Experience Pennsylvania’s vast fall harvest scene by visiting one of these farmers markets!
Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest continuously operated market houses in the country. 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.
Enjoying a crisp fall day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Meadville Market House. Built in 1870, the Market House is busy all year offering a variety of products which include fresh baked goods, candies, homemade pasta, coffees, maple sugar products, and crafts. It has provided a location for farmers to sell their fresh produce for more than 145 years.
Having celebrated its 265th anniversary, the Easton Farmers’ Market is the oldest continually operating open-air farmer’s market in the country. Enjoy autumn with themed festivals, including the ever-popular Bacon Festival (Nov. 4 & 5, 2017).
Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and eats at the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market, Lancaster Central Market, whose existence dates back to 1730 and whose numerous stands today range from Amish meats and vegetables to fresh homemade breads, gourmet coffee, and various delicious ethnic foods.
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Not only can you find fresh produce at Freddy Hill Farms in Lansdale, but you can also get the full fall experience by picking out your favorite pumpkin or visit the petting zoo to see sheep, goats, llamas, and more!
At Green Market at Phipps in Pittsburgh, find certified organic and naturally grown produce at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Learn more about each product by chatting with the farmers themselves, and check out Phipps’ ongoing exhibits and events!
Shoppers will discover local produce and farm products on Fridays at the Montrose Farm Market, and on Saturday at the Tunkhannock Farmers Market. Close to local wineries, dairy farms, and maple producers, the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania will delight chefs and home cooks alike with the local harvest awaiting them each season.
The Indiana County Famers Market is so popular and bountiful, it 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, artisans, and more!
Boalsburg Farmers Market is a "producers only" farmer’s market, so you’ll only find locally grown produce by vendors. Check it out at the PA Military Museum on Tuesdays through Oct. 31 and at St. John’s United Church of Christ starting Nov. 7.
To find markets on your next road trip, check out a complete list of farmers markets in Pennsylvania at the USDA website.