HARRISBURG, Pa., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farmers Open Air Market will return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on Tuesday, May 7, providing area residents and visitors an opportunity to purchase locally grown food directly from producers.
The market will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until November. A variety of PA Preferred™ registered vendors will offer in-season fruits and vegetables, dairy products, bakery items, cut flowers and bedding plants.
"Farmers markets throughout the state provide consumers direct access to Pennsylvania's diverse agriculture industry and delicious products," Agriculture Secretary George Greig said. "Buying PA Preferred products helps support our farmers and businesses, while making investments in local economies and keeping Pennsylvania growing. PA Preferred makes a difference."
Whether shopping at farmers markets, farm stands or grocery stores, consumers should always look for the state's official PA Preferred logo. The logo is a gold checkmark in a blue keystone and it ensures consumers they are choosing products made or grown in the state. For more information, visit www.papreferred.com.
For a list of farmers markets in Pennsylvania searchable by county, product or market name, visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on "Online Services" and then "Farmers Markets and Farm Stands."
The Farm Show's outdoor farmers market is located just off North Cameron Street, along Industrial Drive, in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center parking lot.
For more information on the market, contact manager Dick Habig at 717-697-9617.
Media contact: Nicole L. C. Bucher, 717-787-5085
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture