šŸŒ½ 2021 Farmers Market Guide for Wilkes-Barre & Surrounding Areas

By Amber Nevin, Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre Publisher June 15, 2021

Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre is all about supporting our local businesses and that includes our local farmers. One of the best things about summer is fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables from our area Farmers Markets. Taking the kids and letting them pick out the best produce helps get them more interested in trying new foods and developing healthy eating habits. Plus, they will learn more about where our food comes from and what it takes to make it grow. Let them ask the farmers some questions and buy their own food. Once you get it home, let them help prepare and cook delicious meals. They'll now be more likely to taste the food they chose and cooked themselves. Need some simple recipes? Macaroni Kid can help there too! Check out šŸ½ļø Macaroni Kid Simple Recipes Guide!

The Avoca Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday Starting July 8th from 10 AM- 2 PM through November (weather permitting). It takes place in the Queen of the Apostles School Lot at 742 Spring Street in Avoca. Along with local farmers' harvests, the market will also feature food, drink, and craft vendors. Contact the Avoca Borough office at 570-457-4947 for more information. 

The Back Mountain Farmers Market is a great place to get all of your fresh local produce. You can find a variety of natural, organically grown and traditional vegetables and fruits as well as a variety of specialty foods such as honey, baked goods,  jams, breads, cheese, meats, eggs, and more! Open Saturdays starting July 10th through early November from 9 AM-2 PM at the Dallas Senior high School, Hildebrandt Rd Dallas, PA 18612

The Pittston City Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 9 AM- 2 PM in the lower Tomato Festival Lot on South Main St. The market will open July 6th this year and will run through November. The market brings in vendors from all over the area to sell their harvest as well as other organic and healthy foods such as fresh eggs, pork, chicken, beef, sauces, nuts, popcorn, baked goods, jams, and homemade beauty products. 

Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market will be held each Thursday from 10 AM- 4 PM on Public Square from June 24th- November 18th! You will be able to find the highest quality fresh produce from local growers. Follow their facebook page for an updated list of vendors!

The Luzerne Merchants Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9 AM- 1 PM, weather permitting. The market is located in the Luzerne Bank parking lot at 118 Main St. Each week there will be an assortment of items available from many local farmers and vendors. You will be able to purchase fresh organic and conventionally grown produce as well as locally made crafts, beauty products, dog treats, CBD, nuts, and more. The market will run weekly through the growing season and Farmers Market vouchers are accepted. 

This time of year is perfect for taking a scenic drive through NEPA. Check out these Farmers Markets and produce stands located right outside the Greater Wilkes-Barre area:

Patchwork Planting located at 254 Mooretown Road in Sweet Valley is a roadside stand offering fresh cut flowers and produce grown on their farm. The flowers and produce available will vary each week throughout the season. For a current list of their hours and items available please visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

The Mountain Top Farmers Market is held every Sunday July 4th 9 AM- 1 PM in the Crestwood High School parking lot on South Mountain Blvd. and will run through October 20th. There will be a variety of items available each week such as fresh local produce, honey, mushrooms, fermented foods like kimchi, flowers, baked goods, candy, and more. Visit the Market's Facebook page every Sunday morning for an updated list of vendors each week. 

The Tunkhannock Farmers Market at Creekside Gardens Opens June 19th and takes place every Saturday from 10 AM- 2 PM at 4 Village Ln. in Tunkhannock. Local farmers and vendors will be selling their delicious fresh produce, ciders, breads, meat, popcorn, and much more. The market goes on rain or shine throughout the season.

Co-Op Farmers Market Scranton is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Noon-6pm from Mid July until Thanksgiving Eve. Located at 900 Barring Avenue in Scranton, just off Albright Avenue behind the famous Glider Diner. Strictly a grow-your-own market, bringing fresh foods direct from our farms to you! To be a member of this co-operative you must grow everything you bring into the market. When you shop here, you buy directly from a farmer. Co-Op Farmers Market Scranton produce is always fresh picked and home grown.

Dunmore Farmer's Market located in the Fidelity Bank Parking Lot, 101 North Blakely Street, Dunmore is now open! Saturdays 10AM-2PM!

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