Glenside Farmers Market preparing for fall transition

The Glenside Farmers Market has brought local goods to town each Saturday since April 30. As summer leaves turn to fall breezes, the market is preparing for the last leg of its season.

1 West Glenside Avenue will feature an array of vendors over the coming months, including a share of hyperlocal growers and artisans. Olive Lucy of Jenkintown provides olive oils, vinegars, and recipes. Spring Honeybees of Elkins Park offers local honey and bee-based products, including candles and soaps.

Other vendors include Canned Fresh by Lois, Endless Mountains Maple Syrup, Heck of a Cookie, and Bucks County Alpacas.

“Some weeks we have eight vendors, some weeks we have 16,” market manager Bob Musser said. “Interested consumers can check our Facebook and Instagram pages for vendor lists. We update them every week.”

As early as October, area residents can expect vendors to offer plenty of options for the coming holiday season, including pumpkins, gourds, organically grown vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and lamb.

“From October on, I try to run specials which give people a chance to stock up their freezers for the winter. We’ll take orders for turkeys and turkey parts. I have a neighbor farmer who raises free-range turkeys, and they offer them fresh for Thanksgiving.” Musser said. “When it gets close to the end, I usually run a stock-up special for meats. I’ll knock so much off per pound. Prices have gone up, so I’m trying to give the customers the best value I can, but I had to raise egg prices this year, and I raised a couple of the meats a couple cents a pound.”

The market runs each Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. It will close for the season November 19, the last Saturday before Thanksgiving.

“We try to keep things in season as far as the products go,” Musser said. “Rain, snow or shine, we’ll be there.”

Glenside Farmers Market – Fall 2021