Opening Day Saturday, May 7th
Join us on the riverfront at Scott Park for the opening day of America’s Oldest Open-Air Market. Come feed your soul and and celebrate the return of farmers’ market season. We’ll be welcoming over 40 farmers, bakers and maker, and we can’t wait to see you!
Strawberry Day – Saturday, June 4th
Join us for a super sweet Saturday featuring fresh-picked strawberries at Phillips Farms and Cabbage Throw Farm. Plus live music and lots of berry-licious vendor specials including scratch made Strawberry Shortcake at K&S Grille, vegan ice cream at De Novo Creamery, sweets galore at Zekraft, Pie+Tart, Tomblers Bakery, The Flour Shop and Mattie’s Strudel Haus. Plus kids activities and more!
Juneteenth – Saturday, June 18th
In 1863, during the American Civil War, Pres. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared more than three million slaves living in the Confederate states to be free. More than two years would pass, however, before the news reached African Americans living in Texas. It was not until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished. The former slaves immediately began to celebrate with prayer, feasting, song, and dance. Join us in commemorating African American freedom and celebrating our African American brothers and sisters.
Honey Bee Day – Saturday, June 25th
All hail the honey bee – the most vital player in our food system! Come celebrate national pollinators week with us and learn about bees, bee keeping and the amazing power of honey. Mark Fujita (Funny Farms Apiary) will present “Bee Keeping Basics” on stage at 10:00 am. Enjoy a honey tasting and demo hive, plus giveaways and a prize drawing! Visit our vendors for lots of delicious honey treats and enjoy live music with Colin O’Leary from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Check out the Sigal Museum in the Community Tent where you can roll your own beeswax candle. And bee sure to bring your little ones to the Honey Bee Tea Party & Storytime at 10:30 am ($5/child)
EFM Birthday – Celebrating 270 Years –
Saturday, July 9th
Even before the American Revolutionary War, there was the Easton Farmers’ Market established in 1752 in downtown Easton. EFM has endured, world wars, the great depressions, and the Covid-19 pandemic, but has always been there to serve its customers. This year America’s oldest, continuous open-air market will celebrate another milestone – its 270th year of offering fresh and local foods grown and prepared for you by our farmers and makers. A proud tradition continues…
So come party like it’s 1752! Mayor Panto and the Bachmann Players will lead the singing of ‘happy birthday’ at 10:00 am, followed by free birthday cake (while supplies last). And make sure you bring your pups because we’ll even have a special canine cake baked by Bella’s Bistro.
Enjoy kids activities and live music. And check out our display of historic market photos. And don’t forget to enter our 270th Birthday Prize Drawing (located at the EFM Merch Tent) for a chance to win $70 in market tokens.
Kids’ Farm Day – Saturday, July 23rd – CANCELED
Please Note: Zucchini 500 is moving to our NEW West Ward Market this year! Join us on Wednesday July 13th from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.
The Zucchini 500 is moving to the West Ward Market! Join us for the Valley’s hottest veggie race and get ready for some FAST FOOD! Admission is FREE this year in celebration of the Market’s 270th Birthday. Car building and test drives takes place from 4:00 – 5:15 pm and racing begins at 5:30 pm. We supply the zucchini, wheels & axels, and all the supplies. The Zuke 500 pit crew will be on hand to assist with car building. And NASCAR’s Peter Brohl will be on site to officiate the race. So get ready to squash the competition!
The West Ward Market is located on N. 12th Street in Easton, between Paxinosa Elementary School and Cottingham Stadium.
Adults can enter the adults-only race after the kid races are completed. 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!
Peach Day – Saturday, August 6th
Savor the sweetness of plump, juicy peaches at Peach Day! Whether you eat them over the sink, baked in a pie, or cool and creamy in freshly churned ice cream, you can’t beat the sweet flavor of locally grown, just-picked peaches. Scholl Orchards and Phillips Farm are your go-to stop for yellow and white freestone peaches, donut peaches, nectarines and bulk specials for canning and baking. See Cabbage Throw Farm for organic peaches (while supplies last). Our bakeries will be serving up pies, tarts, strudel and pastries and you’ll find fresh healthy peach salads, peach sangria, and lots more throughout the market.
