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Address: 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717-735-6890
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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

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Visited our favorite market stand, Groff's. Best day is Tuesday. The Philadelphia paper called Mr Groff " the rock star of central Mkt". I agree. He arises at 4 am to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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lancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited our favorite market stand, Groff's. Best day is Tuesday. The Philadelphia paper called Mr Groff " the rock star of central Mkt". I agree. He arises at 4 am to pick the lettuce he sells. It lasts a week longer than supermarket lettuce. Their stand is closed Saturday. Talk to him about his lettuce; learn about the varieties.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful fresh fruits, veggies, soups, flowers, baked goods, meat, crafts, you name it! This market has it all!

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Thank Christina W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You really shouldn't visit Lancaster without passing through it's Central Market. While smaller than, Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market- it has just as much spirit, a nice variety of vendor's and elements of the Amish overlay that depicts Lancaster and surroundings. Surrounding shops near by are worth a look as well. A real asset for Lancaster!

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip and is a Must do. There is so much to choose from and it is very packed. My tip is to have an idea of what you want to buy before you go so that you have a game plan. We will definitely go back when we are in the area.

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1 Thank Anne J
Livingston nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are planning a trip to the Lancaster area this place should not be missed. Since the market is only open a few days a week be sure that it will be open on the day you plan to visit. Helpful hint: Parking is easy and reasonable at the garage next door.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this market based upon recommendations. It was not worth the trip. It is located in downtown Lancaster. If you live there, it is probably a great place to shop for meat, produce, cheese, etc. as a visitor, there is nothing that special to go out of your way. There is a very reasonable parking lot... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go to Central Market whenever we are in the Lancaster area. We time our trips to coincide with the Friday schedule (as they are closed the majority of the week). We have never had trouble finding parking in the lot located adjacent to the market. Parking prices are reasonable. Pack bags and bring cash. Many vendors allow credit cards... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great place to get fresh fruit and veggies as well as local meats etc.! my husband loves the tea stand!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to skip Dunkin Donuts and check out Central Market for my breakfast. I was impressed with the homegrown selections and handmade pastries. I bought a large blueberry muffin and a chocolate milk for $3.75, which in my opinion was a great deal! My only concern would be space. The place was packed and I often felt myself bumping... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a taste of Lancaster County, go to Central Market. Food venders sell everything from prepared lunches to fresh produce, meats, cheeses, teas and even a few handquilted items. The market is the oldest continuously operated indoor market in the nation and that shows in the beauty of the historic brick building. We bought peaches, asking that two... More 

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