S U M M E R 2 018 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
Kennett Square The Food Heritage Issue
Owner/Designer Mara Tyler inside her retail space at WorKS in Kennett Square.
You can also find her farm fresh blooms at the following retail locations: WORK S Kennett Square TH E COU NTRY B UTCH E R Kennett Square TE RR A I N Glen Mills E A STCOTE Devon FLICK E RWOO D WI N E RY Oxford
Sustainably Grown, Farm Fresh Flowers THE FARM AT OXFORD is a family-owned boutique farm growing specialty cut flowers right here in Chester County. With a mission to provide local and sustainably grown flowers to our community, owner and grower Mara Tyler is passionate about celebrating seasonal blooms. Fresh flowers are available at her botanical shop in WorKS, select retail locations, seasonal bouquet shares, wholesale to floral professionals, used in seasonal floral design workshops, and for DIY events.
432 SOUTH WALNUT STREET, KENNET T SQUARE VISIT US AT THEFARMATOXFORD.COM
food heritage Between the rich history of mushroom production and the distinct influence of Mexican cuisine, Kennett Square offers a food heritage worth boasting about.
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authentic Leading the way through innovation and example: Suki Li.
Fig's top five picks for authentic tacos— all right here in downtown Kennett.
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Making a difference in Kennett Square: Sandra Morris and Brett Hulbert.
Mark your calendar! Get out and experience Summer in Kennett Square.
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social mission Learn more about our 2018 Social Mission Partner: The Kennett Library. PA G E 1 1
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great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always KEEP READING
Find out how Kennett Square became home to the nation's largest commercial mushroom industry. PA G E 3 0
On the cover: Shot on location at La Peña, these Tacos Al Pastor will keep you coming back this summer.
ISSUE 18 / SUMMER 2018 / KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA / THE FOOD HERITAGE ISSUE
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THE FOOD WE CHOOSE to cook, eat, and serve says a lot about us. It’s an accumulation of our past experiences—where we have lived, what memories are associated with each dish, and what has brought us comfort and cultural identity over the course of our lives. I come from southern roots, so I’ve never met a casserole I didn’t love. The smell of freshly baked biscuits and gravy will always make me think of my mama. And when I was a little girl, I learned to love vegetables after eating my Popaw’s green beans, freshly picked from his backyard garden. We’ll always eat the foods that mean something to us. And now I’m proud to be raising my family in Chester County, Pennsylvania. With an abounding food scene, rich with history, culture, and personality, my children are tasting an eclectic mix of foods, uniquely ours, and informed by everything that makes this region so wonderful. This summer, I invite you to explore the dynamic and diverse food and drink scene in Kennett Square. Our goal with this issue is to celebrate our food heritage, inspired by the vibrant Mexican influences, the innovative mushroom industry, and the bountiful farm-to-table produce we get to purchase just miles from where it was grown. We have a lot to be proud of. Among these pages you will find a taco tour, a wine tour, a cocktail tour, and if that’s not enough, we’ve even included a tour of our epic mushroom history. And make sure you head to page 46 for a full listing of summer events in Historic Kennett Square, many of which involve eating (thankfully). As you gather with the ones you love this season, may you savor each bite, be grateful for the foods that sustain us, and toast to the ancestors who nurtured this land of ours. And now I’m in the mood for a mushroom empanada. Let's eat! BRIANNA CARLISLE & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
A NOTE FROM FIG
eating is a shared language
I Get By With a Little Help From my Zommick McMahon Friends M AY B E I T ’ S N O T A B B E Y R O A D, but it’s Cypress Street, State Street, Mill Road, and many others we have walked down to match business owners with the perfect Kennett Square property. Zommick McMahon Commercial Real Estate has deep roots in Kennett Square and feels honored to have the opportunity to bring businesses into town that reflect the heart of this community. Our knowledgable agents understand how important the right location is to a business owner, and we work hard to find properties that cater to their specific needs.
are proud to have helped bring places like Anchor Life + Fitness, Penny Lane Emporium, Grain, and Hearth Kitchen to town. And looking ahead, we’re excited to be a part of the redevelopment project called Cannery Row, a commercial and residential plaza with on-site parking, located on the corner of Cypress and Mill Road. Are you looking for a dynamic space in Kennett Square to take your business to the next level? Let’s talk!
Over the past several years, Kennett Square has become a highly desired location for business owners and we
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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square.
Fresh Face: Verbena BYOB V E R B E N A BYO B I S T E L L I N G A N E W S T O RY in Kennett Square’s thriving restaurant scene. In a clean, elegant setting accented by simple lines, succulents, and sparkling glass, chef-owner Scott Morozin serves refined American cuisine with flavors and textures that are as intense and creative as his process. Morozin’s passion for cooking is singular. “I’ve always wanted to cook,” he says. Raised by a single mom in a small town in Delaware County, he recalls standing on a stepstool in his grandmother’s kitchen absorbing the aromas, tastes, and heat.
“Cooking saved my life,” says Morozin, a recovering addict and Culinary Institute of America graduate who has carefully chosen great chefs as mentors and worked in numerous kitchens to hone his craft.
for an organic, soulful balance. When the consommé is hot and clear, the sauces are smooth, and everyone is on the same beat, doing what they love, he says, “that’s success.”
When he cooks, he says, “Everything else goes away. It’s fast, deliberate, meticulous, and everyone’s focused, like a flock of ducks floating on the still surface, with everything churning underneath.” Preparation is everything, and Morozin takes no shortcuts and never opens a can. He poaches, slow roasts, and uses every part of the plant in a never-ending quest
Morozin wants diners to feel welcome and comfortable as they enjoy time with the people they’re with and the food he cooks for them. And he looks forward to contributing to Kennett Square and becoming part of this community that strikes the balance between refined and casual. “There’s a small-town feel, and everything is done well. What’s not to love?”
102 EAST STATE STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 484.732.7932 VERBENABYOB.COM
Elevate your summer style KENNETT SQUARE’S LARGEST S E L E C T I O N of fine jewelry, custom designed pieces, bridal diamonds, watches, and children’s keepsakes. Build a timeless collection at Bove Jewelers.
