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Address: 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717-735-6890
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Hours:
Tue 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Shopping

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Great fresh food and lots of variety - even some we'd never seen before

This is a smallish market with lots of fresh foods and local produce. The range and standard are amazing - we're even taking some back to Australia (assuming customs let's it in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a smallish market with lots of fresh foods and local produce. The range and standard are amazing - we're even taking some back to Australia (assuming customs let's it in). o coffee shops but the coffee from the stands is excellent. Try the local cheese and the local horseradish! Simply perfect!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We try to get to Market at least twice a month. Such a great variety and we like buying from local vendors. If you're going to do major grocery shopping, go on Tuesday or before 9am on the weekends and bring a cart.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a 'must-see' if you want nostalgic history and a chance to see the oldest continuously operating market in the US. Be warned, street construction right around it for summer '15 is a bit of an inconvenience.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice market. Fresh, pesticide free produce in abundance. Great choice of dairy, grass fed beef, just so many choices, it's great. Nice historic building that it's located at too, great place to shop.

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Washington
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264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Probably not very fair to compare this with the Reading Terminal Market. It has many food booths, some fruits and vegetables. The scale is much smaller, with just a few souvenir stands. There is no parking near by, so drive down the street a bit. Kiosk parking is $1.25 per hour, which will be plenty of time to explore the... More 

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Brussels
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very vivid and busy market, the atmosphere was awesome, this is why I love markets. We bought our lunch (Italian style sandwich, shepherd's pie and dirt pudding) here and and it was quite nice. There is a large variety of food and vegetables, the market is for the people of Lancaster, not made for tourists, but that was the great... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place is great! I wish this was closer to home. I always find something new when I visit. This time I got fantastic loose teas. I got the fabulous cheese danish again. This place is so worth visiting!

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Portland, OR
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited Market on a Friday with some local friends. I wish I were a local, too, so I could have taken advantage of all of the fresh dairy, meat, and bakery items. We got to sample a few things (olive loaf! honey lavender feta! Amish donut!) but stuck with a rental car, hotel, and eventual flight home there wasn't... More 

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Louisville, KY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place was my favorite stop in Lancaster. It opens at 6am but my family didn't get there until 830am and it was in full swing. Amish goods, fudge, donuts, coffee, apple cider (delicious from Kauffmans), handmade soaps, and so much grown vegetables and baked pastries. Cheeses and any cut of meat you can think of. So many different ethnic... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's one of, if not the oldest, continuously operating farmers markets in the US, and a great place to visit!! It's open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and you need to go in the morning. By 2 PM or so things are sold out and stands are closing down. You can get ANY kind of food you're looking for...great ready to... More 

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