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AJ's at Central Market
They offer cuts of fresh, quality meats, along with homemade salad dressings, foie gras, and caviar, with tips for preparing each. Their most popular offering, however, is their single-serving, ready-to-eat meals, which are pre-packaged in microwaveable boxes for ease in preparation.
Amish Family Recipes
Mike Wachter stocks his stand full of more than 44 different varieties of jarred items, including salsas, jams, dressings, mustards, and pickled vegetables – all of which are time-honored Amish and Mennonite family traditions. Also available at the stand are BBQ and hot sauces; locally popped popcorn; handmade biscotti; soup and cookie mixes; and Stroopies. Visit for a unique taste of Lancaster County!
Barr’s Farm Produce
Carrying local, in-season produce directly from their southern Lancaster County farm, along with fresh, regional produce, Barr’s Farm Produce fills their stand each week with quality fruits, veggies, and flowers. Always ready with a smile – and maybe a joke or two – it’s quite evident the Barr family loves what they do. Seasonal favorites include incredible Winter sauerkraut, fresh-cut Spring and Summer flowers, and delicious Fall apple cider.
Brogue Hydroponics began with Bob and Nancy Kilgore's produce-growing journey in 1983 with hydroponic technology. The unique method employs recyclable nutrient-rich solutions in peat moss rather than traditional soil. Their operation has evolved from one small greenhouse of simple lettuce to more than eight greenhouses filled with a variety lettuce, herbs, fruits, and vegetables, all naturally grown.
Fresh pastas and sauces are Buona Tavola specialties. All of their fresh pastas, including spinach, whole wheat, vegan, and gluten-free varieties, among others, are made with generations-old recipes straight from Calabria, Italy. Sharing quality food with people you love is a special part of Italian culture, which is exactly what the Buona Tavola family hopes to share here in Lancaster, too.
Central Market Flowers by Perfect Pots
Laura and her creative team at Central Market Flowers by Perfect Pots bring an abundance of beautiful flowers to Market for patrons to delight in each week. Their offering includes a variety of seasonal blooms, buds, and greens, many of which are grown in their Strasburg greenhouse and on a local farm just north of the City. Whether you’re looking for single stems to create your own masterpiece, or a lovely ready-made bouquet, be sure to give their beautiful selection a look.
Central Market Juice Company
Squeezed, mixed, and blended daily, Brad and Sue Ann at Central Market Juice Company offer a healthful variety of options for creating your favorite fruit drink or smoothie. Add a dollop of yogurt or a shot of wheatgrass for some extra zing! They also offer a selection of bagels from neighboring bakeries and breads from Philadelphia bakeries, including Le Bus, Kaplan Jewish, and Baker Street, that arrive fresh each Market day.
Paying homage to her Puerto Rican roots, Christina Maldonaldo serves delicious comida criollo, which combines Spanish cooking techniques and local ingredients. Each dish is made with love and care from her own family recipes. Her empanadas are a Market favorite, and her sofrito is a specialty, so be sure to try some of each during your visit, along with her many other authentic Latin-inspired dishes!
Country Meadows Farms
Country Meadows Farms is a cooperative of local farms in southern Lancaster County that brings fresh, grass-fed, free-range meat and poultry to Market each week. Each cut at Country Meadows is free from chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics, as well, adding to its high-quality nature. Choose from a wide variety of pork, beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey for your next delicious meal!
Lorne Horst fills his stand each week with a variety of Italian specialties, including a wonderful assortment of both imported items and homemade dishes from recipes that have stood the test of time. The meatballs are, for example, constructed from a secret family recipe of the previous stand owner, Sally DelGiorno, and pair perfectly with sausage and marinara on a Philly-style hoagie roll. Delizioso!
Farm 2 Table Creations
You’ll find at Farm 2 Table Creations an impressive selection of artisanal cheeses, fresh charcuterie, and bacon styles. And if you have a moment, ask them to craft you a sandwich with some of these fine ingredients!
Flower Garden Crafts
Quilting is quite the time-honored tradition here in Lancaster County, and for 30 years, Amish Community member Sally Lapp has been sharing its beauty with Market-goers. From hand-stitched quilts and potholders to pillows and potholders, there is something for everyone. Alongside her wide variety of quilted products, she also offers other country-inspired décor, including lighted wooden art pieces and decorative plaques.
