Farmer's Markets Altoona PA

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Altoona Farmers Market
(814) 686-0266
Heritage Plaza; 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Blair

Hunting Grower's Market
(814) 793-9379
Route 22 & Hartslog Valley Road
Williamsburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Blair

Ebensburg Farmers Market
(814) 472-8780
Corner of Hugh and Julian Streets; Parking lot of First National Bank
Ebensburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Cambria

Church Run Farmers Market
(914) 827-7172
44868 Warner Rd.
Titusville, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November- Sat 12-5
County
Crawford

Oxford Circle Farmers Market
(215) 568-0830
Oxford & Summerdale Avenues
Philadelphia, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Friday, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Philadelphia

Hollidaysburg Farmers Market
(814) 696-0544
On the Diamond; Downtown Square
Hollidaysburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-September 26 Friday, 9am-1pm
County
Blair

Tyrone Farmers Market
(814) 632-6986
Logan ave.
Tyrone, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Blair

Phoenixville Farmers Market
(215) 568-0830 x124
Bridge Street & Taylor Alley; at the Foundry
Phoenixville, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-November Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Chester

Newtown Farmers Market
2150 South Eagle Rd
Newtown, PA
Special Note
Welcome To Newtown Pa Dutch Farmers Market, In Beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Each Thursday, Friday &Amp; Saturday The Market Is Bustling With The Sights, Sounds And Smells Of 16 Vendors All Under One Roof, Bringing You A Wonderful Blend Of Fresh Delic

Farmers Coop Market of East Liberity
(412) 661-4414
Rodman and N. Sheridan Avenue; Next to Home Depot
Pittsburgh, PA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. noon
County
Allegheny

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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