The Downtown Hazleton Farmer's Market will kick off its fifth year on Friday, July 15th at and continue every Friday through September 2nd. The market hours are 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This year’s vendors will include Burger’s Farm, O’Hara’s Orchard, The Good Hive (honey and honey-made products), and the Butler Township Community Garden (Growing Markets program), which offers all organic produce. Retail food vendors will include Atomic Hogs Pit BBQ and Lavender Express, which is new this year and will feature gyros, kabobs, falafel, and salads. Other vendors include the PSU Master Gardeners, which will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions, and the Lehigh Valley Health Network-Hazleton, which will be offering free blood pressure screenings and other health-related information. Several special events are also planned for each week, including free cooking demonstrations featuring local seasonal produce (hosted by the Commission on Economic Opportunity-CEO), as well as musical entertainment and guest vendors who will be offering special services.
This year the market will take place along both Broad and Laurel Streets, with the new city park as backdrop. Laurel Street will also be closed from Broad to Spruce between 9AM-2PM to accommodate the food trucks.
The Chamber of Commerce operates the market with the support of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress. Anyone interested in learning more about the market should contact the Chamber at 570-455-1509 for more information.
Every First Friday of the month downtown Hazleton is energized with special events and merchant promotions. These typically include featured art exhibitions, theatrical performances, walking tours, live music, and other special events like the seasonal Farmer’s Market and the Chamber’s Car Cruise. First Fridays are a partnership between the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, and Hazleton POWER!, with funding assistance and support provided by the Luzerne County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Click on the button above to view poster of full schedule.