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The holidays are here, even though it seems to crazy to me that Christmas is just a few weeks away. In Pennsylvania, we have a collection of fantastic farmers markets that are prefect for the holiday season.

Of course, you can always find fresh produce at farmers markets. But, during the holidays, you can also find lots of locally-made gifts that are good choices for friends and families during the holidays. I personally love visiting farmers markets any time of the year, but especially around Christmas.

So, where can you find some great famers markets across Pennsylvania? The staff at VisitPa.com has a great list of some of the best farmers markets in the Keystone State. “Pursuing your happiness applies to all aspects in life – even to finding the freshest produce to satisfy your appetite,” they state. “That’s why the Happy Traveler keeps a cooler in the trunk, just in case they stop at one of Pennsylvania’s many outstanding farmers markets. Autumn brings the spectacular harvest season in Pennsylvania, when local farmers fill markets and roadside stands with brilliantly colored produce and other goods fresh from the fields. Many Pennsylvania farmers markets are teeming with tasty goods – and history – all year long!”

If you’re looking for some choice spots to visit farmers markets in Pennsylvnaia, read on for 10 great ones via VisitPa.com. For a full list of Pennsylvania farmers markets or to find the spot closest to you, head to www.papreferred.com. Find the full list from VisitPa.com here.

  • Reading Terminal Market

    “This historic farmers market in downtown Philadelphia opened in 1893 and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike… Be sure to stop at Hunger Burger as it serves up mouthwatering burgers and donates a portion of each sale to hunger relief in the U.S. and abroad,” says VisitPa.com.

    Reading Terminal Market is Open Daily! - Philadelphia, PA

    Welcome to the Reading Terminal Market. Famous indoor farmer's market providing Philadelphia with grocery, dining & shopping needs!

  • Lancaster Central Market

    “Voted the fourth-best market in the nation by USA Today, Lancaster Central Market has been recognized as the oldest farmers market in the country, beginning in 1730. Located in the heart of Amish Country, Central Market occupies a 120-square-foot, red brick building in downtown Lancaster, and this National Historic Landmark is the best place to find Pennsylvania Dutch traditions,” says VisitPa.com.

    Central Market Lancaster | America's Oldest Continuously Operated Public Farmer's Market!

    For almost 300 years people have been coming together to meet at Market to enjoy the freshest local food, ready-made unique dishes and flavors from all over, and special finds you can only get at Lancaster Central Market. Our building is a historic structure with history and beauty around every corner located in the heart of downtown Lancaster.

  • Miller’s Orchard Farm Market

    “This year-round, food-producing farm, greenhouse, market and bakery opens its gates to visitors to enjoy the adventures of farm life. Guests can explore fall attractions and taste farm-fresh goodies all while getting a peek into authentic farm operations,” says VisitPa.com.

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    Welcome to Miller's Orchards Farm Market, an 8th generation family farm nestled between Northeast PA's Endless Mountains and the Poconos. We make it our goal to nurture our slice of the local eco-system with careful attention to soil rejuvenation and multi-species diversification.

  • West Shore Farmers Market

    “The West Shore Farmers Market offers the freshest meats, produce, cheeses and baked goods in the area. Started in the late 1940s, the property was constructed by Ray Garver, Sr., with only 26 vendors, but now features more than 50 vendors,” says VisitPa.com.

  • Downtown State College Farmers Market

    “This charming market, located in downtown State College directly across from Penn State’s campus, is held every Friday from May through November. All vendors produce or grow what they sell, offering freshness, high quality, reasonable prices and convenience,” says VisitPa.com.

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  • Warren Farmers Market

    “This historic market runs on Saturdays from June through October and is bigger and better each year with local vegetables, fruits, baked goods, canned goods, bison meat, pork, beef, goat, chicken, eggs and flowers,” says VisitPa.com.

    Beautiful!! Come to Warren, PA Farmer's Market on Saturday to get some of this bounty. (photo by Lester) 😄

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  • The Broad Street Market

    “Founded in 1860, this market has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated market house in the United States. Today, it continues to thrive featuring new businesses, food trucks and live music Thursday through Saturday,” says VisitPa.com.

    Broad Street Market - Shop Local in Harrisburg, PA

    Your source for locally grown and organic produce, meats, baked goods, and freshly prepared meals. With over 40 vendors, the market has something for everyone!

  • Meadville Market House

    “Built in 1870 and renovated almost 100 years later, the Market House still serves as a city market and meeting place in downtown Meadville, offering a variety of products including fresh baked goods, candies, homemade pasta, coffees, maple sugar products and crafts – to name a few,” says VisitPa.com.

    Meadville Market House

    Fondly dubbed the "Heart of Meadville," the Market House is home to local vendors, Project ONE, the second-Saturday farmer's market, and the Market House Grille

  • The Green Dragon Farmers Market

    “Every Friday morning since 1932, The Green Dragon has brought the ultimate farmers market experience to the small country town of Ephrata in Lancaster County. Today, with more than 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen, it is known as one of the largest farmers markets in the area,” says VisitPa.com.

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    Green Dragon is Lancaster County's prized Amish farmer's market - open every Friday from 8am-8pm! Explore vendors, auctions, and more!

  • Somerset County Farmers’ Market

    “The market is a producer-only tailgate market offering the freshest goods from nearby farmers. Open Saturdays from May to November, market-goers can find vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, meats, wines and delicious baked goods like pies, cinnamon rolls and cookies,” says VisitPa.com.

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