As we continue to monitor the Covid-19 mitigation practices, we realize that some of our events may be changed or even cancelled. The events listed below will be updated as necessary to keep our vendors, shoppers, volunteers and staff safe and well.
Saturday, May 2nd
Opening Day 2020 is scheduled for May 2nd – market temporarily relocated to Scott Park due to Covid-19 mitigation practices. Just like in the Circle, our vendors will have essential products and other farmers’ market favorites available. Be well – stay safe – and we will see you at the market as we begin our 268th year in downtown Easton.
Saturday, June 6th
Join us for a delicious Saturday featuring fresh berries at our produce vendors and some berry-licious vendor specials. Our EFM farmers will be offering the best of local strawberries – so sweet and delicious – it’s like eating a piece of sunshine.
Celebrating 268 Years in Downtown Easton – Rescheduled to Saturday, October 3rd
Saturday, July 11th
Even before the American Revolutionary War, there was the Easton Farmers’ Market established in 1752 in downtown Easton. EFM has endured, world wars, economic recessions and depressions, and other difficulties related to farming and operating a business, but has always been there to serve its customers. And even now with Covid-19 restrictions, America’s oldest, continuous open-air market will celebrate another milestone – its 268th year of offering fresh and local foods grown and prepared for you by our farmers and makers. A proud tradition continues – even in difficult times.
Zucchini 500 – Cancelled – see all you racers next year!!
Saturday, July 25th
The Valley’s hottest veggie race returns for its 14th year! Get ready to squash the competition in this fun and zany race. Entry fee $7 – includes your choice of zucchini, wheels & axles, commemorative racing necklace, and access to carving tools and accessories with expert assistance from the Zuke 500 Pit Crew. Carving from 9 am – 10:45 am. Race begins at 11:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest car in each category: Sports Car, Mid-Size and Monster Truck. Cars may be pre-carved but wheels must be attached directly to zucchini. Chassis or platforms of any sort are strictly prohibited.
Don’t forget to visit the Zucchini 500 photo station where you can snap a pic of your friends or family in a zucchini car!
Saturday, August 8th
Savor the sweetness of plump, juicy peaches – whether you eat them straight up or in a pie or tart, you can’t beat that fuzzy peach goodness. Peach pies at Tomblers, Peach tarts at Pie + Tart, fresh peaches at Scholl Orchards and Phillips Farms. And don’t miss the donut peaches – summer sweetness you can’t beat!
Chile Pepper Day (Hot Pepper Eating Contest – cancelled)
Saturday, September 19th
There is no hot pepper eating contest this year, but Chile Pepper Day at EFM is still HOT-HOT-HOT! Peppers are in their prime in mid-September and there are an amazing number of sweet and hot varieties available from EFM vendors. Popular in Central America for thousands of years, peppers are now a favorite of many local chefs and home cooks. Just ask EFM’s produce farmers about how different varieties can add flavor and often a bit of a kick to recipes. And check out the beautiful pepper plants at Peace Tree Farm.
Saturday, October 3rd, 9am – 6pm (Festival continues for a second day on Sunday, October 6th)
Visit the farm-to-fest area where EFM vendors will be selling their fresh and local foods and specialty items in the 300 block of Northampton Street near the Easton Public Market on Saturday, October 3rd.
Eat – Drink – Stink at Easton’s stinkiest culinary festival of the year! EFM vendors will be there all day on Saturday offering up some garlic specialties and award-winning varieties of garlic from EFM’s produce farmers. It’s a stinkin’ good time with lots of garlic-infused food, music and chef demos – and don’t forget to vote for your favorite garlic variety in the Garlic Growers’ Contest!
Saturday, October 10th
Come celebrate autumn with some good old-fashioned harvest fun. At EFM’s Oktoberfest you will find over 25 varieties of apples & pears along with apple pies, apple cider, apple fritters, and fresh baked goods featuring fall fruits and veggies.
PA BACON FEST!
Saturday, November 7th, 10am – 6pm (Bacon Fest continues for a second day on Sunday, November 8th)
Visit the farm-to-fest area where EFM vendors will be selling their fresh and local foods and specialty items in the 300 block of Northampton Street near the Easton Public Market on Saturday, November 7th.
Come to downtown Easton for this fabulous two-day festival — November 7th & 8th — featuring more than 100 vendors with all things bacon — from bacon Bloody Mary’s and bacon chowder, to bacon sundaes and straight up bacon on a stick. On both days you will find EFM vendor Breakaway Farms at the Bacon & Brew event where they offer different kinds of specialty bacon paired with a Weyerbacher beer. Lots of tastings and activities including pig & wiener dog races, Dueling Swine Pig Roast, mechanical pig rides, and live music. See the line-up of Bacon Fest vendors and events at: www.PABaconFest.com
Saturdays – December 5, 12 & 19
‘Tis the season to support your local farmers, bakers and makers! It might be chilly, but it’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit! And we have plenty of ways to warm your heart. Grab a hot cup of coffee or mulled cider and shop the market for some fresh and local gifts while enjoying holiday music.
Ho – Ho – Ho!