The Adams County Farmers Market will launch the 2022 farmers market season on Saturday April 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 108 North Stratton Street in Gettysburg with a phenomenal cast of new and returning vendors.
The 2022 vendor lineup is listed below.
The Market organizers anticipate an excellent market season including several new events.
“There are many exciting things to look forward to this season,” said Market Manager Reza Djalal. “Our hope is to really ramp up our event programming and have lots of fun activities for children, families, and even adults all throughout the season.” Some of the new events currently being explored include Vendor Appreciation Day, South Mountain Partnership Day, a t-shirt design contest for National Farmers Market Week, and various food-themed festivals.
In anticipation of the start of the season, the Adams County Farmers Market has also decided to expand the SNAP/EBT food assistance program at the market. This year, the maximum amount of SNAP benefits that can be “doubled” each Saturday will increase from $25 to $30. Farmers market organizers hope this expansion of the program will assist in giving lower income customers more opportunities to shop at the market and help offset the challenges caused by inflation.
The SNAP Double Dollars program is made possible, in part, by collaborative efforts of the Adams County Farmers Market, Healthy Adams County, and the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation. Shoppers who are interested in learning more about using their SNAP benefits at the farmers market can find more information at: www.acfarmersmarkets.org/our-outreach-programs.
Two new team members were recently hired by the Adams County Farmers Market. Kaylene Bere was recently hired as the new assistant market manager and Kim Gabel was brought on as a part-time event coordinator. “This is an exciting opportunity to connect with the community,” said Bere. “The farmers market is a wonderful asset to our town.” Market customers can look forward to meeting both Bere and Gabel at the Market Manager’s table on Opening Day.
The farmers market will be held in the same space as previous years, behind the Gettysburg Transit Center on Carlisle Street. Future commercial development planned at the location is not expected to interfere with the farmers market season. However, in the event that the planned development project moves forward faster than expected, the organization has a plan in place to ensure there will be no interruption to the regular market season.
The market with continue each Saturday through October. Free parking is available during hours of operation at 108 North Stratton Street, as well as the gravel parking lot across the street from the market.
“We’re excited to see many new and returning farmers market fans this season,” said Djalal. “Every year the support for our community-driven farmers market continues to grow.” Parking information and directions can be found at: https://www.acfarmersmarkets.org/visit-us
The Adams County Farmers Market’s current vendor lineup is listed below. More vendors and occasional guest vendors may make an appearance periodically throughout the season.