Bethlehem welcomes summer with local farmers’ markets

June 3, 2013 by  

The return of warmer weather means the return of area farmers’ markets in Bethlehem. The city will host two markets over the summer – one on Saturdays and the other on Thursdays.

The Saturday market, known as the Art District Farmers’ Market, opened for the season on June 1 at 9:00 am. The market will now be open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm until the end of September.

The Art District market has nine vendors. Shoppers at the Saturday morning market will not be limited to fresh, local produce. Vendors also sell local honey, locally produced jams, garden plants, and prepared vegan and ethnic foods.

The market’s activities are not limited to shopping; there will also be regular cooking demonstrations, live music, and family-friendly activities. Brochure printers can help the organizers of the farmers’ market promote the activities and demonstrations throughout the summer.

Bethlehem’s other farmers’ market takes place on Thursday afternoons from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market at Campus Square opened for the season in mid-May and will run until the last day of October. It is slightly bigger than the Art District market, with 14 vendors.

Three of the Campus Square market vendors offer produce. There are also four bakeries at the market, including Quetzal Bakery and Sweet Love Cupcakes. Since the market is in the middle of the weekday, there are also vendors offering prepared foods such as sandwiches.

The Campus Square market is held at Morton Street and S. New Street, while the Art District market takes place at Third street and Taylor street, in a parking lot.