Farmers Markets in Lancaster County, PA
If you have an appetite for farm fresh foods, you have come to the right place. Lancaster County is the leading non-irrigated county in the country, and has been called the ‘garden spot of the nation’.
Come and enjoy that fresh-from-the farm goodness at one of Lancaster County’s many farmers markets. You’ll find stand after stand of farm-fresh produce, cheese, and meats. Plus, you’ll discover a dizzying selection of baked goods, canned products, ice cream, and more.
Be sure to bring an appetite because there’s often a selection of deli and lunch items. And with all those baked goods and ice cream, be sure to save room for dessert.
Farmers Markets Offer More Than Just Food
But there’s more. Stands at the larger markets also offer a variety of locally made craft items, gifts, furniture, toys, books, flowers, and other products. Shopping here can be fun for the whole family.
Downtown Lancaster’s Central Market is the oldest farmers market in the country. It traces its origins back to 1730 when the town of Lancaster was originally laid out, and before the United States was founded.
These farmers markets are only open on certain days of the week, so be sure to check their websites or call ahead for days and hours of operation.
(Throughout Lancaster County you’l also find a variety of road side stands and farm markets, where individual farmers will sell fresh produce from their own farms.)