The Lancaster Central Market has been connecting farmers and other vendors with city residents and visitors for over 275 years. For over two centuries Lancaster Countians have long known and appreciated the Central Market. The Market has become known outside of our growing County. In fact, the Lancaster Central Market has been named in The Daily Meal’s “101 Best Farmers’ Markets in America.” The list was published last month and not only did our little market make the list, it placed in the top 20.
Named #13, the market is also the only farmers’ market located in Pennsylvania to be named to the list. The market is the oldest continuous operating farmers’ market in the nation. The City of Lancaster was founded as a “market town” and from the beginning, in 1730, planners allotted a space in the town center as a public market.
In addition to farm produce, bread and meats, vendors today also offer coffees, teas, specialty groceries, ethnic foods, crafts, collectibles, flowers, ice cream, soups and sandwiches, and a wide variety of gifts.
Hours & Location:
While the market is open year round, it is not an every day operation. Located at 23 North Market Street, it is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
While many city residents walk to market, those driving in may park at one of several city garages, public lots or at metered on street parking.
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