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[Photo Story] Fresh State College Farmers Market Finds

The State College farmers market has been a community and student favorite for years, with vendors offering a wide variety of treats grown and made locally. After a challenging 2020 season, the event is back and better than ever.

The market runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays on Locust Lane, where you can find the freshest produce, the brightest flowers, and the sweetest treats. The Friday markets typically have more vendors, but that’s not to say that there aren’t great finds on Tuesdays.

The apples from Way Fruit Farm are perfectly crispy and rotate out frequently depending on the time of the season. A huge bonus is the apple pies that are also offered which are made fresh.

Moser’s Garden Produce offers a wide variety of produce ranging from yellow watermelon to these tomato-looking specialty eggplants. You can also pick up squash, peppers, mild habaneros (yes, they really are mild!), berries, and more.

Harner Farm has a great selection of fruits and vegetables, including these juicy nectarines and Honeycrisp apples.

Got any dietary restrictions? Anna’s Healthy Bakery has you covered. No need to feel left out with organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and more. There are sourdough loaves, apple dumplings to die for, mini pies, and even fresh honey.

Loaves galore come from Woodfired Bake Shop. There are lots of types of loaves to pick from, and they’re all absolutely delicious. There’s nothing like Amish baked goods. The best part is the mini-loaves if you’re in need of a quick snack between classes.

Need a gift for that special someone? Deb’s Flower Farm has vibrant flowers, as well as gorgeous crystals and jewelry to liven up anybody’s day.

Idou Coffee is new to the market this season with its locally roasted coffees. Swing by to find your next morning cup of joe and some cold brew samples.

Happy Vale Farm has all the succulents and plants you could ever ask for. If you’re feeling creative, you can build your dream succulent garden and pick the perfect pot for it to live in. The possibilities are endless.

There are so many unique and friendly vendors every Tuesday and Friday, so take a quick stroll down to Locust Lane to say “hi,” support local businesses, are score some farmers market gems. And don’t forget to bring your cash!

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Mackenna Yount

Mackenna is a sophomore food science major from Manitou Springs, Colorado and is one of Onward State's associate editors. She loves food, is addicted to coffee, and can give you random facts or bad jokes that you didn't ask for. Ask her to bake gluten-free goodies so she has an excuse to try out new cupcake flavors. Mackenna can be contacted via Twitter @mackennayount (especially if you want to show off your best dad jokes) or you can shoot her an email at [email protected]

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