Easton Farmers’ Market
On the other side of the Lehigh Valley, you’ll find America’s oldest open-air market, the Easton Farmers’ Market. Held at the Centre Square, it draws about 3,500 people each Saturday.
“One of the benefits of buying food at the [farmers’] markets is that you are supporting local farms and entrepreneurs at the same time,” said Megan McBride, Easton Market District Director.
With 35 vendors at the Easton Farmers’ Market, foodies can follow the tantalizing smells coming from a variety of stands. Full of Crepe, purveyors of both sweet and savory crepes, makes seasonal ingredient crepes, and offers vegan and gluten-free options.
The Sycamore Grille has gastronomic delights such as breakfast burritos, grilled cheese of the week, a beef slider, salads, fritters, and fresh lemonades with strawberries or peaches as the season changes.
New to the Easton Farmers’ Market is the State Café & Grill. Here hungry patrons can enjoy breakfast sandwiches, grilled zucchini and cheese, or a BLT. They team up with Breakaway Farms for their organic, pasture-raised meats.
The Aladdin Middle Eastern stand makes foods such as falafel sandwiches, a grilled garlic chicken sandwich on pita, tabouli, and smeed.
Among the bakery stands, you’ll find the Flour Shop Bakery where you can get a pear, bacon, and brie crostini or a spinach and cheese croissant.
Fieldstone Coffee Roasters & Tea offers both hot and cold coffee along with their locally sourced teas.
With a similar community and local-source vibe is the nearby indoor Easton Public Market. Six of the 10 vendors are restaurant oriented. Food lovers can find stands such as Mister Lee’s Noodles and the Texas barbeque specialist, More Than Q. Some of the vendors at the Easton Farmers’ Market also have stands in the Easton Public Market.
Visit them on the web at eastonfarmersmarket.com and eastonpublicmarket.com for more information.