There’s nothing quite like the taste of vine-ripe tomatoes, fresh picked strawberries, or garden-grown cucumbers, and you can try it all when you visit a farmers’ market in Bethlehem, PA. The Lehigh Valley is home to acres of pristine farmland and grows some of the most delicious and organic produce in the area. Whether you’re a fruit and veggie lover or just want to get to know the community, be sure to set some time aside to visit a farmers’ market and experience Bethlehem like a local!
Spend a Day at a Farmers’ Market in Bethlehem, PA
Valley Farm Market
Founded in 1981, this family-owned and operated business has two locations – one store on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem and a full grocery on Emmaus Avenue in Allentown, PA. Together, these markets have served the community for over 40 years and have strong relationships with growers and food producers in the area. In the meat department, in-house butchers cut and prepare the highest quality meats onsite, and at the deli, you’ll find a wide variety of gourmet meats and cheeses that are perfect for lunch. Valley Farm Market also has impeccable produce, fresh seafood, a bakery, and a specialty food section. Yum!
Bethlehem Farmers’ Market
Located in Farrington Square at Lehigh University, the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market is a beloved area staple for students and visitors alike. They offer everything from organic produce and fresh-baked goods to natural soaps and lunch items and provide a safe, clean environment for local farmers to sell their products. The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market also strives to highlight the importance of proper nutrition and informs visitors about the benefits of buying locally. They select only vendors who abide by the Buy Fresh, Buy Local guidelines of the Greater Lehigh Valley, so you can enjoy eating a delicious product that will make you feel good from the inside out! The market is open on Thursdays from 11 AM to 3 PM May through October.
For 25 years, Elia’s Market has been selling a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as unique and rare international grocery items. Each week, visitors will find meat and deli specials, wholesale specials, and other sales that allow you to purchase high-quality products at a reasonable price. Elia’s Farmers’ Market hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 8 PM and Sundays from 7 AM to 6 PM.
Easton Farmers’ Market
Just a short drive from Bethlehem in Easton, PA, the Easton Farmers’ Market is a must-see for those visiting the area. Established in 1752, it’s the oldest open-air farmers’ market in the United States and has attracted farmers and merchants to Easton’s Centre Square for more than two and a half centuries. Today, you’ll find up to 15 vendors selling fruits and vegetables, dairy products like raw milk, cheese, and yogurt, fresh eggs, pasture raised beef, chicken and pork, baked goods, and more. The Easton Farmers’ Market is a rich and colorful piece of the area’s heritage and offers visitors a unique shopping experience with a delightful community spirit.
Plan Your Stay in Lehigh Valley!
A trip to a Bethlehem farmers’ market is a wonderful way to spend the day in the Lehigh Valley, and they’re all just a short drive from The Sayre Mansion! After you’ve visited the market, come back to one of our beautiful rooms or suites and enjoy some of the delicious goodies you’ve picked up. We can’t wait to hear about your day!
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