Dickinson College Farm maintains a thriving stand at Carlisle’s producer-only market, Farmers on the Square (FOTS). The market is run by local farmers who grow produce and live within 50 miles of the city. The market square experience has a strong tradition in Carlisle: there was a market on the Carlisle square between 1791 and 1952!
Every Wednesday from 3-7pm. Rain or shine!
Indoor Location (January – April 2015): Project SHARE at 5 N Orange St., Carlisle, PA
Join us for a vibrant, delectable farmers’ market in a warm indoor location! Plenty of convenient parking available in the Project SHARE lot! The market will be held indoors at Project SHARE the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 3-7 p.m. through April.
Fresh-picked seasonal vegetables. Crisp, sweet apples and a variety of apple sauces, plus other seasonal fruits like pears. Beautiful hand-cut flowers and flower arrangements. Pasture-raised beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey as well as smoked sausage. Eggs from pastured hens. Artisan cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, pudding, ice cream.
The market offers many ready-to-eat foods, too! Fresh off the grill at the market: pasture-raised chicken, burgers and hickory-smoked sausage. Hearth-baked breads and home-baked crackers, whoopie pies, cakes, pies, pastries, granola, honey popcorn and cookies. Mint tea, kombucha, fruit juices. Honey, creamed honey, raw honey, jams, jellies, tangy tomato sauces, hot sauces, salad dressings, hummus. Multiple veggie and/or fruit vendors are USDA Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown.
2015 Market Schedule
Regular Season (every Wednesday 3-7pm): May – December
Winter Season (2 indoor markets per month): January – April
According to the USDA, there were 7,175 farmers markets in the U.S. in 2011, a 17% increase from the previous year and a more than 60% increase from 2000.