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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

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Great farmers market

This place was unique. They had every kind of meat, cheeses, baked goods, fresh vegetables, food, herbs, whatever you wanted all in one place, We got lunch there as well. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
gospelfan
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west virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Family of 4 visited paid $3 per hour for parking. The market consisted primarily of vegetables, deli meat, dairy and prepared foods. Seemed as though most purchases were being made from locals who do their food shopping here. If you are a tourist I would recommend roadside stands and Amish markets for fresh produce, jams etc. This is obviously a... More 

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west virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was unique. They had every kind of meat, cheeses, baked goods, fresh vegetables, food, herbs, whatever you wanted all in one place, We got lunch there as well. Lots of fresh wholesome stuff. It was in an old renovated building. Would definitely recommend if in the area.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Strolled through a couple times last week on lunch hour. Prices are a little high. Good variety of items from local area. Some merchants were not very friendly. One stand was all about dog & cat treats. The signs above the products were there but he just stood there with his hand out for the money. No smile, conversation or... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Central Market is a gem. Quality food, smiling and helpful merchants. You can buy wonderful meats, vegetables, health drinks, hard to find herbs all in one space. It is very organized and just an experience to walk through the market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to visit if you want fish, meat, pastry items, flowers, produce, handcrafts, the list goes on. Stunning architecture as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So much great stuff here. The turkey from the turkey lady, pickles from the pickle man! raspberry and jalapeño jam, smoothies, fish, meats, sausages, fresh veg, prepared foods, just go really it is that good. Some vendor's only take cash. Better on Tuesdays and Fridays as Saturday seems to be a madhouse.

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Thank Robert H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside and out, the Central market is a delightful place to visit and to shop. Lots of tasty things to eat and friendly people to meet and greet.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to visit local markets when visiting a new place. Central Market is a great way to take in sights, smells and people of the area. Market is a little small but has a great assortment of food and crafts for sale. Great place to stroll through and enjoy!

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Glendive, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large market in downtown Lancaster where you can purchase meats, vegetables, produce, etc. for fixing a fine meal. Plenty of other items for sale such as teas, spices, flowers, candies, etc. Only open on Tues., Fri. and Sat. but if you're in the vicinity on those days, it's worth the visit. Be prepared for a lot of people inside... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fairly small covered market, just around 5-6 rows of shops/stalls, selling a variety of food and some artifacts. The food ranges from fresh produce to cured meats and cheeses. There are a few shops selling quick eats and a limited number of tables and chairs to eat these at. Come early and get the best pickings. Nice,... More 

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