Local Farmers’ Markets Spring to Life
Lehigh Valley residents that value knowing the source of their food and want to support local food producers will have more places than ever to shop producer-only farmers markets beginning this May. All of these markets provide a unique shopping opportunity where customers can sample the goods, develop relationships with the vendors, discover unique food varieties and learn healthy cooking tips at a fun, family-oriented destination.
Easton Farmers’ Market, America’s oldest continuous open-air market, kicks off weekly markets on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Centre Square. Emmaus Farmers’ Market at the KBNT bank on Chestnut Street celebrates its 10th season on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning May 6. Bethlehem Farmers’ Market at Campus Square at Lehigh University will be held Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting May 10. Bath Farmers’ Market will be held Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Keystone Park beginning May 18. Nazareth Farmers’ Market on the Square will be held Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May 26. Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market at Water Street Park in Hellertown opens May 6 and is held each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SteelStacks Farmers’ Market is held Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning May 10 at 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem.
For the first time, Bethlehem’s Historic District will be home to a farmers’ market on each Tuesday beginning May 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sun Inn Courtyard behind 564 Main Street. Later opening markets include the Plaza Growers’ Market on Hamilton Street in Allentown, Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning June 6; Kutztown Main Street Growers’ Market, Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting June 7; Macungie Farmers’ Market at Memorial Park, Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning June 7; and Lehigh Growers’ Market on Rt. 309 in Coopersburg on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting July 7.