Farmer's Markets Quakertown PA

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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

Emmaus Farmers Market
(610) 867-8696
235 Main Street; KNBT Parking Lot-
Emmaus, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Sun 10-2
County
Lehigh

Bethlehem Farmers Market
(610) 807-9337
24 West 3rd St.
Bethlehem, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September
County
Northampton

Allentown Turnpike Plaza Farmers Market
(717) 787-5086
Route 9; Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike
Allentown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Fri to Sun, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
County
Lehigh

Allentown Farigrounds Farmers Market
(610) 432-8425
1825 Chew Street; at 17th
Allentown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Satiurday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Lehigh

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

Leheigh Growers Market
(610) 967-2420
Route 309 and Landis Lane
Coopersburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Lehigh

Bridgeton Riverfront Farmers Market
(856) 453-8130
Between Bridge & Commerce St.; Riverfront parking lot
Bridgeton, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-September 12 Friday, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Cumberland

Delaware Valley College Farmers Market
(215) 489-2918
700 E. Butler Ave; 1/4 mile S. of Doylestown, near 202 and 611
Doylestown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Easter-Christmas M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat, 9-5 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
County
Bucks

Doylestown Farmers Market
State and Hamilton Streets
Doylestown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 12:00
County
Bucks

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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