local ingredients. There will be a recipe contest with prizes awarded to recipes made with the most fresh and local ingredients; the least amount of travel miles from all ingredients in the recipe; and the most innovative creation based on what is fresh and local on site at the market on that day. Kids can try out their creative talents making fruit and veggies sculptures. Tour the Mill, wander the grounds and enjoy farm-fresh and local food!

The Anselma Farmers and Artisans Market takes place every Wednesday from 2 - 7 p.m. at the historic Mill at Anselma, and features farm fresh and organic seasonal fruits, vegetables and plants, cheeses, pasture-raised beef, eggs, baked goods, and handcrafts produced by local farmers and artisans. Produce vendors include: Maysie's Farm CSA, Brogue Hydroponics, Long Lane Produce, Grace Growers, Vollemecke Orchards & CSA, and Berry Patch Produce, offering cherries, peas, lettuce and greens of all kinds, cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes. The Market features pasture-raised beef from Cressbrook Farm (recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer) and organic cheeses from Shalom Farms and Birchrunville Farms. Sandi's Breads and Whole Hearted Baking Company offer baked goods including whole wheat breads, cookies, cakes and pizza bread. Stone-ground flour and cornmeal milled at the Mill at Anselma, including products milled from organic grains, are also available for purchase.

Artisans include Bob Bauer's Metalworks and Stonefield Soaps.

The Anselma Farmers Market is a collaborative program of the Mill at Anselma, Maysie's Farm Conservation Center and the Anselma Farmers and Artisans Market Association. The Farmers Market will feature educational outreach programs and hands-on activities that offer information on sustainable agriculture, promotion of school gardens, farm-to-school programs and whole food nutrition. The grounds of the historic Mill at Anselma are open during market hours for the public's enjoyment.

The Mill and the Farmers Market are located on Route 401 (Conestoga Road), ½ mile west of Route 113 in Chester Springs. The Mill is currently open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m. Modest admission. The Mill at Anselma will host milling demonstrations on July 12, August 9, September 13, October, 11, November 8 and December 6th.

To find out more information about the Farmers Market or the Mill, contact the Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust at 610-827-1906, email hpreiffer@anselmamill.org or visit www.anselmamill.org.

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