The Lewisburg Farmers Market offers visitors a selection of fresh, local produce, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and a variety of baked goods.
During market hours, special events are usually held on Saturdays in the summer and fall, including pumpkin picking, milkshakes, and other seasonal events. According to the farm’s website, the market has a partnership with a local farm-to-door delivery service that helps individuals eat locally.
Totaling the indoor and outdoor vendors, there are over 100.
Haley Griffin ’23 said she went to the Lewisburg Farmer’s Market for the first time last Wednesday and was able to buy her fruits and vegetables each week.
“All the vendors in the market were very nice and offered me a variety of foods,” Griffin said. “I will definitely stay there again in the future. »
Bucknell students frequently visit and support the market for a quick drive to get fresh produce and locally grown items.
The land where the market is located was once the Union County Fairgrounds. The first auction was held in 1937, according to its website, when the success of the auctions meant that the fair was never held there again.
Auctions later evolved into permanent stalls and food vendors, and the market developed into a weekly setup. In 1965 a fire destroyed the initial wooden structure, but a concrete building was constructed – which is the same building currently in use.
Callie Sullivan ’23 likes to visit the market frequently and buy fresh produce.
“[The Lewisburg Farmers Market] is a great way to promote sustainable eating habits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food transportation, while supporting farmers and small businesses in our communities,” Sullivan said. “Some of my favorite items to pick up include peaches and apples from K. Schlegel Fruit Farm, sourdough bread from Catherman’s Bakery, and all seasonal maple products from Terrapin Ridge Farms.”
In 2021, the Lewisburg Farmers Market has partnered with Crossroads Farms to offer a farm-to-door delivery service.
The market is open every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located at 499 Fairground Rd Lewisburg. On October 22, the market will host an Apple Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about the Lewisburg Farmers Market, visit their website, Instagram or Facebook page to learn about upcoming events and sign up for updates on new market vendors.
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