Signs of summer: Farmers markets

ChambersFest 2020

One of the sure signs of summer is fresh, local produce, sandwiches, BBQ and goods popping up in stands throughout the area! Times are a little different for the upcoming 2020 Summer season, but that hasn’t taken away an old favorite, North Square Farmers Market.

As we brave these unusual times, we’ve had to miss things that we didn’t even realize we would ever miss. The Farmer’s Market brings a little light at the end of the tunnel moving into a safe, new — hopefully, temporary — normal.

Locals were full of joy at the opening of the outdoor North Square Farmer’s Market at its seasonal debut May 23.

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The market and its vendors put a lot of work and care into safety procedures to ensure all shoppers had a safe experience.

Shoppers had access to hand washing stations, sanitizer, directional walking paths and reminders to safely distance while shopping or picking up their purchases. It made for an incredible first day at the market.

Attending the North Square Farmer’s Market was like seeing an old friend. Many said it filled them with hope and joy.

Sure signs of summer

“Keep Calm and Carrot on” is the slogan for the market.

The North Square Farmer’s Market (located on 50 N. Main St., Chambersburg) is open on Saturday’s from 8am – Noon through mid-October. Parking on Main Street is FREE on Saturday. There is also plenty of convenient spaces located at the lots on Hood and King Streets.

There is a designated entrance and exit, face masks are required, and all patrons are encouraged to maintain social distancing with other shoppers and vendors. Both pre-order and walk-up sales are available.

Organizers want to bring music and kid activities back to the North Square Farmer’s market in the near future.

Below are some vendors you can find at North Square Farmer’s Market. Don’t forget to check out North Square’s Facebook page for updates.

Jan Zell Wines

Star Hollow Farm

Jo’s Bakery LLC

Foot of the Mountain Farm

Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

Swallowtail Forest Farm Visit:

Broadleaf Acres

Grace’s Family Farm

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