Turnpike Travelers Can Enjoy a Taste of Pennsylvania

Published 05/23 2014 04:12PM

Updated 05/23 2014 04:18PM

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers can buy locally grown food directly from producers at three service plaza farmers markets open Friday through Monday during the growing season.

Farm markets are located at the Allentown Service Plaza in Lehigh County, Sideling Hill Service Plaza in Fulton County and New Stanton Service Plaza in Westmoreland County.

Markets open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Mondays and holiday weekends, and 11 a.m. on Fridays and Sundays, and close at dusk. Markets are open through Nov. 30.

“The Pennsylvania Turnpike passes through some of Pennsylvania’s most productive agricultural lands,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “Whether you taking a road trip or on your commute, pick up a local, healthy snack.

“I thank the Turnpike Commission for helping travelers experience a taste of Pennsylvania agriculture.”

Greig reminded shoppers to look for the PA Preferred™ logo that features a gold checkmark inside a blue keystone, letting consumers know they are buying products made and grown by Pennsylvania farmers and businesses. For more information, visit http://www.papreferred.com.

Farmers who want to sell products at the service plaza farmers markets should contact Samantha Snyder at mailto://samasnyder@pa.gov  or call 717-772-1429.
For a list of farmers markets searchable by county, product or market name, visit http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on “Online Services,” then “Farmers Markets and Farm Stands.”

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