When you think about summer, some think of the long days and warm nights, some lament over the hot days and the impossibility of keeping cool. However, for some, summer brings food. Now, with every season, there are certain foods that come to mind. But with summer, it is the possibility of a plethora of different types of delectable goodies that makes any foodie dream about summer all year long. Thinking about cooking these foods can make your mouth water and the best place to find fresh summer foods is not your local supermarket, it is your local farmers market. For some Pennsylvanians, it does not get better than the Wayne, PA farmers market.
Farmers markets are not a new thing. They have been around as long as farmers have needed money and people have needed food. However, with the rise in demand of fresh, local produce also has risen the farmers market. Let’s look at some of the highlights of the Wayne, PA farmers market as well as others.
In Lancaster County is the Wayne, PA farmers market. They are open every Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. They have fruit and vegetables as well as baked goods, meat and flowers. They are located at 389 W Lancaster Avenue. Make sure you check with their Facebook page for the most up to date information.
In Wayne County, PA, the 2014 farmers market is in full swing. They are located at 200 Willow Ave in Honesdale, PA and have been open since May 24th, this market hosts not only farmers but products as well. This summer’s produce features berries, broccoli, summer squash, peas, peppers, watermelons and tomatoes. In the fall they plan on having apples, pears, vegetables, cabbage, and of course pumpkins. Along with food, there are vendors selling soaps, lotions, jewelry, and kitchenware. Keep in mind if you are planning on canning for the winter ask the farmers for a larger order.
In Milford, PA, make sure you check out their market. They keep vegetables, fruits, and baked goods in stock every Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm from mid-July to mid-October. They are located at the Milford Township Building at Routes 6 and 209.
Another fun market is the Sullivan County farmers market. This market has some high standards for their vendors, they have to grow or produce their own goods which helps local businesses as well as local sustainability. Every Sunday residents of Callicoon come to Callicoon Creek Park and find the most local and in season produce around. Open from 11 am to 2 pm, not only will you find produce but also pasta, wine, baked goods, ice cream, and honey.
Located in the Hawley Silk Market is the Mill Market. Unlike most farmers markets where you have to go from stall to stall, the local farmers bring all of their fresh produce to you. This is definitely a more convenient option than going once a week. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm and are located at 8 Silk Mill Drive.
Located adjacent to the Hawley Silk Mill is Ledges Hotel. Not only do they do their part in eco-initiatives inside their rooms they do their part by helping with local sustainability by using the freshest ingredients in their in-house restaurant, Glass. Inside their rooms, they use energy efficient appliances and a portion of each reservation goes back into the community to fund conservation. Contact them today to reserve one of their stunning rooms while you check out the local Wayne, PA farmers market.
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