Schuylkill County’s oldest continuous downtown open-air farm market will launch its 2018 season June 29 at the southeast corner of Main and Centre streets near the more than 100-year-old former Bolich & Burke building.
As in past years, the market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays through the summer and fall.
Mark Bernardyn, who has chaired the Greater Shenandoah Area Chamber of Commerce Farm Market Committee for 22 years, touted the 2018 market in a press release. He thanked the community and visitors for patronizing the market, which features fruits, vegetables, plants and at times even Amish-style baked goods by local growers and sellers.
The market was started in the 1970s as the brainchild of the late chamber Director Samuel Schutawie as a way to increase pedestrian traffic downtown. Since then, the market has become a staple for local residents and visitors seeking fresh produce, plants and other items.
Anyone wanting more information about the market may call Bernardyn at 570-462-2734. More growers are always welcome by calling Bernardyn.