Easton Farmers Market Flourishes Along the River

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Saturdays, 9am-1pm, May – December – Scott Park, 130 Larry Holmes Drive
 
 
The Easton Farmers’ Market was established in 1752, the year of the City’s founding. For more than two and a half centuries farmers and merchants have gathered in Easton’s “Great Square” to peddle their fresh and handcrafted wares. Easton’s proximity to Philadelphia and New York City and its unique place at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, made it a natural site for regional commerce and community gatherings.
 

“Our farmers market has survived world wars, the Civil War and the 1918 pandemic,” said Easton Market District Director Megan McBride.

Instead of occupying the heart of Centre Square in downtown Easton, the market moved to Scott Park on Larry Holmes Drive. It’s a stark change for the United States’ oldest open-air farmers’ market in its 268th year, but a necessary one for the safety of vendors and attendees.

 

The market will hold its regular hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through November, with the first hour open only to those 65 years of age and older.

“The Circle has gotten a little snug and cozy,” said McBride. “Holding the market at the park on the bed of the Delaware River presents a better opportunity to adhere to COVID-19 safety practices.”

The Easton Farmers’ Market staff will be implementing a number of safety measures in addition to moving the location. Masks are required for shoppers, and sanitizing and hand-washing stations will be available at the market entrance, as shoppers are asked to wash their hands before entering. 

Farmers’ markets is considered essential service and the food passes through far fewer hands than at other retail outlets. Markets take place in the open air with space to move away from people if needed, and the temporary nature of the booths allows for easy cleaning and less contact with people.

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