Trickling Springs: Beloved market has reopened
A beloved local market reopened last week, celebrating Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, door prizes, and live entertainment.
Several dozen people turned out for the much anticipated official opening of The Market at Trickling Springs, located in the former Trickling Springs Creamery building at 2330 Molly Pitcher Highway.
The closure of Trickling Springs last September dismayed local customers who had built up a loyalty to the organic products offered at the creamery’s retail outlet.
Chambersburg officials at the ribbon cutting called the reopening under new ownership a “rebirth” that brought with it a second chance for local devotees of organic products.
The grand reopening coincided with the first anniversary of the closing of the original Trickling Spring Creamery. It included live bluegrass music by The Knuckle Dusters and hourly prize drawings.
Trickling Springs was purchased by South Mountain Creamery last summer. Over the past several months, the new owners renovated and reinvented the storefront that accompanies the organic milk bottling plant. It was renamed The Market at Trickling Springs.
The Market’s owners said they are looking forward to breathing new life back into this Chambersburg landmark while supporting local farmers and the community.
Several former employees are eager to return to work at The Market, they said. Recent new hires are also excited to be part of the endeavor, according to a company news release.
The new Market at Trickling Springs
The space has been revitalized with fresh paint, new light fixtures, and interior accents that provide an inviting farm atmosphere.
“A lot of thought, time, and effort went into every detail of the renovations,” said owner Tony Brusco, “from selecting staff to deciding which menu items to offer, and everything in between. We want our guests to feel at home the minute they walk through the doors.”
Customers at The Market can enjoy many of the same products they loved before, including glass bottled organic milk. They will also find new items, including made-to-order sandwiches, soft pretzels and ice cream made with fresh dairy products processed on-site.
Also available are local honey, fresh-baked bread, and locally roasted coffee. Many of these products are artisanal, produced in small batches, and can’t be found anywhere else.
About South Mountain Creamery
South Mountain Creamery is a thriving family-owned farm and creamery in Middletown, MD.
Randy and Karen Sowers, the original owners of South Mountain Creamery, started their family-owned farm in 1981. They have since passed it down to the next generation, Tony & Abby (Sowers) Brusco and Ben & Kate Sowers.
As a multi-generational family of farmers, the owners of The Market at Trickling Springs understand the importance of creating high-quality products and aim to offer healthy, nutritious food to put on your family’s table.
For more information, visit their website or call 717-709-0711.