Do you love blending in with the locals when you’re on vacation? There’s something so special about visiting local places. One of the best ways to experience the Laurel Highlands is by tasting the locally sourced produce at the best farmers markets in PA! These bazaar-style places pop up across our stunning countryside and bring farm-fresh goodness straight to you. Whether you’re looking for homemade crafts or organic snacks, you’re sure to find something special! Read on to discover four of our favorite markets, and get ready to spend a fun getaway with your loved ones.
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What Are the 4 Best Farmers Markets in PA?
Before Your Visit
Before we reveal our favorite farmers markets in the Laurel Highlands, here are some things you need to think about. After all, you want to make the most of the experience, so preparing is necessary!
- Bring cash (especially small bills) for a quicker shopping trip.
- Ask the local farmers for recipes and the best ways to prepare their foods.
- Take reusable shopping bags with you.
- Pack a cooler with ice to keep the fresh produce, meats, and cheeses chilled.
- Get there early for the best selection.
- Eat lunch while you are there.
Ligonier Country Market
Let’s start this list with one of our absolute favorites. The Ligonier Country Market is at the heart of the historic town. It’s held at the Loyalhanna Watershed Farm near the intersection of West Main Street and U.S. Route 30. It’s one of the oldest markets in the state! You’ll love discovering their lavish selection of freshly cut flowers, farm-fresh produce, grass-fed meats, specialty loaves of bread, and scrumptious baked goods. You’ll also find a variety of handmade crafts, including jewelry, pottery, wooden items, candles, and soaps. If you plan to visit, stop by Saturday morning between mid-May and the first week of October.
Greensburg Farmers Market
Another local’s favorite is the Greensburg Farmers Market. You can find it at Lynchfield Park on Route 66 North across from Mary’s Tastyland. You’ll find the perfect treat from Sarver’s Hill Organic Farm, which has supported community agriculture for more than 35 years!
Somerset County Farmers Market
The Somerset County Farmers Market at the Georgian Place in Somerset, PA, is arranged in a tailgate fashion. You’ll love the laid-back and authentic atmosphere! All of the vendors use the beds of their trucks as stands, and you can walk around to discover the variety of locally grown foods and farm-fresh products! The market is open from the end of May to mid-November.
Latrobe Farmers Market
Are you visiting the Laurel Highlands in the summer? You’ll be glad to know that the Latrobe Farmers Market takes place at the Legion Keener Park near Loyalhanna Creek every Tuesday between June and September. This wonderfully shaded area features an array of artfully crafted products and cuisine made from the freshest ingredients. After you experience the market, explore downtown Latrobe, which is just around the corner!
Plan the Most Relaxing Stay at Oak Lodge
Did you know that Oak Lodge is one of the best B&Bs in the Laurel Highlands? Our premier property is the perfect place to come home to after visiting these farmers markets. It’s nestled in the hills and boasts spectacular views! If you want to reconnect with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there’s no better place than Oak Lodge.
Experience nature and comfort like never before in our cabins. Take a hot shower, slip into one of our complimentary robes, and get ready to snuggle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine (maybe you brought some back from the farmers market). Dream the night away on your plush mattress and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of nature. You’ll love waking up the next morning and joining us for breakfast! We make delicious pancakes topped with homemade maple syrup. It’s so good, you’ll want to buy your own bottle—and you can!