Karin Meacham has curated a wonderful variety of handmade art and glasswork from local and global artists since 1989. Specializing in flat glass, pottery, wooden signs, hand-painted glassware, and jewelry, Forever Friends is the perfect place to find a special piece of beautiful art for your home, or a unique gift for a loved one. Stop by to take in the creative beauty!
Grasshopper's Wicked Pickles
Offering 18 flavors of hand-crafted "cold pack" pickles. Because their pickles are cold packed and never subjected to heat, they are crisper than a jarred pickle. From mild to spicy, sweet to sour, you'll find a flavor for every pickle lover
Green Circle Organics
Passionate about fresh, thoughtful, local foods, Laura Stauffer Sisay opened Green Circle Organics at Market in 2003. She proudly partners with local family farms to provide those who visit her stand with healthy, sustainable produce, dairy, and dried goods. Each week, you’ll find a full range of local and regional in-season produce, as well as certified organic and fair trade year-round options.
The Groff family has been selling its impeccable produce here for more than 70 years – since 1946. Talk about a true Market institution! Wesley Groff brings a plethora of vegetables to Market each week from the plentiful soil of his 10-acre, chemical-free farm. A Groff family specialty is lettuce – with more than 14 varieties from which to choose – so be sure to grab yourself a picture-perfect bunch when you visit!
Hailing from Cuba, Raidel uses a decades-old recipe from the grandmother of his business partner to make fresh guacamole and salsas. He offers four styles, all of which are super delicious: pineapple salsa, green tomatillo salsa, guacamole, and red plum salsa!
Rene Diaz at Havana Juice offers freshly pressed sugar cane juice – a natural, unprocessed option for anyone in need of a sweet treat. Squeezed directly from the stalk into your glass, sugar cane juice boasts a number of health benefits, one of which is a low glycemic index. Pair a glass with the stand’s famous Cuban sandwich made with ingredients from right here inside Market, and you’ve got yourself a delicious lunch.
Each week, John and Anna Beiler fill their stand with beautiful fresh and field cut flowers from their eastern Lancaster County farm. In addition to their varieties of seasonal stems, the Beiler’s also offer select house plants, herbs, vegetables, and succulents to be used as starter plants in home gardens. If you’re on the hunt for flowers, you can pick a single stem, a bunch, or a pre-made bouquet.
JB Kelly Seafood Connection
JB Kelly Seafood Connection was born when John Kelly took a solo adventure trip to Maine, fell in love with its coastline culture, and began bringing seafood home to his friends and family. He takes pride in carrying super fresh, wild caught, in-season, and sustainable seafood fresh from the Atlantic Ocean dock to your plate. Specialties include lobster, salmon, and oysters – all fresh, never frozen, along with their daily soup, salad, or sandwich.
Kauffman’s Fruit Farm
The first Kauffman fruit tree – an apple variety – was planted in 1911. Now, more than one hundred years later, Kauffman's Fruit Farm brings to Market each week an abundance of delicious of tree fruit, including peaches, apples, plums, and cherries. Other favorites from their orchard include sweet apple cider and apple butter. Stop by for some of the sweetest treats nature has to offer!
In PA Dutch vernacular, “kom essa” means “come eat,” a phrase used at mealtimes to call family and friends to the table. And this is exactly what you’ll be doing when you visit the Kom Essa stand. Elmer and Miriam Beiler came to Market in 2014, and became an instant hit. They offer Market-goers quick bites like hot dogs, sausages, handmade soft pretzels, and delicious breakfast sandwiches.
Lancaster County Coffee Roasters
A family-owned business, Lancaster County Coffee Roasters endlessly pursues their passion for the perfect cup. Honoring the notion that the best coffee comes directly from the roaster with deliberate sourcing, Lancaster County Coffee Roasters has been offering freshly roasted, small-batch coffees in Lancaster for over a decade. Micro-roasting is the key to their Lancaster County quality, and their unique flavor profiles are sure to delight.
A craft distillery located downtown Lancaster Distilleriesoffers craft made spirits including Vodkas, Rums, and Gins, a line of bitters, simple syrups, and fresh juice mixers as well as vegan and vegetarian carry out food items from the Zoetropolis Kitchen using locally sourced ingredients.
