By Kevin Williams
Harvest Lane Farm Market: When I was in Lancaster, Pennsylvania last month, as I headed to return my rental car, I passed a small farm market and thought I'd stop in to check it out. It wasn't an Amish-run farm market and, in some ways, I was disappointed. I mean, if you are in Lancaster County and there are a gazillion Amish farm markets to choose from, why stop here? But, as I quickly found out, they have a wonderful selection of goodies and while the market isn't Amish-run, there are some Plain employees there. And, geez, I found out later that Martha Stewart stopped here last year to buy some produce for her show. Now out of all the places to stop around here to get produce, Martha Stewart picked here? I'd say that is a pretty hearty endorsement. So if you are in the area and are looking for some wonderful produce and baked goods made in the scratch Plain tradition, Harvest Lane is worth checking out.
Here are some photos from my visit:
The Martha Stewart visit information was a little sparse, but an article in Penn Live described it at the time:
Martha Stewart was seen shopping at about 9:30 a.m. at the Harvest Lane Farm Market at 851 E. Oregon Road in Lititz, according to manager Kristofer Bucher. She told an employee that she was buying local produce -- which included sweet corn, onions, tomatoes and a few canned goods -- for a live demonstration on her Facebook page tomorrow.
Pretty cool that she was out shopping, I just sort of assumed she had assistants to do that. Anyway, definitely worth checking out Harvest Lane!