Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is widely known for its Civil War history, but the area is full of so many rich and diverse experiences. The Adams County countryside is a thriving agricultural landscape — home to countless family-owned farms and many roadside farm markets. These countryside markets not only make the area’s fresh, seasonal produce accessible, they also provide authentic experiences that give visitors a glimpse at farm life.
Our countryside has so many markets, in fact, that we’ve rounded up a list of them here for you. Take a look at the list below, grab a notebook and map out your very own Adams County market trail!
Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
Boyer Nurseries & Orchards is a fifth-generation family owned and operated nursery and market, offering a variety of products and experiences. Visit the farm market for fresh produce, local pottery, fresh apple cider and more. Browse the large selection of lush landscaping plants and garden accessories. Try out the pick-your-own experiences — cherries, blueberries
The Harvest Barn Country Market
Step inside the gorgeous, rustic barn for an amazing selection of goods and old fashioned charm. The Harvest Barn offers local, in-season produce and a large selection of locally-sourced meat and dairy. For those with a sweet tooth, check out the retro candy display, decadent baked goods, local jams and honey. And while you’re there, browse the selection of candles, soaps and home décor.
Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. Fruit Farm and Market
Don’t miss Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market, a 4,500-square-foot retail farm market and
The Lion Potter
The Lion Potter is first, an amazing pottery shop, but after visiting, you’ll see that it is so much more. Their selection of vibrant, handcrafted pottery will draw you in, but the unique atmosphere and selection of seasonal produce will make you linger. Get a taste of their tree-ripened peaches, heirloom tomatoes, fresh pulled corn and crisp apples in season, and be sure to pick out a piece of pottery to take home, too.
McDannell’s Fruit Farm & Market
McDannell’s Fruit Farm & Market is family owned and operated and offers patrons a variety of fresh produce grown on their farm — apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, sweet cherries, sweet corn and a variety of vegetables. They also carry a variety of specialty canned items and fresh baked goods, including amazing homemade pies!
Oyler’s Organic Farms & Market
Oyler’s Organic Farms & Market is your one-stop shop for all things organic. Visit the sixth-generation family-owned farm and market for certified organic peaches and apples during the summer and fall, and pastured raised meats, organic vegetables, organic dairy, organic flour and nuts, and other products available year-round. They host several amazing farm events throughout the year like breakfast on the farm and their popular summer harvest dinner.
Historic Round Barn and Farm Market
Visit the Historic Round Barn and Farm Market for a wide selection of home-grown and local fresh fruits and vegetables. Be sure to snap a few photos of the barn while you’re there — it is one of only a handful of round barns surviving today. When you’re done browsing the market, head right across the street to Thirsty Farmer Brew Works, a family farm brewery serving unique small batch brews.
Sandoe’s Fruit Market
Sandoe’s works with more than 200 local growers to ensure they’re providing the freshest and finest selection of fruits and vegetables at their market. And while fresh produce is their specialty, be sure to also check out their selection of fresh flowers, jams, baked goods and hand-dipped ice cream!
Adams County is home to two different open-air farmers’ markets May through October — the Adams County Farmers’ Market, held Thursdays and Saturdays at the Gettysburg Transit Center, and the Gettysburg Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays in historic Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. Both offer an exceptional selection of seasonal produce, meat, dairy, and specialty food products from local vendors.
Let us know in the comments below – which farm markets have you been to and which ones are now on you list? Happy market traveling!