Summer is the season for farmers markets. They are the best place to get local and organically grown produce, locally crafted beverages, baked goods and even fresh made soap. If you need to get out and get a taste of summer visit one of the farmers’ markets that you voted to the Happening List.
Lansdale Farmers Market Happening List Winner
When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting May 19
Where: Penndale Middle School, 400 Street
Why we love them: They are known for weekend events and live music and educational events. You can get in on a few coming up this year like the annual Berry Fest coming July 14, or the Healthy Kids event hosted by Abington Jefferson coming September 15.
Indian Valley Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 16 to October 13
Where: The Marketplace at Telford Station, Main Street and Penn Avenue, Telford, PA
Why we love them: They are known for baked goods, wine and even hand painted signs. This producer-only market requires that each seller to also be the grower or producer of each good sold.
Pottstown FARM, Artisan and Regional Market
When: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of the month
Where: 200 Block of High Street, Pottstown
Why we love them: In addition to selling fresh local goods in this open-air market, they also participate in the food program SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sponsored by the USDA. Customers can exchange their SNAP dollars for farm coins so that they can buy fresh food.
Ambler Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting May 5
Where: Septa Parking Lot, corner of Butler and Maple in Ambler
Why we love them: This market is such a community meeting place that you can find local representatives there for coffee with a councilperson. It’s a place to meet local growers and producers as well.
Flourtown Farmers Market
When: Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1800 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown
Why we love them: This market has been around for more than 30 years. It is the place to go for party trays, wings, hot dogs and even sushi. The warm friendly atmosphere is a draw that keeps people coming back.
If you want to venture outside of Montgomery County Bucks has a few winners nearby too.
Perkasie Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays, May through October from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 7th Street
Why we love them: People are digging the candles from Burning Bride Candles, but they are also going gaga for freshly picked fruits from Brumbaugh’s Farm. It’s been all about the Strawberries, but apple season is just around the corner.
Quakertown Farmers Market
When: Friday and Saturday year-round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951
Why you love them: The Quakertown Farmer’s Market is like no other. It’s been around so long a whole building has built up around it and now shoppers can peruse in climate-controlled comfort. They have free parking and clean modern restrooms and get to boast over 200,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor shopping. One of the favorites in the Quakertown Market is the Sticky Buns from Fleck’s Bakery. But make sure you get there early, they often sell out.