Adams County has long been known for its rich agricultural and horticultural heritage. Acres and acres of apple orchards, dairy farms and plenty of home gardeners means that Gettysburg’s local farmer’s markets are positively bursting at the seams with some incredibly flavorful produce. Now that spring has arrived in full-swing and the growing season is well underway, a visit to Gettysburg from now until the end of October gives you an opportunity to load up on some fantastic locally grown farm-fresh fare.The Gettysburg Farmer’s Market has been a Saturday morning tradition since 1991 — right on the Square. Running from 7am – 12 pm, APril through October, the Market vendors often share space with historical reenactors and artshows so every visit is just a little different. The produce offerings change with the growing season, but you’ll find local honey, freshly baked breads and pies, fresh cut flowers, alpaca yarns and fibercraft, and a whole host of other tasty treats. Located in the parking lot of the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, Saturday’s Farm Fresh Market operates May – October, 9:30am – 2pm. This market is presented by the Adams County Farmers’ Market Association, bringing the best of Adams County produce and locally-produced artisan goods to three locations around Gettysburg.
One final event of note: the Gettysburg Garden Club will hold their Annual Spring Plant Sale this Saturday, May 18, from 7:30 – 3pm or until all the plants are sold. You can expect to find a wide variety of perennials from club members’ private gardens, culinary herbs, native plant species, garden-related items (soil, hardware, and the like) for sale. All proceeds will be used to maintain and beautify the flower gardens located on Lincoln Square and provide scholarships to local students pursuing study in horticultural fields.