The Carbondale Farmer’s Market opens its first summer season with live music and more on May 26

NEPA Stage Staff

Of Press release:

Introduced last fall, the Carbondale Farmer’s Market will be transitioning away for its first summer season on Thursday, May 26.

Taking place from 2-6 p.m. in the Fallbrook housing community (185 Fallbrook Street, Carbondale), the opening day celebration will feature a great lineup of local farms, artisan foods, free artistic activities, etc. dynamic R&B folk rock music by Charles Havira and his group from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The market, founded by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeast Pennsylvania with a grant from the Moses Taylor Foundationwill have plenty to see and do. Hoppy’s products will join locally grown seasonal produce to pair perfectly with steaks or burgers from Halstead Black Angus Beef Farm. Build weekend dinner flavors with mushrooms from Mattson’s Mushrooms and microgreens of Wild Notions Farms.

Vendors will have a brunch covered with farm-fresh eggs and local honey from Maple Hill Farm and Apiariesdelicious varieties of coffee from NEPA roastersand maple syrup candies from Burke sugar bush. Serve fresh pastries with coffee from Welsh Tea & Cookies or Evil Candy by Luluwhich offers a variety of keto, gluten-free, and vegan options.

Serve all of these items on a personalized serving tray by Don Peck Carpentry and bring floral beauty to the table with live plants from green peaches. Don Peck also offers a variety of wood chips to add those extra smoky flavors to barbecues this year.

Visit the Fallbrook Healthy Aging Center and learn more about what Carbondale has to offer. Relax with Luminous Fire Healing Center and receive a massage in the lounge area. Carbondale Public Library can help anyone get their own library card. the Greater Carbondale YMCA show all the health benefits and activities that residents can participate in each week, and The Wright Center for Community Health will provide information on local clinics. The seniors of the center will participate in a craft activity for adults and children.

Other activities throughout the day include plant painting with Sam Kuchwara. Add a handprint to grow boxes for the community garden with UNC Youth Programs. Pinchot State Forest will feature information on wildlife found throughout NEPA. Bring a camera to take a picture with Smokey the Bear.

The Carbondale Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT; stop by the UNC table during market hours to learn how to use SNAP benefits and receive an additional $20 per week with Produce Double Dollars. There will be three raffles throughout the day, a reusable tote bag giveaway and $5 in market dollars for the first 100 guests.

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assessing and meeting the needs of low-income families, youth, seniors, and new immigrants in NEPA.

Since 1923, the agency has embraced its mission to work with neighbors to provide services and create opportunities that empower individuals and build strong interdependent communities. The agency accomplishes this mission through five programmatic departments (Community Services, Children and Youth, Community Health and Aging, Community Education, and Community Revitalization) and a Housing/Community Development Corporation. Through this diverse programming, UNC uses an innovative holistic approach to meet the emerging needs of the community it serves.

James V. Payne