Experience Pennsylvania’s homegrown foodie scene by visiting one of these farmers markets! Before venturing out, make sure to check for any new operating hours and requirements.
Meadville Market House
Enjoying PA summer days wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Meadville Market House. Built in 1870, the Market House, which has been in business for more than 150 years, is busy year-round, offering a variety of products including fresh baked goods, candies, homemade pasta, coffees, maple sugar products, and crafts.
Broad Street Market
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the oldest continuously operated market houses in the country, Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market was founded in 1860 and used to feed Civil War troops training at nearby Camp Curtin. The market today serves as the anchor of Harrisburg’s Midtown District, hosting 40 vendors offering locally grown and organic produce, meats, baked goods, and freshly prepared meals.
Easton Farmers’ Market
Celebrating close to 270 years of existence, the Easton Farmers’ Market is the oldest, continually operating, open-air farmer’s market in the country. Featuring a range of vendors, this weekly market is one not to miss! Insider tip, the market has been temporarily relocated to Scott Park along the river.
Lancaster Central Market
Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and eats at the nation’s oldest, continuously operating farmers market, Lancaster Central Market. Founded back in 1730, today’s stands range from Amish meats and vegetables to fresh homemade breads, gourmet coffee, and various, delicious cultural foods.
Reading Terminal Market
The 127-year-old Reading Terminal Market is a historic farmers market in downtown Philadelphia. Opened in 1893, the market is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Foodies can choose from homemade Amish specialties, fresh produce, seafood, and tasty meats. Explore everything from worldly cuisines to the Food Network-famed pork and roast beef at DiNic's.
The Strip District
Don’t let its age fool you, founded in 1999 the Strip District is one of Pittsburgh’s most fascinating experiences. Dripping with character, the area’s restaurants and shops sell everything from bread and coffee beans to prosciutto and popcorn. Sidewalk vendors sell their wares from around the world alongside one-of-a-kind boutiques. Cookware and demonstrations by local chefs are available, as well as cooking classes and tours.
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Freddy Hill Farms
Not only can you find fresh produce at Freddy Hill Farms but you can also get a full summer fun experience. Enjoy two miniature golf courses, a driving range, and batting cages, then visit the petting zoo to see their sheep, goats, and llamas! A scoop or two of their delicious homemade, hand-dipped ice cream, a milkshake, or flurry is a perfect way to end to a day of fun.
Tunkhannock Farmers Market
Discover local produce and farm products on Saturdays at the Tunkhannock Farmers Market. Located close to local wineries, dairy farms, and maple producers, the market in the Endless Mountains will delight chefs and home cooks alike with the local harvest awaiting them each season.
Indiana County Farmers’ Market
The Indiana County Famers’ Market is so popular, bountiful, and is held two days a week: Wednesday and Saturday. The market features local farm produce, music, a community info tent, flowers, herbs, baked goods, canned goods, and artisans.
Boalsburg Farmer’s Market
Boalsburg Farmer’s Market, open every Tuesday from 2-6 p.m., is a "producers only" farmers market, meaning all products at the market are locally grown or produced by the vendors that sell them. You’ll find a wide variety of items including fresh fruits and berries, eggs, maple syrup, veggies, herbs, mushrooms, meats, take-home entrees, breads and baked goods, plus salsas, jams, kombucha and kefir, to name but a few of all that’s there.
Miller’s Orchard Farm Market
Miller’s Orchard Farm Market, a year-round, food-producing farm, greenhouse, market, and bakery opens its gates for visitors to enjoy the adventures of farm life. The eighth generation farm is committed to providing nutrient-dense and sustainably-grown fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and delicious homemade foods. Explore their seasonal attractions and taste farm-fresh goodies all while getting a peek into authentic farm operations.
West Shore Farmers Market
The West Shore Farmers Market offers the freshest meats, produce, cheeses, and baked goods in the area. Started in the late 1940s, the market has more than 50 vendors selling all kinds of food from fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat, and prepared foods to gourmet coffees and soft pretzels. The Upstairs Specialty Shoppes offer a variety of fine gifts, antiques, art work, and a Barber Shop. Little known fact: before the land was transformed into a farmer’s market, it was part of an old air strip!
Downtown State College Farmers Market
This charming Downtown State College Farmers Market is located in downtown State College right across from the Penn State campus. The market is held every Friday from May through November, with all vendors selling only the products they produce or grow, offering freshness, high quality, reasonable prices, and convenience.
Warren Farmers Market
For the past 50 years, local gardeners, bakers, horticulturalists, bee keepers, meat suppliers, and home preservers have been offering their wares at the Warren Farmers Market. The market runs on Saturdays from June through October and gets bigger and better each year with local vegetables, fruits, baked goods, canned goods, pork, beef, goat, chicken, eggs, flowers, and even bison meat.
The Green Dragon Farmers Market
Every Friday morning since 1932, The Green Dragon Farmers Market has brought the ultimate farmers market experience to the small country town of Ephrata in Lancaster County. Today, with more than 400 local growers, merchants, and craftsmen, it is known as one of the largest farmers markets in the area. The Green Dragon offers both indoor and outdoor shopping and is located on a 30-acre site in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Somerset County Farmers’ Market
Now in its 20th year of operation, the Somerset County Farmers’ Market is THE place for produce in Somerset. The market is a producer-only tailgate market, offering the freshest goods from nearby farmers. Open Saturdays from May to November, marketgoers can find vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, meats, wines, and delicious baked goods, including pies, cinnamon rolls, and cookies. Come with an empty stomach and be sure to speak with the farmers about how to prepare some delicious dishes with their produce!
To find markets on your next road trip, check out a complete list of farmers markets in Pennsylvania at the USDA website.
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