Enjoy live music on stage and stop by the EFM Merch Tent for some Peachy Keen specials!
Locally brewed beer, cool kombucha, pickles, stinky cheese, tangy farm-fresh yogurt, sauerkraut and more. If it’s fermented, we’re gonna celebrate it! Enjoy kombucha making workshops, sauerkraut making class (it’s so easy), canning talks, cheese tastings and more.
- Homebrew Kombucha Contest 11:00 am – Do you think your home brewed booch is pretty tasty? Let us be the judge!
- $5 Entry Fee for Each Flavor
- Contestants May Enter Up to 3 Flavors
- Bring at least one gallon of your kombucha
- Please Only label ingredients and flavor
$100 Cash Prize for 1st Place (judged by an esteemed panel of booch experts)
People’s Choice Prize: $50 in market tokens, plus EFM tote bag and hoodie.
Click HERE to sign up for our Homebrew Kombucha Contest!
Full Schedule of Events:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Along the riverfront)
Kraut Mob! Stop by anytime and join the fun making your own jar of sauerkraut to take home. ($3 fee)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fun with Fermentation for Kids! Stop by the Easton Garden Works tent with the kiddos for family-friendly quick pickling. Head home with a quick pickle kit, and get funky fresh at our activity table
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (on the hillside)
Delicious Decomposition: how I developed a crush on mushrooms and why you should too!
Presenter: Matthew Sicher of Primordia Mushrooms
10 a.m. – 11:30 am (on the hillside)
Making Sauerkraut and Other Fermented Vegetables
Presenter: Cheryl Paswater, Contraband Ferments
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Scott Park Stage)
Cheese Chat and Tastings with Steve Dougherty of Haven Farmstead Table and Rob Dunning of Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm
11 a.m. – Noon (On the Dell in front of Stage)
Homebrew Kombucha Contest
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (On the Dell in front of Stage. adjacent to the Kombucha Contest)
Make your own Kombucha
Presenter: Don Devault, Portch Tea
11:30 a.m. – noon (on the hillside)
Start your Own Sourdough
Presenter: Apple Ridge Farm
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Scott Park Stage)
Live music with Blue Heart’s Revelry
Noon – 1:00 pm (on the hillside)
Making Shrubs & Switchel
Presented by Cheryl Paswater, Contraband Ferments
Easton Farmers’ Market welcomes our friends from Lafayette College!
Hispanic Cultural Celebration & Hot Pepper Eating Contest – Saturday, September 24th
It’s National Hispanic Cultural Month and chile peppers are in their prime so we’re celebrating heritage and heat! Enjoy Hispanic foods, music and crafts and shop for peppers, hot sauce and salsa, and don’t miss the highlight of the day – our 13th annual Hot Pepper Eating Competition, on stage starting at 11:00 am!
Think YOU can handle the HEAT? Register HERE to participate in the 2022 Hot Pepper Eating Competition!
Apple Jam – Saturday, October 15th
This day is awesome to the core! Experience apple season in the Northeast with more than 50 varieties of apples, including many unique heirloom varieties. Indulge in apple pie, apple strudel, hot apple fritters (at K&S Grille) and plenty of fresh pressed cider.
Pumpkins & Pooches – Saturday, October 29th
Dress up your dogs for our Howl-O-Ween photo contest at the market (beautiful photo opp on the riverfront). All pet photos will be posted to social media and prizes will be awarded for cutest, funniest, and most creative pupper costumes. For the kiddos we’ll have free pumpkin painting and pumpkin crafts. Plus live music from 10am – Noon with Dark Hollow Road!
Farm Photos with Santa – Saturday, December 10th & 17th (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Have some holiday fun with this unique opportunity for a festive photo with Santa and some lovable goats from The Bubbly Goat Farm. You can’t beat the backdrop! Please note: You’re welcome to bring your pups for a photo with Santa, but the goats may not be included in dog photos. Donations appreciated.