The Antietam Valley Farmers’ and Artists’ Market (AVFAM) was created and organized to operate a local farmers market, offering consumers a wide range of locally grown produce and products made by the vendors themselves. The market will serve a long established residential community of over 9000 people, as well as become a destination market for walkers and drivers alike. Our market is designed to create an enhanced sense of community, and will help to sustain our local farming families and artists by providing a strong and direct market sales site. Both vendors and shoppers alike will enjoy the beautiful park setting of the market: an open-air market when the weather is agreeable, and a large indoor covered space for when nature does not cooperate with us.
The Antietam Valley Farmers’ & Artists’ Market 2016 season will open on Saturday, May 21. Our Grand Opening is Saturday, July 2.
Throughout the farmers’ market season, attendees will have the opportunity to buy nutritious, flavorful produce and homemade products, gather with friends and neighbors, enjoy our neighborhood park, and learn about the benefits of supporting local agriculture and the local economy.
The market will take place rain or shine throughout the season. Use 905 Byram Street, 19606 as your GPS address for the market.
SEASON & DATES
The 2016 market season will begin on Saturday, May 21 and end on October 1 for a total of 20 market Saturdays. The market will be open every Saturday, rain or shine!
Our WINTER MARKET will begin on November 5. More information about winter dates will follow when confirmed.
LOCATION & TIMES
The AVFAM will be located in the heart of the Antietam Valley outside of the Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center.
Directions to the market: Carsonia Park is located near 905 Byram St., Pennside, across from Anthony’s Trattoria. From 422, turn onto Rt. 562/St. Lawrence Ave, and then left onto Bingaman Street. Left on Harvey Street, and right onto Byram. Or turn onto Oley Turnpike Road from 422 just across from Rita’s Water Ice, left at the Arbor Inn, straight across 562, and follow directions above.
In the event of inclement weather, the market will be held indoors at the Rec Center. The market will open at 8 AM and close at 12 PM.
- cut flowers
- meats and animal products
- baked goods
- live plants
- crafts and other approved products
- dairy products
- prepared foods
- and more!