A Bountiful Harvest!

Local Farmers' Markets in the "Garden Spot"!

Photo by Jasmine Sweigart

Welcome to Lancaster County, long known as the “Garden Spot” of America! You are in the perfect place to bring the best of fresh local produce into your new home. You can shop right at the farm down the road, at a plethora of roadside stands, or at our bustling farmers' markets. With the bounty this area provides, finding and preparing fresh local foods every day, in every season, is easy!

The food you buy from the large farm stand next door or the Amish family just over the hill is tastier and healthier for you and your family. These foods are free of antibiotics, pesticides and other potentially dangerous chemicals. In addition, you will expand your culinary horizons and learn about new foods. It’s also a lot of fun!

So come out and explore! Lancaster is truly a foodie's paradise, whether it’s in our deeply rooted Pennsylvania Dutch traditions or the new and unusual flavors from our immigrant neighbors. Take advantage of all that this beautiful and bountiful region has to offer. Below is just a sampling of some of the best local places to find fresh ingredients for feeding your family. 

Central Market
23 N. Market St., Lancaster
Established in 1730, the Lancaster Central Market is the oldest, continuously running public farmers' market in the country and where you will find locally sourced meats and cheeses, homemade goods, and an array of fresh ingredients, prepared foods, and produce from both Lancaster’s own local farms and cultures around the world. With more than 60 vendors, it is not only a place for delicious fare – it is a place for togetherness, gathering, and experiencing the best of what our Lancaster community is all about: our proud diversity matched with deep-seated local roots.
Open: Year-round; Tuesday and Friday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lititz Farmers' Market
Lititz Springs Park, Downtown Lititz
A seasonal, outdoor market in the heart of Lititz and a program of Venture Lititz Inc.
Open: Held rain or shine, every Thursday, May through October (see website for specific dates), 4:30-8 p.m., spring and summer, and 4:30-7:30 p.m. after Labor Day.

The Corn Wagon
2100 Block of Millersville Rd., Lancaster
Owned and operated by the Brenneman family. See their website for details on their seasonal produce. 
Open: Monday-Saturday, July through November (closed Sunday) Approx. 8:00 a.m. until sold out. Weather permitting

Harvest Lane Farm Market
851 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz
A second- and third-generation family farm that began growing produce for the wholesale market in 1956, specializing in tomatoes. Marketing season runs year-round.
Open: Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9-4 p.m.; Sunday: closed

Brook Lawn Farm Market
2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster
Family produce farm and roadside market near Neffsville providing customers with high-quality, fresh homegrown produce. In addition to fruits and vegetables grown on-farm, they also sell herbs, specialty annuals, and vegetable plants along with mulch products and topsoil.
Open: Season begins late April, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bird-In-Hand Farmers' Market
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
For over 30 years, a family-owned-and-operated market and a favorite destination for locals. Featuring fresh meats, cheese and produce, a wide variety of baked goods, candies, bulk foods, coffee and loose leaf tea, locally made chips and hard pretzels, fresh-squeezed lemonade, made-to-order subs, fried chicken and rows of homemade canned goods.
Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Shenk's Berry Farm
911 Disston View Dr., Lititz
Well-known in the area for their Pick Your Own strawberries and red and black raspberries. Berry crops also sold at the gazebo on the farm. All fruits and vegetables sold are homegrown. 

Cherry Hill Orchards
400 Long Ln., Lancaster
The largest pick-your-own fruit farm and farmers' market in Lancaster. Over 100 varieties of fruit to pick including 40 varieties of apples, 25 varieties of sweet and tart cherries, 25 varieties of peaches, as well as nectarines, plums, apricots, sweet corn and pumpkins. Outlet store features homegrown and locally grown fruits and vegetables, jarred goods and baked goods.
Open: Year-round, Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Green Dragon Farmers' Market and Auction
955 N. State St., Ephrata
A local attraction since 1932 and featuring 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen on a 30-acre site, including over 20 acres of free parking. Indoor and outdoor shopping with seven large market buildings and many other smaller shops.
Open: Every Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (except if Christmas falls on Friday)

Root’s Country Market and Auction
705 Graystone Rd., Manheim
The oldest single-family-run country market in Lancaster County. Every Tuesday, Root's Market features its produce auction as well as fresh meats, deli, bakery items, flowers, handmade crafts, antiques, and household items from over 200 stand holders.
Open: Year-round only on Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.