Welcome back to Market on Chocolate

Summer is almost here, and with summer comes Market on Chocolate!  Starting this Saturday, June 1st, and running every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through August, the best local vendors and craftspeople will be setting up their stands in ChocolateTown Square Park and welcoming you to summer in Downtown Hershey.

Over 50 vendors are already slated to join us this year, and we expect many more will be filling out our Saturday markets. From iced coffee to popcorn to apparel that will make you feel good, you’ll find something you love at Market on Chocolate week after week. We’ll also have weekly fitness classes, community organizations, and activities for the kids. You can find our schedule and more on our Facebook page.

Below are the local, artisan vendors kicking off Market on Chocolate this week. In addition, join Power Train Gym for a free Pound in the Park fitness class at 9:00 a.m.! Splat, A Family Art Studio, will be offering a free children’s craft from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. John Rossey, an amazingly talented guitarist will also be joining us and playing acoustically, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Blazing Swine Gyro — Delicious gryo-Americano fare

Grappling Crap Shack (https://www.instagram.com/grapplingcrabshack/) — Fresh, seasonal items inspired by the Chesapeake Bay Region and combined with Louisiana/Cajun influence

Food & Beverage Consulting Group () — Whoopie pies, gourmet cookies, muffins, pound cake, coffee cake, brownies and more

Grandma Rose Desserts, LLC (Instagram.com/grandmarosedesserts) — From the great granddaughter of Rose Pronio, a mixture of baked goods from Rose’s own personal recipe books and Stephanie’s own creations

Rola’s Lebanese Food (https://www.instagram.com/rolaslebanesefood/) — Hummus, baklava, kibbeh, baba ghanouj, stuffed grape leaves (dolma), walnuts, and roasted red pepper dip

BOOM Crafted Pickles (https://www.facebook.com/boom.pickles.7) — Bold and adventurous flavored pickles and pickled vegetables

Guacamole Specialists (https://www.facebook.com/guacamolespecialists/) — Fresh and healthy guacamole, red tomato salsa, green tomatillos salsa, and pineapple salsa

TorchBearer Sauces (https://www.facebook.com/torchbearersauces/) — All natural gourmet sauces and condiments

Sweet Tulip Company (https://www.facebook.com/Honeykissedjams) — Jams made from hand-selected fruit carefully processed and lightly sweetened with honey

Gourmet Popcorn of Carlisle (https://www.facebook.com/popcarlisle/) — Various flavors of sweet and savory gourmet popcorn

Swatara Coffee Company (facebook.com/swataracoffee) — Gourmet coffee shop drinks, made in-house baked goods, and coffee beans

Howling Henry’s Brewery, LLC (https://www.facebook.com/Howling-Henrys-Brewery-309732365864344/) — Locally owned artisan brewery featuring nine different beers

Stella Blue (https://www.facebook.com/stellabluestones/) — Handmade sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry

Pulaski Candle Company (https://www.instagram.com/pulaskicandlecompany/) — 100% soy candles and melts and natural body products in unique and fun scents

Burlap and Bows (Facebook.com/burlapandbowsshop) — Hand painted wood signs, handmade wreaths, and custom home decor pieces

Love Without Borders (https://www.facebook.com/lovewithoutbordersonline) — Not for profit selling pop up cards made in Vietnam, with the proceeds supporting girls’ education in Vietnam and Haiti

Creekwood Candle Co (Facebook.com/creekwoodcandleco/) — 100% soy hand-poured candles and wax melts, as well as handmade lip balms

Eleven North Clothing Co (www.facebook.com/elevennorthclothingco) — Uniquely designed, top quality apparel that is practical for any adventure, activity or direction

Stay Apparel Co (https://www.instagram.com/stayapparelco/) — Hershey-based, US-made clothing and accessories, specifically tees focused on Hershey and other local areas.

Bianca Zidik (https://www.instagram.com/biancazidik/) — Fun fashions handmade in Pennsylvania.

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Our market is rain or shine, so you never have to worry about pop-up rain storms keeping you from getting your Market fix.  We’ll see you Saturday!