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Sunday, June 18, 2017

7 Farmer's Markets and Flea Markets You Should Visit

7 Farmer's Markets and Flea Markets in Pennsylvania
We're located in south central Pennsylvania and within 1 hours driving distance we have access to many of the area's fine Farmer's Markets and Flea Markets. We love to support local businesses and one way we can do that is by buying our fresh produce, meat, cheeses, pantry goods, candy, etc. from local vendors. In addition, we enjoy visiting the flea market to pick up some great deals on household items.

7 Farmer's Markets and Flea Markets You Should Visit
Strites' Orchards Farmer's Market in Harrisburg

Strites' Orchards Farmer's Market is located  in Harrisburg and is open year-round. They offer over 300 acres of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables. Throughout the year Strites' hosts various theme'd events & festivals where you can pick-you-own fruits & veggies, craft activities for kids, hayrides & corn mazes in the fall and so forth.
Hershey Farmer's Market in Hershey Pennsylvania

Hershey Farmer's Market is located Hershey, away from the downtown area. I'm not sure if they're open year-round or not, but I do know that they're open Spring, Summer and Fall. You can buy fresh local produce, flowers, outdoor Fall harvest items, etc. When we're down in Hershey for the day, we like to stop buy and pick up some watermelons, apples and peaches which are typically offered at a fair price.
Saturday's Market in Middletown Pennsylvania

Saturday's Market is located in Middletown and is open year-round, but only open on Saturday's (indoors and outdoors) and on Sunday's (outdoors). If you're shopping for fresh produce, bread, meats, cheeses and other food items...they're sold indoors. The Flea Market is typically what's hosted outside in their parking lot. On Saturday's they can get extremely busy, so you'll want to arrive really early.
Paulus Farm Market in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania

Paulus Farm Market is located in Mechanicsburg and is one of our favorite farmer's markets. Why? Because they offer all kinds of activities for children! They have an on-site "farm park" where children can feed farm animals, play on hay bales, go on tractor rides, hayrides, etc. The farmer's market itself is indoors and offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, bread, homemade desserts, etc.
Green Dragon Farmer's & Flea Market in Ephrata

Green Dragon Farmer's & Flea Market is located in Ephrata and is one of the largest one's in our area. They're ONLY open on Friday's, so you need to plan accordingly. You'll find 2 large buildings where the majority of the meats, cheeses, pantry goods, homemade desserts, breads, candy confections, etc. are sold by local vendors. Outside you'll find smaller-sized buildings that also host vendors which typically sell household goods, tools, handcrafted furniture, craft items, apparel, etc. The parking lot is where you'll typically find row upon row of flea market vendors.
Williams Grove Farmers & Flea Market

Williams Grove Farmers & Flea Market is located in Mechanicsburg and happens to be one of our favorites! It has been around for years! They're open year-round on Sunday's where you can find fresh produce and other foods from vendors. During the spring, summer and fall seasons we always see a ton of flea market vendors selling their wares. After shopping, we usually stop by one of the food vendor trucks for a quick bite to eat. Nearby you'll find the Williams Grove Speedway too.
Farmstead Farmers Market in Palmyra Pennsylvania

Farmstead Farmers Market is located right outside of Palmyra. We love visiting Farmstead several times every year to get fresh produce, meat, deli items and fish! Right next door you'll find The Nest Antiques and inside the antiques building you'll find several vendors selling mostly antiques, along with a few handcrafted items. It's one of my favorite local antique's shops to visit and I typically find something to buy almost every time!

In addition to these 7 Farmer's Markets and Flea Markets in south central Pennsylvania, you'll find many more! All of them have their own vibe and clientele and we enjoy visiting them all for different reasons. If you're passing through the area or live in the area and looking for something to do, we highly recommend that you check them out!

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