Forget the grocery store—get fresh produce and more from one of these local farmers markets.
If you’re wondering where you’ll find some of the freshest foods in Morgantown this summer, look no further than your neighborhood farmers market. Beyond the vegetables you expect, most offer staples like bread, meats, too, and some even feature specialty items like pastries, jams, and kombuchas.
No matter what part of town you live in, you’ll find one of these outdoor markets just a short drive—or maybe even a walk—from your home. Here are five places throughout Morgantown where local vendors will be set up all summer long:
- Looking to cure your Monday blues with some healthy food? Check out the Cheat Lake Farmers Market outside Chestnut Ridge Church every Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. You can find a detailed list of vendors and products on the market’s website every week.
- Every Wednesday this summer except July 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can expect to find fresh produce, baked goods, honey, and maybe even some WVU merch at the WVU Medicine Farmers Market. And if you go hungry, you can stop by one of the local restaurant vendors for lunch. Visit the market’s website to see the vendor list, map, and parking policy.
- Kick off your weekend with a farm-fresh dinner made with ingredients you’ll find at Star City’s Farmers Market. This weekly gathering of local vendors takes place at Edith Barill Riverfront Park—right off the rail-trail beside Terra Cafe—every Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.
- Head downtown for the Morgantown Farmers Market, held at the Morgantown Market Place pavilion on Spruce Street every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Everything you’ll find here—from fresh produce and baked goods to flowers and local honey—comes from small family farms and vendors within 50 miles of Morgantown.
- In addition to its various southwestern Pennsylvania locations, Duda’s Farm Stand also has a roadside market set up in Westover. Stop by the old Shop ’n Save parking lot on Fairmont Road any day this summer—10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends—to browse a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, including Duda’s famous Super Sweet Corn.
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