Pictured here: A stunning pear-cut citrine, surrounded by rubies and diamonds. Designed by Master Goldsmith Jeff Connolly, and our CAD specialist Amanda Ciarrocchi. Photography by Victoria Himelstein
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A Friend to the Grieving
Left to Right: Kim Engstrom, MS Counselor and Grieco Grief Journey Workshop Facilitator; Matt Grieco, Funeral Director/Celebrant; Curtis Greer, Funeral Director; Leslie Petrick, Director of Community Outreach; Natalia Volz, Certified Life Coach and Grieco Grief Journey Workshop Facilitator
G R I E F D U R I N G A T I M E O F LO S S can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. There is no wrong or right way to grieve, and everyone heals in their own way and at their own pace. Our Staff at Grieco Family Funeral Homes has come to understand and appreciate the many ways in which families deal with the most difficult loss—the loss of a loved one. As part of our continuing care to our community, we offer a series
of Grief Journey workshops at our funeral home in Kennett Square. Join us the 3rd Sunday of every month for our Grief Journey Workshop where we explore and identify what you may be feeling at this difficult time. Learn about the stages you are experiencing and gain knowledge of grief’s terrain, empowering you to live your life to the fullest. You are not alone.
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2018 Social Mission: T H E K E N N E T T L I B R A RY AT F I G , we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs
and find solutionsâ€”one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Our 2018 Social Mission Partner is The Kennett Library, an impactful non-profit whose good work contributes immensely to our thriving, local community.
Books are just the Beginning The Library is proud to offer these free resources and specialty programming to our community, but there is so much more. For a full list of resources, please visit KennettLibrary.org.
In 2017, we offered more than 1,000 programs!
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W H I L E I T ’ S LO N G B E E N A D E S I R A B L E P L A C E T O L I V E , there’s never been a more exciting time to live, work, and invest in Kennett Square. From the miles of accessible walking and biking trails, to the rich arts and culture of Longwood Gardens, to the epic agricultural history, Kennett Square has it all. Rated in the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America by Budget Travel, Kennett boasts so many opportunities to make your personal mark, and raise a family. Our community is alive with business investors, developers, renovators, innovators, and non-profits, all made up of ordinary citizens who decided to step up and make our town something really special. You’ll notice new restaurants and shops opening frequently, such as the all new Cannery Row development. And you’ll notice educators and administrators working tirelessly to ensure our schools are preparing the next generation to lead. The Kennett Consolidated School District is consistently rated in the top 9% of schools nationwide by US News.
Rory with his wife Holly, kids Grant and Elyn, and Finnegan the Goldendoodle.
With average home sale prices in the borough around $300,000, and special financing options for those purchasing homes within town limits, you’ll find that moving to Kennett Square is more accessible than you think. At the Rory Burkhart Team, we have a defining culture of doing much more than just selling real estate. As a Keller Williams affiliated organization, we share the KW culture of serving each other, our communities, and our planet. Our mission, vision, values, and culture differentiate us as industry innovators and leaders. We are committed to providing guidance to help you with one of the most important financial transactions you’ll make: buying or selling your home.
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Why Live in Kennett Square?
Top 10 Coolest Small Town Rated Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America
Top 9% Nationwide
KCSD ranked in the top 9% of schools nationwide RORY BURKHART
LBS One Million DAY
Rich history in Arts & Agriculture (our region produces more than a million pounds of mushrooms a day)
$300K AVG. Homes available in all sizes, with average prices around $300,000
Walkscore = 80 Highly walkable with a walkscore.com rating of 80 which means “Very walkable and most errands can be accomplished on foot.”
ory Burkhart is a long time R resident of the borough, and his team office is in the borough as well. Rory brings over 14 years of real estate experience to his Keller Williams clients. He is ranked in the top 1% of realtors in the multiple listing service (MLS) and serves as a wealth of information on living and thriving in Kennett Square. T E A M M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T The Rory Burkhart Team is committed to setting the standard in the real estate industry. We are dedicated to building lasting relationships by providing the highest level of customer service to our clients with integrity, honesty, and a focus on making their priorities our own.
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Our beauty experts, on location
Photo location: Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery Flowers: Le Style 25 Kennett Square, PA Accessories: Sabrina Ann, West Chester, PA Hair Stylist: Nicolas Anthony stylist Patricia Vanore Makeup Artist: Nicolas Anthony artist Hayley Clancy
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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square.
Fresh Face: Braeloch Brewing I T ’ S A S U M M E R E V E N I N G , and you’re sipping a cool beer under a tree as the Red Clay Creek flows by. The beer is craft-brewed onsite, and the conversations—with old friends and new—are engaging. You’re not at home or at work—you’re in “the third place.” You’re at Braeloch. The two married couples behind Braeloch Brewing—Kent and Amy Steeves and Matt and Kathy Drysdale— met at their children’s swim meets 20 years ago. As their friendship developed, their dream to create a
community gathering place took shape. The Braeloch name, from a sign on a lamppost at Kent’s family lake house, reflects their vision to recreate that special place “away from it all” that so many of us cherish. In addition to the outdoor beer garden, a 3,900-square-foot taproom will feature a bar and a mix of casual seating arrangements. This inviting, light-filled space, with exposed brick and arched windows, also exudes a sense of its history as a trolley repair shop built in 1903. With great beer, small bites, food
trucks, and live music, Braeloch will complement its neighbor the Creamery and make Birch Street the place to be this summer. Braeloch will serve a cross-section of beers, from traditional ales and IPAs to an experimental brew, on 12 taps from its ten-barrel brewhouse. They’ll also offer tours of the facility, as part of what they call “curiosity-driven education.” The Steeves' and the Drysdale's love the forward-looking community in Kennett Square and look forward to welcoming you home to Braeloch.
225 BIRCH STREET, KENNET T SQUARE INFO@BR AELOCHBREWING.BEER FACEBOOK.COM/BR AELOCHBREWING
There was never a marriage that claimed happiness without working on it
Meetings are every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square. Childcare available.
Peter and Joelle Waterkotte, facilitators at re|engage. Local realtors living in the borough of Kennett Square.
Re|engage is a 20-week marriage enrichment program that works with couples seeking a healthier, more loving relationship. Marriages in any condition will benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple.
