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Lancaster Central Market

Stuffed. That's what we were when we left Lancaster's Central Market on Saturday morning. Though it was 9am, nothing stopped us from eating a bowl of chili, a few spring rolls, peanut butter eggs, and of course my beloved whoopie pies. The organic vegetables were beautiful and cheap - red peppers were two for a dollar. Wha? The building dates back to the mid 1700s, and was built in the Romanesque Revival style. There are two 72 feet high twin towers and thirteen sets of huge double doors that lead to the 20,000 square foot interior space. The next time you make it to Lancaster, leave the tourist traps behind and check out this beautiful market that celebrates the agricultural bounty of Lancaster County.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Frau – I can’t get enough of them. We bought HUGE whoopie pies on Saturday. Tried to keep myself from eating the whole thing.

You can guess how that turned out, huh?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Frau

Looks amazing! Great pictures. I love whoopie pies havent had those in years.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Amy

What a fun day! We won’t have any market action in this tiny town until the weather warms up a bit more, and I’m looking forward to that. How on earth did you handle chili at 9 am? Still on Paris time? :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Clever Pup

It’s great to see old buildings like this still standing. Toronto has a market like this called St.Lawrence Market dating from the early 1800s

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Basht

that looks like such a fun way to spend a saturday morning. just one question…peanut butter eggs?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Elisa

I’ve lived in NYC all my life and I’m so ready for some place new. Your story and all your photos are so inspirational! Lancaster looks really lovely!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by threebysea

Somehow I knew you wouldn’t disappoint with finding the good in Lancaster. Your Twitter comment about the NYC markets struck me as funny because I suspect many things in NY are overpriced and “trendy.”

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Michelle –

Yes. It’s open 3 days a week all year. Fantastic prepared food, baked goods, fruits and veg, fresh dairy. I could have done all of my shopping in one place. ;)

Basht –

A peanut butter egg is akin to the Reese’s variety you see in stores around Easter, but a PA German tradition. They are peanut butter fudge shaped like an egg and dipped in chocolate. I look forward to them every year. My mom always sent me some when I lived in NYC area,

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

What a lovely place, is that open year round?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

I love that Montclair has a farmers market and can’t wait for it to be May because I miss my Saturday morning routine of breakfast at Ray’s and the market but it is definitely more expensive than ShopRite. I would be amazing to have a place where you could get all of your shopping done in one place. Lancaster 1, Montclair 0 :)

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