Market on Chocolate Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

Why not try something new this Saturday and join a 9:00 a.m. free Tai Chi class? The Dailey Method will be offering a free workout class at 10:00 a.m. which is another great opportunity to get the weekend off to a healthy start.

Come to the Market ready to stock up on produce because it’s National Farmers Market Week and we are celebrating! Three local farms will be at Market with a large assortment of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and meat. Family-run farms depend on local markets to help support their families and stay in business, which means more fresh and delicious produce for you and your family. Thank you for shopping local, which helps these wonderful farmers to continue providing us with fresh food, for today and for the next generation.

We couldn’t celebrate local Farmers Market Week without having something special planned for the kids. Prairie Fire Farm will be bringing some of their beautiful miniature horses to Market for their Downtown Hershey debut. Smiles will definitely be in store as children interact and visit with the “minis.”  If there wasn’t already enough fun packed into this day, little ones can participate in a free make-and-take art project from SPLAT studio, face painting and activity games with UNITE Youth.

Emmanuel Nsingani and Momo Baz will be coming back to Downtown Hershey with their musical tunes that carry a strong flavor of traditional folkloric Congolese, elements of jazz, rock, pop, Latin, R&B, and world music. If you heard them play at Culturefest, you will remember what talented musicians they are! These artists will be bringing their exceptional sounds to a 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. set of live music.

Breakfast and lunch options will include delightful and tasty menu items from Chomp Chomp Food Truck, Grappling Crab Shack, 3Js Coffee, and Grandview Granola. Midstate Distillery and Olivero’s Vineyard will also be there with great selections for the adults.

A line up of 28 vendors will have a unique collection of handcrafted products for you to browse and enjoy. Starting with candles and jewelry right through to guacamole and apparel items, there will definitely be a special find for everyone! For a complete list of our vendors and activities, visit our August calendar.

It’s going to be a fun day! Market runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square Park — see you there!

Market on Chocolate would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. A special thank you to Shaner Hotels and Chafia Capital Partners for their support of Downtown Hershey’s Life on Chocolate events.