June 8th, 2011

FarmsA variety of fresh produce will be available at farmer’s markets throughout Franklin County over the course of the next few months, giving members of the community and visitors to the area plenty of opportunities to go “Franklin Fresh.”

Waynesboro Farmer’s Market got underway on Saturday, May 14. Anyone interested in seasonal produce, herbs, meat, dairy products, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, cider, syrups, bedding plants and flowers will have the opportunity to stop by Center Square on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until noon through September 10. New this year is the “Backyard Farmers” program, geared toward the non-commercial home gardener who has an abundance of produce.

The third season of the North Square Farmer’s Market kicked off on Saturday, May 28 in Downtown Chambersburg. Local vendors will be selling produce, handmade jewelry and crafts, food and other items in the lot between Wogan’s Uniform Shop and BI Design on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through October 15.

Also in Chambersburg, Jim’s Farmer’s Market has a large amount of specialty items available year-round. Fresh baked sweets, meat, candy, fruit, vegetables, baked beans and much more is sold at Jim’s location on 255 Grant Street. Breakfast and lunch is also served.

Penn National Farmers’ Market in Fayetteville has new hours this year. Stop by the Penn National Golf Center from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays for chef demonstrations, locally grown produce, freshly baked bread, Mont Alto Pottery Guild Pit and Raku Firings and Cumberland Valley Guild of Craftsmen Demos.

Greencastle Farmer’s Market began on Saturday, June 4 and will continue to be held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot across from Pure and Simple Café at 151 East Baltimore Street. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods will be available at this location all summer long.

Bending Bridge Farm in Mercersburg offers a wide assortment of produce in the Southwest section of Franklin County. The Pedersens sell what they grow in their own fields, as well as food from other small family farmers they know personally. This includes a soft, spreadable goat cheese from Pipe Dreams in Greencastle, raw honey from Stoner’s Apiary in McConnellsburg and Zoe’s Chocolate from Waynesboro.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau can help you discover more about these and other farmer’s markets and fruit stands across Franklin County. Ask the FCVB for a copy of To Market…To Market: A Guide to Franklin Fresh. FCVB Franklin Fresh


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