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Farmer's Markets in Lancaster, PA

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

As the sun rises, market stand holders are hard at work, preparing their offerings for an exciting day at the farmers market in Lancaster, PA. With local produce picked fresh from the fields, succulent fruits, local meats and cheeses, baked goods, and ready-to-eat foods cooked with care, you’re sure to be pleased by the Lancaster County offerings. Pick up Amish goods and local delicacies like homemade jellies, relishes, and chow-chow, or grab a bouquet of fresh flowers, many of which are grown right here in Lancaster County. Wander the aisles, ask questions, and enjoy the community vibes that fill the atmosphere.

Grab a basket or a reusable tote bag to carry your market finds in, and head off to one of Lancaster, PA’s fantastic roadside stands and farmer's markets. Be sure to keep the day of the week and time in mind, as markets are open select hours on select days. Use the Lancaster Farmer's Markets directory below for a run down of the freshest places to shop.

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Lancaster Central Market

Open Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
In the heart of Downtown Lancaster, Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the United States and was honored by CNN on their “10 of the world’s best fresh markets” list. With a spectacular array of fresh local produce, specialty foods, beautiful flowers, and responsibly sourced meats and seafood, Lancaster Central Market is a “must-visit” while in the area. Experience the culture and community vibes while you grab lunch and coffee – a great way to enjoy the market. Don’t forget to look up! The market building, built in 1889, features beautiful wooden beams that are a reminder of the architecture of the past.

Root’s Country Market & Auction

Open Tuesdays
If you find yourself in Lancaster on a Tuesday, make Root’s Country Market & Auction your first spot. Root’s (pronounced with an “o” sound like “look”) has over 200 stand holders with goods ranging from antiques, collectables and sports memorabilia, to local produce, meats and cheeses, and ready-to-eat foods. Be sure to give yourself enough time to explore – Root’s is made up of nine buildings, plus some outdoor stands, when weather permits. Craving pizza? Believe it or not – Root’s is home to the 2016 USA Caputo Cup New York Style Pizza Champion, Norma Knepp, who is serving up tasty pizza pies in building number four.

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

Open Wednesdays (April-November), Thursdays (July-October), Fridays & Saturdays (year round)
A popular stop in Bird-in-Hand, PA is the farmers market, which has been family owned and operated for more than 30 years. Wander the aisles in this indoor, air-conditioned market to find local produce, fresh meats, cheeses, tasty baked goods, plenty of locally made items, and ready-to-eat delights. If you’re browsing for something to remember your trip by, handmade crafts and quilts, quality leather goods, and Lancaster-centric souvenirs are plentiful.

Green Dragon

Open Fridays
On Fridays, find your way to Green Dragon – a robust farmers market in Ephrata. Browse the offerings of over 400 local growers, merchants, and craftsmen while enjoying tasty food offerings, including some classic PA Dutch cuisine. Located on 30 acres, Green Dragon is one of the largest farmers markets in the area, so much like Root’s, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore. Locals know this market to sell everything – from “soup to nuts.”

Columbia Historic Market House

Open Saturdays
Columbia Historic Market House is the Riverland's center for fresh produce, specialty foods, and Saturday market traditions. The Historic Market was first established in 1869 to connect locals and farmers and it has since been restored to bring that Lancaster County tradition back to its community.

Village Farm Market

Open Mondays - Saturdays
Six days a week, the Village Farm Market is offering up homemade freshly baked pies, cookies, bread, and more specialty bakery items. There are dozens of local produce and seasonal items to choose from, in addition to homemade deli selections. Items are made on-site each day to provide the freshest items possible.

Rolling Gardens Farm Market

Open Monday - Saturday
Hidden out in the fields of Columbia, this tiny little farmers market is open from April to October. They offer farm-to-table selections, baked goodies, and fresh flowers. Open until October makes it a great place to pick up your pumpkins and mums for October's harvest!

Lititz Farmers Market

Open Thursdays
Nestled in downtown Lititz, this charming farmers market features a variety of organic produce, homeware, and more. The inviting atmosphere is cultivated by friendly local vendors, who will have you coming back for more. From mouthwatering food trucks to upbeat live music, there is something for everyone at this neighborhood market.

baskets of freshly picked apples available for sale at a roadside market in Lancaster PA

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