Lancaster Pet Bakery
Lindsay and Joshua Gring started making all-natural dog bones in 2006, but have since grown their offering to include a plethora of tasty treats for your favorite furry friend. Made using fresh, human-grade ingredients, most of their treats are handmade right here in Lancaster County with fresh, local ingredients straight from Lancaster Central Market. The Lancaster Pet Bakery prides itself on having something for every pet!
Lancaster Salad Company
A one-stop lunch shop, Lancaster Salad Company features the friendliest crew of salad baristas; fresh, made-to-order salads; and locally made soups. Salad options are delicious, vast, and ever-changing, with a majority of produce being sourced from neighboring stands right here inside Market. Finish off your salad with your choice of favorite dressing – try their homemade basil balsamic vinaigrette for a real treat – and prepare yourself for a perfect salad experience.
Linden Dale Farm
With their family farm dating back to 1797, Andrew and Mary Mellinger are seventh-generation farmers who fill their stand each week with the highest-quality farmstead goat cheeses from their farm in Ronks. They offer a selection of feta and six flavors of chevre, all of which are spectacularly delicious. A favorite with local chefs, Linden Dale Farm goat cheeses truly are second to none.
For five generations, the Long family has been handcrafting its now-famous horseradish – since 1902. Each small batch is created using three simple, all-natural ingredients: horseradish root, distilled vinegar, and water. Visit with Kathleen Stoltzfus three days each week as she carries on the tradition of the Long Family by freshly grating horseradish root right here on Market!
A Market staple since 1999, and bottling their own milk since 1974, Maplehofe Dairy offers fresh, local dairy products from the Glick family farm in southern Lancaster County. Their milk comes from Holstein cows, after which it moves to their own processing plant to ensure its nutrient-rich freshness. Give their pure milk a try, or have a go at their delicious rainbow of flavors, including their famous chocolate.
Clever stickers cover the counter and walls. A wisecrack lofts from behind the espresso machine. And then a steaming cup of coffee – or tea or hot chocolate or chaider – makes its way into your hand. Consider your morning better. Mean Cup offers made-to-order espresso, coffee, and tea beverages, as well as sodas and apple cider. Don’t forget to grab yourself a bag of whole or ground coffee while you’re there for your off-Market day caffeine fix!
Ever since taking over his father-in-law’s produce stand in 1969, Bob Meck has been a staple here at Market. And now with the fourth generation behind the stand, it continues to be a family affair! Most all of their produce offering comes directly to Market from the 60-acre Meck family farm in southern Lancaster County, and also includes hydroponic varieties along with other locally grown options.
Miesse Candies has been making fresh, quality chocolates in Lancaster County since 1875. They take pride in using all-natural ingredients, such as pure vanilla, real butter, and fresh cream, with no added preservatives. Their rich chocolate is made with real cocoa butter, and all of their fruits and nuts are hand-dipped the old-fashioned way. Sure to delight your taste buds, visit for a sweet treat – or two!
Mr. Bill’s Fresh Seafood
Mr. Bill’s Fresh Seafood has been providing Lancaster with a full line of top-quality seafood since 1981. And since 2011, Tim Glatfelter has been filling his case at Market each week with more than 20 different species of fresh fish, along with shrimp, scallop, clam, mussel, crab, oyster, and lobster, depending on the season! For a quick bite or a ready-made dinner, give their seasonal seafood salads, sandwiches, or soups a try.
PA Dutch Gifts
From hex signs and Dutch Blitz to postcards, t-shirts, and other locally themed collectables, PA Dutch Gifts offers an array of Lancaster-centric gifts sure to delight any Market visitor. In addition to taking the reins of the stand in 1984, Ron Peters has been making all of the metal items sold at the stand since 1970. For a unique takeaway from your visit to Market, be sure to pay Ron a visit!
Pineapple House Creations
Sheryl Hazzard grew up creating unique scents with blended oils, which inspired the recipes for her hand-poured, clean-burning soy candles and natural body products. Candles were her first love, but lotions, creams, and balms came a little later to help a loved one in need of a medically induced dry skin remedy. If you find yourself running out of hands, be sure to peruse her fair trade, perfect-for-Market wicker baskets.
