Summer is the season for farmers markets. They are the best place to get local and organically grown produce, locally crafted beverages, baked goods and even fresh made soap. If you need to get out and get a taste of summer visit one of the farmers markets that you voted to the Happening List.
Wrightstown Farmers Market Happening List Winner
When: Saturdays, May through Thanksgiving, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 2203 2nd St. Pike, Wrightstown, PA 18940
(next to Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Building, use Newtown for GPS)
Why we love them: They are known as a place to grab more than just fresh foods and veggies, they also have raw local honey, handmade soaps, lotions and even dog treats.
Perkasie Farmers' Market
When: Saturdays, May through October from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 7th Street
Why we love them: People are digging the candles from Burning Bride Candles, but they are also going gaga for freshly picked fruits from Brumbaugh’s Farm. It’s been all about the Strawberries, but apple season is just around the corner.
Yardley Farmers Market
When: Saturday, May 5 through October 2013, (Except Yardley Harvest Day 3rd Saturday in September)
They have an indoor winter market as well from 9 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Saturday of Each Month, starting in October.
Where: Outdoor in the Summer at Buttonwood Park located in Yardley Borough. The Winter Market is located at the Yardley Friends Meeting at 65 N. Main Street in Yardley Borough.
Why you love them: it’s in a great strolling venue and the sips for the walk are quite nice. Liberty Roasters offers cold iced coffees great for a summer cool down, or you can try a sample of the wines at Crossings Vineyards.
Doylestown Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday, April through mid-November (except on Arts Festival weekend), from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: On South Hamilton Street, between West State Street and Oakland Avenue.
Why you love them: The Doylestown Farmer’s Market is a great place to grab some food to take home or eat while you stroll. Kids love the animal-friendly venue where they are sure to get a pet or two in. They can also grab a black and white cookie from one of the great bakery stands and munch just before they make a trip to the Doylestown Bookshop.
Quakertown Farmers Market
When: Friday and Saturday year-round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951
Why you love them: The Quakertown Farmer’s Market is like no other. It’s been around so long a whole building has built up around it and now shoppers can peruse in climate-controlled comfort. They have free parking and clean modern restrooms and get to boast over 200,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor shopping. One of the favorites in the Quakertown Market is the Sticky Buns from Fleck’s Bakery. But make sure you get there early, they often sell out.