Lancaster PA Farmers Markets

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’.

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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.

Central Market Amish Crafts Display

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’ll also find a variety of roadside stands and farm markets, where individual farmers will sell fresh produce from their own farms.)

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Fresh Tastes Better at Lancaster, PA’s Farmers Markets:

Root’s Country Market and Auction

Root’s Country Market and Auction

Welcome to Root's Country Market and Auction, home of the oldest family-run country market in Lancaster County since 1925. Root's features fresh local foods, flowers, crafts, antiques, and household items as well as two auctions and a flea market across the street. Open Tuesdays, rain or shine.

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Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction

Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction

The Green Dragon is one of the largest farmers market in Lancaster County beloved by tourists and residents alike. Nestled in the lovely town of Ephrata, the Green Dragon covers 60-acres with over 400 vendors. Come enjoy one of Lancaster’s finest attractions. Open every Friday.

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Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

Don't miss a visit to one of the Dutch Country's premier shopping destinations.  Our 25 plus vendors offer a wide variety of foods, including meats and cheese, produce, canned and baked goods, snacks and so much more.  In addition we have locally made silk floral arrangements, crafts, furniture and toys.

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Learn more about our local road side stands and farm markets located throughout Lancaster County.


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FAQs About Farmers Markets in Lancaster, PA

Do the farmers markets have Amish vendors?

Yes, most (if not all) of them do.

Are there roadside stands and other farm markets in Lancaster?

Yes! Throughout Lancaster County, you’ll find a variety of roadside stands and farm markets, where individual farmers will sell fresh produce from their own farms. These are sprinkled throughout Lancaster and you’ll see them as you drive through farmland.