Pretzels on Market
Created by friends who recognized a void in the availability of good soft pretzels at Market, Deb Holt led the charge in the creation of Pretzels on Market. They offer Philly- and Lancaster-style soft pretzels, with delicious dipping sauces. You can also find breakfast pretzel sandwiches, locally made pretzels from Hammonds, and pretzels mixes so you can enjoy fresh Lancaster County pretzels from your own oven!
A favorite since the early 90s, Ric’s Bread offers an assortment of artisanal breads and handmade baked items. Michael and Shelly are proud to offer all-natural, preservative-free items created freshly each day from locally sourced ingredients. Favorites include their croissants and 14-grain, cinnamon swirl, apple, and pretzel loaves. And if you’re in Market for a muffin or sweet treat, they’ve got those, too!
Birthed in Lancaster in 2013, ríjuice has been passionately crafting cold-pressed juice from whole fruits and vegetables and serving its local community ever since. With more than 200 flavors developed to date, shoppers at Lancaster Central Market will be sure to enjoy the seasonal abundance of Pennsylvania produce in every bottle. Every rijuice is vegan, gluten free, and made without the addition of chemicals, preservatives, or added sugar.
Rooster Street Butcher
Rooster Street Butcher is a small European-style butcher shop offering handcrafted charcuterie and fresh meats, including bacon, cured meats, fresh sausages, and more. They work only with local farmers who raise their animals on pasture, do not use hormones and antibiotics, and treat their animals humanely. Taking great pride in what they do, all of the products at Rooster Street Butcher are created in small batches with fresh, local ingredients.
S. Clyde Weaver
In 1920, S. Clyde and Emma Weaver began selling fresh and smoked meats from their East Petersburg home, and opened their Market stand around 1929. A seasoned boiled ham was a specialty developed by S. Clyde – one of the first sandwich deli meats of its time. Added varieties of ham, bologna, turkey, sausage, Swiss, Colby, cheddars, and specialty cheeses have made Weaver’s a destination when shopping for any meal or event.
Saife’s Middle Eastern Food
Opened in the early 1990s to support his family after they immigrated to Lancaster, Omar Al Saife and his wife, Nadia, continue to bring the delightfully warm, savory spices of Middle Eastern fare to Market every week. With top-secretly spiced falafel, seemingly endless flavors of hummus, vegan options, and baklava for your sweet tooth, Saife’s Middle Eastern Food is a fan favorite. Test your own Middle Eastern culinary skills, and stop by for ingredients, too!
A staple in Lancaster County since 1970, Shady Maple Bakery regularly offers more than 200 varieties of from-scratch baked goods in venues throughout the County. Here at Market, they’re most famous for their Amish County whoopie pies, plethora of fresh-baked donuts, and delicious pies.
For more than three decades, Shenk’s Poultry has been offering a full line of poultry, including chicken, turkey, Cornish hens, duck, and farm-fresh eggs, here at Market. Roger Shenk brings his poultry selection directly from farms throughout Lancaster County – fresh each Market day. At the stand, you can find precut products like breast, wings, and other popular cuts, or ask a member of the staff for custom butchering to fit your specific need.
Make a trip to Central Market a "soulcial" experience when you try the flavors of Soulcialize. Create a platter with pork spare ribs, collard greens, and mac and cheese while also learning about how Chef Corey Woods is giving back to his community.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Since 1942, Spring Glen Fresh Foods has been serving only the finest in fresh deli specialty items in the Mid-Atlantic region. They feature Lancaster County comfort favorites like chicken pot pie, chow chow, and Dutch potato salad. However, just as popular as their broad selection of salads is their great variety of soups and desserts. Friendly and eager to help you pick the perfect meal, your visit is sure to always be met with a warm welcome!
Working in Market since he was a young man, Elmer Stoltzfus takes great pride in offering the finest locally grown fruits and vegetables Lancaster County has to offer. Sourcing directly from his farm near Strasburg and select local farms, visit Stoltzfus Farms year-round for a plentiful selection of homegrown and local produce!
