Shop Local at Lehigh Valley Farmers Markets

March 29th, 2016 posted by

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Find plenty of fresh produce at local markets.

Spring has finally sprung, and there’s no better time to get out and shop local. From boutiques, to artisanal experiences, farmers markets, and more, there are plenty of ways to enjoy locally-made and produced items right here in Lehigh Valley.

For the foodie, you’ll definitely want to dive into the various farmers markets throughout the region. There’s no need to make a trip to the big-box grocery stores with local gems like these!

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There’s a Lot To Going on in Lehigh Valley on Memorial Day

May 14th, 2015 posted by

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Memorial Day Weekend in Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day is a time to gather together with friends and celebrate a federal holiday, which many enjoy as a three-day weekend. It also happens to be the unofficial start of summer in Lehigh Valley. But let us not forget that it is also a time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

What follows are some suggestions for what to do during your Memorial Day weekend, even if it’s only of the regular two-day variety.

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Shop Nature’s Bounty at the Easton Farmers’ Market

May 13th, 2015 posted by

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Easton Farmer's Market

By Rebekah Drozd

The Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) offers a family-friendly way to nourish your body and mind. Located in Easton’s Centre Square, the market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.

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A Mini-Guide to Lehigh Valley Farmer’s Markets

July 8th, 2013 posted by

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Buy Fresh Buy Local is a program that is helping the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area’s find local growers and choose fresh foods from local farmers. With a handful of local farmer’s markets it’s easier than ever to find local, fresh foods right here in the Lehigh Valley.

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Buy local this weekend in Lehigh Valley

November 19th, 2010 posted by

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The older I get, the more I’ve come to appreciate things that are handmade, especially those items made locally. Whenever I can, I try to buy things from local places as opposed to the chain stores. That’s not to say you won’t see me at the Lehigh Valley Mall or The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. I love those places too. But I’ve come to value the person behind the product; to meet the lady that bakes the pies, grows the vegetables or makes the homemade soaps.

This Saturday, November 20, is your chance to do the same on “Buy Local Day,” also known as “America Unchained” day. It’s part of a national campaign to get people to consider shopping in their own downtowns from locally owned and operated stores, shops and restaurants. They predict that if all of us would purchase our goods locally for just one day, it would have a considerable impact on local economies all over the country.

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My favorite at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market

October 5th, 2010 posted by

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When I moved into Lehigh Valley eight years ago, I was introduced to the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market by some friends. This was the first time I had ever seen a farmers market that had such a wide variety of vendors. There was the Kiffle Kitchen Bakery, Clover Hill Winery, New York Pickle and Mr. Bill’s Poultry Market. Since then, I visit the farmers market at least once a month.

The highlight of every visit is a stop at Clover Farms. They are known for a variety of meats including Thai chili pork chops, shish kabobs, meatballs, brisket and twelve types of sausage; however my favorite items are their specialty burgers.

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Food shopping havens in Lehigh Valley

November 30th, 2009 posted by

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‘Tis the season for bargains. My mom and I definitely got bargains last weekend when we went out shopping in Lehigh Valley for some fresh produce.

Our first stop was Elias Farmers Market, at the corner of Front and Tilghman Streets in Allentown. This place is jam packed each time I pass it. They even have someone directing cars where to park.

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Plaza Growers’ Market is a Wednesday lunchtime hit

July 27th, 2009 posted by

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Plaza Growers' Market

Each and every Wednesday (June through October) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the city of Allentown comes to life with the Plaza Growers’ Market located at 9th and Hamilton Streets in front of PPL Plaza. There’s live entertainment and plenty of vendors selling fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, baked treats, soaps and much more. Since I work directly across the street from the market, it’s an easy jaunt to find a healthy lunch or pick up some fresh groceries.

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A trip down memory lane at the Quakertown Farmers Market

March 16th, 2009 posted by

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Quakertown Farmers Market Race Track

My weekly trip to Souderton takes me past a sign that reads Quakertown Farmers Market 1-1/4 miles, which reminds me of when I was a kid and my grandparents used to take me and my brother there from time to time. We loved going there – our favorite part was being able to race remote cars on a track and getting to buy a little something each time we went. So this weekend I decided to spend some quality time with my mom, and one of our stops was the Quakertown Farmers Market.

As soon as I walked in, it was as if nothing had changed. I even remembered some of the vendors that are there today being there back when I was a kid. Believe it or not, the remote race car track was still there and busier than ever! The entire place was crowded.

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My Top 5 Favorites in Easton

February 27th, 2009 posted by

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I moved from Bethlehem to the Easton area last spring. As I’ve settled into my adopted home town, I’ve tried to get involved by attending local events and checking out attractions, shops and restaurants. And as a result, I’m starting to feel like a bit of an expert. So when I found out recently that PBS-39 WLVT was working on a documentary entitled “Communities: Easton,” I started thinking about all of the things I’d like to see included in it, primarily in the downtown.

Here are my top five favorites in the city by the two rivers:

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