Local Farmers’ Markets Spring to Life
Apr 29, 2015 03:10PM
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 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Centre Square. Easton also offers a Wednesday market at 5 p.m. starting May 6. Emmaus Farmers’ Market opened April 12 at the National Penn Bank on Chestnut Street on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bethlehem Farmers’ Market at Campus Square at Lehigh University will be held Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting May 7. Bath Farmers’ Market will be held Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Keystone Park beginning May 15. Nazareth Farmers’ Market on the Square will be held Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May 2. Macungie Farmers’ Market at Memorial Park, Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning May 14 and Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market at Water Street Park in Hellertown opens May 3 and is held each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rodale Institute will operate two new Farmer’s Markets in downtown Allentown this season. Starting Saturday, June 6 a Saturday market will be held in the parking lot of the Allentown YMCA-YWCA at 425 15th street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning Saturday, June 13 a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. market runs weekly at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 417 N. seventh Street.