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Central Market

23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-735-6890
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Ranked #2 of 11 shopping in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love me a farmer's market so when I found out that the Lancaster Central Market would only be open for about an hour after I got in to town, I had to head straight there! It's much smaller than the one in Philly, but was nice, had a good variety, and the vendors were friendly and helpful. Beware -... More

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burbank, ca
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Historic market in historic building. Amish farmers have stands side by side 'English' vendors. You can grab a coffee and sandwich or special item and sit at a table to eat. Or do you shopping for the week.

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Westminster, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are looking for a great lunch stop, this is the place to go. If you are looking for Amish crafts, you probably should look elsewhere. The food here is really good, fresh meats and produce. The flavored milk from the dairy in the little jugs was a huge hit with my kids too....they had regular, chocolate, blueberry, strawberry,... More

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Albany, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Some bargains, a very nice indoor farmers market. Lots of variety, you can definitely buy anything there! Recommend a visit.

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Orchard Park, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a great market - but a very busy one. It has a little of everything - fresh vegies/fruit smoothies, lots of different cheese stalls, all sorts of meats-including smoked, local honey, fruits/vegies, craft items and almost anything else you can think of. A definite to put on your "to do" list when visiting Lancaster. You will walk away... More

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Newville, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews 219 reviews
98 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I used to frequent the market when I lived in Lancaster County, but I moved and had not been there for at least 10 years until the other day when I was in downtown Lancaster on business and had a little free time. The market is the country’s oldest farmers market and is housed in a brick structure that was... More

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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This market has groceries and ready to go foods and some surprising international options. All local and delicious. Unbelievable variety for central PA. Get there early on Saturday for the best selections as they do sell out.

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Washington, DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Not the largest market of this type, but they have several excellent butchers and very good deals on produce. Excellent sweet baked goods as well. Not very many restaurants if you want to eat there.

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Newton, Iowa, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

You need to go to the central market if you are in Lancaster, PA. Great fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, breads--it's basically Amish food shopping heaven. We also went to Intercourse, PA a few miles out of Lancaster and would strongly recommend the shops there.

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EAston, Pa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Went to the Lancaster Central thinking it was a large, one square city block large market. It is a city block but a very small one. It was billed as an attraction but it really is a market where local people can grocery shop. It is not well marked so we drove around looking for it for awhile. I was... More

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