Easton Farmers’ Market Moving to Hugh Moore Park for One-Day Pop-Up
Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) is hitting the road on Sept. 4 with all your favorite vendors and traveling for a one-day only pop-up market at Hugh Moore Park.
Easton Farmers’ Market, presented by Capital Blue, will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at Hugh Moore Park, only nine minutes from its current location at Scott Park. The move will accommodate extra traffic anticipated from the Sept. 4 events planned in Downtown Easton, including the Tour of Somerville’s Easton Twilight Criterium and the 9/11 Never Forget parade and picnic.
“Sept. 4 is going to be a busy day in Downtown Easton and we are thankful to our community partners at the National Canal Museum and Hugh Moore Park for graciously welcoming us to the park,” said Megan McBride, Easton Market District Director. “The park will give our vendors a chance to spread out, and market shoppers will have an opportunity to explore the museum, canal boat and playgrounds.”
Getting to Hugh Moore Park
Those who use their ‘pedal power’ to bike to the park can stop by the Info Tent — show your helmet and receive a free Market tote bag, and be entered to win a prize basket from the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Or ride to the park in style by taking the Easton trolley. Park in the free lots along Larry Holmes Drive typically reserved for EFM use and hop aboard the trolley, which will pick up at an EFM Info Tent stationed there. The trolley will run every 30 minutes, starting at 8:30 a.m. The last trolley from Larry Holmes Drive will leave at noon, and the final trolley from Hugh Moore Park will leave at 1:30 p.m.. Hugh Moore Park, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, also offers ample free parking.
Enjoy the day at the park
The move coincides with EFM’s Sunflower Day, meaning the market’s signature flower will be in abundance. The park’s location invites families to make a day of it and explore the National Canal Museum, take a spin on the playground’s zip line, enjoy a canal boat ride or take a free hayride. Bring your bikes and check out the bicycle skills course or bring your pup to explore the dog park. (Note: Dogs are permitted at the park and in the market area, but are not allowed on the tow path because of the mules.) More details about the day can be found at tinyurl.com/EFMatHughMoore.
Guest vendors include The Bubbly Goat, Heart Beet Studios and Christmas City Spirits. Live music, presented by IBEW Local 102, will feature Steve Brosky.
A full day in Downtown Easton
Sept. 4 will also welcome visitors to Downtown Easton for two special events. The City of Easton will welcome the 9/11 Never Forget Walk, which pays respect to the lives lost and commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation walks from the Pentagon to Shanksville, PA, and on to New York City. Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the foundation, will walk through Easton accompanied by a parade of local first responders, veterans, community groups and bands. They’ll process starting at 11 a.m. from Ninth Street, east on Northampton Street and on to Centre Square. Following the parade, a barbecue picnic will be held in Centre Square, with retired NYC firefighters at the helm. From 1-4 p.m. a traveling exhibit about 9/11 will be on display, and live entertainment will be available.
Later in the afternoon, The Easton Twilight Criterium presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, will get underway with a number of races through Downtown Easton. The bike race is coming to Easton thanks to a collaboration between the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership, the City of Easton and the Tour of Somerville. The race, organized by the Tour of Somerville (America’s oldest bike race), will feature hundreds of cyclists from around the globe. Families can sign up in advance for the Easton Family Fun Ride (3:15-4:15 p.m.; register at tourofsomerville.org) then stick around to watch the pros in a series of races from 4-9 p.m. Check out the schedule at https://tinyurl.com/EastonTwilightCriterium.
Want the best seats for the evening bike races? Reserve a table for outdoor dining now at one of these Downtown Easton restaurants: Shopdowntowneaston.com/easton-twilight-criterium.
2021 EFM Season Details
Masks are required in the shopping area for those who are not fully vaccinated. Hand sanitizer will be available at all vendor locations. The market is dog-friendly, and well-behaved dogs will be welcome. Reusable shopping bags are encouraged.
Vendors accept cash, credit, Venmo, PayPal, checks and EBT. Visit eastonfarmersmarket.com for online ordering information for participating vendors.
Easton Farmers’ Market will continue to accept EBT as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Thanks to a USDA grant through Buy Fresh Buy Local of the Greater Lehigh Valley (BFBLGLV), the market will offer LV Fresh Food Bucks with EBT purchases matched by BFBLGLV, up to $10 per day. Those enrolled in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) for qualified seniors, and those in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will be able to use their vouchers at produce vendors who participate in their state’s programs.
Sponsors for the 2021 EFM season include: Capital Blue, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Air Products, IBEW Local 102, Nurture Nature Center, Easton Coach, Lehigh Valley Center for Sight and The Easton Home.