The Antietam Valley Farmers and Artists Market (AVFAM) is a market that was created and organized to operate a local farmers market which will offer 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 serve as a destination market for walkers and drivers alike. This market is designed to create a strong sense of community, and will help to sustain our local farming families and artists by providing a strong and direct market sales site.
The market is entering its seventh year with an exciting new market season. The goal of our market is to continue to bring a variety of producer-made products to our residents, and those from neighboring areas, while promoting a true sense of community.
We are located in a lovely park setting on the former site of the historic 27-acre Carsonia Park. With the support of the Antietam Valley Community Partnership (AVCP) and permission from the Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center (AVRCC) and Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority, this market has been a strong contributor to the social and economic vitality of our area and surrounding agricultural communities.
2021 MARKET DATES
The 2021 Market Season will be held on Mondays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, on the following dates: May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 20.
The AVFAM will be located in the heart of the Antietam Valley inside the Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center, located at 905 Byram Street, Pennside, PA 19606.
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.