Locally grown produce, organic meats, artisan breads, fresh baked goods and more await visitors to the ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, when the St. Luke’s SteelStacks Winter Farmers Market returns for its second season starting Saturday.
The market, held in the Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone on the first floor of the ArtsQuest Center, will be open every Saturday noon-4 p.m. through March 30.
Each week the St. Luke’s SteelStacks Winter Farmers Market will feature eight vendors showcasing some of the best and freshest foods the region has to offer, including locally grown vegetables, grass-fed beef, organic cheeses and delicious homemade jams and jellies.
All of the products are grown, raised and produced locally, with the market a proud member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of "Buy Fresh Buy Local.”
STEELSTACKS WINTER FARMERS MARKET VENDORS
Apple Ridge Farm (Saylorsburg)
Wood-Fired Brick Oven Sourdough Artisan Breads; Hydroponic Lettuce (late March); Mesclun Lettuce; Spinach; Arugula; Radishes
Carvin Foods Distributors (Bethlehem) – First and Third Saturdays Only
100% Ground and Whole Bean Arabica
City-Girls Food (Allentown)
Kale; Quinoa; Humus & Basmati Rice Salads; Vegan and Gluten-free Foods to Go
Flint Hill Farm (Coopersburg)
Cheeses - Cow and Goat; Kefir; Yogurt; Raw Milk
Hereford Country Store (Macungie)
Gourmet Quiches including “The Original CheeseSteak Quiche”; Rustic Veggie Tarts; Assorted Fresh Dips & Soups to Go; Cake by the Slice; Cookies; Dirt Cups
Jett’s Produce (Telford)
Leafy Greens/Lettuces; Kale; Collard Greens; Onions; Potatoes; Radishes; Turnips; All Grass-fed Cheeses including Sharp Cheddar, Havarti, Mozzarella, Smoked Cheddar, Garlic and Chives; Grass-fed Beef Grown on Organic Pastures
Karen’s Sweets (Bethlehem)
Gourmet Cupcakes; Breads; Cookies; Other Assorted Desserts
Old Mill Gourmet (Bally) - Second and Fourth Saturdays only
Maple Syrup; Honey; Jams, Jellies and Butters
Y Knot Alpacas (Germansville)
Yarn; Felted Soaps; Socks; Gloves; Hats; Scarves and Rugs - all made of local Alpaca fiber.
In addition to the farmers market, guests will find a variety of other programming and attractions at the ArtsQuest Center on Saturdays. Starting at 11:30 a.m., children, their parents and grandparents can enjoy free family performances as part of the Peas & Qs family series. Performers in January include Big Jeff Jan. 12, Mr. Steve and Miss Katie Jan. 19 and Mr. Guys Jan. 26.
The St. Luke’s SteelStacks Farmers Market, which is also supported by Capital BlueCross, is a participant in the Women, Infants and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP), which provides coupons to eligible low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and/or caring for children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk. Coupons are used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at farmers markets.
The market is also equipped for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), which allows participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to authorize transfer of their government benefits from a federal account to a retailer account to pay for fresh foods.