Reintroducing Saturday Hours

May 4, 2020

In these unprecedented times, the Central Market Trust has remained committed to maintaining the core function of Lancaster Central Market: serving as a fresh food source for the Lancaster community. We have strived to ensure this continues throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) by aligning market operations with public health guidelines.


Moving forward, Lancaster Central Market will be reintroducing Saturday hours beginning on May 9, 2020, from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. The first hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. will continue to be dedicated to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Customers and employees will still be required to wear masks if they are medically able and the number of customers in Central Market at any one time will continue to be limited with door monitors positioned at both the entrance and exit.

Because of these restrictions, we ask our customers to send a single shopper per household to obtain all needed items helping to minimize any delays and inconvenience for other customers.


We would also like to remind customers of other best practices at Market:


•                     Refrain from touching food displayed at any stand and food cases. When the standholder is serving you, simply point to the items you would like to purchase.

•                     Maintain a safe social distance from others of at least 6 feet. Use the red “X” placed in front of open stands to monitor distance.

•                     Wash/sanitize your hands frequently and minimize touching surfaces in the Market. Sinks are located in our restrooms.

We encourage customers to regularly check our Facebook page and website for updates including information about open stands and alternative pre-order and delivery options.




The Central Market Trust