The Downtown Hazleton Farmer's Market will kick off its sixth year this Friday, July 14th and continue every Friday through September 1st. The market hours are 10 am to 2 pm. The market will take place at the corner of Broad and Laurel Streets along the new city park.
This year’s vendors include Burger’s Farm Market, offering fresh produce along with their famous sweet corn; Sugar & Loaf Bakery, offering homemade breads and other baked goods, Keiner’s Nursery & Apiary, offering plants, locally produced honey, and other honey-made products; and the Butler Township Community Garden (“Growing Markets” program), offering all organic produce. Other vendors include the PSU Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions. Several special events are also planned, including free cooking demonstrations featuring local seasonal produce (hosted by the Commission on Economic Opportunity-CEO), as well as entertainment and guest vendors who will be offering special services.
Friday will feature a special kickoff for market and will include DJ Tony Pacelli, who will be spinning tunes from 11 am to 1:30 pm for your lunchtime enjoyment. A ribbon cutting will take place at 10 am with Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat in order to celebrate the market opening. The Chamber of Commerce operates the market with the support of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress. Anyone interested in learning more about the market should contact the Chamber at 570-455-1509.