It is difficult to imagine Ottsville without one of its primary tenants, Kimberton Whole Foods. Many local residents are now accustomed to taking the “road less travelled” along 239 Durham Road (parallel to route 611), to the civic minded grocery store Kimberton Whole Foods. Along with its neighbor Brig O’Doon Coffee House, the store has become a destination and informal meeting place to gather, enjoy healthy food, a cup of coffee, catch up with friends and see familiar faces. Connections have been made, new friends introduced and in the meantime, Kimberton Whole Foods has been able to fulfill its mission of caring for the earth, community and individuals by supporting “Real Food. Local Roots” in this Upper Bucks County venue.
On the occasion of their first anniversary in this location, Kimberton Whole Foods decided to highlight the unique and talented community that supports their market by creating the Ottsville Fall Festival. Local artists, writers, chefs, artisans, musicians, businesses, and schools participated and patrons enjoyed the scheduled garden programs, products, activities, and locally prepared foods. Even the deluge of rain could not keep residents away from the Ottsville Fire House Social Hall on Saturday, October 24th. The event also created the opportunity for a silent auction which highlighted local businesses and raised money for a Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter specifically for Bucks County.
Whether you were there to enjoy the local breakfast, Ottsville Fire House treats, listen to plant lessons, get a shiatsu treatment or massage, make a mask, paint a pumpkin, create a jump rope, get your face painted, speak to a local writer, view a neighbors artwork, learn from a product demo, bid on a silent auction item or indulge in ice cream and brownies, or simply to chat with friends; the enjoyment was lifted by the festive atmosphere and familiar faces. Owner Terry Brett commented, “We enjoy being a part of this community and providing a source for local, organic and natural products. We would like to thank the community for their patronage and support of our store.”