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Easton Farmers’ Market: One of the Oldest, Continuous Farmers’ Markets in America

By Amy Wood in Things to Do, in Farmer’s Markets, in events near Easton


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 one of the oldest continuously running farmers’ markets in the United States. For well over 200 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.

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.

The Easton Farmers’ Market is just one reason the Easton area is such a great place to live. 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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