On Saturday, September 21st, visit the Lititz Farmers Market to enjoy fresh, local foods and learn more about how agriculture and our farmers benefit our local community. The Friends of Lititz Farmers Market will be hosting a special “Farm Fun” Day featuring demonstrations, farm-related exhibits for the whole family, and a display of antique tractors.
Outback Toys will host a special booth featuring farm toys and interactive activities for young market goers. Eastland Alpacas will be there with a few “furry friends” – their unique herd of Huacaya alpacas. At the Lancaster Farmland Trust tent, learn more about farmland preservation and Lancaster County’s goal to reach 100,000 acres of preserved farmland – a first for any county in the nation.
In addition, market patrons can sit in on 20 minute demonstrations – between 9am and 10:30 am – including a food preservation workshop featuring Betsey Gerstein Sterenfeld from Essen, a beekeeping presentation and a composting tutorial.
Don’t forget to get your picture taken with an antique tractor. Several will be on display.
The first 100 kids to attend will receive a free farmer kerchief!
The market will be open between 8am and 12 noon, and is located in the Susquehanna Bank parking lot on Water Street in Lititz.
Plenty of food, fun, friends….and farming… in the Coolest Small Town in America!
Executive Director, Venture Lititz
7 South Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543
Opening Day is finely here! We open the season on Saturday May 11 at 8AM. There will be many of your favorite vendors returning as well as some new ones. Music will be provided by Ragtime Willie and there will be a seasonal cooking demonstration by Chef Hillary Mace of Scarlet Runner. There will also be plants available for purchase from the Lititz Garden Club..get there early they sell out every year!
Plenty of food, fun and friends in the Coolest Small Town in America!
We have many more items to announce for our silent auction including,
Gift certificates from Giant,Weis Markets,Dosie Dough , Target and Oregon Dairy
A cooking class from Essen
Goodie baskets from Aaron’s Books and Two Pups Pastries
and many more still to be announced.
Tickets are now available at Lititz Borough Hall
We have had an overwhelming response from donors, to our silent auction for the banquet on October 27.
Some of the donors and items are:
Cafe Chocolate… tea and chocolate tasting party for 6
General Sutter ….Dinner at the General Sutter (or Bulls Head)
Wilbur Chocolate..Huge basket of Wilbur chocolate goodies
American Music Theater..two tickets to Broadway:Now and Forever
Disney…..4 passes to a Disney park of your choice
Lititz Watch Company…..Gold Citizen men’s watch
More items to be announced soon. Tickets to this great event are on sale now at the Lititz Farmers Market and Aarons Books.
On October 27 the Lititz Farmers Market will present its first fundraising Gala featuring great food by area chefs, live jazz music and a silent auction. Click the link below for the menu. Tickets will go on sale in August and will be available at the market and Aarons Books. Please see our events page for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently updating our vendor listing on the web page which includes information and links to their websites. In the mean time here is an up to the minute listing
Our favorite vendors who are returning:
TwoLadies Baking-Artesian breads, Sticky buns, cookies
CharlesFamily Farms- produce
Two Pups Pastries-gourmet dog biscuits
Sandy’s Gourmet-canned goods
All Things New-green cleaning products
Forever Green-House plants, terrariums, specialty plants and cut flowers
Moses Martin-Raw Milk yogurt and cheese
Lititz Pickle Company- pickle products
Upohar-prepared ethic foods
Aaron’sBooks-independent book seller bringing cookbooks, gardening and preserving
Stroudt Wonderful Good Bread and Cheese-bread cheeses and honey products
The Pie Shop-sweet and savory pies
The Garden Patch-canned goods, herbs and flowers
The Scarlet Runner- prepared foods
Lime Valley Mill-produce and grass fed meats, eggs
Sugar Whipped Bakery-cupcakes, cake pops
Bountiful Feast- prepared food, sandwiches, wraps
Blossom Hill Gardens-Herb, vegetables plants, annuals and perennials
Instead of the same old potato chips for a snack, try this for your salt and crunch kick. It’s easy and there are vitamins to be had so it’s a much healthier alternative. Kale is available locally NOW!
Start with about one bunch of kale, rinsed and dried
Sea salt, to taste
1 tablespoon of chili flakes (or to taste)
sprinkling of good quality smoked paprika or cumin (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the kale leaves from their tough end and inner stems. Cut longer leaves in half or preferred bite size pieces.
Place kale chips in large bowl. Start by tossing in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. The kale leaves only need to be lightly coated with oil. Too much will make the chips too limp and greasy. Only add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil at a time. Then sprinkle in sea salt and chili flakes.
Put the kale pieces in a single layer in a baking sheet lined. You can use parchment paper if you like for easier cleaning.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until crisp. About 5 minutes before they are finished, you can gently toss them in the sheet pan for more even baking. They will burn easy, be aware of how they are baking.
For more smoky or spicy flavor, lightly dust the kale chips with paprika or cumin.
The Friends of the Lititz Farmers Market are looking for some interested people to assist in building a float for this year’s July Fourth parade. We have a wagon and a barn now we just need YOU! For info email: email@example.com
Come visit our table at the Lititz Second Friday event on March 10th. See a list of new vendors, learn about some of the upcoming events and how you can volunteer and help!
Spring is fast approaching and what a great way to get involved in your community, meet great people and have fun to boot. Volunteer this year with the Friends of the Lititz Farmers Market!
The jobs and hours are very flexible and Friends enjoy some special vendor discounts!
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org