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Address: 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717-735-6890
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Wish I lived closer so I could go more often

This tightly packed set of vendors sells everything from grass fed beef to raw honey. We stopped at a bakery for an apple fritter (out of this world:-) and lemon ginger honey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This tightly packed set of vendors sells everything from grass fed beef to raw honey. We stopped at a bakery for an apple fritter (out of this world:-) and lemon ginger honey tea. We also purchased stone cut oatmeal, parsley, raw honey, asparagus, some teas, oh, and did I mention the apple fritter?

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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128 reviews 128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First time there. Very crowded so a bit hard to maneuver. Nice variety of food and wares. Got all that I wanted. Red beet eggs, chow chow, fresh sauerkraut, german pastries. You name it, they had it. Most take credit cards but you have to purchase a minimum. Some only take cash. Need more restrooms however. Line was long. Also,... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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281 reviews 281 reviews
68 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Visiting the Central Marked is a highlight of our yearly trip to Lancaster. This is often our first stop when arriving. It is a great introduction into Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch foods. I enjoy talking to the proprietors of the food stalls. Many are Amish and grow, sell and prepare their own products produce and meats. They are a wealth... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We saw a bunch of little amish shops and got to try salsa, jams & sauces. We got some coffee which was really good. Prices varied depending on what you were looking for. Excellent experience.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is real. Real people shop there and local farmers and merchants sell their wares there. Lancaster once had different farmers markets for different days of the week. Now, Central Market remains down town open Tuesday Friday and Saturday. The market is quite crowded on Saturday morning, it is less so on Tuesday or Friday. If you came to... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you want to feel like you are stepping back in time, this is a great market to visit. If you walk in from the rear, you can imagine what it was like a hundred years ago. The market itself has a wide variety of vendors, from meats, seafood, cheeses, candy, pies and cakes, vegetables, dog treats, and so much... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic indoor market. Bought a beautiful painting of a Amish buggy from a super friendly woman at one of the stands,before you leave make sure you buy a delicious shoofly pie. Will be going back.

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Sioux Falls
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love this place. On a recent to Lancaster we actually went back a second time to purchase more jam. The prices are amazing for organic produce, cheese, grass-fed meats…I wish we had something like this in our home town. I always purchase as much as I can to bring back home…my suitcase just makes the 50 lb limit!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews 227 reviews
76 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have lived in Lancaster all my life, and I been here more times than I can count. Always interesting. Lots of great food and produce, much of it reasonably priced. If you come to Lancaster, this is a must go to place.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a wonderful old gem in downtown Lancaster. I paid a visit here for the first time in by my guess 12 to 15 yrs. It’s a great crowded place to get, produce meats, dairy, bakery products, as well as a few handcrafted items. My visit was not complete until I stopped by to see my old friend Mike... More 

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