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Clover Market brings diversity of makers to Kennett Square

06/05/2024 10:55AM ● By Richard Gaw
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For six hours along the 600 block of South Broad Street in Kennett Square last Sunday, the blue skies and temperate late Spring breezes served in perfect harmony with the symbiotic connection between the nearly 100 participating artisans and hundreds of visitors who flocked to the most recent Clover Market event on June 2.

Held in collaboration with Kennett Collaborative and the Borough of Kennett Square, the market showcased row upon row of handmade jewelry, textiles, clothing and pottery created by artisans from Chester County and beyond, as well as collections from several vintage antique dealers. The event also included a line of food vendors, as well as fresh lemonade, beer from Braeloch Brewery and wine from Grace Winery.

Many artisans at the event praised Clover Market founder Janet Long for her skill at curating Clover Market shows that draw from a wide range of products and talents.

Krystal Osmond from Krystal Osmond Designs in Levittown, Pa. -- who has also showcased her work at Clover Market events in Bryn Mawr, Pa and Collingwood, N.J. – said that she enjoys the diversity of vendors that Long brings to each event.

“I think Janet puts together an amazing assortment of vendors,” she said. “I don’t even want to be in my booth now, because I would like to see the work of so many other vendors. It always brings out a great crowd, and the Kennett Square event has always been among the most well attended.”

For Alka Mattoo of Orvana in Princeton, N.J., a clothing designer and self-professed “lover of fabric,” the June 2 event was her second appearance in Kennett Square.

“The most important aspect about Clover Market has always been the community of artisans that Janet has drawn together, and they contribute to the energy of what Clover Market has come to be known for,” she said. “I have done other artisan markets, and they don’t have the soul that this one does, and it has to do with its organizers.

“They are themselves patrons, and that passion transcends to those who are subscribing to it. This is a community of makers, and we ourselves are connecting to the Kennett Square community.”

Upcoming Clover Market shows will be held at Chestnut Hill, Pa. on Sept. 8, Collingswood, N.J. on Sept. 22, Bryn Mawr, Pa. on Oct. 6 and Kennett Square on Oct. 20.

To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email [email protected].