Note: The following story contains information from a Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce news release.
The Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Coopersburg will host the first season of the new Coopersburg Farmers’ Market in the downtown historic district beginning in early June. Located next to Borough Hall at the intersection of State and Main streets, the market will offer a wide variety of farm-fresh goods on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Thanksgiving.
Opening day celebrations will be held Sunday, June 5 and will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce with local community and business leaders and live music by Gesture Without Motion. The head chef from Molinari’s of Bethlehem will use fresh ingredients from the market for a food preparation demonstration and give out complimentary samples. A children’s tent will be set up for farm-inspired games and activities, and the Coopersburg Historical Society’s museum will be open to the public.
The Coopersburg Farmers’ Market is a 100 percent producer-only market with all member farms coming from less than 60 miles away. Most of the vendors own and operate farms in the Coopersburg or Quakertown areas, and the market has a foundation of local community support. According to organizers it is building on the rich agricultural history of the borough and surrounding area.
The market vendor list includes Hausman’s Orchard, Rabbits’ Run, Pheasant Hill Farm, Pan’s Forest and Doxology Farm, along with a number of guest farms, including Black Diamond Fiber Farm and LadyBug Gardens. Throughout the season the market will also feature local nonprofits and businesses while serving as a central hub for the community.
The market will officially open for business on Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m., next to Coopersburg Borough Hall, 5 N. Main St., Coopersburg. For more information about the market, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the borough at 610-282-3307.