It Just Wouldn't Be a Proper NEPA Summer Without a Visit to Your Favorite Farmers' Markets
Keep it fresh. Keep it healthy. Keep it local.
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:
Avoca Farmers Market
Avoca’s Queen of the Apostles Parish hosts local farms, producers and vendors every Wednesday from July through October during their popular farmers market. Enjoy farm-fresh produce, baked goods, arts & crafts vendors and more.
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.
Bloomsburg Fair Farmer’s Market
Head to the famous Bloomsburg Fairgrounds every Saturday starting in mid-June for this expansive market. Get your fill of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, eggs, meat, local baked goods and homemade pastries.
Carbondale Farmers Market
Swing by the Pioneer City every Thursday for farm-fresh produce, homemade treats and arts & crafts. The Carbondale Farmers Market runs all year round and moves indoors during the winter months. The market also features visiting organizations and weekly children’s activities.
Co-Op Farmers Market
From mid-July through Thanksgiving Eve, 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.
Dunmore Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from mid-June throughout the season, this local favorite market sets up in the Fidelity Bank parking lot across from the Dunmore Post Office. The market features fresh produce, homemade crafts, home decor and more.
Flea Fair & Farmers Market
Spend your lazy Sundays at Dickson City’s iconic Circle Drive-In from March through November as they host one of the largest flea markets/farmers markets in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Peruse fresh produce, antiques, collectibles homemade arts and crafts and so much more.
Hawley Farmers Market
Fridays are all about farm-fresh produce at Bingham Park in Hawley. This popular Pocono market features all locally grown produce, baked goods, cheese, honey, flowers, a Master Gardener’s table and more.
Hillside Park Farmers Market
South Abington Twp., PA
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.
Lehighton Downtown Farmer’s Market
Local producers set up shop all season long in Lehighton’s Borough Park for this popular Producer-goods-only market. Look out for fresh fruits and veggies along with specialty items like honey, preserves and peanut butter.
Monroe Farmers Market
Stroudsburg’s Courthouse Square hosts this local favorite farmer’s market on Saturdays from May through October. Look for locally produced fruits and veggies, honey and more. The market also occasionally hosts live entertainment.
Mountain Top Farmer’s Market
Mountain Top, PA
Stop by Crestwood High School in Mountain Top on Sundays for fresh, local produce, meat, baked goods and more at this popular summer market. The farmer’s market opens for the season on July 4th.
Newfoundland Farmers Market
Head to the Carlton Drake Memorial Park on Main St. in Newfoundland every Saturday from July through October for this popular Poconos’ farmers market. The market features fresh, locally-grown produce and plenty of handmade, local crafts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 6/11/18.