Peter and Joelle Waterkotte’s story… We love the life we have rebuilt together. Our story is one of restoration, love, and community.
We thought we had a strong marriage that would hold together through any adversity. But we were foolish to think so. No marriage is strong enough to survive in isolation during challenging times without authentic connection and community. Seven years ago our marriage fell apart. We separated and our lives were in tatters. When it felt like we couldn’t see any hope, we turned to our community to support us and heal us.
Re|engage has given us the tools we need to support our marriage. We’ve learned communication skills to thrive when times are good, and to survive when things get tough. We’ve grown in our faith and gained a community that supports us, and we have a place where we can share our story and help others. All marriages experience difficult seasons. At any point in a marriage, you are either drawing closer together or drifting further apart. We know that caring for our marriage will always involve intentionality and work. This can be a challenge to maintain. But through re|engage, we’ve learned to appreciate and love the work that it takes to grow in a healthy marriage.
675 UNIONVILLE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.2670 RE@WILLOWDALECHAPEL.ORG MARRIAGEHELP.ORG
FIND ENDLESS RECIPE INSPIRATION for your summer menus and gatherings at The Produce Place. Always fresh, locally sourced, and seasonally inspired.
Christina Manfrediâ€™s delicious Ratatouille!
606 EAST CYPRESS STREET, KENNETT SQUARE 610.444.3808 PRODUCE-PLACE.COM
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Summer ART CAMPS!
A CREATIVE THINKING Space
Explore the arts with Chester County Art Association! 11-weeks of themed summer art camps in West Chester June 11th through August 24th Morning and afternoon sessions + after care option Special 1-day workshops 4th of July week Ages 3 to 17, all levels
FREE drop-in art classes + summer camps
CCAA@Exton Square Mall: Wed., Thurs., & Fri. in summer CCAA@The Garage in Kennett: Mon. - Fri. mornings in summer
Workshops + classes offered year-round ShopArt gift stores in West Chester & Exton Monthly art exhibits throughout the county 20
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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square. Left to Right: Co-owners and friends, Paul Brown, Jamie Weaver (Adult Jiu Jitsu Instructor), Hughie Meehan (Kids Jiu Jitsu Instructor), Brandon Sheffield (Boxing/Kickboxing Instructor/ Personal Trainer), and Kevin Boyle.
Fresh Face: Revolution Fitness AT REVOLUTION BJJ, Boxing, and Fitness, everyone from kids, moms, and dads to the young at heart will find a warm welcome and classes to improve overall well-being, and whole-body, functional fitness. Cardio kickboxing, boxing, and jiu-jitsu all help develop confidence and self-defense skills in addition to strength, endurance, and flexibility. “It’s about training the mind and body through functional movement,” says co-owner Kevin Boyle. The five guys opening this new state-ofthe-art facility at Cannery Row—Jamie Weaver, Brandon Sheffield, Hughie Meehan, Paul Brown, and Boyle—met and became friends through jiu-jitsu. And they’re passionate about sharing the many benefits of mixed martial arts.
Revolution is bringing a fun, familyfocused culture to a non-traditional sport by offering a variety of classes for all ages and levels in a full-service martial arts gym that’s clean, safe, and inviting. All of the partners’ families—daughters, sons, and wives alike—train in martial arts together and have for years, most recently at Revolution’s current location in Nottingham. Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is “the gentle art,” Weaver explains. It involves no punching or kicking—instead, participants grapple using leverage, technique, and positioning to neutralize opponents. Weaver likens jiu-jitsu to “human chess.” It requires mental acuity and skill, and it’s one sport in which a physically stronger person doesn’t necessarily have the advantage. “Jiu-jitsu is for everyone,” Weaver says.
“Those principles are what make BJJ so accessible,” adds Brown. “It brings together a diverse group of people— from all walks of life—united around a common pastime, that for most of us turns into a passion.” The highly trained and qualified instructors include Meehan, who teaches the children’s classes. He loves helping kids at every level improve their confidence, awareness, and discipline. Sheffield, a former professional boxer, teaches private boxing lessons as well as the high-energy kickboxing workouts. “Every class is completely different,” Weaver says. Revolution offers a free seven-day trial, and these five friends invite you to try something new, get in great shape, and become a part of Revolution’s family.
214 SOUTH MILL ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 484.730.1882 REVKSQ.COM
A Hood’sStyle Backyard BBQ whether you’re planning a gathering for five or for five hundred this
Summer, Hood’s has you covered. Choose from a mouthwatering catering menu or dine in with us and enjoy all your homestyle favorites. From ribs and pulled pork to coleslaw and cornbread, let Hood’s take your summer backyard bbq to the next level!
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Sipping and Savoring Good Wine and Good Times YO U â€™ R E I N V I T E D to uncork, relax, and unwind this summer. Enjoy award-winning wine among the rolling hills of Chester County. Toast to long summer nights and quality time with the ones you love. Live music, food vendors, special events, and beautiful scenery await this Summer at Paradocx Vineyard. P A R A D O C X V I N E YA R D : 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg T H E M A R K E T AT L I B E R T Y P L A C E : 148 West State Street, Kennett Square B O O T H S C O R N E R F A R M E R S M A R K E T: 1362 Naamans Creek Road, Garnet Valley W E S T T O W N A M I S H M A R K E T: 1165 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
Thank you to Mezze by del Fresco and The Farm at Oxford for contributing food and flowers for this special photoshoot. PAR ADOCX VINEYARD: 1833 FLINT HILL ROAD, L ANDENBERG 610.255.5684 PAR ADOCX.COM
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Fig Table is a place where the best chefs and restaurateurs come together to share crave-worthy dishes and inspiring stories. A go-to digital resource for foodies, Fig Table will take local readers behind the scenes to share the diverse, dynamic, and delicious details that make Kennett Square a dining destination in Chester County. Watch for Fig Table this Fall and pull up a chair.