Stoltzfus Fresh Meats by Breakaway Farms
Since 2008, Ammon Stoltzfus and his wife, Suzanne, were filling their stand each week with fresh beef and pork from Elizabethtown in western Lancaster County. Now Farmer Nate and his team carry on the tradition with a variety of beef, pork, lamb, sausage, and 50 flavors of bacon from the Breakaway Farms butcher shop.
Stoltzfus Homestyle Bakery
Daniel and Rachel Stoltzfus have been at Market since 1994 with a plethora of pastries, jarred goods, and syrups. Formerly farmers, the pair delights in being able to offer down-home, PA Dutch goodies to the community. Their repertoire includes muffins, donuts, other sweet treats, including the famous Long John, from Achenbach’s Pastries, and jarred delicacies from local legend Ester Sangrey.
Kari Dandrea created Pureblend Tea with the goal of raising consciousness for healthier, more holistic living – one fresh cup of tea at a time. All teas and herbs are sourced from USDA organic and fair trade certified vendors in an effort to provide the freshest blends, encourage world sustainability, and support communities where tea is economically vital. Stop by Tea Bar to see which tea is your favorite!
The Candy Stand
The Candy Stand here at Market is owned and operated by Ann and Richard Miller. Your visit will be met with a warm smile from Ann, along with an abundant selection of candies sure to satisfy even the most serious of sweet teeth. Favorites include Groff, Fitzkee, and Wilbur chocolates, along with fruit slices, rainbow coconut strips, and Asher’s Turkish paste. Swing by for a sweet treat!
The Goodie Shoppe
Chef Craig Cumpston and his wife, Holly, offer seasonally crafted salads, plus an assortment of soups, quiches, sandwiches, veggie patties, entrees, dips, freshly baked pastries, and desserts. Their foods are made from scratch using fresh, quality ingredients – many of which are sourced from their Market neighbors. Made in abundance each week since 2001, Craig and Holly are proud to share the most delicious product they are capable of delivering!
The Herb Shop
By the ounce or the pound, from the ordinary to the more exotic, The Herb Shop boasts a wide array of herbs and spices to help you create any dish in your culinary repertoire. They offer more than 250 herbs and spices, as well as more than 60 offerings of loose and bagged teas to enjoy. Be sure to visit their charming apothecary-style stand, as well, for a variety of flavored pasta, soup mix, and hot sauce!
The Turkey Lady
The Turkey Lady is a favorite stop for those looking for the health benefits of a high protein, yet low fat, alternative to other meats. Home to virtually every manner of turkey product, including 21 varieties of turkey sausage, turkey jerky, and turkey snack sticks, plus so much more. Having worked at the stand for 20+ years, Tarrah Berrier now owns the stand with her husband, Andrew. Stop by for some superb Turkey Turkey Tips from Tarrah!
From the countryside of Italy to the heart of Lancaster County, Thom’s BREAD exemplifies the wonderful simplicity of a traditional Italian loaf. Each loaf is created with four simple ingredients – flour, water, salt, and yeast – plus simple, fresh flavorings like rosemary, honey, or Kalamata olives, to name a few. And if you find yourself looking for tomato pie, pizza crust, or baguette, they’ve got that, too!
Uncle Leroy's Candy Kitchen
A family-owned confectionery dream, Uncle Leroy's Candy Kitchen is a licensed bakery and candy shop owned by Don Lennon. He uses decades-old family recipes to create each sweet offering. And every piece you’ll find at the stand is handmade using fresh, quality – and local when possible – ingredients, which makes them taste all the more delicious. Specialties include a variety of flavored fudges, caramel popcorn, and cookies.
Wendy Jo’s Homemade
Pay a visit to Wendy Jo’s Homemade if you’re in need of a delicious sweet treat! Offering a delectable assortment of homemade baked goods ranging from animal-shaped sugar cookies with icing to health cookies, to pies and cupcakes.
Opened by Brandon Zeigler in 2011, Zig’s Bakery is home to a plethora of baked goods and sweet deli items. Zig’s fills its cases each week with everything from savory scones and fruit pies to coffee cake and cupcakes. And you can rest easy knowing that each of their products is handmade from scratch with fresh, local ingredients. Whether you are craving a whoopie pie or need a freshly baked loaf of bread, give Zig’s a visit!
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