Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Celebrate the Season at Farmers Markets

Looking for something to do on a early morning summer weekend?
One of the best things about weekends is shopping the numerous farmers' markets in York County! Some are indoors some are outdoors and there stocked with lots of yummy, seasonal goodness.
Below is a list of markets you can go to for inexpensive, fresh local Produce, Meats, and homemade Breads. Catch a bite to eat at various food stands and browse the vender shops! Check them out, eat healthy, it will be worth the trip. Some things you need to know: Go early, bring cash, bring a sturdy bag, and of course bring your family.

Brown's Orchards & Farm Market 8892 Susquehanna Trail South
Loganville, PA 17342. Country Store with homegrown fruit, bakery, fresh deli, gift shop. Also Brown’s Farm Market & Garden Center a second location at Shiloh Nurseries on 3100 North North George St. Emigsville. The store adjacent to the greenhouse has been transformed into a "mini-Brown's" with all of your favorite Brown's fruits, bakery and pantry items.

Central Market 34 West Philadelphia St York, PA 17401 Central Market is an historic downtown farmers market operating continuously since 1888. We offer the full range of fresh produce, meats, deli products, and many specialty items.

Morningstar Marketplace 5209 Lincoln Highway, West Sat 8:00-4 Sun 8-3.This is a wonderful farmer's market, with lots of booths of fresh produce, meats, craft items, Antique gallery and flea market houses 500+ vendors.

Markets at Shrewsbury 12025 Susquehanna Trail
Glen Rock, PA 17327 Off I-83 Between Exits 4 & 8 Thursday, 9AM-5PM Friday, 9AM-7PM Saturday, 8AM-5PM. A large variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, salads, gourmet baked goods and home baked goods. On site eating establishments, coffee shop, and winery will quench your appetite and thirst. You will find Amish made furniture, quilts, crafts and unique gifts at the Amish Markets and Our Gift and Specialty Shops.

Market & Penn St. Farmers Market
380 W. Market St.York, PA 17401 in downtown York. Listed on the National Historic Register, it is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in York. The Market is owned and run by the vendors, many of whom are third generation and greater. The Market operates year round and has free offstreet parking every market day. An abundance of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables are available during the growing season, and fresh locally grown meats and poultry products are offered by local butchers. In addition, there are stands selling prepared foods freshly made with ingredients purchased from other market vendors.

New Eastern Market Co., Inc. 201 Memory Lane York, PA 17402
Open only Fridays. New Eastern Market has farm-fresh produce, baked goods and local meats and cheeses in the Pennsylvania German tradition.

Inexpensive York County Weekend/Daytrip Getaway's

July is Recreation and Parks Month, "Healthy Lifestyles, Livable Communities... Its Starts in Parks" is their motto.
Whether its picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, camping or just attending a park event, hop off the sofa and check out York County's numerous State and County Parks.
Take a moonlight Bike Ride along the Rail Trail, swim, fish, or boat in Gifford Pinchot lake, or enjoy moonlight boating at Lake Redman, rent a canoe or kayak and take a trip down a creek or the Susquehanna. Take your dog for a walk at the Canine Meadows, new off leash area at John Rudy County Park. Or check out the stars the public can view various celestial objects once a month free of charge year around at the Rudy Park Observatory. Bring the kids to the Environmental Education Center at Richard M. Nixon Park where they can see wildlife exhibits, live snakes and a bird observation window. Fly a kite at the crest of Mt Pisgah at Samuel S. Lewis State Park or just take in the spectacular panoramic view of the Susquehanna River. Take a trip to the rolling hills of Southern York County to 3452-acre Codorus State Park where you can Wildlife watch, fish in the 1,275-acre Lake Marburg, or swim in the huge pool that sits on a bluff overlooking Lake.
York County Balloon Festival takes place June 19-21, 2009 John Rudy County Park
400 Mundis Race Road, York PA. 17406
Proceeds benefit York County Parks.
Activities are planned throughout each day:
Over 100 Arts & Craft Vendors
A Wide variety of Food Vendors
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Family oriented Activities all Day
Fireworks on Friday evening at dusk
and a Car Show Sunday
For more information: