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2019 Farmer's Markets Guide, Sponsored By Evangelical Community Hospital

Farmers’ Markets abound in Pennsylvania. Take some time to explore as many as you can. 


Berwick Farmers’ Market

This is a seasonal open air market offering produce, dog treats, Amish baked goods, raw milk, homemade cheese and butter.

Crispin Field Parking Lot, 1199 N. Mulberry Street, Berwick

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon, July through November
(570) 759-8203


Bloomsburg Farmers’ Market

Main and Market Streets in Downtown Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 
Bobbi Erlston (570) 784-7123 ext 215

The goal of the market is to provide consumers with fresh, locally grown products at a convenient location. This is a year-round indoor market with fresh, locally gown products.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Late-May through October


Ferry Street Growers’ Market

488 Ferry Street (parking lot, between Cole’s Hardware and Voelcker’s Beverage), Danville
Amanda Ballengee, (570) 939-1528

Our mission as a nonprofit organization is to promote and support local Pennsylvania agriculture through the sale of fresh, high quality fruits, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, bedding and potted plants, meat and dairy products, farm fresh eggs and baked goods as well as a variety of farm-produced, value-added products. We’re a growers-only market.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., mid-May through Thanksgiving


Elysburg Farmers’ Market

Ralpho Community Park, Elysburg
(570) 847-3880

Offering fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and other locally-made products.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1p.m., May through November 


Broad Street Market

1233 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg
(717) 236-7923

Your source for locally-grown and organic produce, meats, baked goods, and freshly prepared meals. With over 40 vendors, the market has something for everyone!

Thursdays and Fridays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 4 pm, year-round


Farmers’ Market in Hershey

1215 Research Blvd., Hummelstown
(717) 364-9226 or (215) 370-3869

This is a wellness-focused farmers market located in the research park, on the grounds of the Cocoa Beanery, off Bullfrog Valley Road, near the west campus of Penn State Medical Center. We want to make a significant contribution to the long-term health of the region and model how a farmers’ market can serve community wellness in multi-faceted ways.

Thursdays, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., May through October
Free summer concert series 6 to 8 p.m.


Lancaster Central Market

23 N. Market Street, Lancaster
(717) 735-6890

A historic public market located in Penn Square, downtown Lancaster, on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Until 2005, the market was the oldest municipally-operated market in the U.S. It houses 60 vendors who sell fresh fruit and produce, meats, cheeses, fish and seafood, baked goods and flowers. Products come from Amish, Pennsylvania Dutch, German, Greek, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Slavic origins. 

Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round


Lewisburg Farmers’ Market

600 Fairground Road, Lewisburg
(570) 713-5853

A popular and long-standing market, the Lewisburg Farmers’ Market features food grown locally and regionally. A variety of organic food producers as well as purveyors of everything from coffee to flowers.

Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Susquehanna Valley Growers’ Market

67 Farley Circle, Brookpark Farm, Lewisburg

The Susquehanna Valley Growers' Market is a local, seasonal farmers' market, selling produce and goods directly from the farmers and producers. Each week, you can find a wealth of farm-fresh goods, from heirloom vegetables to fresh meats to baked goods and more! Everything sold at the SVGM is grown, raised or prepared by the vendors, offering you a chance to know the faces of the people providing you with wholesome, seasonal food.

Friday, 2 to 5 p.m., first Friday in November through May (indoors at Brookpark Pet Supply) 
Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. May through October (outdoors) 


Forks Farm and Store

299 Covered Bridge Road, Orangeville
(570) 683-5820

Over the past 25 years, Forks Farm has evolved into an onsite farmers’ market, selling the wares of a variety of local growers and producers of meat, poultry, baked goods, fish, wine, vegetables, body care products, nuts, preserves and relishes, alpaca products, coffee, pottery and ceramics, as well as buyer’s clubs throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, and farm education and community outreach.

