As summer begins to blossom, Lancaster County's open-air farmers markets swing into peak season.
Here are just a few of the many places in Lancaster County to find locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables.
Brook Lawn Farm Market
Where: 2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster
When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday; from April through Oct. 26.
What: Farm-grown produce with a focus on strawberries, sweet corn, peaches heirloom tomatoes and fresh-picked produce from other local growers including asparagus, lettuce, radishes, green beans, melons and more. Also expect to find flowers, hanging baskets, herbs, vegetable plants and mulch – which is available from March through late October.
More information: 717-569-4748; firstname.lastname@example.org;
The Corn Wagon
Where: Located three miles south of Lancaster city, along Route 741, a quarter-mile north of intersection with Route 324.
When: 8 a.m. until sold out of produce Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Weather permitting.
What: Corn! In a wagon! Farm-grown summer produce including sweet corn eggplant, cayenne and jalapeno peppers, peaches, tomatoes and zucchini (other seasonal produce available in the fall). Also features locally-grown produce, including cantaloupes, onions, potatoes, red beets, strawberries and more. Bring your own bags. Pay with cash or local checks only.
More information: https://thecornwagon.com/
East Side Market
Where: Musser Park, Lime and Chestnut streets in Lancaster city.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays from June 2 to Oct. 13 (except Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends).
What: Open-air market featuring produce, meat, bread, baked goods, wine, handmade goods, live music, yoga classes and more. Special events including art markets, kids days, flea markets and more take place during the season. Schedule on website.
More information: lancastereastsidemarket.com.
Farm Wagon Produce
Where: 1061 Weaverland Road, East Earl
When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; April to November.
What: Farm fresh produce including asparagus, cucumbers, corn, peppers, watermelons, green beans, onions, potatoes and more.
More information: Farm Wagon Produce
Harvest Lane Farm Market
Where: 851 East Oregon Road, Lititz
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; closed Sunday;
What: Farm-grown sweet corn, tomatoes (beefsteak, heirloom, and grape), raspberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, strawberries, peppers, squash, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and peaches and nectarines from its orchard.
More information: 717-560-6219; https://www.harvestlanefarmmarket.com/
Hoover's Farm Market and Greenhouse
Where: 30 Erb’s Bridge Road, Lititz
When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, closed Sunday. Produce market open from April to November. Greenhouse is open April to June.
What: Farm-grown produce including sweet corn, strawberries, melons, tomatoes, string beans, squash, peas, potatoes plus flowers and hanging baskets.
More information: 717-733-1048, https://www.hooversfarm.com/
Lititz Farmers Market
Where: Lititz Springs Park on North Broad Street.
When: 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, from May 16 to Oct. 17. (closed on Fourth of July weekend).
What: Produce, baked goods, flowers, hummus, seafood and much more including a featured food truck and live music act each week.
More information: https://www.lititzfarmersmarket.com/
Pop's Produce Stand
Where: 265 Paradise Lane, Ronks
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday,; opening early July.
What: Produce picked fresh every day including peaches, onions, corn an array of peppers including bell, jalapeno and banana peppers.
More information: 717-687-6226, https://www.facebook.com/popsproduce
Reiff's Farm Market
Where: 2902 Rothsville Road, Ephrata
When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; March to September.
What: Farm-fresh seasonal produce including sweet corn, strawberries, potatoes and baked goods (Millport Bakery whoopie pies), plus flowers and mulch.
More information: 717-859-6655
Smucker's Farm Market
Where: 2032 Pioneer Road, Lancaster
When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday. April through December.
What: Farm-grown produce asparagus, tomatoes, sugar peas, sweet onion plants, strawberries, rhubarb, watermelon, potatoes, apples, and flowers including Gerber daisies, zinnias, and marigolds plus hanging baskets.
More information: 717-687-8747
Zook's Roadside Stand
Where: 3916 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville
When: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, closed Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday during January and February.
What: Pennsylvania Dutch-style serving baked and canned goods including whoopie pie, shoo fly pie, canned stuffed peppers jams, jellies and more.
More information: 717-768-7119 (leave a message)