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Lancaster Central Market

Open Now: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A must experience for anyone visiting Lancaster.

Get the best produce, seafood, bagels, donuts, luncheon meats, fresh meat, ham, etc. etc. etc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
donna b
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Wonderful farmers market

Loved the variety of produce, baked goods and crafts found at this location. A little busy but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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  • Excellent67%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh produce”(70 reviews)
“farmers market”(64 reviews)
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23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 3, 2005

This is a real farmer's market--I enjoyed the variety of produce, plants, home-made canned goods, candy, and more! I came home with some dried apple "snitz" (very good!), peanut butter fudge, loose tea (from a man who also sells spices), tomatoes, and cantelope. Since I...More

19  Thank TrailBlazer37124
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 14, 2012

This place is really over hyped. First off your going to have to pay for parking. Then you get in there and this place is not nearly as big as you are lead to believe. It is just a big overpriced flea-market. Most of the...More

6  Thank Colleen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the best produce, seafood, bagels, donuts, luncheon meats, fresh meat, ham, etc. etc. etc. local farmers and craftspeople sell their wares in this historic market that is one of the oldest continuously operating market space in the US. Wonderful atmosphere located downtown. My grandkids...More

Thank donna b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the variety of produce, baked goods and crafts found at this location. A little busy but worth the crowd.

Thank Bontragern
Reviewed 1 week ago

Time your visit to Lancaster to visit the market, open 3 days per week. The building alone is worth the visit. See all the vendors, food to buy and the building. Best of all, it is FREE. Even parking lot parking nearby is reasonable.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Market is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Just to view the old building and the surrounding area is worth stopping. Many market stands with local Lancaster county produce. Oldest continuous operating market in the USA.

Thank edspotts1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spending a few days in Lancaster for a gals trip we heard the market is open on Tuesday and we made a trip, probably because mid week the place was not swamped and was easy to navigate. Many wonderful finds we got to take home...More

2  Thank harrishwhippets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess being the oldest market in the nation means you know how to run it, but we've been to others and they just aren't as good. Central Market took us back to our vacation in Grenoble, France with their local market. The fresh produce,...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great gathering place for all. The fresh vegetables, meats and baked goods are top quality, and there are a lot of locals who patronize this market. This is a must visit for anyone visiting Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There is also a lot...More

Thank HeloShark
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Lancaster Central Market is the oldest farmers' market in the U.S. and well worth visiting. Especially loved the Turkey Lady. Bought pretzel sandwiches that were the envy of everyone on our flight home.

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. All of the wonderful local food is unbelievable. It is a sight to behold.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful array of fruits vegetables and meats. Fun crafts. Vendors were friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank taylorwu
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Cindy C
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Pzooch50 | Reviewed this property |
i would guess no. I do not remember seeing one in the market. Best to call the Market
Cindy C
May 27, 2018|
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Response from sandinmyflip-flop | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never seen a dog inside market.
May 1, 2018|
Response from DWYPYWD | Reviewed this property |
8 to 12 blocks?