Between the various states in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, there is quite a bit to do in the Northeast during the summertime. For tourists, there are plenty of opportunities to visit museums and historic sights, while residents in some cities can get a chance to go to a sporting event, dine at the new local hot spot, or kick back on a Friday evening and catch a free concert in the park. The Northeast, however, is also home to some pretty incredible farmers’ markets as well. From the noteworthy Green Dragon Farmers’ Market in Pennsylvania to the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket in New York City, the northeast is home to some truly exceptional options for finding local food and independently-made goods.
(Spring, Summer) May - Nov
(Fall, Winter) Nov-Apr.
Located in The Brunswick Town Mall, The Brunswick Famers' Market is one of the oldest farmers' markets in the State of Maine. Open from 8am-1pm every Tuesday and Thursday during summers, as well as 9am-12:30pm every Saturday in the winter, residents shop here to get access to an assortment of locally sourced meat, cheese, bread, eggs, baked goods and more from 16 diverse vendors. If you should find yourself in Brunswick over the summer and decide to visit this historic farmers’ market, be sure to check out Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood for delicious New England lobster, fresh fish, shellfish and other locally-sourced fare.
195 Maine St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
(Spring, Summer) Tuesday, Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
(Fall, Winter) Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
(Summer, Fall) May-Oct.
(Summer, Extra Day) June-Sept.
Founded in 1974, The Camden Farmers' Market has been serving the Camden community by providing a wide selection of not just vegetables and meats, but also syrups, ice cream, tofu, baked goods, and so much more. Open mostly in the late spring and through the summer, this market is one of the best places in Maine to find a wide assortment of locally made goods
116 Washington St./Rte 105 (Old Tannery Site)
Camden, ME 04843
(Summer, Fall) Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
(Summer) Wednesday 3:30am-6:30pm
Blue Hill, ME
(Summer, Fall) May-Oct.
As a producer-only market, Blue Hill Farmers' market serves the small town of Blue Hill, Maine with an assortment of locally sourced produce, meat, dairy, arts, crafts, and many other goods--sold directly from the people who made them. Swing by there on a Saturday morning between 9:30am-11:30am during the summertime for delicious mushrooms. fresh-cut flowers, and so much more. If you are a sandwich nut like me, while you are there, you might want to check out Whyte's smokehouse which specializes in locally raised pork products, and authentic salami.
Rt. 172 (Blue Hill Fairgrounds) Ellsworth Road,
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Saturday (9:00am - 11:30am)
Year-Round, (Summer, Fall) May – Nov
Farmer Affiliations: Tony Emmi (Emmi & Sons Farm), Bryan Reeves (Reeves Farms)
The Central New York Regional Farmers' Market is one of the largest farmers' markets in New York State, providing a lively experience for residents and visitors. With over 300 Vendors, including Seal the Seasons' very own Toni Emmi with Emmi Farms, as well as Bryan Reeves with Reeves Farms, the CNY Regional Farmers Market offers everything from fresh fruit and produce, to red meat, seafood, microbrews, and donuts. While you are there, be sure to stick around an extra day, so that you can see the Sunday Flea Market—which offers a unique opportunity for patrons to purchase gently used antiques, and locally made goods. Seal the Seasons recently got an opportunity to speak with the executive director of the Central Region New York Farmers Market, Amanda Vitale, to catch up and learn about the market's operations. Be sure to check it out!
2100 Park St.
Syracuse, NY 13208
Saturday, Sunday (7:00am - 2:00pm)
Thursday (Summer Hours: 7:00am - 2:00pm)
New York, NY
Founded in 1976, the Union Square Green Market is a world-famous farmers' market destination situated right in the heart of New York City's East Village community. Here, the market offers not only its residents--but residents of the greater New York City community--an unparalleled offering of fruits, vegetables, award-winning meats, cheeses, artisan bread, wines, ciders, syrups, and just about anything you could think of. Regarded widely as a foodie's paradise, the Union Square Greenmarket is open year-round for residents to enjoy and is also considered one of New York City's great public places. While you are there, be sure to stick around to watch--and taste--cooking demonstrations put on by some of New York's hottest local chefs.
