Posted: 06/21/2022 | by Jessica

Sustainable Businesses in Lancaster, PA

Check out some great sustainable places to stay, eat, and things to do in Lancaster County, PA

Exterior of Lancaster Central Market in downtown Lancaster

Courtyard Lancaster by Marriott
The Courtyard Lancaster by Marriott is Marriott's first completely solar powered hotel in the United States. The hotel is only minutes away from area attractions like Lancaster City, the Route 30 corridor, the Discover Lancaster Visitor Center, and more. The hotel offers modern amenities such as high-speed wifi, a fitness center, hot tub and indoor pool, and is dog friendly.

Lancaster Farmland Trust
Lancaster Farmland Trust, a national leader in farmland preservation, works in partnership with Lancaster's local farms and communities to protect and preserve our farmlands. During the last week of October, Discover Lancaster and Lancaster Farmland Trust partner together to raise money for their case by hosting a Lancaster County Restaurant Week. Donations can also be made directly to the Trust year-round.

Lancaster Central Market
Located in the heart of Lancaster City, the Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operated public farmers' market in the country! You can find lots of local makers, vendors, and farmers with local produce, meats, and more throughout. Central market is the perfect place to stock up on farm fresh foods.

Lemon Street Market
Lemon Street Market, in downtown Lancaster, is a full-service grocery store with a focus on organic, sustainable, and local foods. Leave the plastic bottles behind and stock up on shampoo, conditioner, and more in refillable glass containers and find spices, produce, and other grocery staples.

Roadside Stands
Lancaster County is home to tons of roadside stands where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and more straight from the farm! Many stands work on the honor system, so make sure you have cash handy when you stop.

Lancaster Brewing Co.
Lancaster Brewing Co. has delicious food items like wings, pretzels, pierogis and more to serve alongside their thematic brews. They also have a focus on green infrastructure, using rainwater for their garden and wind to power the company.

John J. Jeffries
John J. Jeffries offers fine dining in Lancaster City with seasonal menus designed around local and organic foods. They work with local farms to provide free-range, grass fed meats and are able to provide sustainable seafood offerings to shift away from unhealthy fishing practices.

Silantra Asian Street Kitchen
Silantra offers custom bings (scallion pancakes) and bowls with your choices of rice, noodles, proteins, and a variety of toppings. They use fresh ingredients and produce from Lancaster's local farms and companies wherever they can. Silantra also donates 1% of each month's sales to the Power Packs Project which provides low cost recipes and ingredients to families.

Passenger Coffee
Passenger Coffee is a certified B Corporation and was voted both the Best Coffee Shop in PA and Best Coffee Roaster in PA for 2022. Passenger aims to actively support an equitable supply chain, employee welfare, ethical sourcing, and environmental awareness.

LUCA is a chic Italian restaurant in Lancaster City. With a farm-driven kitchen, locally sourced vegetables and meats, and homemade pasta they focus on the traditions of Italy.

Lancaster Creative Reuse
Looking for some new-to-you crafting supplies or looking to donate some? Lancaster Creative Reuse takes in donated art, craft, sewing supplies and other creative and crafty items to resell in their shop. They also host classes and events!

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A small farm stand selling containers of peaches in front of a tall corn field.

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

Five Farmers Markets in Lancaster, PA

Fresh produce, sweet treats, and so much more!

fields of crops with silos and a farm building in the background

You've heard all the "green" buzz words. Environmentally-friendly. Eco-impact. Clean energy. Global warming. Recycle. Reuse. Reduce.



436 W. Jame Street
Lancaster, PA 17603