Posted: 11/20/2023

Guide to Farm-to-Table Dining in Lancaster, PA

Farm-to-Table cuisine is a way of life here, with homemade and hand-crafted delights filling tables and tummies.

Known for lush farmlands, Lancaster County has a history of farming and producing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Lancaster is also home to many farmer's markets, farm-to-table restaurants, and much more. Below are just a few of our farm-to-table businesses.

Farmers' Markets

Lancaster Central Market | 23 N Market St, Lancaster PA 17603
The Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the country! Head to the market to get fresh produce, meats, sweets and more on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6am-3pm.

Lemon Street Market | 241 W Lemon St, Lancaster PA 17603
Lemon Street Market is a full service grocery store with a focus on sustainability and local foods, and stocks locally and regionally produced items whenever possible. They even use biodegradable and compostable produce bags! Check them out every day 7am-7pm!

Columbia Historic Market House | 15 S Third St, Columbia PA 17512
The newly re-vitalized Columbia Market House is a center for fresh produce, local foods and products, and a space for community members to come together. Open Wednesdays 10am-6pm and Saturdays 7am-3pm.

Cherry Hill Orchards | 400 Long Ln, Lancaster PA 17603
Cherry Hill Orchards stocks their market with their homegrown produce, and other locally sources products! You can even spend a day at Cherry Hill Orchards picking your own in-season produce. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm.

Stoltzfus Meats Inc. | 14 Center St, Intercourse, PA 17534
Since 1954 Stoltzfus Meat has been providing customers with premium quality PA Dutch foods with superior taste.

Roadside Stands
What better way to get fresh and local produce than a roadside stand? There's tons throughout the county offering a variety of goodies throughout the year.

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John J. Jeffries | 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster PA 17603
John J. Jeffries has designed their seasonal menus around using local, organic and chemical-free produce. As well their meats are free-range, grass fed, no additives, and locally sources. They even provide sustainable seafood offerings in order to help the shift from unhealthy fishing practices. Dine with John J. Jeffries Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-8pm.

Double C | 220 N Prince St, Lancaster PA 17603
Double C offers burgers, tacos, and more sourcing their produce from local farms, meats from their partner ranch, and their own USDA inspected butcher shop. Dine with Double C Tues-Thurs 5-9pm, and Fri-Sat 5-10pm.

Citronnelle | 110 W Orange St, Lancaster PA 17603
Citronnelle is a modern French restaurant that focuses on the use of local, seasonal, and organize foods. As well, they are members of the slow-foods movement which aims to prevent the loss of local food cultures and traditions. Dine at this BYOB location Fri-Sun 5pm-9pm.

Silantra Asian Street Kitchen | 101 E King St, Lancaster PA 17602
Silantra uses fresh ingredients and products from local farms and companies wherever they can. They also love to give back and donate a percentage of monthly sales to the Power Packs Project. Dine with Silantra Mon-Sat 11:30am-7pm.

Cork & Cap | 480 New Holland Ave, Suite 3000, Lancaster PA 17602
Cork & Cap aims to pay homage to the Pennsylvania Dutch who settled the county and to make every dish using local ingredients. Located in the historic Urban Place, dine with Cork & Cap Wed-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm.

LUCA | 436 W James St, Lancaster PA 17603
LUCA focuses on the traditions of Italy while being rooted in the heritage of Lancaster, as a farm-driven kitchen with locally sourced vegetables and meats, as well as handmade pasta. Dine with LUCA Wednesday-Sunday 4pm-9pm.

Harvest Cafe | 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse PA 17534
The Harvest Cafe at Kitchen Kettle Village offers unique and delicious sandwiches, salads, wraps, and pies. Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm, it's perfect for locals, visitors, or lodging guests. Enjoy your meal with beautiful views of Lancaster County farmland. Stop by today!

John Wright | 234 N Front St, Wrightsville PA 17368
John Wright is situated right along the Susquehanna river, offering local foods from nearby farms, scenic backdrops, and seasonally-offered outdoor dining spaces. You can dine with John Wright for lunch Wednesday-Thursday 11am-3pm, for dinner Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-9pm, for brunch Sunday 11am-3pm, or dine on the pizza patio Friday-Saturday 4pm-9pm and Sunday 4pm-8pm. Reservations are recommended.

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Sweets & Treats

Fox Meadows Creamery | 2475 W Main St, Ephrata PA 17522
Fox Meadows makes their own ice cream with their dairy cows, and even grows the food they feed the cows! With delicious flavors like honeyed lavender, mint chip, orange creamsicle (and many, many more), and a lunch menu this is a must-visit! Visit Fox Meadows Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm and Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm.

Pine View Dairy |
2225 New Danville Pk, Lancaster PA 17603
Pine View sells delicious homemade ice cream in a large variety of flavors, as well as milk and meats from their cows. You can also find produce and other goods from local farmers in the area. Many local shops sell Pine View ice cream; Salted Spoon, Lancaster Sweet Shoppe. Visit them Mon-Sat 8am-9pm.

Wilbur Chocolate |
45 N Broad St, Lititz PA 17543
Located across the street from the original Wilbur Chocolate Factory, find your favorite chocolate products that are sustainability and responsibly sourced! You can also stay at The Wilbur, a hotel in the old factory, or check out some of the shops and restaurants located inside such as Blackworth Live Fire Grill, or the Market at the Wilbur featuring many local brands. Visit the Wilbur retail store Mon-Sat 9am-5pm.

Lancaster Sweet Shoppe |
14 N Duke St, Lancaster PA 17602
Lancaster Sweet Shoppe offers many local items, such as Stroopies, Groff's Candies, Pine View Dairy Ice Cream, and more! Stop in Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-10pm, or Sunday 1pm-9pm to peruse the variety of local goods!

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Want even more of a Lancaster farm experience?

Book your stay at one of many farms operating as a bed and breakfast for a truly unique experience!

Farm Stays

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Lancaster is known best for it's beautiful farmland and the experience of getting away from it all, and heading to a simpler lifestyle.

For those looking to get up close with these friendly farm dwellers, check out our list of animal experiences throughout the county.

Fresh produce at a roadside stand in Lancaster County, PA

Sample locally-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and local delicacies at Lancaster farmers’ markets in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country heartland.




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