If it is anything like ours, your home garden may be looking a little dried up or overgrown right now, and in our case, the deer helped themselves to most of our cherry tomatoes, but don’t despair – there are tons of local farmers markets to enjoy all of late summer’s harvest and lots to look forward to this fall.
From the freshest produce, to specialty foods and artisanal products, you will find an amazing array of items at the farmers markets in our area. You may even discover a new gourmet jam, locally distilled spirits, wine or beer, stunning flowers, not to mention other handmade goods and treats like local honey that you may want to stock up on before cold & flu season hits. Maybe you will even be inspired to try canning or make a new homemade sauce or pie.
The markets listed below may be in your neighborhood or inspire a little drive to get a change of scenery. Many of the markets feature (and encourage) pre-ordering from their vendors; a sign of the times and also an added convenience. It may make your visit more efficient and also guarantees you won’t miss out on one for your favorite items. Many of these markets are open through October and November, but it is best to check with each one for the most current days and hours of operation.
Check out the list below and let us know if we missed one of your local favorites – if we did, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doylestown Farmers’ Market
Serving the community for 45 years, this market located in the heart of Doylestown features 30 vendors each week and live music – check the events calendar before you go.
Where to Find it: South Hamilton and West State Streets
When to Go: Seasonal (April through November) 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Perkasie Farmers’ Market
Local farmers and food producers bring locally grown produce, eggs, cheese, meat, mushrooms, honey, guacamole, coffee, cookies and cakes, olive oil and more!
Where to Find it: 7th between Market and Chestnut Streets
When to Go: Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A farmer’s market and so much more including fun seasonal attractions, pick your own, and homemade ice cream plus a garden store, along with a gourmet market and of course fresh seasonal produce and locally made products.
Where to Find it: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
When to Go: All year, Monday to Saturday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 9am to 5pm
Wrightstown Farmers’ Market
Founded by the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance in 2006, this market is unique and is proud to offer “real food with the farmers’ face on it.” Check their Facebook page for up to date info, vendor map and specials.
Where to Find it: Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Rd, Newtown
When to Go: Seasonal (May through Thanksgiving), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Yardley Farmers’ Market
Shop here for fresh local food from the very people who produce it. Pre-ordering is a great way to ensure your faves are there for you when you arrive, and there are often more choices online. Check out the weekly news HERE for details.
Where to Find it: Buttonwood Park, enter from Buttonwood Drive via South Main Street next to Firehouse Cycles
When to Go: Saturdays through November 9 a.m – 12 p.m
Downingtown Farmers’ Market
From Day Spring Farm Dairy to Crusty Delight breads, and all of the fresh meats and produce you want, you will find it all at the Downingtown Farmers Market.
Where to Find it: 1 Park Lane, Downingtown, in Kerr Park
When to Go: Seasonal (May through November), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays starting May 4th
Eagleview Farmers’ Market
If your weekends are packed or you want to beat the crowds, this market is conveniently open on Thursdays for your fresh produce and specialty food needs.
Where to Find it: 570 Wellington Square, Exton
When to Go: Seasonal, 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays starting May 2nd
Kennett Square Farmers’ Market
Open Friday evenings, this market is way more than mushrooms the area is known for – stock up on all your favorites from Whiskey Hollow, Flying Plow Farm and Aunt Mamie’s Italian Specialties.
Where to FInd it: 113 East State Street
When to Go: Seasonal, 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Fridays
Pete’s Produce Farm
Known for their corn and tomatoes, this local treasure and community food bank supporter also sells amazing homemade pies every day and delicious sauces and condiments.
Where to Find it: 1225 East Street Road, West Chester
When to Go: Seasonal, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays
Phoenixville Farmers’ Market
Founded in 2002 and located along French Creek under the Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge, this community treasuer features local produce,pasture-raised meats and and cheese from from Birchrun Hills Farm and honey from Jardine Apiaries.
