For our 8th experience adventure, my daughters and I visited the magnificent Lancaster Central Market.
The Lancaster Central Market is the oldest, continuously operating, farmers market in the country. WOW!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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