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community. Sandra and Brett inside the future Portabello’s location at 108 East State Street
Giving Back: Brett Hulbert and Sandra Morris SANDRA MORRIS AND BRETT H U L B E RT, the husband and wife team behind Portobello’s, laugh as they describe the dance in their cozy restaurant on a busy night. Morris and her team weave between the tables as they welcome guests, open wine, and serve Hulbert’s classic dishes created in the trademark open kitchen from the best local ingredients. “It’s a family,” they say, “and we all work together.” Hulbert, an experienced executive chef, and Morris, a former realtor, first visited Kennett Square one sunny Farmers Market Friday in 2011. They fell in love with the town, and its people, and decided to open their restaurant here.
The community has since become their family too. They enjoy working alongside fellow business owners who all support each other—from bringing ice to one another when someone’s machine breaks to sharing ingredients if a restaurant runs out of something. “People don’t just shovel their own section of the sidewalk,” Morris says. They also enjoy giving time, energy, and food to support many local nonprofits, including the Kennett Library and the Flash, as well as charities such as Habitat for Humanity and Unite for HER. They wish they could do more—which is part of why they’re excited to be expanding into 108–112 East State Street this summer.
As Morris unfurls the blueprints, Hulbert points out the various intimate spaces in the new restaurant—the bar and lounge, the gallery and expanded open kitchen with lots of chef seating, the private dining room, and the collapsible wall that will lend a European feel with indoor/ outdoor seating. The menu will be larger and broader, featuring more small plate offerings as well as flatbreads baked in a Vermontbuilt pizza oven, along with wine pairings and craft cocktails. There will be blues, jazz, maybe even a story slam. “We’re growing with Kennett Square,” Hulbert says.
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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.
Authentic: Suki Li L I LY A S I A N C U I S I N E I S S Y N O N Y M O U S W I T H G R E AT F O O D and exceptional value— from Bento boxes with a little bit of everything to their legendary all-youcan-eat sushi Tuesdays, with sushi freshly prepared at the open sushi bar. The restaurant is always bustling with happy diners of all ages, and at its heart is Suki Li, with her warm and gracious smile. Li says what she enjoys most about running Lily is preparing and serving delicious dishes to each guest. She loves her customers, and the feeling is mutual.
Li came to the United States from China in 2000 so that she could practice her faith freely. While working at a restaurant in New York, she visited Kennett Square. “I was impressed by the diverse community here,” she says. “I thought that I could make the community much more colorful if I opened a restaurant to serve delicious Asian food.” Li and her husband, coowner Tony Liu, purchased the building at 104 West State Street and opened Lily in 2011. They have two daughters, Christina Liu (15) and Lina Liu (11).
“I am grateful to all of my customers for their expressions of appreciation,” Li says. Over the years, she’s experienced both challenges and joys, “side by side,” and has learned the importance of sharing and positive affirmation. Li’s Christian faith is a central part of her life, and she makes time each day for Bible reading and prayer. It’s her sincerest hope that her customers will feel acceptance, warmth, and love when they walk through the doors of Lily.
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Inspiring your next Gourmet Gathering E L E G A N T LY A N D E F F O RT L E S S LY pull together a summer charcuterie spread that your friends and family will love to linger around. Choose from an extensive collection of local and imported cheeses, sliced to order charcuterie including Parma Prosciutto and flavorful hand crafted sausages, fresh baked bread, and specialty pantry items such as olive oils, local honey, tapenades, and so much more. Curate a collection of your favorites, or ask our friendly staff to help with your selections. Experience why the Country Butcher has been a local destination for gourmet fine foods since 1982. 145 SOUTH WALNUT STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.5980 COUNTRYBUTCHERMARKET.COM
A I M E E O L E X Y makes her home in Chester County and owns the critically-acclaimed Talula’s Table. However, she is also one of the most recognized personalities in the Philadelphia dining scene as the owner of Talula’s Garden, Talula’s Daily, and The Love, all equally known for their hospitable charm and locally inspired menus.
102 WEST STATE STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.8255 TALUL ASTABLE.COM
THERE IS NO MORE QUINTESSENTIAL shared experience than picnicking in nature. No clocks. No phones. No reservations. Just picnic partners, a piece of grass, and delicious FOOD. The art of sharing is just Picnic Perfect. The recipe for a good picnic starts with LOCAL SHOPPING and seasonal EATING! This is a delightful vegetarian picnic dish I make. It gets better even as it sits or after a long walk to your picnic destination.
Artichoke Panzanella 1/2 Talula’s Baguette Talula’s Lemon Artichoke Spread Blend: 1 T Vermont Creme Fraiche 1 T A tasty California Olive Oil from Talula’s 1 T Keepwell Apple Vinegar Toss all ingredients with toasted, small torn bread hunks, season with salt and pepper generously. Add a fresh chopped tomato if you like; Pack and Go! Include some chocolates and a ‘Picnic Perfect’ Cheese Board for 2 from Talula’s Table complete with salami, nuts, and fruit for $30. Wine, beer, clothing, dogs, children all optional!
