Artisan Exchange in West Chester One of Chester County’s Best-Kept Secrets

Artisan Exchange
Image via Bill Rettew, MediaNews Group.

The Artisan Exchange is one of Chester County’s best-kept secrets, writes Bill Rettew for The Phoenix Reporter & Item.

For the last seven years, around 50 small business owners from the area who are all part of a small business collaborative have been making and selling food and other products for a sustainable community each Saturday from 10 AM-1 PM.

The open-air market located on Carter Drive between Route 202 and Rosedale Avenue has everything from chips and salsa, biscotti, pickles, BBQ sauce, and much more.

All the products sold at the collaborative are made “from the heart,” said Artisan Exchange Principal Frank Baldassarre.

Baldassarre helps new business owners get a proper start and thrive as they navigate through the maze of paperwork and regulation. He also supplies affordable and flexible space in an artisanal food hub.

“If they have a great idea for a product, we help them get fully legitimized,” said Baldassarre.

Read more about the Artisan Exchange in The Phoenix Reporter & Item.