Easton Farmers’ Market, a program of the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP), is ringing in a milestone anniversary this year – with the launch of its spring season marking the 270th year for America’s oldest, continuous, open-air market.
The market, presented by Capital Blue, will be located at Scott Park, along Larry Holmes Drive. Shoppers can shop 40-plus vendors in the outdoor area. Free parking will be available in the two lots adjacent to Scott Park, thanks to Riverstar Properties and the Law Offices of Florio-Perrucci.
Opening day for the 270th season is May 7, and the market will continue 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from May to December in that location.
“This market has been a constant in Easton – in fact it is Easton, and it’s amazing to think it’s actually older than our country,” said Market District Director Megan McBride. “This market dwindled to one vendor in the early 2000s, and we weren’t sure we’d make it to mark 260 years, let alone 270. Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, vendors and a lot of support from the City of Easton, we were able to grow the market into where we are today.”
The Opening Day Ceremony will feature Mayor Sal Panto Jr. and state Rep. Bob Freeman on stage at 10 a.m., followed by live music with The Harrisons. Visit eastonfarmersmarket.com for online ordering information for participating vendors.