Thursday, July 12, 2007

Farmers' Markets in your communities

Hello again everyone! First, welcome to all the volunteers and officials who are visiting this blog for the first time. Summer is here, and there is no better time than summer to shop locally. In the spirit of taking advantage of the beautiful weather, I wanted to take a second to advertise some of the Farmers' Markets that we have in the Lehigh Valley. All of our markets sell items that are grown and produced by local Farmers - buying from these Farmers ensures that you are supporting your community by spending money in it. The food is fresher, tastes better, and healthier for you than the food you will get at supermarkets. There is no doubt that there are quite a few excellent reasons for buying food at your local Farmers' Market.

Want to check out your local market? Well, there are PLENTY of options:

Allentown Farmers' Market: Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, located at the Allentown Fairgrounds on 17th and Chew.
Bethlehem Farmers' Market: Thursday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, located at W. 3rd Street between New and Brodhead.
Easton Farmers' Market: Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Easton Centre Square.
Emmaus Farmers' Market: Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, parking lot of KNBT (235 Main Street, Emmaus).
Macungie Farmers' Market: Thursday, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, parking lot of the Macungie Pub (126 E. Main Street, Macungie).
Saucon Valley Farmers' Market: Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, parking lot of KNBT (741 Main Street, Hellertown).

I am sure this is an incomplete list - please know that if I left anything out I will be more than happy to update accordingly. Happy eating!

Mike Schlossberg

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