PITTSTON — The monthly Pittston City Farmers Market got off to a fast start Tuesday, July 5 in downtown Pittston. The market is located in the Robert Convoy Lower Tomato Festival Lot and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday.
Locals flocked to the lot for fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, chili sauce, bakery items, jam, cider, local wine, spices, soap, and homemade items. There are several news vendors this year, including Purple Squirrel Pastry Company, Dancing Hen Farm (fresh eggs) and Damien’s Devilish Sauces. Each week, there are about 20 vendors that set up in the lot.
Children’s Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mary Baker will provide musical entertainment for children to try; Jubilee Balloons will offer free balloon sculptures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will offer children a free book; and CEO will provide free face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. The market runs through November. There is free parking in the Upper Tomato Festival Lot.