Established in 1730, Lancaster’s Central Market is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the United States. As soon as you walk inside, the area’s rich Pennsylvania Dutch culture is apparent, from the homemade food available to the vendors—some Amish—who are selling it. On a typical day you’ll find everything from handmade quilts to fresh flowers, iced coffee to African cuisine. For a taste of local flavor, try the red beet eggs or shoofly (molasses) pie sold at several of the stands. The market is located just off Lancaster Square and is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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