PRESS PHOTOS BY NATE JASTRZEMSKIJoe Conicelli of Peanut Butter n’More scoops out treats of Butter Finger and Heath bar homemade treats.
At the Bechdolt Orchards stand, Alexa Villafana buys a handful of shallot-like spring onions. She was there with friends during a lunchtime walk from nearby Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts.
Michael Corrigan hustles from a lengthy line to his artisinal sandwiches and grill to keep up with the lunch rush at The Flour Shop.
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The Egyptian-style lunch truck The Taza Truck is one of several traveling eateries and stands to offer up tasty alternatives during the sweltering afternoon.
Courtney Newcomer pours a new selection, apple tumeric, for free tastings at Kombucha, which sells probiotic beverages of ancient design. This is Kombucha’s second year appearing at the farmers market each Thursday.
Bobby Siegfried sits in the middle of Farrington Square, providing some light tunes for the afternoon visitors. Siegfried performs here every year and says, “This market is awesome. It’s one of my favorite places to play in the valley.”
Spring, or summer, finally springs for farmers markets
While the abrupt weather changes have caught many of us (occasionally uncomfortable) off-guard, those waiting patiently to participate in the area’s numerous weekly farmers markets are ready and eager to begin. The weekly market at Farrington Square, at the Center Street entrance to Lehigh University’s main campus, was ablaze with energy and heat on opening day May 3. The summertime market is even every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.