Shop fresh, shop healthy and shop local at Northeastern Pennsylvanian farmers’ markets.
Farmers' Markets are one of the many ways to enjoy the summer in NEPA
There’s no better place to get that fresh, sweet corn on the cob. And you won’t find plumper, juicier tomatoes or zestier, crunchier peppers at the grocery store. NEPA’s local farmers’ market produce didn’t need to be shipped around the world to make it to you. It travels directly from rich Pennsylvania soil to your basket.
Buying local and buying fresh is a key component to healthy living.
There is no greater celebration of this idea than at your local farmers’ market. Starting at the end of June and continuing through the summer, farmers’ markets will be up and running all over NEPA.
We’ve rounded up a list, so get out there and enjoy the spoils of summer and another successful Northeastern Pennsylvania harvest.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the year-round markets and those that kicked off their season earlier this year, including: Hillside Park Farmers Market, Milford Farmers Market, South Side Farmers Market, and the Tunkhannock Farmers Market at Creekside Gardens.
Upcoming Farmers' Markets:
Wilkes-Barre Farmers' Market
Beginning on June 28, you’ll find dozens of produce stalls, live music, children’s activities and more on Public Square at the Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus, the market has added a second day to its calendar called Mondays at the Market. Starting July 2, every Monday will have a new, healthy living theme for kids and adults with special guests, prizes, food and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Co-Op Farmer's Market
From mid-July through Thanksgiving Day, Scranton locals can fetch their fresh produce at this 75 year-old market on Barring Ave. From noon to 6 p.m. you can find everything from meat and maple syrup to flowers and herbs. If hunger strikes, a food concession stand is on site offering soups, sandwiches, and other lunch items.
Pittston City Farmers' Market
Starting on Tuesday, July 3, look for those famous Pittston tomatoes and more at the Tomato Festival Lot off of South Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Tomato Capital of the World,” doesn’t disappoint with its local offerings that include fruits, veggies, meat, sauces, jams, baked goods, and breads.
Back Mountain Farmers Market
Starting Saturday, July 14, grab some fresh produce and support the Back Mountain Memorial Library at the Back Mountain Farmers Market. On Saturdays, you can browse nearly 20 local vendors who sell everything from fruits and veggies to baked goods, honey, and more. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Abington Farmers Market
Every Saturday starting in mid-July, local farmers line up to spoil the community with farm-fresh produce at South Abington Park. Fill your basket with fruits, veggies, breads, baked goods, jellies, maple syrup, flowers, and herbs. The market is open From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.