The market is located on the square in downtown Wilkes-Barre and has plenty of vendors. Products range from fresh-cooked food to farm-grown produce and everything in-between.
Opening day was on June 29 and included a ceremony hosted by Mayor Tony George. John Shemo from Geisinger Health Plan performed the National Anthem.
The market offers a wide variety of local vendors to shop from. Webby’s Concession features classic festival food such as funnel cakes and deep fried oreos, while Webby’s Mideastern sells falafel and tabouli. There is also a Manning’s Farm Dairy cart featuring your favorite ice cream flavors to cool down in the summer heat.
Produce grown by the Dream Green Farm Program at The Lands a Hillside Farms is also available at the market helps students learn skills that can later translate into other careers. The program has been around since 2009 and is assisted by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Hidden Creek Vineyard also has a stand at the market where you can purchase high-quality wine from Niagra grapes made not far from home.
Shop for fresh-picked apples and apple products at Brace’s Orchard.
Annie’s Country Kitchen for homemade items such as jams, jellies, cobblers, and syrups. Purple Pepper Farms sells all natural, pesticide free fruits and vegetables. They also sell wholesale to a selection of restaurants and opened a deli in Scranton in 2016.
It doesn’t stop here–the market hosts several more vendors with a variety of products including handmade jewelry and fresh spices!
On July 27, the market will hold Children’s Day. The Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Fire Department, and Health department will provide families with Child Safety information.
The Luzerne County Reading Council will be at the event to promote local literacy programs. Children will also have the opportunity to take photos the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ mascot Tux, and the Dunkin’ Donuts’ mascot Cuppy.
The market will be held in Public Square every Monday and every Thursday from 10am-4pm, with weekly musical performances every Thursday. The season began on June 29, 2017 and will extend until November 16, 2017.
Also, if you love music, below are dates local bands will participate in Music at the Market!
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