Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday is market day...



Probably one of the best things about living in the little town of East Petersburg, PA, is that we are right down the street from one of Lancaster County's oldest and largest weekly markets. Started in 1925, Roots is a year round market, open only on Tuesdays and has over 200 vendors both inside and out. You can find just about anything here: flowers, produce, fresh meat & cheese, toys, dollar store items and desserts galore. They even have a few primitive and folk art stands, homemade soft pretzels, jewelry and a plant & small animal auction. The best thing about Roots (pronounced "rutz" if you're a local) are the prices. They will beat the grocery store every time. Lemons - 5 for a $1.00, $2.50 for a small basket of just picked peaches, $5 heads of garlic for $1,
$2.00 for a dozen ears of local corn, $3 for a big, juicy watermelon!
How wonderful is that?




15 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

What an awesome market! We have a great farmers market here, but it's not year round.

lanne said...

I`d love to have a place like this close to where I live.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I would also love to have a spot like this so close to my home. While we have farmers markets here in the city, we have to travel a while to get to them. Great post and love the photos.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I am so jealous of your gorgeous farmer's market and great photos. I hope you have many, many fine days there :)

Sonia ;) said...

Jennifer...

I am so homesick for markets like that...I have always said "Roots" that way and still do....hmmm its my pennsylvania heritage....ha ha

Smiles,
Sonia

cowgirljlynn said...

I love to go to markets!

Bonnie Story said...

What beautiful colors!!!

Kathleen said...

Oh, wow! I'll be right there! =)

WillOaks Studio said...

Such a pretty market (of course, I love the flowers!) Thanks for sharing your great photos!

Jen said...

Oh and I'll just bet they had Shoo Fly Pie there too (I'm from Allentown :o) Lovely post!

Jennifer Rose said...

I want that cookie lol ;)

sounds like a great place to spend the day and lots of good food to come home with :)

aforestfrolic said...

Love the pic's and what a wonderful thing...that farmers market! We love visiting PA, it's always a treat for the fam. Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm off to check out your artwork, yay!

Jamie :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks so much for entering my button bracelet giveaway! I have to say that I have fallen in love with your art work (gorgeous!) and your blog!:) Your farmer's market is a dream... Mind if I follow you?:) Lori

Cheryl Kugler said...

Ahhh, gotta love going to Roots market. I used to work in East Pete, and every now and again would get the chance to head over to the market for lunch. Thanks for sharing the colorful pics!
Cheryl
www.cherylkugler.com

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Love your market! What vibrant colors. Thanks for reminding me that I need to go to ours thus week!