Farmer's Markets Carlisle PA

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Carlisle Farmers Market
(717) 243-7750
250 260 York Road; Rte 74 at Rte 81, Exit 47, 1 mile from Carlisle
Carlisle, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Cumberland

Deitch's Frm Market
(717) 240-0855
1613 1613 Trindle Road; Between Mecanicsburg and Carlisle on PA Route 641
Carlisle, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Cumberland

Downtown Pittsburgh Citiparks Farmers Market
(412) 351-7702
City-Country Building; Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM
County
Allegheny

Quakertown Farmers Market
(215) 536-4115
201 Station Road; 1.5 miles from Rt. 313 on Station Road
Quakerstown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Fri, Sat, 9am-9pm Sun, 10am-5pm
County
Bucks

Leesport Farmers Market
(610) 926-1307
312 Gernants Church Road; 8 miles N of Reading and 7 miles S of I78, 1 bloc
Leesport, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Berks

Carlisle Central Farmers Market
(717) 218-2020
117 N. Hanover St.; Downtown Carlisle
Carlisle, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Fri 11am-6pm Sat 8am-1pm
County
Cumberland

Mechanicsburg Farmers Market
(717) 796-0811
6 W. Strawberry Alley; at the square in front of PNC Bank
Mechanicsburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-September Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Cumberland

Greensgrow Farms Market
(215) 427-2702
2501 E. Cumberland St.; Kensington section between Almond and Gaul
Philadelphia, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Philadelphia

Eagles Mere Farmers Market
(570) 924-3019
Rte 42 from Bloomsburg
Eagles Mere, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 22-August
County
Bradford

Indian Valley Farmers Market
(215) 723-6627
122 Penn Avenue; Main Street, County Line Road, and Penn Avenue
Telford, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-Mid-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Montgomery

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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