It Just Wouldn't Be a Proper NEPA Summer Without Farmers Markets
Buying local and buying fresh is a key component to healthy living.
There’s no better place to get that fresh, sweet corn on the cob. And you just won’t find plumper, juicier tomatoes or zestier, crunchier peppers at the grocery store. NEPA’s local farmers markets feature fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made goods and so much more. And it’s all grown right here in rich Pennsylvania soil.
Soon, farmers markets will be up and running all over Northeastern Pennsylvania. And in many towns, these unique markets have become exciting weekly community events. Aside from dozens of produce stalls, many markets also include local food vendors, live music and fun activities for children. And, depending on the market, you might even be able to catch an occasional planting or crafting demonstration.
Enjoy the freshest fruits and veggies all summer long, and join us in celebrating this time-honored NEPA tradition. We’ve rounded up a list of local markets. So get out there and reward yourself with the spoils of another successful harvest.
Support Local Family Farms at These Farmers Markets:
Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market
Beginning in late June, Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square will be home to dozens of produce stalls, live music, children’s activities and so much more. This popular market runs every Thursday, rain or shine. And don’t miss a full line up of live, local music, and plenty of food.
Co-Op Farmers Market
From mid-July through Thanksgiving Day, Scranton locals can fetch their fresh produce at this legendary market on Barring Ave. Find everything from delicious produce, fresh meat and maple syrup to flowers and herbs. Food vendors are also on hand offering plenty of lunch options.
Pittston City Farmers Market
Starting in early July, look for those famous Pittston tomatoes and more every Tuesday at this popular market. Look for delicious, farm fresh produce, dairy, meats and eggs. There are even fun activities for the kids, like story time and puppet shows. You can also pick up local wines, sauces, jams and baked goods.
Back Mountain Farmers Market
Starting in July, this popular Dallas market sets up every Saturday to benefit the Back Mountain Memorial Library . Browse nearly 20 local vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and veggies to baked goods, honey, and so much more. Stop by and fill up your bag for a good cause.
Hillside Park Farmers Market
Stop by South Abington Township’s family friendly Hillside Park for this producers-only farmers market. Pick up your farm-fresh produce, baked goods, local honey and so much more every Thursday from May through October. The market also runs bi-weekly throughout the winter months.
South Side Farmers Market
Skip the grocery store and stop by this Scranton market for fresh, local fruit and veggies every Saturday from May through October. The market also features many locally made products like honey, salsa, organic drinks and specialty snacks. As Scranton’s only year-round market, you can also stop by the indoor location from October through May.
Tunkhannock Farmers Market at Creekside Gardens
Fill your pantry with local goods and produce from this weekly Tunkhannock market. Stop by the beautiful Creekside Gardens every Saturday throughout the summer for farm fresh produce, dairy and meats. You can also pick up locally sourced eggs, baked goods and honey to name a few.
As many NEPA counties enter yellow or green reopening phases, some local shoppers may experience slight adjustments to normal farmers market procedures. In some cases, markets have taken steps to limit large crowds, or to facilitate social distancing measures. Some may have reduced, or completely eliminated prepared food vendors and live entertainment. Please check with individual markets for specific COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.