Pennsylvania Farmers Markets with Family-Friendly Fun
Stock up on fresh food and family fun at these farmers markets.
The “locavore” movement — a push to primarily eat food that’s locally grown or produced — has become increasingly popular. And farmers markets are prime spots to load up on everything from fruits and veggies to baked goods, all made locally. While kids can discover the importance of nutrition at every market, many make an extra effort to appeal to visitors with little ones in tow. Find more ways to add more local food to your family’s diet here.
Clark Park Farmers Market
Where: 43rd St. & Baltimore Ave.
When: Saturdays, 10am-2pm; year-round
Activities: Let the kids loose on the playground or bring the family pup to play at the park’s grassy “dog bowl.”
East Falls Farmers Market
Where: 4100 Ridge Ave.
When: Saturdays, 10am-2pm; May-Nov.
Activities: Tots flock to the make-and-take table for crafts and art projects.
Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market
Where: 18th & Walnut Sts.
When: Saturdays, 9am-3pm; year-round
Activities: This Center City park has plenty of space, so the kids can play nearby while you shop. After, enjoy a picnic in one of many shaded areas.
Where: 7673 Germantown Ave
When: Saturday 9am – 1pm
Headhouse Farmers Market
Where: 2nd and Lombard Street
When: Sunday, 10am – 2pm
Where: 2501 E. Cumberland St
When: Thursday & Friday, 12–7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am–4pm;
Farmstand: Thurs, 3–7pm; Sat, 10am–2pm
Where: 7095 Henry Ave.
When: Thursdays and Fridays Noon to 7pm
Market at DelVal
Where: Delaware Valley University, Doylestown
When: Daily, 8am-7pm; year-round
Activities: Late summer brings storytimes and a peach festival, and Sept. features apple-themed fun and wagon rides.
Perkasie Farmers Market
Where: Perkasie Borough Hall, Perkasie
When: Saturdays, 9am-12pm; June-Oct.
Activities: In addition to kid-centric activities provided by community groups, the market hosts seasonal celebrations, pet-friendly days and touch-a-truck events.
Wrightstown Farmers Market
Where: Next to Wrightstown Twp.
When: Saturdays, 9am-1pm; year-round
Activities: The county’s largest
produce-only market offers up cooking demos, fun for kids and live music.
Maximuck’s Farm Market
Where: 5793 Long Lane Road, Doylestown
When: Call 215-297-9894 for hours
Newtown Farmers Market
Where: 2150 South Eagle Road, Newtown
When: Thursday, 9am to 6pm; Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm
None Such Farm Market
Where: 4458 York Road, Buckingham
When: Monday – Thursday, 8am to 6pm; Friday – Saturday, 8am to 7pm
Where: Station Road, Quakertown
When: Friday and Saturday, 9am to 9pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm
East Goshen Farmers Market
Where: East Goshen Park, West Chester
When: Thursdays, 3-7pm; May-Sept.
Activities: Entertainment varies weekly and includes open-mic nights, moonbounces, car shows, a dunk tank, live music and theatre performances.
Phoenixville Farmers Market
Where: 200 Mill St., Phoenixville
When: Saturdays; 9am-1pm; May-Nov.
Activities: A play area, free yoga classes for kids and festivals appeal to young visitors.
West Chester Growers Market
Where: N. Church St. & W. Chestnut St., West Chester
When: Saturdays, 9am-1pm; May-Dec.
Activities: Treat yourself to free treats such as ice cream, strawberry shortcake, and hot cocoa and cookies on select dates.
Hershey’s Farm Market
Where: 959 S. Octorara Trail, Rt 10, Parkesburg
When: Monday through Saturday, 9am – 7pm
New Garden Growers Market
Where: 8934 Gap Newport Pike (Rt. 41)
When: Saturday 9am to 1pm, May through November
Oxford Farm Market
Where: 193 Limestone Road, Oxford
When: Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm
Where: Westtown Village Shopping Center
When: Thursday, 9am to 6pm; Friday, 9am to 8pm; Saturday, 8am – 4pm
Lansdowne Farmers Market
Where: Parking lot across from Historic Lansdowne Theater
When: Saturdays, 9am-1pm; May-Oct.
Activities: Expect extra vendors and themed fun during monthly events including Community Day (Aug. 25), Dog Day (Sept. 29) and Fall Fest (Oct. 27).
Swarthmore Farmers Market
Where: Central Park, Swarthmore
When: Saturdays, 9:30am-1:30pm; May-Nov.
Activities: Crafts and science experim
nts, live music, torytimes, food trucks and community-resource tables differ each week.
Tinicum Farm Market
Where: Governor Printz State Park, Essington
When: Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm; June-Oct.
Activities: Moonbounces, games and crafts entertain kids.
Booths Corner Farmers Market
Where: 1362 Naaman’s Creek Road
When: Friday, 9am to 9pm; Saturday, 9am to 8pm
Lancaster County Farmers Market
Where: 389 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne PA
When: Wednesday & Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm
Media Farmers Market
Where: N Edgemont Street, Media, PA
When: Sunday 10am to 2pm
Where: 81 S Pennell Road, Media PA 19063
When: Monday – Saturday, 9am to 6:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 5:30pm
Bryn Athyn Bounty Farm Market
Where: Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn
When: Sundays; May-Oct.; 9am-12pm
Activities: From hayrides to a petting zoo to bonfires to harvest festivals, this place boasts a packed slate of family events.
Indian Valley Farmers Market
Where: Telford Train Station, Telford
When: Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm; June-Oct.
Activities: Make a masterpiece to take home from the kids’ crafting table.
Ambler Farmers Market
Where: 29 West Butler Pike, Ambler
When: Saturday 9am to 1pm, May through October
Norristown Farmers Market
Where: Center of Norristown on Main Street, between Swede and Dekalb
When: Thursdays, 11am to 2:30pm
Upper Merion Farmers Market
Where: Behind the Upper Merion Township Building, middle level parking lot
When: Saturday, 9am to 1pm (May-November); Saturday, 10am to 1pm (April-May)
Where: 1800 Bethlehem Park, Flourtown
When: Thursday, 8am-6pm; Friday, 8am-7pm; Saturday, 8am – 5pm