Easton Farmers’ Market to Celebrate 270th Season in May

Easton Farmers’ Market, a program of the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP) is ringing in a milestone anniversary this year – with the launch of its spring season marking the 270th year for America’s oldest, continuous, open-air market.

Easton Farmers’ Market, presented by Capital Blue, will be located at Scott Park, along Larry Holmes Drive. Shoppers can find the freshest and best as they shop 40+ vendors in the spacious, outdoor area. Free parking will be available in the two lots adjacent to Scott Park, thanks to Riverstar Properties and the Law Offices of Florio-Perrucci. Opening day for the 270th season will be May 7, and the market will continue 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from May-December in that location.

“This market has been a constant in Easton – in fact it is Easton, and it’s amazing to think it’s actually older than our country,” says Market District Director Megan McBride. “This market dwindled to one vendor in the early 2000’s, and we weren’t sure we’d make it to mark 260 years, let alone 270! Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, vendors and a lot of support from the City of Easton, we were able to grow the market into where we are today.”

The Opening Day Ceremony will feature Mayor Sal Panto Jr. and PA State Representative Bob Freeman on stage at 10 a.m., followed by live music with The Harrisons.

“The Easton Farmers’ Market is a big part of our city’s history in providing fresh fruit, produce and food products, and remains important today as more and more people are looking for healthy food options,” says Mayor Sal Panto Jr.

2022 Schedule

Live music and special events will return for the 2022 market season. The special events schedule features a few new offerings along with old favorites:

May 7 – Opening Day

June 4 – Strawberry Day

June 18 – Juneteenth

June 25 – Honey Bee Day

July 9 – 270th Birthday Celebration

July 23 – Kids Farm Day

Aug. 6 – Peach Day

Sept. 3 – *NEW* Funky Ferments Fest

Sept. 17 – Lafayette Family Weekend 

Sept. 24 – *NEW* Hispanic Cultural Celebration & Chile Pepper Eating Contest

Oct. 15 – Apple Jam

Oct. 29 – Pumpkins & Pooches

Dec. 3 & 10 – Farm Photos with Santa

New this season

The market will welcome 14 new vendors this year, including:

  • De Novo Vegan Creamery – vegan ice cream and mammoth ice cream sammies
  • Easton Salsa Co. – the Valley’s favorite salsa maker will offer fresh salsa, homemade tortilla chips and hot sauce
  • Funny Farms Apiaries – raw honey
  • Mattie’s Strudel Haus – authentic Hungarian stretched strudel (sweet and savory)
  • Roastwell Coffee Roasters – hand-crafted specialty coffees including spirit-infused barrel-aged coffees. Plus cold brew, nitro and tea. 
  • Tomato Girl, LLC (part-time) – organic heirloom tomato plants and growing accessories 
  • Spring Garden Street Herbals (part-time) – organic herbal personal care products
  • Mountain’s Daughter (part-time) – organic herbal personal care products 
  • Silverback Distillery – locally-produced spirits
  • Social Still Distillery – locally-produced spirits and slushies
  • Earthen Goat (part-time) – handcrafted pottery
  • Knot Too Shabby (part-time) – macrame jewelry and home decor
  • UrbanBohoChic Jewelry – handcrafted jewelry
  • Weyerbacher Brewing Co. – locally-produced craft beer

Good Eats

This season, the market will welcome 45 vendors. Vendors will be offering pasture-raised meats and eggs; local and naturally-grown fruits and veggies; vegetable and ornamental plants and cut flowers; fresh bread and baked goods; cheese; honey; specialty packaged foods; as well as coffee, wine and kombucha. There will also be a new Local Libations area featuring local breweries and distilleries.

Vendors include:

    • Aladdin (Middle Eastern specialty foods)
    • Apple Ridge Farm (produce, pastured pork & chicken, eggs, bread and baked goods) 
    • Bella’s Bistro Dog Wellness & Pet Cafe (pet food and treats)
    • Brady’s Botanicals (CBD products made with locally grown hemp)*
    • Breakaway Farms (pastured beef, pork, chicken and eggs) 
    • Cabbage Throw Farm (organic vegetables)
    • Christmas City Spirits (locally-produced spirits)*
    • De Novo Vegan Creamery (vegan ice cream and mammoth ice cream sammies)
    • Easton Salsa Co. (fresh salsa, tortillas chips, and hot sauce)*
    • Earthen Goat (handcrafted pottery)*
    • FD Market Mobile (sustainable cleaning products and home goods with refill station)
    • Funny Farms Apiaries (raw honey)
    • Flour Shop Bakery (bread and baked goods) 
    • Hardball Cider (locally-produced hard cider)*
    • Haven Farmstead Table (handcrafted cheeses)*
    • Heart Beet Studios (handcrafted pottery)
    • Holy Cow Flower Farm (flowers – coming in June)
    • Jersey Pickles (pickled veggies)
    • K&S Grill (breakfast burritos and sandwiches, crab cakes, seasonal sandwiches featuring a full line of their own Spring Valley microgreens, freshly-squeezed lemonade)
    • Knot Too Shabby (macrame jewelry and home decor)*
    • Mattie’s Strudel Haus (authentic Hungarian stretched strudel – sweet and savory)
    • Mountains’ Daughter (herbal skincare products)*
    • Mud & Maker (handcrafted pottery)*
    • Neil’s Sharpening Service (sharpening of knives, scissors, tools etc.)*
    • Phillips Farms (fruit, vegetables and plants) 
    • Pie+Tart (local baked goods)
    • Portch Tea (Kombucha) 
    • Primordia Mushroom Farm (mushrooms) 
    • Raspberry Ridge Creamery (sheep cheese and yogurt)
    • Roastwell Coffee Roasters (handcrafted specialty coffees including spirit-infused barrel-aged coffees, cold brew, nitro & tea) 
    • Salvaterra’s Gardens (organic vegetables)
    • Scholl Orchards (fruit and vegetables)
    • Silverback Distillery (locally-produced bottled spirits, cocktails)
    • Social Still Distillery (locally-produced bottled spirits, cocktails & slushies)
    • Spring Garden Street Herbals (herbal skincare products)*
    • Teels Hill Soapworks (soaps and body care items)
    • The Bubbly Goat (goat’s milk soap & lotion)*
    • Tierra de Fuego (Colombian specialty foods)
    • Tolino Vineyards (wine and wine slushies)
    • Tomato Girl LLC (organic heirloom tomato plants)*
    • Tomblers Home Bakery (baked goods)
    • Twin Maple Farms (sweet corn season only)*
    • UrbanBohoChic Jewelry (handcrafted jewelry)*
    • Weyerbacher Brewing Co. (craft beer)
    • Zekraft (seasonal soups, salads and desserts)

                   *Notes rotating guest vendor.

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 2022 EFM season include: Capital Blue, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Air Products, IBEW Local 102, Nurture Nature Center and Astound Broadband.