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E X T R AOR D I N A RY G ROWTH "One of the fun facts about mushrooms," says Lori Harrison, Communications Manager at the American Mushroom Institute, "is that they double in size every 24 hours." The growth of Kennett Square’s mushroom industry has been even more extraordinary. In 1885, florist William Swayne spawned the idea of growing mushrooms beneath his greenhouse benches. Encouraged by the results, he and Harry Hicks built the first mushroom house, at the corner of Apple Alley and Willow Street, in 1902. Swayne’s son eventually added a spawn plant and cannery. Others followed suit, including many Italians who were working in the stone quarries. Generations later, over 300 family farms have consolidated, and Pennsylvania’s 57 mushroom farms, most of them in Southern Chester County, produce 64 percent of all white button mushrooms consumed in the US. That’s 577 million pounds of mushrooms worth $560 million in sales. It’s now a year-round enterprise, thanks to climate control, and
growers have responded to consumer demand for more fresh mushrooms and exotic varieties. “There are lots of places where it’s easier to grow mushrooms,” says Jim Angelucci, general manager of Phillips Mushroom Farms, “without the seasonal temperature extremes, for example. But it started here.” He smiles. “And it’s mushroomed into what it is today.” This growth has been healthy and sustainable and has benefited from wisdom passed down through generations as well as from advances in technology. S U S TA I N A B L E A N D C O L L A B O R AT I V E “The mushroom industry is the original recycler,” Angelucci says. The mushroom-growing substrate is a blend of farming byproducts that provide the necessary carbon (e.g., from cocoa shells, many from Hershey), carbohydrates (hay or stable bedding), and nitrogen (e.g., poultry litter). If mushroom farmers didn’t buy and use these materials, most would end up polluting our waterways. After a few growth cycles, companies like Skyland repurpose the mushroom compost into a soil engineered for
green roofs. “It’s 360-degree sustainability,” Harrison says. Like the mycelia, the interwoven root-like web that spreads as the spores germinate, the mushroom industry is an integral part of the economic and social fabric of the community. Many local industries and businesses support and depend on it—from suppliers of machinery and materials to businesses patronized by employees. The growers are also interconnected. “We’re all competitors in the same market, but we collaborate,” Angelucci says. They sell to each other and work on common issues including transportation, labor, and industry standards. H E A LT H Y A N D O N T R E N D “The trend is to blend,” Angelucci says, and the recent enthusiasm for blended mushroom-beef burgers is good news for the industry, for the health-conscious consumer, and for the environment (growing mushrooms requires much less water than any animal-based food). Harrison says the Mushroom Council has done an exceptional job educating consumers—from students to suppliers—about the
many health benefits of mushrooms. The Woodlands at Phillips also offers a free mushroom-growing exhibit and museum. Mushrooms are rich in potassium, B vitamins, antioxidants, and vitamin D, and studies are finding some astonishing medicinal benefits as well. The pom pom mushroom has been found to mitigate dementia, maitake can relieve some side effects of chemotherapy, and shiitake can help protect the liver. STEEPED IN TRADITION, LOOKING TO THE FUTURE While many of the principles of mushroom farming are time-honored, the industry is so successful in part because of ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and productivity. Marlboro Mushrooms now runs on solar power, for example, and the newly expanded Warwick Mushroom Farms uses stateof-the-art climate control and communications systems. But none of this technology replaces the key role of growers, maintenance crews, and harvesters. All systems need to be constantly monitored, and every single mushroom is still picked by hand. “The mushroom industry is not a vocation,” Angelucci says, “but an avocation. You have to live it.”
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RAISE YOUR GLASS AND BEAT THE HEAT with this go-to list of craft cocktails and local brews sure to keep you cool this Summer.
0 1 B LU E B E R RY- L AV E N D E R M O J I T O
G E T I T AT G R A I N C R A F T B A R + K I T C H E N
0 2 P E A C H Y R E T R E AT G E T I T AT L A V E R O N A
0 3 B E R R I E S & B U B B L E S
G E T I T AT C H A D D S F O R D TAV E R N
0 4 S T I C K KÖ L S C H G E R M A N P I L S N E R G E T I T AT K E N N E T T B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y
0 5 V I VA L A R O S A R O S É
G E T I T AT PA R A D O C X W I N E RY
0 6 P L A N T E R’ S P U N C H
G E T I T AT K E N N E T T S Q U A R E I N N
0 7 B LU E H E N G O L D, N E W E N G L A N D I PA G E T I T AT B R A E LO C H B R E W I N G
0 8 S U M M E R B E R RY S A N G R I A
G E T I T AT T H E G A B L E S AT C H A D D S F O R D
Although weâ€™re best known as the Mushroom Capital of the World, our small but mighty borough boasts some of the most authentic Mexican-style tacos you can find in our region. Traditionally served on homemade tortillas, and each accented with their signature sauces and slaws, here are
FIG'S TOP FIVE FAVO R I T E TAC O S for you to savor this Summer.
0 1 S I G N AT U R E F I S H TA C O S
G E T T H E M AT L A M I C H O A C A N A G R I L L
0 2 T A C O S S UAV E S
G E T T H E M AT E L R A N C H E R O
0 3 A S A D A TA C O S
G E T T H E M AT TA Q U E R I A M O R E LO S
0 4 T A C O S A L PA S T O R
G E T T H E M AT L A P E Ă‘ A
0 5 M E D I T E R R A N E A N TA C O S KE
T SQUAR NET
G E T T H E M AT K A B O B U R R I T O S
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WAY V I N E W I N E RY
4374 FORGE RD, NOTTINGHAM 610.220.0128 WAYVINE.WINE
This Summer, the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail Awaits
NOTTINGHAM COUNTY PARK
1833 FLINT HILL ROAD, L ANDENBERG BV WINETR AIL.COM
AMONG THE ROLLING HILLS O F C H E S T E R C O U N T Y, you’ll find beautiful estate vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel-aging cellars filled with premium wines showcasing each unique terroir. This is what you’ll find along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. This summer, you’re invited to gather some friends, pack a picnic lunch, and plan on a weekend full of touring and tasting. Learn more about the unique characteristics of Brandywine Valley Wine Country by visiting our six award-winning tasting rooms along the trail.
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The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail offers a passport program. Visit each winery, receive a discount on your purchase and a stamp. A full passport means a glass of your favorite wine in a Wine Trail glass!
Sip & Stay: PENNSYLVANIA MARYLAND
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Stay over at one of our participating world-class bed & breakfasts or hotels. DELAWARE Each lodging property offers their own unique Sip & Stay Getaway package. Visit our website for a full list of participating partners. WHITE CLAY CREEK STATE PARK
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OUR SEASONAL SUMMER FAVES
Below: Mike Spaziani, Owner/President and Jeff Williamson, General Manager
Setting the bar with superior beer selections FA M I LY O W N E D & O P E R AT E D S I N C E 19 61 , Waywood Beverage continues to be the premier destination for all your favorite craft beer and national brands. With over 1200 beers, 100 sixtels, 75 ciders, and a wide and diverse variety of non-alcoholic beverages, youâ€™ll find all you need with a friendly and knowledgable staff on hand to help. Enjoy carefully selected new choices which are stocked every Wednesday, and six rotating taps for crowler and growler fills. Stop in and see us!
624 MILLERS HILL, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.5222 WAY WOODBEVER AGE.COM
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There’s Always a Seat for You You’re invited to be a part of the KCAD family. Through exceptional on-going dental care, flawless communication, and cutting edge technology, you’ll actually enjoy going to the dentist again. Our mission is simply to help you understand what it takes to have a healthy mouth and a beautiful, confident smile. Come on in, we’ll save a chair for you.