Farm Market:
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April through December


Reading Terminal Market

12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia
(215) 922-2317

Reading Terminal Market, dating from 1893, is a top spot for foodies, and is one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed in a National Historic Landmark building. The market offers a selection of locally grown and exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. Everything you need to create a meal, from cookbooks and table linens, to kitchenware and fresh-cut flowers.

Open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


Selinsgrove Farmers’ Market

Market and Pine Streets, The Commons, Selinsgrove
Sara Lauver (570) 541-9117

This is a seasonal open air market offering pasture raised pork, grass fed beef, farm fresh eggs and local dairy products. Seasonal fruits and vegetables. Handmade products such as jewelry, soaps and home goods.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May through October


Sunbury Market House

436 Market Street, Sunbury
(570) 286-5801

This is a year-round indoor public market selling local goods and a great place to meet up with your neighbors. Enjoy breakfast at the cafe and do your weekly grocery shopping at the indoor farmers’ market.

Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Williamsport Growers' Market

 249 Little League Blvd., Williamsport
April Line (570) 560-7240

WOGMA seeks to bring together a wide variety of regional producers, farmers and artisans to offer their goods on a weekly basis. We support growth of the local economy and the health and wellbeing of the region. We pledge to drive initiatives in support of these goals, and to act with community in mind.

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April through November
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., December through Mid-April


Central Market 

34 West Philadelphia Street, York
(717) 848-2243

Standing at North Beaver and Philadelphia streets for over 125 years, Central Market is a reminder of York’s storied history and the revitalization of downtown York. The year-round market is both a grassroots commercial operation and a community gathering place, featuring the finest in locally grown flowers and produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, deli products and specialty items. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
1st Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m.

10 Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Day

It's easy to eat more vegetables! Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories. To fit more vegetables in your day, try them as snacks and add them to your meals. 

You’ll find a Farmers’ Markets Guide, where you can pick up a variety of fresh, local produce, at the end of this article. Sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital. 

1. Discover fast ways to cook

Cook fresh or frozen vegetables in the microwave for a quick-and-easy dish to add to any meal. Steam green beans, carrots, or bok choy in a bowl with a small amount of water in the microwave for a quick side dish.

2. Be ahead of the game

Cut up a batch of bell peppers, cauliflower, or broccoli. Pre-package them to use when time is limited. Enjoy them in a casserole, stir-fry, or as a snack with hummus.

3. Choose vegetables rich in color

Brighten your plate with vegetables that are red, orange, or dark green. They are full of vitamins and minerals. Try acorn squash, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or collard greens. They not only taste great but are good for you, too.

4. Check the freezer aisle

Frozen vegetables are quick and easy to use and are just as nutritious as fresh veggies. Try adding frozen vegetables, such as corn, peas, edamame, or spinach, to your favorite dish. Look for frozen vegetables without added sauces, gravies, butter, or cream.

5. Stock up on veggies

Canned vegetables are a great addition to any meal, so keep on hand canned tomatoes, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, mushrooms, and beets. Select those labeled as “reduced sodium,” “low sodium,” or “no salt added.”

6. Make your garden salad glow with color

Brighten your salad by using colorful vegetables such as black beans or avocados, sliced red bell peppers or onions, shredded radishes or carrots, and chopped red cabbage or watercress. Your salad will not only look good but taste good, too.

7. Sip on some vegetable soup

Heat it and eat it. Try tomato, butternut squash, or garden vegetable soup. Look for reduced- or low-sodium soups. Make your own soups with a low-sodium broth and your favorite vegetables.

8. While you’re out

If dinner is away from home, no need to worry. When ordering, ask for an extra side of vegetables or a side salad instead of the typical fried side dish. Ask for toppings and dressings on the side.

9. Savor the flavor of seasonal vegetables

Buy vegetables that are in season for maximum flavor at a lower cost. Check your local supermarket specials for the best in-season buys. Or visit your local farmers market.

10. Vary your veggies

Choose a new vegetable that you’ve never tried before. Find a recipe that includes it and enjoy!

From U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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