Area Farmers' Markets to Return Outdoors This Week
May 01, 2012 6:00 AM
by Centre County Gazette
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As many area farmers' markets begin to pop up around town, you can expect to see colorful produce, fresh dairy, baked goods and handmade crafts, among other seasonal and specialty items.

This season's guide to local farmer's markets is as follows:

Boalsburg Farmers' Market
When: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning in May
Where: On the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum on Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg
What to buy: Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, entrees, salsas, jams, homemade soap, wool products, apple cider, eggs
For more information: visit boalsburgfarmersmarket.com

North Atherton Farmers' Market
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, beginning May 12
Where: Home Depot parking lot, 2615 Greentech Dr., in State College
What to buy: Meat, eggs, cheese, honey and honey products, baked goods, hot entrees, fresh roasted coffee and coffee beverages, fresh baked breads, fresh made beverages including mint tea, root beer and lemonade
For more information: Visit nathertonmarket.com

State College Indoor Farmers' Market
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays
Where: State College Municipal Building on South Allen Street
What to buy: Dairy products, vegetables, fruit, canned and baked goods, fresh fish
For more information: Visit www.statecollegefarmers.com

State College Downtown Farmers' Market
When: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning May 4 (excluding July 13 for Arts Fest)
Where: Locust Lane in downtown State College (across from the HUB lawn)
What to buy: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked and canned goods, crafts
For more information: Visit www.statecollegefarmers.com

The Tuesday State College Farmers' Market
When: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning May 1
Where: Locust Lane in downtown State College (across from the HUB lawn)
What to buy: Fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, honey, meats, dairy products, crafts
For more information: Visit www.tuesdayscfarmers.com

Amish Farmers' Market
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning in June
Where: Hills Plaza parking lot, South Atherton Street, State College
For more information:Visit www.statecollegecentral.com

Bellefonte Farmers' Market
When: 7 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays
Where: Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte
What to buy: Seasonal vegetables and fruits, baked and canned goods, dairy products, fresh pasta, bison and pastured-pork meats, garlic
For more information: Call (570) 726-4555

Tri-Valley Amish Farmers' Market
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning May 18
Where: Mellon Bank entrance at Nittany Mall, East College Avenue in State College
For more information: Visit www.statecollegecentral.com

Millheim Farmers' Market
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning May 12
Where: Millheim American Legion pavilion on state Route 45, 162 W. Main St., Millheim.
What to buy: Homemade soups, maple sugar products, freshly baked breads and cookies, beeswax products, seasonal produce, herbs, flowers, fish, crafts, crochet and gift items
For more information: www.oldgreggschool.com/farmers-market

Lemont Farmers' Market
When: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Where: Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds, 133 Mount Nittany Road, Lemont.
For more information: Visit www.centralpafarmers.com

What's in season, month by month
Information provided by the Central Pennsylvania Farmers

May: arugula, chard, lettuces, mesclun, mustard greens, Bok Choy, spinach, asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, peas, potatoes (early), radish, scallions

June: raspberries, strawberries, arugula, chard, escarole, kale, lettuces, mustard greens, Bok Choy, spinach, basil, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage (Chinese), carrots, celery, garlic scapes, peas (snow and snap), potatoes (new red), radish, scallions, tomatoes

July: raspberries, sunflowers, apricots, peaches, sour cherries, chard, kale, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, corn (sweet), cucumbers, garlic, Kohlrabi, leeks, onions, peas (snow and snap), peppers, potatoes, radish, scallions, Summer Squash, tomatoes, zucchini

August: raspberries, blackberries, sunflowers, apples, apricots, peaches, pears, plums, chard, basil, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, melons, onions, peppers, potatoes, Summer Squash, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon

September: raspberries, blackberries, sunflowers, apples, apricots, peaches, plums, pears, chard, collards, kale, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, melons, onion, peppers, potatoes, Summer Squash, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon

Available all year: specialty breads and baked goods, such as pies, cookies and cupcakes; canned vegetables, sauces, condiments, jams and pickles; goat and cow cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt and eggs; beef, pork, lamb, turkey, and other meat; honey, potato chips, and other specialty or prepared food and entrees; flowers and crafts

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