208 NORTH UNION STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.6311 KENNET TSMILES.COM
Convenience, Customization, and TurnKey Installation
Owner/Operator, Len Pritchett
PICTURED HERE: THE MANNING FAMILY CHOSE CAROLINA PINE WATERPROOF PLANKS FOR THEIR NEWLY RENOVATED BASEMENT
Flooring pictured: Carolina Pine Hardwoods in the home of the L E N PFamily. R I T C H E T T and his team provide more than just a Manning
flooring installation, they provide a personal, customized, and turnkey customer experience. Their unique process always puts the customer first. Customers stay in the comfort of their home while choosing their new flooring from Lenâ€™s mobile showroom. Complete with 3,000 samples including carpet, hardwood, tile, luxury vinyl, cork, bamboo, and more, you can
select your new flooring in the unique lighting and furnishings of your home. Evening and weekend consultations provide the ultimate in convenience. Once a flooring is selected, Len and his team manage every step, from moving furniture to clean up. As a father himself, Len knows how impactful new flooring can be for a family, and he wants his daughters to see him providing a great service to the community.
326 WEST CEDAR STREET, SUITE 3, KENNETT SQUARE 610.708.9009 BRANDYWINEVALLEY.FLOORCOVERINGSINTERNATIONAL.COM
Spectacle and Splash
The revitalized Main Fountain Garden awakens for its second season and we are celebrating all summer long.
Festival of Fountains Nowâ€“September 30
Your Summer Beauty Destination spend a day with us and find out why Salon Secrets Spa is consistently
named one of the Top 200 salons in Salon Today Magazine. With a recently renovated interior, you’ll find a full salon, spa, and boutique experience awaits as you get ready to step out this summer looking and feeling your best.
827–829 EAST BALTIMORE PIKE, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.0605 SALONSECRETSSPA .COM
Peace of Mind is Priceless
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
we are a local family owned and operated business that cares about helping you. Flood Support is certified to handle damage cleanup and mitigation from water, mold, fire, and sewage.
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i f t h e s n o w a n d r a i n made their way into your home over the winter
Nicole Contro-Pieri, Owner
or spring, let us evaluate for moisture at no cost or obligation to you. Our thermal cameras will show you what could be hiding and potentially growing in the walls.
It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. KENNET T SQUARE 610.457.8465 OR 1.877.71.FLOOD FLOODSUPPORT.COM
K E N N E T T S Q U A R E FA R M E R S M A R K E T E V E RY F R I D AY, 3 – 7 p m
100 Block of East State Street & Genesis Walkway
F I R S T F R I D AY F L E A M A R K E T E V E RY F I R S T F R I D AY, 4 – 8 p m
East State Street sidewalk in between Broad Street & Sycamore Alley
F I R S T F R I D AY A RT S T R O L L E V E RY F I R S T F R I D AY, 6 – 9 p m S U M M E R S E C O N D S AT U R D AY SEASONAL SIPS AND SHOPPING
Extended shopping hours sips and snacks all through town S AT U R D AY, J U N E 9
B E AT B E E T H O V E N 5 K F O R KENNETT SYMPHONY S U N D AY, J U N E 1 0 , 9 a m
Anson B. Nixon Park
C LO V E R M A R K E T S U N D AY, J U N E 1 0 , 1 0 a m – 4 p m
600 South Broad Street
C O N C E RT S I N T H E PA R K W E D N E S D AY S , 7 p m J U N E 2 0 Jake Armerding J U N E 2 7 Inca Band—A Tribute to Santana J U LY 4 The Hoppin John's Orchestra J U LY 1 1 Hurricane Hoss J U LY 1 8 Matt Cappy Quintet J U LY 2 5 Will Power—A Tribute to Tower of Power & James Brown AUGUST 1 A pache Trails AUGUST 8 R adio Free Honduras
Anson B. Nixon Park
Market Photos by Kelly Giarrocco
T H I R D T H U R S DAY
J U N E 2 1 , J U LY 1 9 , A U G U S T 1 6 , SEPTEMBER 20, 6 – 9 pm
An exciting summer event series in downtown Kennett Square! State Street will be closed from Broad to Center Streets so visitors can enjoy outdoor dining, extended shopping hours, live music, strolling entertainers, and children’s activities. Parking is free in all areas of the Parking Garage after 5 p.m. J U N E 2 1 Rolling Thunder Blues Review J U LY 1 9 Josh Komorowski and the Sons of Thunder A U G U S T 1 6 The Sin City Band S E P T E M B E R 2 0 Hake and Jarema Band
F O R A C O M P L E T E , up-to-date listing of
events in and around Kennett Square, visit historickennettsquare.com.
J U N E T E E N T H C E L E B R AT I O N : HONORING KENNETT SQUARE H E R I TA G E , H U M A N D I G N I T Y, A N D T H E H I S T O RY O F T H E UNDERGROUND RAILROAD S AT U R D AY, J U N E 1 6 , 1 2 – 3 p m
Visit historickennettsquare.com for complete line up and locations
T OW N T O U R “ T H E B I RT H , G R OW T H , A N D F U T U R E O F T H E M U S H R O O M I N D U S T RY ” T H U R S D AY, J U LY 1 2 , 5 : 3 0 – 7 p m
Gather at the American Legion Building. For more information, refer to www.chesco.org/planning/ towntours
M U R D E R M Y S T E RY A RT S T R O L L
A partnership with the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society F R I D AY, A U G U S T 3 , 6 – 9 p m
R O C K T H E PA R K F U N D R A I S E R F O R A N S O N B . N I XO N PA R K S AT U R D AY, A U G U S T 1 8 , 4 – 9 p m S Y M P H O N Y U N D E R T H E S TA R S S AT U R D AY, A U G U S T 1 8 , 7 : 3 0 p m
Longwood Open Air Theatre KennettSymphony.org M U S H R O O M F E S T I VA L SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 PA R A D E O N F R I D AY, SEPTEMBER 7
FOR A FULL LIST OF COMMUNITY EVENTS, VISIT HISTORICKENNETTSQUARE.COM
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Dress the Window, Make the Room Looking to add instant design impact in your home? Dress those windows! At Calico, we help design beautifully crafted window treatments to polish and perfect any room. All window solutions are fully custom and created with designer quality fabrics and dressmaker details. From inspiration to installation, we've got you covered.
