YORK—It was a busy evening for vendors at the first installment of the York Farmer’s Market. Kids ran in the grass and enjoyed a little shade from the sun, while grownups made the rounds from vendor to vendor, finding all sorts of goodies from all over the area.

The York State Bank’s popular free hot dog stand asked free will donations for Blue Valley Community Action. Other vendors brought meat, produce, craft items and baked goods. Relay for Life was on-hand to promote their upcoming event and let people know how they can get involved.

Even more vendors will be set up over the course of the farmer’s market, as growers get in the throws of produce season.

New to the farmer’s market this year was a different location: the lawn of Kilgore Memorial Library. “It’s such a nicer place,” said Bob Sautter, Executive Director at York County Visitors Bureau.

Sautter noted that in past years heat bouncing off the white rock surface and difficulties setting up vendor spaces were issues. “This worked really well to have it in the grass,” he said.

Debbie and Bob Kennel of rural Beaver Crossing brought their jams and jellies to sell. One of Debbie and Bob’s specialties? Pop jelly made from sodas like root beer and Sprite. They said it was their first time at the York Farmer’s Market, and that they were impressed. “There’s so many people here today,” Bob Kennel said. “It’s just wonderful.”


The York Farmers Market is held on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm. at Kilgore Memorial Library. Vendors will set up in the grass on the southeast lawn. The season runs June 6 through September 26.

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