Farmers Market in Hershey to launch sixth season on May 14

Farmers Market in Hershey will return on Thursday, May 14 for its sixth season with many new offerings. In addition to locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally produced dairy products, meats and baked goods and many other specialty items, this year’s market will feature several new vendors including Short & Sweet Bakery of Lemoyne, Fasta Pasta and Ravioli Co. of Centre County, and Blue Rooster Farm (seasonal beef, lamb, and pork cuts) of East Waterford, Pa.

The market will continue offering its award-winning community wellness programming. Community volunteers and Medical Center health professionals provide free weekly children's programming as well as free health screenings and preventive health programming for the public.

On opening day, the market will host “Soccer Shots,” a nationally-recognized program that offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to soccer. Face painting will also be featured. Children can also  sign up for the market’s summer Health Detective wellness program. Also on opening day, the market will host its second annual 5k race and fun walk to kick off the season.

Throughout the summer and fall, the market will continue hosting free cooking demonstrations featuring recipes for using fresh market products, and offering free space to local small businesses, community organizations and artisans. For the fourth season, the market is pleased to offer a free weekly concert series featuring both regional and national bands and musicians from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday, as well as local musicians playing during the market.

The Farmers Market in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is located in the field next to the Cocoa Beanery and the Englewood Barn at 1215 Research Blvd. off Bullfrog Valley Road, and is open every Thursday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. (with a soft close until 7 p.m.), through the end of October.

For a complete list of weekly special market events and summer concerts, visit the market’s website. To receive real-time updates on the market, find the Farmers Market in Hershey on Facebook and on Twitter at @MarketinHershey.

The Farmers Market in Hershey and Summer Concert Series is a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor.

Last Updated June 26, 2015