Where to Find it: 200 Mill Street
When to Go: Seasonal (May through November), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays starting May 4th
West Chester Growers Market
This producer-only market requires that the fruits, vegetables, beef, pork, eggs, flowers they offer you be farmed by the farmer that you meet at market. Check their Facebook page for the most up to date vendor list.
Where to Find it: North Church and West Chestnut streets
When to Go: Year-round, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from May to December; hours vary in the colder months
Booth’s Corner Farmers’ Market
Really an original and one of the few markets with indoor stalls making it all weather and season friendly. There are lots of specialty stores mixed in, too. Fans love the fresh chicken and meats and of course the hot-from-the-oven soft pretzels.
When to Go: Year-round, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays
Lansdowne Farmers’ Market
This market has a great schedule online that shows what vendors are featured each week – they even have artists and musicians to enhance your shopping experience.
Where to Find it: 30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne
When to Go: Seasonal (Memorial Day through October, some winter dates, too), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Media Farmers’ Market
Established in 2009, Media Farmers Market brings area farmers, residents, and businesses together in support of the “Eat Fresh, Buy Local” movement. All products are raised, grown, or handmade by the vendors.
Where to Find it: Media Theater at State and Gayley Streets
When to Go: Seasonal (May through November), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays starting May 5th
Oakmont Farmers’ Market
This producers-only market features locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs and poultry, beef, lamb, wine, beer and other products. Check out their website for delicious recipes and ideas on how to use all of those fresh goodies.
Where to Find it: Grace Chapel Parking lot, 1 West Eagle Road, Havertown
When to Go: Seasonal, 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays
Swarthmore Farmers’ Market
This mainstay features a line up of weekly vendors like Davidson Exotics Mushrooms, Ironstone Farm and Creamery, Kneehigh Farm and a rotating list of others, plus live music and local artisans.
Where to Find it: 121 Park Avenue
When to Go : Seasonal, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays
Where to Find it: At the corner of Butler and Maple Avenue
When to Go: Seasonal (May through October), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Pre-orders are encouraged at this market but not mandatory. Customer favorites include Amaranth GF Bakery, Urban Roots and Aria Mediterranean, plus many farms with fresh produce.
Where to FInd it: 54 North Bryn Mawr Avenue
When to Go: Year-round, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Glenside Farmers’ Market
Features a rotating selection of fine food and local farmers and vendors including Herrcastle Farms, Olive Lucy and Spring Honeybees.
Where to FInd it: Easton Road and Glenside Avenue
When to Go: Seasonal (April through November), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday (rain or shine!)
Hatboro Farmers’ Market
Serving the community for years, this Friday market offers fresh and local produce, plants, meats, food and baked goods from local restaurants and bakeries, crafts and specialty items.
Where to Find it: Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 North York Road
When to Go: Seasonal (May through September), first and third Fridays of every month
Lancaster County Farmers’ Market
Early birds love that some providers open at 6:00 am, as well as the fresh meats and produce and specialties from D’Innocenzo’s Bakery, Countryview Barbecue and Sassano’s Fresh Pasta.
Where to FInd it: 389 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
When to Go: Year-round, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays
Lansdale Farmers’ Market
Voted best farmer’s market in the county for several years running, this volunteer-run market was established in 2008 and serves the community with over 25 vendors each week. Pre-orders and on-site shopping available.
Where to Find it: Penn Dale Middle School, 400 Penn Street, Lansdale
When to Go: Seasonal (May through November), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays starting in May
Maple Acres Farm
In season, locals flock to get their amazing home grown corn, tomatoes, fresh meats and a wide array of other fresh produce as well as go for their pck your own fruits and flowers. The zinnia fields will brighten your day.
Where to Find It: 2656 Narcissa Road, Plymouth Meeting
When to Go: Every day, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Upper Merion Farmers’ Market
Their mission is to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and other farmers market. Check the site for ways to volunteer and current vendors.
Where to Find it: 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia
When to Go: Seasonal (May through November), 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays
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