Markets Spring to Life
Lehigh Valley residents that value knowing the source of their food and want to support local food producers can shop producer-only farmers markets beginning in 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 outdoor markets on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Centre Square. Emmaus Farmers’ Market at the KBNT bank on Chestnut Street celebrates its 11th season on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning May 5. Bethlehem Farmers’ Market at Campus Square at Lehigh University will be held Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting May 16. Bath Farmers’ Market will be held Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Keystone Park beginning May 17. Nazareth Farmers’ Market on the Square will be held Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May 18. Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market at Water Street Park in Hellertown opens May 5 and is held each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If all 241,000 households in the Lehigh Valley spent $10 per week during the growing season with local farmers, our local economy would grow by more than $67 million dollars.