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Central Market

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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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A cute farmers market in the heart of downtown Lancaster. This market is hot and CROWDED so if you have a stroller or need assistance getting around prepare to have some trouble... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought this was going to be like a Dutch Market kind of place. I was wrong. It's not their fault but it was packed! You will not see food being prepared here like similar type Dutch Markets. All the meats were precut and brought in. Meats were very expensive. There was a dairy stand with flavored milk! Bought vanilla... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A cute farmers market in the heart of downtown Lancaster. This market is hot and CROWDED so if you have a stroller or need assistance getting around prepare to have some trouble. However, otherwise this is a great market. You'll find everything from beautiful fresh flowers to fresh herbs from craft to fresh veggies, and so much more!

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a nice farmers market, lots of venders but very crowded and finding parking is very difficult

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1 Thank nannyca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Lancaster you have to visit central market! It has so many home grown stalls that have great deals on their fruit, veggies, meat and flowers while supporting the local businesses. Shady maple has THE best whoopie pies around! The pumpkin and peanut butter are to die for! Rohrer family farm has the best flower deals and even... More 

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1 Thank Heather D
PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This indoor market has some great stalls. Some of the food is fresh from nearby farm, but pineapples and kiwis are not locally grown. We love all the flavors of turkey sausage from the Turkey Lady.

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Balteville Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit in Lancaster proper. Park in a lot ($3 hour) that is on a one-way street and walk to the Market. Small market but lots to look at--some things nice, some junk. Eat there there is a seafood place called Mr. Bill's Seafood. Nothing here at a bargain--the Amish are not good hagglers and will not budge... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great place to go to - there's so many different types of vendors, food, goods, etc. Even celebrities come here, like Martha Stewart!!!

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Thank dmfnswm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If its Tueaday, Friday or Saturday and you have some shopping to do then you better check out Central market. Its the best shopping experiance in Lancaster with fresh produce meats and dairy, as well as all sorts of crafts. Its one of the oldest continuosly open farmers markets in America. A must visit for anyone passing through lancaster.

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Berlin, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've ever been in Reading Terminal in Philadelphia, you have a sense of visiting here will be like. Many food vendors of all types, produce, prepared and unprepared foods, meats. Bustling atmosphere and crowded with tourists and locals on a Saturday afternoon. Very interesting food choices, many Amish/Mennonite vendors. Didn't buy much because we didn't have refrigeration at hand,... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lancaster's Central Market is a 'must see' for locals and visitors alike. I have lived in Lancaster most of my life and always enjoy a trip to market for fresh produce, wonderful customer service, and delicious local dishes. Bring cash, support our local entrepreneurs and enjoy some of the best food around.

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