Monday, May 16, 2011

Bethlehem Farmers Market

If you are not a regular farmer's market shopper, resolve to visit one of the great local markets this year. There's no time more exciting than the beginning of the season, when people seem to crawl out of their winter hiding spaces, show their toes in sandals, and break out their re-usable shopping totes.

The original Bethlehem Farmer's Market will return to Campus Square at Lehigh University (New and Morton Streets in South Bethlehem) on Thursdays from May 19 through October 27, 11am -3pm. Here's a quote from the market's announcement:

This year’s market will offer something for everyone amongst our usual wide
variety of products, as well as new vendors Key Ingredient Market (spreads and
dips), York Moor Farm (fresh eggs and produce) and Around the World in 80 Cakes.
Returning vendors are Easton Salsa Co., The Popcorn Pit, A Natural Alternative
(soaps and toiletries), Back Door Bakeshop, Humdinger Alpacas (wool products),
Tasty Pastry, Lettuce Alone Farm (produce), Bechdolt Orchards (produce) and The
Flour Shop Bakery.

The produce at this farmer's market is terrific - many of the varieties grown by the folks at Lettuce Alone are heirloom - you won't find them in a pile at Giant. They were picked that morning by the person you're handing money to. I love The Flour Shop's yummy focaccia with toppings, and freshly-baked loaves. And of course, the granola and preserves are worth stopping by the Back Door Bakeshop stand, not to mention the opportunity to chat with THE Dina Hall, who will be playing original and cover songs all over Bethlehem this summer. See you at the market!


  1. Have you heard about the one at The Stacks? It just started last Tuesday, and my friend who went said it was wonderful... lots of baked goods, music, herbs, flowers... not too much produce yet, but apparently soon. I can't wait to check it out!

  2. Hey Shari, yes, isn't it awesome that Bethlehem has 2 different farmers' markets on different days of the week?! just need to remind myself, Tuesday SteelStacks, Thursday CampusSquare. :)

  3. If it's not pouring on Thursday, I'll be there! Last year I bought THE best peaches I found anywhere in the valley.

  4. Anonymous5/18/2011

    It should be an amazing season! I heard that Hum-dinger is also selling jewelry!