E 17th St. & Union Square West,
New York, NY 10003
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (8:00am - 6:00pm)
Founded in 1989 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn location to the Greenmarket series of farmers market franchises around New York City. Featuring an assortment of local fruits, vegetables, and other goods such as pasta, cider, syrup, shellfish, and cheese, this market also benefits from a rich selection of things to pick from. It is also a hub of activities: Situated right at the edge of Prospect Park, the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket can be a great place to stop for a warm Saturday picnic on the meadow, a visit to any of the local museums, or an eclectic First Friday concert—only found in Prospect Park during the summertime.
Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Saturday (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Compared to some of the other farms on our list, the Collingswood Farmers' Market is a bit younger. Started in 2000, the market has been around for a little bit more than 2 decades, and has grown from being a small community project to being an integral part of the Collingswood community. Visit this market for a wide assortment of goods--from pot pies, butter, and baked goods, to plants, cut flowers, and landscaping bushes. Though this market is open year-round, in warmer months, you can come by on a Saturday to enjoy some quality live music.
713 N. Atlantic Ave,
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Saturday (8:00am - 12:00pm)
(Spring-Fall) April - Nov.
The Summit Farmers' Market is a great destination for locally sourced fruits, produce, and meats, as well as more specialized items. Serving the Summit Community for over 25 years, the Summit Farmers’ Market has grown into becoming one of the sources for a wide array of locally made and sourced goods. While summit hosts dozens of full-time vendors at its market every week, it is worth checking them out in cycles because their roster of vendors can change every other week. Swing by any time for Organic Fruits and Vegetables, locally sourced maple syrup, hummus, and small-batch beer.
32 Deforest Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Sundays (8:00am – 1:00pm)
Though the Denville Farmers Market is one of the smaller marketplaces in the New York/New Jersey area, it is home to a healthy array of locally sourced items and prepared items from gourmet spreads, pickled veggies, pasteurized meat products, and small-batch baked products. Whether you are visiting Stefan’s for traditional polish kielbasa and perogies, cooling off on organic ice pops from Puras Paletas, or treating yourself to natural nail and skincare routines from Hyssop Beauty Apothecary—this small farmers’ market has plenty to do and try out.
51 Bloomfield Ave,
Denville, NJ 07834
Sunday (8:30am - 1:00pm)
More than just a cool name, The Green Dragon Farmers Market and auction is a 60-acre marketplace situated in the heart of Amish country. With more than 100 vendors on-site, The Green Dragon is one of the largest farmers' markets in Pennsylvania, and features everything from very high-quality dairy products to fruits, vegetables, and meat. This massive site is broken up between 7 large market buildings and features over 30 acres of parking space for visitors. If that's not enough, The Green Dragon is also home to an auction and Amish market that is open every Friday, where visitors can purchase small animals, farm goods, and a variety of household items. If you ever find yourself visiting Amish country, be sure to check out The Green Dragon Farmers' Market and Auction. It is a destination unto itself.
955 N. State St.
Ephrata, PA 17522
Friday (8:00am - 8:00pm)
Situated in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, the Headhouse Farmers' Market is widely regarded as one of the best farmers' markets in Philadelphia. Featuring a rotating roster of almost 50 vendors, visitors are treated to everything from fresh produce, to locally prepared foods, artisanal goods, fresh oysters, local whiskey, and even cooking lessons from master chefs in the city. Visit High Street on Market for artisanal bread, and if you show up on the right weekend, see if you can find some of Aurora Grace’s delicious gourmet chocolates or locally made wine from Mitchel & Mitchel. No matter what, you can expect a more refined selection in this market.
South & 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sunday (10:00am - 2:00pm)
For those visiting Scranton, be sure to visit The Co-Op farmers market, where over 41 unique vendors offer a wide variety of home-grown foods, flowers, jams, jellies, and many other locally made goods. With their 82nd season beginning in July 2021, The Co-Op farmers market is one of the longest-running farmers' markets in the state of Pennsylvania. Owned by all of the farmers that participate in the marketplace, the Co-Op farmers' market is perhaps one of the only markets of its kind. With a mission for helping foster more farm-to-table relationships between farmers and the households that buy their products, the Co-Op farmers market may have very well realized this vision, some 80 years after it first started.
900 Barring Ave.
Scranton, PA 18508
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, (12:00pm - 6:00pm)