For the ninth summer in a row, the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market will sell produce and other foods and merchandise to Bethlehem residents at Campus Square at New and Morton Streets. The market will be open Thursdays, June 17 through September 9, from noon to 4 p.m.
Many faithful vendors are returning this year to the market, including Suyundalla Farms, Bechdolt Orchard, the Popcorn Pit, Tasty Pastry, the Flour Shop, Back Door Bakeshop and Humdinger Alpacas.
Newcomers include Lettuce Alone Farm, Quetzal Bakery, Natural Alternatives and Key Ingredient Catering. The market is still accepting vendor applications. Vendors must meet the Buy Fresh Buy Local standards, which are available at campussquare.net.
The Farmers’ Market has a new manager. Heather Boyette, who managed the “Coopermarket” in Bala Cynwyd. Boyette has planned some special events and entertainment for patrons during the market hours, and will attend the market each day to help vendors set up and to assist customers.
The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market provides a shopping opportunity that differs from what customers typically find at a grocery store. Customers can sample goods, develop relationships with vendors, learn about unique food varieties and cooking tips, and greet their neighbors.
The market supports local farming and businesses in the Lehigh Valley and is part of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program.
Additional information and vendor applications are available at www.campussquare.net.
Story by Brynn Buskirk
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010