The Anselma Farmers and Artisans Market is delighted to host its third annual “Zucchini 500,” on July 28, starting at 1 p.m. Bring your own decorated zucchini racecar to the Market and test it on our raceway for a chance to win coupons and prizes, or for a small fee we’ll provide the wheels and you can decorate your zucchini here. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated, fastest, slowest, most inspired and more. The first race begins at 3 p.m., and races will be held throughout the day until we close at 6 p.m. Registration for all zucchinis is $3.

Also featured during the day will be live music, zucchini cooking demonstrations, and hands-on games and interactive activities for all ages. The Mill, built in 1747 to mill flour for local farmers, will be open for tours, and as always we will be collecting donations of fresh fruits and vegetables for the Chester County Food Bank.

The Farmers Market features farm fresh and organic produce from a variety of local farms, including: Maysie’s Farm CSA, Brogue Hydroponics, St. Peter’s Bakery, Wildflower Café, Pureland Teas, Canter Hill Farm, Philadelphia Windsor Chair Shop, Vollmer Farm, Camphill Soltane, and many more. Products include strawberries, early tomatoes, yellow and green beans, eggplant, heirloom vegetables and homemade dog biscuits, and later in the summer and fall the market will feature sweet corn, raspberries, peaches and apples.

Artisan products include Windsor chairs, candles, soaps, aprons, skirts and jewelry. Stone-ground flour and cornmeal milled at the Mill at Anselma, including products milled from organic grains, will also be available for purchase.

The Anselma Farmers and Artisans Market operates every Wednesday from 1 – 6 p.m. through the end of October. The market is a partnership between Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center, the Mill at Anselma and the Anselma Farmer’s and Artisans Market Association, and is located on the grounds of the Mill at 1730 Conestoga Road (Rt. 401), ½ mile west of Rt. 113 in Chester Springs, PA.

To find out more information about the Farmers Market, the Mill, or our partnership with Chester County Food Bank, contact the Mill at 610-827-1906, email or visit