Craving Dole Whip

Disney & museum obsessed, homeschooling mom of 3, parenting to focus on experiences, not possessions. Sharing Disney tips, educational adventures and 'been-there-done-that' reviews. Constantly craving Dole Whip.

The Lancaster Central Market–Experience Adventure 8 of 100

1 Comment

For our 8th experience adventure, my daughters and I visited the magnificent Lancaster Central Market.

IMG_20180112_132113.jpg

The Lancaster Central Market is the oldest, continuously operating, farmers market in the country.  WOW!

img_20180112_1313551.jpg

Inside a beautiful and historical brick building, the Lancaster Central Market showcases approximately 65 stands where local farmers, bakers, makers and shakers sell homemade wares, local vegetables and ethnic food from around the globe.

MVIMG_20180112_123757.jpg

 

Local shopkeepers own and operate family stands, which have been passed down through generations.  All sorts of things are available at the market, such as pickles, grains, dried beans, herbs, pasta, fresh juice, pretzels, farm-to-market produce, candy, bread, meat, pastries, seafood, milk, sauces, quilted goods and fresh flowers.  We also saw stands featuring Greek, African and Middle Eastern food.

IMG_20180112_130853.jpg

If I lived in Lancaster, I would visit constantly.  This is my kind of place.

Fresh.  Organic.  Straight from the growers’ hands.

I only took a few, very controlled pictures out of respect for the many Amish vendors.

IMG_20180112_131128.jpg

 

MVIMG_20180112_131005.jpg

MVIMG_20180112_130459.jpg

MVIMG_20180112_130419.jpg

The girls and I enjoyed fresh juice from one stand and warm, Amish pretzels from another.  I bought beautiful broccoli sprouts and raw Brussel sprouts (surprise!) straight from the farmers that grew the produce.

IMG_20180112_131906.jpg

Put this historic farmers market on your Pennsylvania must-do list.

Only a few stands accept plastic.  Bring some cash–there is one lonely ATM in the very back of the market.

The market is open year round on Tuesday and Fridays from 6 am to 4 pm and on Saturdays from 6 am to 2 pm.

The Lancaster Central Market is located at 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603.

For more information call 717-735-6890 or visit www.centralmarketlancaster.com

 

Want to read about the 7th of 100 experiences?  Click here!

Curious about our first experience in Pennsylvania?  Read this!

Check out this super cool experience if you are planning a trip to Florida!

Advertisements

Author: jkoepplinger

Lifelong Walt Disney World fanatic, homeschool goddess, traveling momma, lover of butterflies, museums, Brussel sprouts and Dole Whip

One thought on “The Lancaster Central Market–Experience Adventure 8 of 100

  1. Pingback: Maymont–Experience Adventure 11 of 100 | Craving Dole Whip

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s