It’s Farmers Market Week! Even though summer is winding down, there are still plenty of fruits and vegetables in season, and the best place to get them is at one of the many farmer’s markets around Pennsylvania. Most farmer’s markets are open all summer and into October, and some are open year round. Here are a few you should visit.
Reading Terminal Market
Housed in a National Historic Landmark building since 1893, this is one of America’s oldest public markets.
Lancaster Central Market
This market was established in 1730, and is the oldest continuously running public farmer’s market in the country. It is open three days a week and is housed in the 1889 Market House.
West Shore Farmers Market
This market opened its doors in April of 1950, and now features over 50 different purveyors of fresh meats, produce, cheeses, baked goods and more.
Meadville Market House
Also known as the “Heart of Meadville”, the market house was built in 1870. It hosts a weekly farmers market, and serves as a meeting space in downtown Meadville.
Somerset County Farmers’ Market
Featuring 20 vendors and going into its 14th season, this market is a producers-only market that provides locally grown produce.
Broad Street Market
Broad Street Market was founded in 1860, and helped feed Union soldiers during the Civil War. Today it holds nearly 40 vendors in the middle of downtown Harrisburg.