Welcome to our first “Out & About in Lancaster” post! Each month leading up to the convention, we will feature some of the nearby Lancaster attractions we think our members and families will enjoy, and share useful information about the area. For our first post, we talk about something near and dear to all of our hearts (and stomachs)…food!
Right across the street from the Lancaster County Convention Center is the country’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market! The Central Market was established by King George II in 1742, while the current building on the site dates from 1889. The market is open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and hosts a variety of vendors of produce, meat, bread, cheese, pastries, and prepared food. Some stands, such as the Stoner Family’s Vegetable stand, have been at the market for over 100 years! For our attendees looking for a quick bite to eat or a sampling of local fare, here is some of what you can expect:
- Meatballs, pasta, paninis, & cannolis
- Pad Thai & lemon grass chicken
- Burritos and chili
- Falafel, hummus, & baklava
- Salads, sandwiches, & soups
- Sausages, hot dogs, & wursts
- Amish specialties
- Fudge, pastries, & chocolates
- Crafts, gifts, & flowers
A full listing of vendors can be found on the market’s website.
Lancaster Central Market
Tuesday & Friday (6am-4pm), Saturday (6am-2pm)