One of the advantages of living in the Johnstown area is our close proximity to local farms. This ensures that we can get the freshest produce and other goods, particularly during the summer months.
Renée Daly, Economic Development Specialist for the City of Johnstown, and coordinator for the Johnstown and West End farmers markets is looking forward to the upcoming season, “This year there will be eleven vendors surrounding Central Park, music at the Gazebo, and live chef demonstrations.” The chef demonstrations are new to this year’s market and will be featured on select Fridays throughout the season (see the Do Johnstown! calendar for details). Daly adds, “We have so many great local chefs around here that we want to not only show off the products customers can purchase at the market, but also show off the skills of the local chefs.”
The farmers markets below offer a variety of locally-produced items, some organic, such as produce, meats, dairy products, baked and other homemade goods, flowers, and crafts. Items offered vary by market.
Johnstown Farmers Market
Central Park, downtown Johnstown
Fridays, 5/21/2010-10/29/2010, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Moxham Farmers Market
Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Avenue, Moxham section of Johnstown
Thursdays, 7/1/2010-10/28/2010, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
West End Market
Corner of Fairfield Avenue and H Street, West End section of Johnstown
Tuesdays, 6/15/2010-10/26/2010, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Westmont Farmers Market
Westmont Presbyterian Church, 601 Luzerne Street, Johnstown
Saturdays, 5/22/2010-10/23/2010*, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
*No market on the following dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9
Portage Borough Farmers Flea Market
Site of the former Caldwell Avenue School on Main Street, Portage
Saturdays, 7/3/2010-9/11/2010, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Ebensburg Farmers Market
Penn Eben Park, Sample Street, Ebensburg
Saturdays, 7/31/2010-9/18/2010, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Somerset County Farmers Market
Georgian Place, Somerset
Saturdays, 5/29/2010-10/30/2010 9:00 am-1:00 pm and Wednesdays 6/16/2010-10/27/2010, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Ligonier Country Market
West Main Street and U.S. Route 30, Ligonier
Saturdays, 5/22/2010-10/2/2010, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
So, get out today and support your local farmer by visiting the farmers market nearest you.
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