We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for some warmer weather. No matter what the forecast says, we’re keeping our sunny dreams alive by looking ahead to our favorite time of the year: farmers market season.
You may think April is a little bit early to be dreaming of fresh picked produce, but Pennsylvania has tons of year-round farmers markets. We also decided to get a jump on the seasonal markets by taking a peek at some of the favorites that are opening up soon so we can mark our calendars early. Here are 16 incredible farmers markets in Pennsylvania that you must check out.
1. Broad Street Market
Broad Street Market had been around a LONG time...since 1863, to be exact. It's safe to say they know what they're doing.
Aside from the local produce, fresh meats, and goodies, you can also find tons of restaurant vendors offering every type of cuisine imaginable.
The market is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
1233 N 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA
2. Central Market York
Central Market in York has been around for 125 years, and with more than 50 vendors gathering inside this historic downtown building, there is always something delicious available.
The market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and hosts First Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
34 W Philadelphia St. York, PA
3. Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market
Flinchbaugh’s Orchard is open year round to provide seasonal fruits and veggies, delicious baked goods, and tons more.
110 Ducktown Rd, Hellam, PA
4. The Markets at Shrewsbury
The Markets at Shrewsbury are open on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
12025 Susquehanna Trl S, Glen Rock, PA
5. Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center
Fresh Marketplace is a newcomer to the farm market scene - they just opened up in 2015. They may be small, but we love to support new local businesses.
Fresh Marketplace is a seasonal market, but we don't have to wait long...they open up on May 19th. The market will be open on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through the end of September.
On Chestnut St. (behind Mugsies Coffee House) New Wilmington, PA
6. Co-Op Farmers Market
The Co-Op Farmers Market in Scranton has been open since 1939. This open air market is open seasonally from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July through Thanksgiving.
900 Barring Ave, Scranton, PA
7. Freedom Farms
You may know these guys...they had their own reality show, "Farm Kings."
The hardworking King family grows produce and raises poultry, cows, and pigs on their 200-acre farm and also run a local CSA program.
While you are there, don't forget to stop for a treat at their doughnut shop...and their tomato basil pie is to die for!
795 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler, PA
8. Bird-In-Hand Farmer’s Market
Bird-In-Hand Farmer's Market is open on weekends all year round, but opens on Wednesdays between April and November and on Thursdays in July through October as well.
Aside from the delicious produce (when available), you will also find fresh meats and cheese, amazing baked goods, candies, handmade canned goods, and much more.
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA
10. Farmstead Farmers Market
Farmstead Farmers Market is open on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1976 Laudermilch Rd., Palmyra, PA
11. West Erie Plaza Farmers Market
West Erie Plaza Farmers Market is a great spot to find the freshest local produce.
823 West 12th Street, Erie, PA
12. Roots Country Market & Auction
There is so much to see at Roots that we hardly know where to start.
The market is open only on Tuesdays. They are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from April through October, and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. November through March.
705 Graystone Rd
13. Green Dragon Farmer's Market & Auction
This lovely marketplace is open on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (they close at 8:00 p.m. during January and February).
955 North State Street, Ephrata, PA
14. Lancaster Central Market
The Lancaster Central Market it the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the country! The redbrick building that houses the market is 120 years old.
The Lancaster Central Market is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
23 N Market St., Lancaster, PA
15. Pittsburgh Public Market
The Pittsburgh Public Market is WAY more than just a farmers market; they also offer delicious prepared food and artisan goods alongside the fresh produce.
The full market is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some vendors also open Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
16. Reading Terminal Market
This famous marketplace is in the basement and ground floor of the former Reading Railroad train shed - now the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Reading Terminal Market is a treat for all of the senses. With more than 100 vendors selling fresh produce, meats and seafood, cheeses, bakery treats, flowers, and artisan goods, there isn't much that you WON'T find here.
The best part? Reading Terminal Market is open every day of the week, all year long.
51 N 12th St. Philadelphia, PA
With so many amazing farmers markets across the state, it’s impossible to include all of them here. Do you have a favorite that wasn’t mentioned? Tell us about it in the comments; we can’t wait to check them out.