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Easton Farmers’ Market: The oldest, continuous Farmers’ Market in America

By Amy Wood in Legacy at Morgan Hill, in Williams Township, in Adult Communities, in Things to Do, in Farmer’s Markets


16 hours ago

Anyone considering living in Easton, PA simply needs to take a tour through the local farmers’ market. To call the Easton Farmers’ Market “historic” is a bit of an understatement. Established in 1752, it is the oldest continuously running farmers’ market in the United States. For 263 years farmers and merchants have gathered in the town’s Great Square to sell their fresh produce and handcrafted wares. 

Here’s another piece of American history surrounding the area. On July 8th 1776, the Great Square (which is now known as Centre Square) was one of only three public sites where the Declaration of Independence was read publicly! 

The Easton Farmers’ Market remains true to its original spirit. All products sold at the market must be locally grown and produced—with the vast majority of the produce being naturally/organically grown. 

If you’re interested in meats or dairy products, they are all antibiotic and hormone-free. Animals are pasture-raised. To ensure public health, all farms represented at the market must undergo a full on-site inspection. 

The market isn’t just for fair weather friends! The Saturday Open-Air Market operates from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine in Centre Square. Saturday from May 2nd to Saturday November 21st 2015. 

If you can’t make it on a Saturday, it’s no problem! The weekday market is open in Centre Square on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (May & September) and from 5:00 to 9:00 pm (June, July, August). That means you can shop after work, pick up an easy prepared meal or stay for dinner! You can also enjoy live music and sample Weyerbacher craft beers every week. Opening Day this year is May 6. 

The Easton Farmers’ Market is just one reason the Easton area is such a great place to live. If you’re thinking about moving into a luxury townhome with plenty of space, no maintenance, and significant tax benefits, you’ll want to take a look at Country Classics Legacy at Morgan Hill. This private, gated community, for adults 46 and better is situated high above the Lehigh Valley in Easton, Pennsylvania, and offers unsurpassed views of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It’s just one more reason why life on the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania is so great!

Amy Wood

Vice President of Operations at Country Classics

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