New coffee shop in Unionville

Coffee shops are traditional gathering spots. Oso Sweet Bakery in the Chadds Ford Barn Shops is one, and now a new one, Farmer & Co has opened in the Unionville area.

Owned and operated by Jessie Mooberry and her husband Soren Rubin, the shop is in the former location of Foxy Loxy at 5 Cemetery Lane, where Cemetery Lane intersects with W. Doe Run Road across from the Unionville Community Park.

It's the couple's first attempt in the hospitality industry, and Mooberry said she hopes it becomes a gathering spot for local friends. Indeed, she said that it's already started becoming that during the first three weeks of operation.

"And we want that to continue," she said for what she calls the "coffee bar and garden."

The couple was living in San Francisco, but the pandemic had them return to the east coast. Mooberry's family is in the Unionville area of Southern Chester County.

Farmer & Co has the standard coffee shop fare of coffees, teas, and some pastries currently from Oso Sweet Bakery. Also on the agenda is live music, lectures on pawpaws and other local fruit, and good use agriculture.

Mooberry lives that topic since the shop has its own garden where they grow the organic produce that they sell. In addition, all the other products they offer are from producers within a 100-mile radius of the store. And Mooberry makes her own ice cream.

"The concept is, how to support local makers and agriculture industry. We're trying to work with as many small farmers as we possibly can. It's about building that relationship between us and our food because many people have no idea where their food comes from," Mooberry said. "It's fun because we know all the folks that have put everything on our shelves."

They also plan on having a rotating gallery featuring the works of local artists.

Farmer & Co is open seven days per week, opening each day at 7 a.m. Closing is 3 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

For more information, visit https://www.farmerand.co or phone 610-347-0209.

 

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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