Despite the current health crisis, local farms and artisan food producers are still planting seeds and creating masterpieces, preparing for market season. Markets around Montgomery County still plan to provide to customers the freshest local food available, including fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, and other products, while maintaining social distancing procedures to keep everyone safe. The following markets are operating this spring and summer with some necessary procedural changes. They ask that customers wear a mask, some have specified certain hours for shopping to keep crowds organized, and some have added online shopping options.
Visit a farmers market soon! The produce is fresher, it lasts longer, there’s less handling than in the big grocery stores since it’s going from the grower to the customer, and on top of it all … you’re supporting small local businesses.
Here’s a list of some of the best farmers markets in Montgomery County, featuring our 2020 Happening List Winner & Finalists, plus a few more:
Lansdale Farmers Market – 2020 Montco Happening List Winner
When: Saturdays, June 6 to November 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Penndale Middle School, 400 Penn Street, Lansdale (as of August 29)
The market will open with 11 vendors the first week, with more added the next week. Customers are asked to wear a mask, follow social distancing rules, and follow directional signs through the market. They are also asked to only bring one person from a household. After limiting entry based on names the first few weeks, they’re changing their hours from June 20th on. 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. is now reserved for Seniors, at-risk guests and pre-orders. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is for everyone else and pre-orders.
Telford Night Market (previously Indian Valley Farmers Market) – Happening List Finalist
When: Wednesday nights July 1 to September 2
Where: Telford Train Station, Penn Avenue and Main Street, Telford
The market will offer all products except art and handmade crafts until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Customers are required to follow the state’s social distancing guidelines. For more information, please visit www.stmainst.org.
Ambler Farmers Market – Happening List Finalist
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 6 through November 21
Where: 29 West Butler Pike, Ambler
Vendors are offering delivery and pick-up options. Please see the list of vendors on the Web site for more details. The market will be taking extra precautions with social distancing.
Pottstown FARM, Artisan and Regional Market – Happening List Finalist
When: Every other Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 13 to October 17
Where: 100 E. High Street, Smith Family Plaza
To keep everyone safe, organizers ask that customers wear masks, social distancing, and follow instructions. Customers can purchase in person or online. Please visit www.pottstownfarm.org.
Horsham Farmers Market – Happening List Finalist
When: Sundays, beginning June 14 through November 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Horsham Township Community Center parking lot, 1025 Horsham Road
The township will be announcing new market guidelines, pre-ordering information, and a list of participating vendors soon. Please check the Horsham Township Recreation page for more information.
Flourtown Farmers Market
When: Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1800 Bethlehem Pike
The market will also offer special Sunday hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Customers are asked to remember masks and social distancing rules.
Upper Merion Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, now through Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at assigned times.
Where: behind the township building, 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia
Customers must wear a mask, visits are limited to one member of a household, and times have been assigned according to the first letter of customers’ last names. The market is also accepting pre-orders. For more information, please visit www.umtownship.org.
Ardmore Farmers Market
When: Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Suburban Square, 120 Coulter Ave.
Some vendors at the market are offering curbside pickup. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.
Dresher Farmers Market
When: The market is offering no-contact shopping online at dresherfarmmarket.com.
Where: 2038 Limekiln Pike
Online orders can be picked up curbside or in some cases delivered. Customers can sign up for an online newsletter to stay up to date on new items and ordering procedures. A map on their website indicates their delivery area.