567 WILMINGTON WEST CHESTER PIKE, GLEN MILLS 484.785.8284 CALICOCORNERS.COM
MONDAY – SATURDAY: 10am– 6pm SUNDAY: 12pm–5 pm
Pictured: Owner/Chef Phillip Ferro
On the menu: The Tavernâ€™s Signature Seafood Tower
Like us on facebook to find out about our daily entertainment, dinner specials, and more. We now serve lunch seven days a week starting at 11 am. Enjoy the same menu all day.
A Historic Tavern, Reinvented
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CHESTER COUNTY, the newly renovated Chadds Ford Tavern offers a casual atmosphere with a nod to its history and a menu that elevates all your expectations. Enjoy your favorite tavern fare with a modern twist or have a seat at the bar for an extensive list of craft cocktails, beer, and wine. A must-visit spot this Summer for weekly live music, chef-inspired food, and craft beverages.
1400 BALTIMORE PIKE, CHADDS FORD 484.800.4084 CFTAVERN.COM
Unique Custom-Made Furniture WE ARE PROUD TO HANDCR AFT one-of-a-kind custom furniture, using authentic reclaimed barn wood and select hardwoods, in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Visit our showroom to design a fully custom piece, or choose from readymade signature collections. Just like the barns from which the wood comes, E. Braun furniture is crafted to stand the test of time. Each table, hutch, bed, dresser, and more will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Pictured here: 3-inch thick, Reclaimed Spruce Gathering Table with Vase Trestle Base and Manhattan Ladder Back Chairs
3561 OLD PHILADELPHIA PIKE, INTERCOURSE 717.768.7227 BRAUNFARMTABLES.COM
Artful Plates, Thoughtful Cuisine e n j oy c h e f r o l a n d ’ s inventive seasonal menus at The Greathouse and The Farmhouse Restaurants.
T I M E L E S S D I N I N G R O O M S ★ O U T S I D E D I N I N G ★ S PA C I O U S B A R ★ W I N E C E L L A R WEDDINGS, SOCIAL EVENTS & GOLF OUTINGS ★ PUBLIC GOLF COURSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
514 MCCUE ROAD, AVONDALE, PA 610.268.2235 LOCHNAIRN.COM
Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Music Using the traditions of the past and coupling it with the music of today, the instructors at the Mattock School of Music give students the means and desire to make music an integral part of their lives. Offering on-going instruction in piano, guitar, bass, voice, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, violin, and drums to students of all ages and experience. P R I V AT E L E S S O N S GROUP LESSONS SUMMER ROCK CAMP
D O N ’ T M I S S O U R H A L F A N D F U L L D AY S U M M E R C A M P S ! Rock and Ja z z Camps are taking place in late June and July and include private and group instruction for all instruments.
SUMMER JA ZZ CAMP
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Treating Sleep Disorders From A to Zzzz Left to right: Kesha Wilford, M.D., Hussein Kiliddar, M.D., and Taneestar Cohen, CRNP. COMMUNITY SUPPORTER
According to the American Sleep Association, nearly 50 million Americans have a sleep disorder. And of that number, nearly half suffer from obstructive sleep apnea—a condition which, if left untreated, can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and even death. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. If you can’t fall or stay asleep, are told you snore, or fall asleep at times when you shouldn’t, help is available right here in Western Delaware County. The Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers offer the oldest nationally accredited program in the Delaware Valley. Staffed by fellowship-trained physicians with decades of experience, and a skilled technical staff, Crozer-Keystone’s “dream team” can evaluate, diagnose, and treat all types of sleep disorders in both adults and children.
TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT CROZERKEYSTONE.ORG/SLEEP OR CALL 888-SLEEP-03 (888-753-3703).
145 SOUTH BRINTON L AKE ROAD, GLEN MILLS CROZER AT THEL AKE.ORG
EUROPEAN ST YLE CUISINE WITH NEW AMERICAN FLAVORS & A TOUCH OF SOUTHERN FLAIR
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OPEN FOR BRUNCH O N S U N D AY HAPPY HOUR Tuesday - Friday 4:30 – 6:30 pm
423 BALTIMORE PIKE, CHADDS FORD, PA 610.388.7700 THEGABLESATCHADDSFORD.COM
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Creating Comfort through Cuddling FOR THE MORE THAN 500,000 PREMATURE BABIES born in the U.S. each year, human touch can have a powerful impact on healthy growth and development. To ensure that all babies get the hugs they need to thrive, the Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged grant has awarded Chester County Hospital $10,000 to help establish a volunteer newborn-hugging program. This initiative will provide much-needed physical interaction for newborns that can help make their transition from the hospital to the home quicker. Research shows that ample human contact aids babies in their development of good clinical outcomes. Interventions, such as holding, rocking and soothing, as well as singing and talking to babies support weight gain, reduce length of hospital stays, improve brain development, and in the long term, enhance the development of trusting relationships.
“The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric staffs at Chester County Hospital are honored to be chosen for Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged grant. The grant has been used to start a cuddling program in our hospital to benefit premature babies and infants suffering the effects of withdrawal due to maternal drug use,” says Stefanie Steinberger, DPT, Lead Physical Therapist for the NICU. Susan Cacciavillano, BSN, RN, Clinical Manager of the NICU, adds, “We serve some low socioeconomic populations who may not have reliable transportation to and from the hospital to see their babies in the NICU. Between these families and the number of babies admitted with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), we believe that a Cuddler program will benefit our most vulnerable patients.”
The plan to implement a Cuddler program has been in the works for some time. In September 2016, Cacciavillano and Steinberger met with Penn Medicine colleagues from Lancaster General Health (LGH) to talk about their Cuddler program and how to bring it to Chester County. “All of our training practices, guidelines and implementation plans stemmed from LGH. Their team was instrumental in getting our program off the ground,” explained Cacciavillano. The shared information and implementation did need some amending, as Chester County Hospital planned to introduce the program not just in its NICU, but also in its Pediatric unit. The program launched in November 2017. “Our Pediatrics team helps a lot of babies with NAS, too. These babies are unable to self-soothe due to the painful effects of drug withdrawal. Cuddlers will be invaluable for keeping these babies calm and content while they are going through something so difficult,” Steinberger explains.
CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL’S VOLUNTEER CUDDLERS
TOP ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SHERRY ALLEN, DIANA PALERMO, KATHY MORAN, LISA COCCO, JEANNE HUTTON, STEPHANIE SUTTON, BEA BATTISTA, PAT BOVE BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MELISSA SLIFER, KATHY MULL, BARBARA FELL, DIANE SCHERTZER
Chester County Hospital used the grant to launch the program and train the volunteers. The process to become a “Cuddler” includes going through an interview process, passing a background check and medical screenings. In addition, all volunteers must obtain child abuse clearances and attend both the hospital and volunteer orientation programs. Cuddlers must also be 21 years of age. Cuddlers will receive updated training as needed and will undergo an annual competency test. The Cuddlers played a large role in the hospital’s current NICU expansion, which began in December 2017. The unit will double in size and feature private and shared rooms as well as hybrid model rooms that allow space for parents to stay overnight with their infants. In preparation for the renovation, the NICU was moved to a temporary unit on the opposite side of the hospital to protect the infants from the noise and vibration of construction.
“Having Cuddlers in place before the transition to the temporary NICU was important. They were instrumental in creating smooth transitions for the babies,” said Cacciavillano. The Cuddlers will be equally as valuable when the renovation is complete later this year and it is time to transfer the babies to the new, expanded space. Cuddling occurs when parents or family members are not present to hold or calm infants. The volunteers work with bedside nurses to provide the appropriate comfort measures. Parents are taught the benefits of the program and why it is the standard of practice in the NICU and Pediatrics units to ensure that these vulnerable babies will have the benefit of human contact daily. Chester County Hospital is fortunate to have a full volunteer staff for the Cuddler program. However, there are other volunteer opportunities available.
Visit ChesterCountyHospital.org/Volunteering Chester County Hospital • 701 E. Marshall Street, West Chester • 610.431.5000 • ChesterCountyHospital.org
F O O D I E FAY S T R I C K L E R H A S T R AV E L E D the world, sampling exotic cuisines. As a Penn State Extension Family and Consumer Science Educator, Fay visited every state in the U.S., and seven continents. She and her husband enjoyed dining at local restaurants during their travels, savoring traditional dishes. Fay applies these experiences to her passion for cooking, baking, and hosting friends in her home. Fay recently started to use her training as a foods judge to review area restaurants and offer insight on the best offerings at local fine and casual dining establishments. Her reviews on gardenspotvillage.org connect the community to the wealth of dining opportunities locally. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village—because creating a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents, and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.
Get in touch and we’ll set a time to see if it makes sense to craft a future together. You’re invited to visit our website or give us a call.
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Part 2: Patti Brennan COMPASSION, says Patti Brennan, CFP, President of Key Financial, Inc., means understanding someone’s situation, applying the right tools, and having enough perspective to gently guide them towards a solution. That deep sense of care and responsibility is part of what brought Brennan and her loyal team of employees through what she calls “the messy middle” of the financial crisis. In the first installment of our three-part series, we met Brennan in 1990, starting a financial planning company in what most people refer to as their “laundry room” with solid, clientfocused principles. As her young family grew, so did the company. When the financial crisis hit, Brennan made a promise to her 15 fulltime employees: “Nobody will lose their job.” It was not a pledge Brennan took lightly, and
it wasn’t one she could keep without personal sacrifice and working harder than ever before. “They were painful years,” she says, “and there was lots of uncertainty.” Through it all, she maintained faith and confidence. Weathering the storm required strategic thinking, conservative and creative planning, and a sustained focus on the clients and their needs. As word about Key Financial started to spread, those years solidified Brennan’s resolve that money is a “means to an end” and real financial planning is where financial security is born. She committed to growth by investing in a new building and, more importantly, by investing in talented people. Today, Brennan and her team continue to guide clients with wisdom and compassion through good times and bad—through successes and windfalls,
illness and job losses, changes in the tax law, and thoughtful estate planning. In part three of our series, we’ll learn how Brennan is building a legacy through supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs and investing in the community.
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Advisory services offered through Key Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. There is no fee in exchange for rankings. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 1200” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among the factors that advisors are assessed include their assets under management, revenues, the quality of service provided to clients, and their adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are the overall size and success of practices, the quality of service provided to clients, adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance, and leadership in “best practices” of wealth management. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information.
Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through Patricia Brennan are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
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Colleen Cottrell of Green Eyed Lady T H E G R E E N E Y E D L A DY ’ S winsome window displays invite passersby to stop and browse. Inside, customers of all ages find a relaxed vibe and a vast array of unique, affordable items that they won’t find elsewhere—and that they won’t see everyone else wearing. Owner Colleen Cottrell is a perceptive and creative entrepreneur with a keen eye for the fun, trendy, and unusual. “I’ve always been interested in fashion—to a point,” she says. She smiles as she describes her grandmother, dressed to the nines in jewels, purse, and makeup. Cottrell’s own style is more eclectic, and she’s always on the hunt—for fresh looks, vintage treasures, and new ideas for making jewelry. She loves helping customers discover clothes and accessories that reflect their personalities and make them feel confident and comfortable.
Cottrell was working in the restaurant industry when her son was born eight years ago, and she began looking for a career with more family-friendly hours. Her mother-in-law had opened the first Green Eyed Lady, in West Chester, in 2004. They found the perfect spot on the corner of State Street for the Kennett Square Green Eyed Lady, a separate enterprise, and Cottrell opened in 2010. She enjoys the feel of the community and the people she meets here. As Patti Brennan says, “Much like my own journey, Colleen started her business and her family at almost the same time. Green Eyed Lady has grown to become one of the keystone businesses bringing revitalization to Kennett Square. Anyone who stops in her trendy boutique is met with a warm smile and can be sure to find just what they’re looking for.”
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