So I have this friend Janet Long who thought up this fabulous outdoor market in Ardmore, PA called Clover Market. Like First Friday Main Line, it has bought new life and crazy amounts of foot traffic and visitors to what was a sort of sleepy Main Street town.
Clover Market is a hybrid cross between a high-end craft show, antiques and collectibles show, meets art show. It is, in a word, fantastic!
Two of my favorites from yesterday? Cupcakes Gourmet and Eliver Design. Elizabeth at Eliver Design has amazingly fair prices, fun stuff, and right now only does shows. E-mail her at EECoast@gmail.com . Cupcakes Gourmet is from Frazer and they have awesome cupcakes! And they ship, so you can send their baked goods all over!!! Carlinos as well as A Taste of Olive of West Chester and Ardmore was there too! (always have to give them a shout out!)
I am told some Milk House folks were there, but I don’t know all the vendors there (yet, LOL!), so you’ll have to check.
Apparently a fellow local merchant, Mr. Yang of Yang’s Market who was recently robbed and beat up pretty badly. Crime seems to increase as the economy flounders, and I know what happened to Mr. Yang is the nightmare come to life of every small business owner everywhere.
Sweet Jazmines Bakery is holding a sale of batter and donating 100% of the proceeds to Mr. Yang of Yang’s Farmers Market in Berwyn as he recovers from a robbery and brutal attack last week….The owner of the Sweet Jazmines, Kim Cuthbert, decided to do the fundraising for Mr. Yang. She has been a patron of his store ever since she opened her bakery 13 years ago.
Sweet Jazmines started selling brownie batter earlier in the week, and will probably continue the fund-raising with some other types of batter next week.
The bakers started with 90-pounds of batter on Friday and by early afternoon had sold over 2/3 of it.
Anyway, I just think what they are doing is awesome.
End note: The photograph is not a Sweet Jazmines product, incidentally. I have never photographed their baked goods. In the efforts of full disclosure, the cupcakes are from Carlino’s (Ardmore and West Chester) – I felt I needed a cool baked good photo, and prefer to use my own work. Carlino’s incidentally, will be joining DiBruno Brothers and many more at a non-profit friendraiser for First Friday Main Line I am working on later this week – Foodapalooza.