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?